NC pastor irate after American Girl introduces boy doll

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina pastor is angry that the maker of the American Girl doll collection is selling a boy version of its pricey dolls.

In this undated product image courtesy of American Girl shows the doll called "Logan Everett." For the first time in its more than 30-year history, American Girl will sell a boy version of its pricey dolls. The 18-inch "Logan Everett" doll will go on sale this week. (American Girl via AP)
This product image courtesy of American Girl shows the doll called “Logan Everett.” For the first time in its more than 30-year history, American Girl will sell a boy version of its pricey dolls. (American Girl via AP)

The Asheville Citizen-Times reports the Rev. Keith Ogden sent a message Wednesday to more than 100 parishioners titled, “KILLING THE MINDS OF MALE BABIES,” upon watching a segment about American Girl on ABC’s “Good Morning America.”

Ogden, a pastor at Asheville’s Hill Street Baptist Church, says the doll will emasculate boys and encourage the alteration of “God’s creation of male and female.”

The message came after Mattel Inc. announced the debut of Logan Everett, a male drummer who plays alongside Tenney Grant, a girl doll who loves country music.

Company spokeswoman Stephanie Spanos says fans have been asking for a boy character for decades.

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Information from: The Asheville Citizen-Times, http://www.citizen-times.com

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