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Sesame Street Introduced Your Kids To Homosexuality Ages Ago

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.

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About Audra L.

Audra L. is an author, columnist and community activist who's dedicated to finding truth through research and effective communication. She received her degree in Public Policy and teaches Community Development, Public Speaking and Communications Law to youth throughout the nation. She is the recipient of over 23 awards and honors for her commitment to community outreach initiatives.

8 comments

  1. Bert and Ernies’ relationship is none of our business. They were never displaying inappropriate touching or worse. To me, back when my kids watched it, they were roomies, like the Odd Couple. They had separate beds, marked B and E. So why find issues when none are presented?
    A young child wouldn’t pick up on this, so no reason to make a big deal about it. It may have been the creators idea, but it never occurred to the watchers. It taught how to get along with others and some basic concepts (one more thing).
    Leave it alone already!

  2. They aren’t even real people. Why is there a concern with the sexual orientation of puppets? In reality, we really should focus on the lesson. I grew up on Sesame Street and can say with the utmost confidence I never once wondered about their sexual orientation. Further, my religion does not say homosexuality is wrong – people do. You are choosing to focus on everything you consider “wrong” instead of doing what is right. We are instructed in Matthew to love one another as we would ourselves. Perhaps, it is much wiser to teach our children about Jesus loving everyone, even sinners, and the Great Commandment in it’s entirety instead of teaching them about hate. You’re familiar with the woman at the well – yes? It’s called loving the sinner or grace. You may, also, want to check out the New York Times article in which Mr. Saltzman felt his statement was misconstrued. So, there’s that… Also, Mr. Saltzman was merely one writer, in a group of writers for Sesame Street at the time. Frank Oz, who was one of the creators, which should lend more creditability – says they are not. Regardless, as parents we have the choice to lead by example and show our children it is ok to accept everyone in this world despite race, color, creed, gender, sexual orientation, disability – or not. I’d prefer to teach my son to be a decent human being – thanks so much.

  3. My children watched sesame street. I never once thought that the characters were supposed to be gay. I always thought they were best friends, or brothers. Certainly my children wouldn’t have picked up on that.

  4. If your religion tells you to kill non-believers, then what right does any children’s program have to say otherwise? Do I need to go on, or do you get my point? And for the record, if you were talking about Christianity, I’m sure you know it has much greater disapproval of divorce than of homosexuality; where is your righteousness when it comes to the thrice-divorced, pussy-grabber-in-chief?

    • For the record, islam also teaches homosexuality is wrong. Under sharia, however, it’s ok to kill homosexuals – even those simply accused without proof.

      Next, why bring President Trump into this? You just couldn’t leave it alone, could you? And he’s been TWICE divorced, not thrice; and if you listen to what he said, he never said he DID grab women, only that his wealth made it so he COULD, if he wished to. And how many DECADES did he sponsor that beauty pageant? And how many sexual assault, harassment, or rape came out of them? NONE. Not a single one. And he had opportunity – and DID NOT take it.

      Liberalism is a mental illness. Seek help. Vote (R). (And before you get mad at me for bringing up politics, you’re TDS started it.)

  5. Homosexuality is not a sin! Jesus never said that Jesus loved everybody and he made gay people the way they are for thousands of years every country of this world. I don’t believe God made a mistake. The Bible verses often quoted against Homosexuality or interpreted by intelligent theologist who believe they were talking about rape in prisons and other adultery. Why do you worry about this? Jesus loved all—why can’t you love?What I’m worried about is that disgusting man who is our president.

  6. To all the nay sayers to this article. Apathy is a road to extinction. It may be true that children may not link Bert and Ernie to anything more than buddies and roomies, but these are men and they aren’t acting in a way that is genetic, nor traditional. No girlfriends, not dates to give an example of how to interact with a girl that you may have feelings for. What the heck, all they teach is to be nice? There are fun moments and a few learning exercises in SS script, but over all, you moms should be sitting down with your child when they watch these binge programs year after year. As for the above statements about how God loving traditionalists view sexuality…..we weren’t born as worms. We were not created to lay with the same sex. If that were true, we would not be able to populate the earth and that IS GOD’S PLAN. Yes Jesus taught love and “support”. I would never encourage a person to sin. Homosexuality is a sin. Jesus died for our sins, so true, he loves everyone..even the sinner. One poster states Jesus made homosexuals, umm, you couldn’t be more wrong. God is our creator. The Bible is a good compass, go read it.

    • I grew up watching Sesame Street; my children did; my grandchildren are. I always thought Bert and Ernie were KIDS, like us, not adults. Best friends. Buddies.

      But not homosexual adults.

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