The news has been filled with concern among some Christian conservatives that TV cartoon characters such as SpongeBob and Buster are veiled endorsements of the homosexual lifestyle. But Paul Chesser, writing in the Raleigh News & Observer, believes that, despite their good intentions, this time “activists are excessive in their protestation.” Further, he wrote, a much larger issue seems lost on many that complain. The question is why evangelicals continue to enroll their kids in public schools, rather than private or home schools, where they have control. “A school system that is required to take everyone is not reformable from the outside. The home – and the church to a lesser extent – removes those risks found in public education. Those who treasure their values and their children have a duty to instill that instruction themselves,” Chesser wrote.