Sesame Street and the Gay Rights Movement
Gays and lesbians are less than 5 percent of the population. However, this tiny minority has become increasingly vocal and aggressive in their proselytization of our kindergarten and school-aged children. In their latest effort to blur the lines of distinction between normal sexuality and deviant behavior, gay activists have petitioned the creators of Sesame Street to allow Bert and Ernie to wed each other. Activists argue that the socialization of our children is needed to help reduce suicide rates and ostracism of gay children. Clearly, the gay rights agenda extends beyond mere tolerance of an alternative lifestyle. I believe the new aggressiveness will have negative consequences for parents and children. First, it is not clear that it will actually reduce suicide rates and ostracism. Secondly, it adds another layer of complexity to the confusion that young people experience as a normal part of growing up. Often our first close friendships are with members of the same sex. Usually, it is later in our development that we become interested in the opposite sex. It is imperative that early innocent same-sex friendships not be sullied by permissive sexual experimentation resulting from exposure to gay propaganda. Let’s face it! Gay rights demands are no longer about tolerance and non-discrimination. What we are witnessing is an organized effort by gay rights activists to increase their numbers.