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Ernie and Bert wedding bells? There's a new push to have them get married
Baltimore Sun Blog ^ | August 9, 2011 | Jordan Bartel,

Posted on 08/10/2011 1:59:02 PM PDT by NYer

Edited on 08/10/2011 2:02:32 PM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]

The are-they-or-aren't-they gay jokes about Ernie and Bert have a long history. I think an image of them holding hands was carved by early man in the caves at Lascaux.

But could the two actually get married? Huffington Post reports today that more than 900 people have signed petition urging the makers of "Sesame Street" get married. Lair Scott started the petition which reads, in part, "In this horrific age of LGBT kids taking their own lives, they need to know that they ARE Beautiful and their lives are worth living."


(Excerpt) Read more at baltimoresun.com ...


TOPICS: Society; TV/Movies
KEYWORDS: children; homosexualagenda; moralabsolutes; sesamestreet

1 posted on 08/10/2011 1:59:06 PM PDT by NYer
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To: wagglebee; little jeremiah

The "Sesame Street" besties mug for the camera. (Children's Television Workshop / August 9, 2011)

There goes the neighborhood!

2 posted on 08/10/2011 2:00:20 PM PDT by NYer ("Be kind to every person you meet. For every person is fighting a great battle." St. Ephraim)
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To: NYer

I never let my kids watch Sesame Street. I thought it was dumb. Same with Mr. Rogers.


3 posted on 08/10/2011 2:01:16 PM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: NYer

Just stupid.
As spokesman for The Children’s Television Workshop said years ago Bert and Ernie can’t be gay because “they don’t have genitals”.


4 posted on 08/10/2011 2:03:10 PM PDT by Artemis Webb (Perry 2012! A Conservative who can win!)
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To: NYer

Leave it to the left to take something children oriented, lovable and innocent and inject their BS into it. Next the Cookie monster will be forced to eat arugula!1

Let kids be kids!


5 posted on 08/10/2011 2:09:24 PM PDT by Leofl (I'm from Texas, we don't dial 9-11)
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To: NYer

Reason #12,374 to eliminate/defund PBS.


6 posted on 08/10/2011 2:11:52 PM PDT by Flycatcher (God speaks to us, through the supernal lightness of birds, in a special type of poetry.)
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To: Artemis Webb

How long before a sex tape is released? This is so wrong in so many ways. n/s


7 posted on 08/10/2011 2:14:09 PM PDT by cameraeye (A happy kuffir!)
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To: NYer

How is this news? You can get 900 kooks on the Internet to sign an online petition for just about anything.


8 posted on 08/10/2011 2:14:52 PM PDT by feralcat
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To: NYer
Don't let this happen!!!

Bert is evil!!

http://www.bertisevil.tv/

osama_bert1

9 posted on 08/10/2011 2:18:01 PM PDT by Only1choice____Freedom (FDR had the New Deal. President 0bama has the Raw Deal.)
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To: NYer

I knew Jim Hensen. He was the creator. I delivered to his office in 1980’s Manhattan. He was beautiful decent human being. He cared about everybody. A down to earth person. I cried when he died like a friend. But he kept politics mostly out of his characters. He would never agree to this BS. IMHO.


10 posted on 08/10/2011 2:30:11 PM PDT by johngrace (1 John 4)
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To: cameraeye

They’re government employees.
What’d you expect ?


11 posted on 08/10/2011 2:32:25 PM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (Eh ?)
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To: NYer

All this time, I thought they were brothers. Ah, man...


12 posted on 08/10/2011 2:36:05 PM PDT by tanuki (O-voters: wanted Uberman, got Underdog....)
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To: ilovesarah2012
I never let my kids watch Sesame Street. I thought it was dumb. Same with Mr. Rogers.

Concur.

13 posted on 08/10/2011 2:39:47 PM PDT by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: NYer
I've reached 41, born the year Sesame Street began, and never once thought they were anything but child aged characters. So are these people now saying not only should they gay marry (because they think they are gay) but that we should watch children gay marry on public TV?

Personally, I liked Oscar the grouch much better. He was always my favorite. And didn't Sesame Street take place or was/is filmed in Pittsburgh? Sorry, no gay marriage for muppet childhood characters!

Have any Heterosexual muppets got married? I know Miss Piggy used to chase Kermit, but I don't think that was on Sesame Street and that was a whole inter-species thing— the logical next step after gay marriage??!!

14 posted on 08/10/2011 2:41:35 PM PDT by MacMattico
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To: johngrace
Though no fan of "Sesame Street", I loved "The Muppet Show". Henson was a genius, and also a fellow Maryland Terrapin. He is enshrined in bronze on the main campus in College Park:


15 posted on 08/10/2011 2:44:04 PM PDT by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: Leofl
Next the Cookie monster will be forced to eat arugula!

Cookie Monster raps about healthy food

16 posted on 08/10/2011 2:46:01 PM PDT by Rokurota
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To: NYer

After watching numerous episodes of Sesame Street, I have to say that Bert and Ernie are not only not gay, but Ernie is the most annoying roommate who ever existed.


17 posted on 08/10/2011 2:50:15 PM PDT by Hoodlum91 (There's a strange odor coming from the White House. Smells like BO.)
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To: johngrace
I knew Jim Hensen.

I also cried when he passed away. He filled my daughter's childhood with wonderfully entertaining programs like:

and


Dinosaurs

18 posted on 08/10/2011 2:52:07 PM PDT by NYer ("Be kind to every person you meet. For every person is fighting a great battle." St. Ephraim)
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To: NYer
Can you imagine them having a quarrel? (Severe language warning)
19 posted on 08/10/2011 2:56:57 PM PDT by Dr.Deth
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To: Artemis Webb
I counter that all male puppets are gay - because they like a hand up their.....

;)

No. Of course - they are not gay - they have no genitals - they are puppets. As characters they are best friends - roommates - and sleep in separate beds.

20 posted on 08/10/2011 2:58:26 PM PDT by allmendream (Tea Party did not send the GOP to D.C. to negotiate the terms of our surrender to socialism.)
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To: Dr.Deth

Holy sheet, dude . . . I’m laughing so hard I can’t even see straight. ROFLOL!!


21 posted on 08/10/2011 3:04:47 PM PDT by Alberta's Child ("If you touch my junk, I'm gonna have you arrested.")
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To: NYer

Maybe they can get Ann Coulter to perform the ceremony...


22 posted on 08/10/2011 3:14:45 PM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: NYer; ArrogantBustard
He was such a down to earth guy. Before there was cell phones. At lunch time he would be on a phone bank of payphones talking to someone if he met your eyes as he was looking at you he had a big smile and a wave. He touched my heart. He was a humble contrite person. I have met alot of the famous. None were like this man.

I hope he is with the Lord. Wether he knew him or not, I would tell my mother. She is gone now. But I know whatever I told her about people or names she would put them in the Divine Mercy prays which is basically for people near death. I truly believe he is there. My mom prayed and claimed that prayer before the throne room of God for hours. This little woman of faith. How many do we all know like this growing up. Thank you my Jesus!!! Amen.

23 posted on 08/10/2011 3:17:25 PM PDT by johngrace (1 John 4)
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To: NYer

“In this horrific age ...”???

These queers have a real talent for overstating their case.

Some fairy wrote in to our local newspaper, promoting the idea of OUR state now permitting “gay marriage”.

His rationale? That gay marriage would be a boon to the local economy! Oh, think of all the florists and caterers and such raking in the dough.

Un-freakin’-believable.


24 posted on 08/10/2011 3:26:10 PM PDT by Walrus (Proud "racist" ... at least until these people learn to behave)
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25 posted on 08/10/2011 3:32:31 PM PDT by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: NYer

Falwell claimed the purple teletubby was gay. Whatever happened with the notion of keeping little children innocent?


26 posted on 08/10/2011 3:35:03 PM PDT by bgill
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To: NYer

A Groinal Sesame Street.. what a concept..
Our submarines have just become groinal...
The Brothel-ing of the America military.. is amazing..

It all started with Patty Schroder(D-Co) of Colorado..
Groinalizing of Americas military..


27 posted on 08/10/2011 3:56:02 PM PDT by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole...)
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To: bgill
Falwell claimed the purple teletubby was gay.

Technically true, perhaps, but it's the little lie liberals tell to make Falwell look stupid. Falwell was responding to what others had said for almost two years.

It may have started in early 1997, when the BBC, which produced Telletubbies, wanted to fire the human who played Tinky Winky for dancing in the streets wearing only a balloon. Gay groups protested and the Washington Post reported that gay groups have "claimed Tinky Winky as their own". (Washington Post, February 11, 1999, Page C01)

Next, on December 24, 1997, CNN reported that:

The Teletubbies also have a following among the gay community. Tinky Winky, who carts around a red handbag but speaks with a male voice, has become something of a gay icon.

Third, on April 17, 1998, the Village Voice praised the Teletubbies series for their gay Tinky Winky character.

Fourth, on January 1, 1999, in its New Year's IN/OUT list, The Washington Post anointed "Tinky Winky, the gay Teletubby," as next year's Ellen DeGeneres.

Then, in February 1999, after all of that - The National Liberty Journal, edited by Jerry Falwell, wrote an article warning parents that Tinky Tinky may be a gay role model. The article said Tinky Winky had the voice of a boy but carried a purse. Well, that was true. It also said:

He is purple the gay-pride color; and his antenna is shaped like a triangle -- the gay-pride symbol.

I don't know anything about the color purple and gay-pride, but the article was right about the triangle.

So Falwell pointed out what CNN, The Village Voice, and the Washington Post (twice) had already said about Tinky Winky being a gay role model.

And suddenly he was an idiot for suggesting it, while CNN, The Village Voice, and the Washington Post, who had all previously written about TInky Winky's status as a gay role model, probably jumped on the band wagon and made fun of Falwell.

I'm by no means a Falwell fan. Just wanted to set the record straight.

28 posted on 08/10/2011 4:59:03 PM PDT by Scoutmaster (You knew the job was dangerous when you took it, Fred.)
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To: NYer

I just read this on FoxNews and nearly choked. The homosexual and deviant agenda will bring upon wrath, the likes of which have not been seen since Sodom & Gomorrah.


29 posted on 08/10/2011 5:45:17 PM PDT by RobertClark (On a long enough timeline the survival rate for everyone drops to zero.)
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To: NYer

There’s no way they are gay. Just look at that photo; they both make fashion faux pas. The taller one is wearing vertical stripes and the fatter one is wearing horizontal stripes. No self-respecting queers would make that mistake!


30 posted on 08/10/2011 6:04:09 PM PDT by Boogieman
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To: ilovesarah2012

“I thought it was dumb. Same with Mr. Rogers.”

Hey now! Don’t be talking ‘bout Mr. Rogers, he was my neighbor, and he told me I was “special”!

Now, that mailman “Mr. McFeely” is another story. I always suspected he wanted to handle the neighborhood kid’s packages...


31 posted on 08/10/2011 6:08:28 PM PDT by Boogieman
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To: Hoodlum91

Hmmm, Bert did seem a bit flamboyant and was a neat freak, but then again they had separate beds, just like my grandparents, so I’m pretty sure no funny business was going on :)

Really, I think they were just modeled on Oscar & Felix, the Odd Couple. Of course, Tony Randall played Felix pretty gay, so I think some of that leaked into Bert’s personality.

Ernie, on the other hand is a man’s man. After all, only a real manly man would be confident enough to sing a love song to a rubber ducky!


32 posted on 08/10/2011 6:14:38 PM PDT by Boogieman
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To: wagglebee

Last I heard, the petition was up to 3000 people... and they had already been told no.

Apparently the Sesame Street folks are holding their ground and not making their show a tool for homosexual propaganda.


33 posted on 08/10/2011 6:14:43 PM PDT by HushTX (I make libs rage quit.)
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To: NYer

I can get 900 people to sign a petition proclaiming me King of Madagascar.


34 posted on 08/10/2011 6:50:01 PM PDT by redgolum ("God is dead" -- Nietzsche. "Nietzsche is dead" -- God.)
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To: bgill

We can’t keep little children innocent. The “progessives” won’t allow it. Everyone must conform to their agenda,so everyone will be equally wretched.


35 posted on 08/10/2011 8:09:23 PM PDT by liberalism is suicide (Communism,fascism-no matter how you slice socialism, its still baloney)
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To: Boogieman

“Self-respecting queers”?? Huh???? A figment of the imagination.


36 posted on 08/10/2011 8:12:33 PM PDT by liberalism is suicide (Communism,fascism-no matter how you slice socialism, its still baloney)
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To: NYer

Just the latest method for the sexual perverts to sexually harrass kids. These people are all child molestors at heart and deserve appropriate penalties for going after children.


37 posted on 08/10/2011 9:33:22 PM PDT by Neoliberalnot ((Read "The Grey Book" for an alternative to corruption in DC))
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To: MacMattico
I've reached 41, born the year Sesame Street began, and never once thought they were anything but child aged characters. So are these people now saying not only should they gay marry (because they think they are gay) but that we should watch children gay marry on public TV?

Personally, I liked Oscar the grouch much better. He was always my favorite. And didn't Sesame Street take place or was/is filmed in Pittsburgh? Sorry, no gay marriage for muppet childhood characters!


Mr. Rogers was filmed here in Pittsburgh, Sesame Street was always filmed in New York City. I just turned 45 so I remember when it first started. As to Burt and Ernie, to me, they were just two guys living together because they were best friends and to cut down the cost of living. Nothing more, nothing less. It is a shame that sex has to enter into this at all. BTW, Oscar was my favorite too.
38 posted on 08/10/2011 9:33:27 PM PDT by Nowhere Man (General James Mattoon Scott, where are you when we need you? We need a regime change.)
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To: NYer

I see the cultural barbarians are hard at work (again). America is like Rome being sacked by the Visigoths. It’s feeling a lot more like 410 than 2011.


39 posted on 08/10/2011 9:47:16 PM PDT by CitizenUSA (Bad is easy. Anyone can do bad. Good, OTOH, is work. It takes discipline.)
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To: NYer
Sickening. My kids have only watched a few classic skits from the 1970s on YouTube. Such an announcement will have zero impact on them.

This is a good reason to ban everything PBS-Kids related from your home.
40 posted on 08/10/2011 10:05:16 PM PDT by Antoninus (Nothing that offends God can possibly be a legitimate right.)
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To: Scoutmaster; bgill
I'm by no means a Falwell fan. Just wanted to set the record straight.

Thank you. I truly admire and appreciate freepers who back up their statements with facts. Like you, I am not a Falwell fan but recognize anyone who addresses such issues only to be set upon by the mainstream media.

Similarly, following the historic vote to legalize ss marriage here in NY, Pat Robertson made an astute statement:

In history there's never been a civilization ever in history that has embraced homosexuality and turned away from traditional fidelity, traditional marriage, traditional child-rearing, and has survived. There isn't one single civilization that has survived that openly embraced homosexuality. So you say, "what's going to happen to America?" Well if history is any guide, the same thing's going to happen to us.

Regardless of how one views Pat Robertson, his statement is totally correct.

41 posted on 08/11/2011 6:44:06 AM PDT by NYer ("Be kind to every person you meet. For every person is fighting a great battle." St. Ephraim)
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To: wagglebee

I’m reminded of Rabbi David Eidensohn’s 2002 article
“The Theory of UnRelativity”. which I definitely recommend.


42 posted on 08/11/2011 12:38:04 PM PDT by cycjec
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To: NYer

Sick. As you said, “There goes the neighborhood.”


43 posted on 08/11/2011 4:21:40 PM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: NYer

But I thought Ernie told Rubber Ducky that he was “The One.”


44 posted on 08/11/2011 4:24:40 PM PDT by dfwgator
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