Keeping it ace-friendly requires constant vigilance. We must make sure no one has deleted the article replacing it with the name of some guy the vandals know. We must undo changes by Wikipediites who have decided to randomly insert the word 'penis' in various places throughout the article. And most importantly, we must protect it against uncited additions to 'famous asexuals.'
This has been one of the most contentious sections of the article, and the rule that has been laid down is that any inclusion will be deleted without a verifying source.
But those who monitor the article know that there is one ongoing fight about someone who is repeatedly added and then deleted, added and then deleted again. Someone who is on record as being asexual. Someone who lives in a pineapple under the sea.
According to the New York Times, in early 2005, Focus on the Family, along with a few other like-minded organizations, accused the creators of Spongebob Squarepants of using the character to advance a "pro-homosexual agenda." The creator of the show responded that this criticism is nonsense, saying that Spongebob is neither straight nor gay. And he used the a-word. And there is an online news article in People that can be cited to verify this fact.
Thus the battle on Wikiepdia. One the one side are the Spongebob-adders. Their argument: "I have a source. Oh yeah!" On the other side are the Spongebob-deleters. Their argument: "You're a moron!"
But we need to examine the relevant quote more closely. The show’s creator said that [promoting a "pro-homosexual agenda"]
"doesn't have anything to do with what we're trying to do. We never intended [Spongebob and Patrick Starfish] to be gay. I consider them to be almost asexual. We're just trying to be funny and this has got nothing to do with the show.As we can clearly see, Spongebob and Patrick are in fact Gray-A's.