People often wonder how folks like me can despise the gay agenda with a fierce white-hot passion and still be tolerant and accepting of actual gay people.
This. This is why. For the true zealots it has to be in your face, and preferably in your kid’s face if they can manage it.
Chicago resident Lair Scott, who posted the petition, is seeking matrimony for the “Sesame Street” chums as a way to make gay and lesbian kids who watch the show feel better about themselves, and to promote tolerance for people who are different.
That’s not the reason. That’s the excuse. If you’ve ever known someone like Lair, you know as well as I do that people like this need to shove their sexuality down everyone else’s throat and see it reflected everywhere they look in the media because, deep down, they’re not fully comfortable with it. Work out your issues on your therapist’s couch. Don’t work them out next to my kid’s ABCs.
Sesame Street has plenty of people who are different. Trust me, I’ve watched enough of them. There are so many crippled kids on Sesame Street, for example, that it probably needs to be investigated as some sort of geographic health-related cluster.
[T]here were alternate petitions also waiting on the website, Change.org. They included: “Stop Bert and Ernie from getting married”; “Stop the senseless false labeling of these two best friends”; and “Leave Bert and Ernie alone.” You could take your pick from those or nearly two dozen more.
Two dudes, or (preferably) two chicks want to do sex on each other in private places, no problem. Anyone who decides to force their sexuality on me is going to have a problem with me. Anyone who decides to force their sexuality on my kid is going to have a BIG problem with me.
Luckily, Sesame Street sent Lair a strong, dyed, fleece middle finger.
Bert and Ernie are best friends. They were created to teach preschoolers that people can be good friends with those who are very different from themselves.
Even though they are identified as male characters and possess many human traits and characteristics (as most Sesame Street Muppets™ do), they remain puppets, and do not have a sexual orientation.