Um... maybe only because particular notion wasn't publicly confirmed by Richard himself, but striking such a comment for any other reason would be just plain intolerant. However, I don't believe that to be the intention. This instance does straddle two basic forum guidelines. In my time at Muppet Central I have found that Gays and Christians make up two of the largest Muppet fan bases! It is funny and cool how the Muppets can unite so many people, yet when they come here many groups feel their specific backgrounds should take priority over others. It just happens on all sides. Your post does insinuate that finding someone gay is disrespectful and I take offense to that, but again I do not believe it was your intention to do so. I have many friends of non-religious backgrounds that feel calling someone a Christian is an insult and I make sure to stop and respectfully refute that notion to them each and every time. How one treats others is the measure of a person - not who they happen to love or worship. I stick up for the religious threads and even the religious fan fiction here. Sure, some of it makes me feel uncomfortable and may not be particularly Muppety, but I oppose such censorship of that kind. I don’t think Vic’s post requires an apology. Muppet performers and artists have had many backgrounds – Christian, Jewish, gay and so on. I think it is important we honor such diversity rather than take offense to the portions we do not agree with. If that means the more vocally religious members taking extra consideration in their posts about gays or other such minority issues than so be it. That falls directly inline with their core theology anyway. Peace.