Interesting how we as parents continue to trust the media to raise our children. We sit them down in front of the television or give them our phone to keep them busy and allow them to watch shows — which are actually “programming” our kids to accept things we may not agree with.
Take Sesame Street, for example.
Mark Saltzman is the writer for the program who created the puppet characters Bert and Ernie. Anyone growing up on Sesame Street should be familiar with these two characters. They are two male character puppets that love each other, are best friends, and live together. This never caused any commotion…until recently.
The dynamic duo’s creator finally came out of the closet and admitted that Bert and Ernie were based on his own homosexual relationship.
Say hello to the elimination of parental rights
The moment you have a situation that allows the thrusting of certain ideas onto your children, without your knowledge or consent, your right to choose what your child processes is immediately violated.
If your religion tells you that homosexuality is wrong, then what right does any children’s program have to say otherwise? We live in a very liberal time where liberal ideology is promoted and touted as being the only way to live, think, and exist.
We see it in advertising, politics, and throughout the media. The most unfortunate thing is that these ideas are promoted without your knowledge and they are being pushed as acceptable to all—except to those who are against the status quo. The parent who fails to accept the ideology being promoted will immediately become the enemy who fails to love and accept everyone for who they are. It’s a morality spin that is currently spinning out of control.
Getting back to the basics
The news of the Sesame Street Bert and Ernie duo was only one example of how the media geared toward children pushes its agenda. We have to remain alert to these types of messages that aren’t always so overt. When this happens, it is our responsibility as parents to stop, turn off the “programming” and talk to our children about morals, ethics, and every other issue that we believe to be important to us.
Whether we agree with homosexuality or not, we still have the power to teach our children what we want them to know…not rely on the media to do it for us. The responsibility falls back onto the shoulder of parents who are willing to take the time to teach, love, and guide their children back onto the family’s path…not just that of society.