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That's Life: Board Games Make You Gay!

Under the site-topping headline "Game For 6 Year Olds Pushes Same Sex Marriage!", World Net Daily is foaming at the mouth because some mom somewhere noticed that the online version of Milton Bradley's kid classic The Game Of Life does not prevent children from selecting a same-sex spouse.
The online version of a popular board game from many Americans' childhood includes an option for players to choose homosexual marriage and child-rearing as a way of life. Through the website, even children can download and play a free trial version of The Game of Life, the first game ever created by Mr. Milton Bradley in 1860. The player's first option in the online version is to choose a persona based on pictures that clearly depict men and women. Shortly thereafter, the game invites players to choose a spouse, regardless of the potential spouse's sex.
Everybody here who put two pink or two blue pegs into that little car on the physical version of the game raise your hand. Yeah, me too. World Net Daily wrote to the company to complain.
"Your guidelines ask us to 'keep your language safe for the kids,' yet here's a game where children may choose homosexual marriage and child-rearing," WND wrote. "Many sections of society accept this as normative, but many also would consider this too mature a theme for children. Others would consider this downright offensive. Is it appropriate to include, for example, lesbianism in this game?"
You have to give them credit for finding new and inventive ways to hate.

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