What prompted Rev, Osbourne to point his pastoral finger at the platforming plumber's latest outing (pun intended)? For starters, GayGamer.net posted photos of some of its readers attending a launch party for the game. Also, I hyped its release in a post titled, "The headline says it all: 'New Super Mario Bros. Wii is as hard as Contra.'"
More evidence that Mario is trying to recruit the gays? I think so...
"I think 'hard' is a double entendre that doesn't just mean 'difficulty,' if you catch my drift," Rev. Osbourne opined in this landoverbaptist.net post. (He also believes Contra is a homosexual recruiting tool, BTW.)
Rev. Osbourne isn't the first member of the Freehold, Iowa-based church to rant and rave about the Mario series' subliminal gayness. A few years ago, a certain Jeb Thurmond wrote the following about Super Mario Galaxy: "This game is just another homosexual recruiting tool made by the neo-sodomites of Ninendo."
Note: The Landover Baptist Church is a fictional Baptist church based in the fictional town of Freehold, Iowa, and Rev. Jim Osborne is its fictional director of fundraising and tithing.