The caption to this photo from the United Church of Christ reads:

SpongeBob meets with the Rev. John H. Thomas, the UCC’s general minister and president, in his office. Explains Thomas, “No matter who you are or where you are on life’s journey, SpongeBob, you’re welcome here.”

This one of series of photos illustrating SpongeBob’s visit to  UCC after his encounter with the “Focus on Family” Group

concerned reader who happens to maintain an IP blog asks:

“Infringement?  Dilution?  Or just a sponge in a church?”