These people really are deluded, aren't they? They'll twist anything to suit their ends and then count on an audience that doesn't think critically—an audience that I should think is far easier to manipulate than penguins... 11:42 p.m. PT
Update: Please, folks… No more e-mails accusing me of being "anti-Christian." As it happpens, some of the right-wing moralists in question are Jewish. The issue isn't their faith but their agenda, their disingenuousness, and the blind credulousness of their audience.
Correction: An earlier version of this article stated that the Corpse Bride died of heartbreak. She was, in fact, murdered. Also: Numerous readers have written to point out the story is based on an old Jewish folk tale. Noted.
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