Adventures in Christian Consumerism
Wal Mart has removed “Midge,” a pregnant version of Barbie from its shelves, claiming that Christian conservatives had complained that the doll might inspire teen pregnancy. Midge comes with a wedding ring and a tummy you can remove to see the living baby (or reasonable facsimile thereof) inside, but cranky Christians reportedly didn’t like that she was sold separately from her husband. Touchstone magazine’s David Mills is a pro-life religious conservative who wonders what the heck has gotten into his fellow religious conservatives. (Scroll down the blog to the Wednesday entries see his comments on the matter).