Every ten years or so someone decides to make Sesame Street characters Bert and Ernie the poster boys for gay rights. Every time this issue is revived in the media, the Sesame Street front office responds with the same stock answer: Bert and Ernie are not gay.
Now here it is 2011, and gays are still advocating — and debating — the homosexual lifestyle of children’s hand puppets.
A petition upholding Bert and Ernie’s right to get married has made it’s way onto Change.org, and from there on to Twitter.com where the story was picked up by the national media. An argument could be made that this is all in good fun. But some gays are taking this petition too seriously.
“In this horrific age of LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) kids taking their own lives, they need to know that they are beautiful and their lives are worth living,” wrote the person who started the petition, Lair Scott of Oak Park, Illinois.
“We are not asking that Sesame Street do anything crude or disrespectful, only that they allow Bert and Ernie to marry, or even add a transgender character to the show. It can be done in a tasteful way.”
Really? How do we explain this to the children in a tasteful way so that they understand that 2 male hand puppets who don’t even have legs are married like man and wife?
The problem with the Gay Left is that they are mostly narcissistic and place their own needs above those of the rest of society, including the children.