When hate-mongering televangelist Jerry Falwell croaked the other day, I was reminded that he engaged in a popular right-wing tradition-- getting in a fight with a fictional character.
His fictional characters were the children's show The Teletubbies.
According to an article in Wikipedia, in a February 1999 article in the National Liberty Journal that was published by evangelical pastor Jerry Falwell the "Tinky-Winky" character, who carried a purse, "could be a hidden homosexual symbol, saying "he is purple—the gay pride color, and his antenna is shaped like a triangle—the gay pride symbol."
Of course, this made Falwell look like a complete idiot.
Teletubbies the winner by popular decision.