Saturday, August 13, 2011

Bert & Ernie a marriage made where?

This past week I ran across a story on several of the news sites that there is a push for the creators of Sesame Street to "out" Bert & Ernie and make them a gay married couple. 


I would like to start off by saying that I could give a rat's ass in regard to which team you hit for.  I truly don't care, it makes me no difference.  With that being said, I feel the whole petition for this to take place on Sesame Street is a total and complete bucket of festering dung.  I am not a hate monger.  But, Sesame Street is not the place for a political statement.  There are times and places for you to make statements.  This is not one of them.  Mr. Hooper's Drug Store or in front of Oscar's trash can is not the place to waive the rainbow marriage flag.  There is no place for it.  There is no room for any political statements on the show anywhere.  It is not meant to be a political soapbox for anyone.  I don't want any marriage lessons taught on there.

I think it is great they teach about other ethnicity on the Street.  That is fantastic.  But being gay is not a ethnic background.  It doesn't make you a protected race.  The choice of what you like to do in your bedroom does not make you entitled to any special treatment or rights.  None.  we as a society have wronged many groups of people because of the color of their skin or their choice in religion.  But, your sexual preference I don't feel puts you in line for anything special.

In the Federal government there is an entire month dedicated to Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual/Transgender lifestyle.  I have a problem with this.  I again refer back to this is not an ethnic heritage, but a sexual preference.  That rates you nothing extra.   I don't feel if that is your lifestyle you should be discriminated against.  I just don't think you should be treated any different or entitled to anything extra.

So that brings back down to Sesame Street.  Who says Bert and Ernie are gay?  Was the Odd Couple gay? Laverne and Shirley? Beavis and Butthead, Abbot and Costello, Laurel and Hardy, Starsky and Hutch, Batman and Robin, Spongebob and Patrick, The Green Hornet and Kato? So who makes the decision they are even gay?  Maybe they are swingers and they are running Miss Piggy and the rest of the female through there like an assembly line?

The bottom line Sesame Street is not the place to promote one's personal agenda in regard to their sexual preference.  Be honest, if anyone on SS is gay, I have always thought Elmo was a little questionable!

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