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Petition Pushes for Bert, Ernie Gay Sesame Street Wedding (To Teach Children 'Tolerance")
Newser ^ | 08/10/2011 | By Mary Papenfuss

Posted on 08/10/2011 7:41:42 AM PDT by SeekAndFind

Online campaign urges Sesame Street to 'teach tolerance'

Big Bird could be best man. That's the image if an online push looking to join Bert and Ernie in gay matrimony is successful.

"We are not asking that Sesame Street do anything crude or disrespectful," reads the petition at Change.org. "It can be done in a tasteful way. Let us teach tolerance of those that are different."

Sesame Street spokesmen insist the muppet pair are merely "best friends" with "no sexual orientation," reports the New York Daily News. They were "created to teach preschoolers that people can be good friends with those who are very different from themselves," said a statement.


TOPICS: Education; Society; TV/Movies
KEYWORDS: disgusting; ernieandbert; gaymarriage; homosexualagenda; homosexuality; sesamestreet
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1 posted on 08/10/2011 7:41:52 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

More here:

http://blogs.montrealgazette.com/2011/08/06/will-bert-ernie-get-married/

The Gazette

Let Bert and Ernie get married?

I have to admit that the very thought of it brought a sort of Monty Pythonesque grin to my face when I read this line in a blog. But I followed the links to a petition on change.org that is calling for PBS and Sesame Street to script a wedding between those two lovable characters, Bert and Ernie.

Now, honestly, I don’t have a clue if these characters were ever meant to be “gay,” but there is a very positive method to the apparent madness of the petition. It’s about teaching tolerance, and saving the lives of LGBT children.

Here is what the petition says:

Let Bert & Ernie Get Married On Sesame Street

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. Aside from those that are committing suicide, the bullies that facilitate these tragedies need to learn that homophobia is NOT okay. They need to know that acceptance of their fellow human beings would indeed plant a seed of peace that will reverberate throughout the world. We are not asking that Sesame Street do anything crude or disrespectful by allowing Bert & Ernie to marry. It can be done in a tasteful way. Let us teach tolerance of those that are different. Let Sesame Street and PBS Kids be a big part in saving many worthy lives.


2 posted on 08/10/2011 7:43:30 AM PDT by SeekAndFind (u)
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To: SeekAndFind

I used to watch Sesame Street as a small child. It was a good show.

This can leave no doubt as to the intentions of the professional political gays who are pushing this.


3 posted on 08/10/2011 7:44:23 AM PDT by Clintonfatigued (Illegal aliens collect welfare checks that Americans won't collect)
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To: SeekAndFind
I always thought Bert and Ernie were a bit weird - and now I know

An American Expat in Southeast Asia

4 posted on 08/10/2011 7:46:04 AM PDT by expatguy (The Expat Needs Beer Money - Cough Up!)
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To: SeekAndFind

When did foisting sexual awareness on preschoolers stop being child abuse?


5 posted on 08/10/2011 7:46:13 AM PDT by Tax Government (Democrat: "I'm driving to Socialism at 95 mph." Republican: "Observe the speed limit.")
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To: SeekAndFind

When did foisting sexual awareness on preschoolers stop being child abuse?


6 posted on 08/10/2011 7:46:27 AM PDT by Tax Government (Democrat: "I'm driving to Socialism at 95 mph." Republican: "Observe the speed limit.")
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To: SeekAndFind
"We are not asking that Sesame Street do anything crude or disrespectful,"

Then stop trying to turn other peoples children into fudge packers. Geez!
If Sesame tries to push this type of queerdom, there will be a mass movement to defund the darn thing for sure. I know I'd be on the phone!

7 posted on 08/10/2011 7:46:32 AM PDT by concerned about politics ("Get thee behind me, Liberal")
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To: SeekAndFind

This would NEVER happen in Mr Roger’s Neighborhood!


8 posted on 08/10/2011 7:47:24 AM PDT by massmike (Massachusetts:Stopped hanging witches;started electing Kennedys.Coincidence?)
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To: SeekAndFind

I thought Bert died years ago to teach kids about “death”.

Why can’t they just stick to spelling and numbers? They do a good job at that.


9 posted on 08/10/2011 7:48:02 AM PDT by cotton1706
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To: SeekAndFind
Let us teach tolerance of those that are different.

Do they mean how liberals treat conservatives, too?

10 posted on 08/10/2011 7:48:08 AM PDT by jeffc (Prayer. It's freedom of speech.)
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To: Tax Government

The same day so-called ‘LGBT’ people became a ‘protected minority’, apparently.


11 posted on 08/10/2011 7:48:30 AM PDT by WayneS (Enlightened statesmen will not always be at the helm. -- James Madison)
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To: SeekAndFind

Sesame Street is the product of a sick and dying society.

No way on Earth I would let any child watch this mind control garbage.

They need thw young, because they are easier to brainwash than the old.


12 posted on 08/10/2011 7:50:13 AM PDT by chris37 (representative)
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To: massmike

“This would NEVER happen in Mr Roger’s Neighborhood!”

LOL! And I can just hear the gossip over there...’meow meow meow meow meow meow meow’


13 posted on 08/10/2011 7:51:24 AM PDT by Beowulf9
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To: Tax Government

There is no justification for homosexual marriage on Sesame Street. Why do they have to sexualize anything and everything in our culture? Why are the homosexual activists being so “in your face” by coming up with this idea? Why do activists have to get down to the level of pre-schoolers with their social/political agenda? They can’t just leave these “gay” issues to us adults to grapple with??????


14 posted on 08/10/2011 7:52:14 AM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: massmike

“This would NEVER happen in Mr Roger’s Neighborhood!”

DAMN RIGHT!


15 posted on 08/10/2011 7:52:18 AM PDT by Mr Rogers ("they found themselves made strangers in their own country")
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To: cotton1706

Perhaps you’re thinking of Mr. Hooper? (Except, he wasn’t a puppet.)


16 posted on 08/10/2011 7:53:01 AM PDT by FourPeas ("Maladjusted and wigging out is no way to go through life, son." -hg)
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To: cotton1706
I thought Bert died years ago to teach kids about “death”.

Next time they'll have to have him dieing from AIDs. They might as well go gay all the way if they're going to do this thing.

17 posted on 08/10/2011 7:53:15 AM PDT by concerned about politics ("Get thee behind me, Liberal")
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To: SeekAndFind
It’s about teaching tolerance, and saving the lives of LGBT children.

________________________________________________

Man are you in the wrong place.....

18 posted on 08/10/2011 7:54:13 AM PDT by wtc911 ("How you gonna get down that hill?")
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To: cotton1706

That was Mr. Hooper. When the actor who played him died, the character died too.


19 posted on 08/10/2011 7:54:38 AM PDT by PrincessB (Drill Baby Drill.)
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To: massmike

“This would NEVER happen in Mr Roger’s Neighborhood!”

Correct as usual, King Friday.


20 posted on 08/10/2011 7:54:51 AM PDT by DonkeyBonker
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To: SeekAndFind

What? Bert’s gay? Ernie yeah, but Bert?


21 posted on 08/10/2011 7:55:57 AM PDT by dblshot (Insanity: electing the same people over and over and expecting different results.)
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To: Dilbert San Diego
Why are the homosexual activists being so “in your face” by coming up with this idea? Why do activists have to get down to the level of pre-schoolers with their social/political agenda? They can’t just leave these “gay” issues to us adults to grapple with??????

They said all they wanted was tolerance - just tolerance. We made the mistake of giving it to them.
It's time to change our minds.

22 posted on 08/10/2011 7:56:09 AM PDT by concerned about politics ("Get thee behind me, Liberal")
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To: Mr Rogers
“This would NEVER happen in Mr Roger’s Neighborhood!”

DAMN RIGHT STRAIGHT!

Fixed it; no charge.

23 posted on 08/10/2011 7:58:34 AM PDT by FourPeas ("Maladjusted and wigging out is no way to go through life, son." -hg)
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To: SeekAndFind

YOU'RE A HOMO!

24 posted on 08/10/2011 7:58:55 AM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: wtc911
I am assuming these aren't his words...but the words from the petition.

I hope. If not...flame away.

25 posted on 08/10/2011 8:00:49 AM PDT by NELSON111
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To: SeekAndFind

Another good reason to defund CPB.....


26 posted on 08/10/2011 8:02:25 AM PDT by NRA1995 (Obama couldn't run a lemonade stand. Let him eat peas!)
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To: FourPeas
“This would NEVER happen in Mr Roger’s Neighborhood!”

Hmmm.....Maybe I spoke too soon.....


27 posted on 08/10/2011 8:02:46 AM PDT by massmike (Massachusetts:Stopped hanging witches;started electing Kennedys.Coincidence?)
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To: concerned about politics

Why not let kids be kids? These are PRESCHOOLERS for crying out loud!!!


28 posted on 08/10/2011 8:05:49 AM PDT by matchgirl ("He made it worse")
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To: NELSON111

Upon re-read, I think you are right.


29 posted on 08/10/2011 8:06:06 AM PDT by wtc911 ("How you gonna get down that hill?")
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To: SeekAndFind

When I was a young boy on the playground I’d hear the word “fag” tossed around. I barely knew about sex between men and women at the time. I inquired what fag meant. It was explained to me and I had to ask how would it be possible for two men to have sex. I was told that they stuck their wieners in each others butts. I was immediately repulsed and disgusted at the thought of such sexual perversion. Nobody had taught me that I should consider this behavior to be disgusting or repulsive, I was born this way. I wish people could learn to be more tolerant and accept me for who I am.


30 posted on 08/10/2011 8:06:57 AM PDT by running_dog_lackey
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To: Dilbert San Diego

People will always behave in a way that they believe will get them what they want.

By assiduously following this tolerance bullcrap, we fail to draw the necessary lines in the sand and the deviants become ever more militant.

We must stop enabling these people and we must start confronting them.


31 posted on 08/10/2011 8:08:02 AM PDT by Walrus (Proud "racist" ... at least until these people learn to behave)
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To: SeekAndFind

The Pedophile Lobby is heard from again. Not that they ever shut up. In a sane society, the attempted sexualization of preschoolers would be a hanging offense. But I guess that just makes me “intolerant”.


32 posted on 08/10/2011 8:10:30 AM PDT by andy58-in-nh (America does not need to be organized: it needs to be liberated.)
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To: NRA1995; All

Calm down folks... this is just a petition, an Online Campaign from fringe groups (hopefully).

There’s nothing in the news that says the producers of the program are going to say yes to the petition.


33 posted on 08/10/2011 8:13:53 AM PDT by SeekAndFind (u)
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To: SeekAndFind

If you really want to save lives, stop the people who are introducing kids to gay behaviors. They aren’t born that way. They are molded that way by their environment.

The gays I have known were introduced to that behavior at an early age. I had a friend in the second grade that was gay. He said his cousin introduced him to it. Second graders shouldn’t even be thinking about sex, but his cousin had already warped him.


34 posted on 08/10/2011 8:19:39 AM PDT by DannyTN
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To: FourPeas

No, I remember Mr. Hooper dying, for real and on the show. I thought I read a story about Bert dying of cancer and Ernie being all alone. So I thought he was dead already, so to speak. Maybe he came back like Spock!


35 posted on 08/10/2011 8:53:48 AM PDT by cotton1706
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To: dblshot
“What? Bert’s gay? Ernie yeah, but Bert?”

Who's the daddy? What demented person thinks this is a good idea? Next GI Joe will marry Ken, Braatz with Barbie, Chipmunks with Beavers,and the attack on our children will slowly take hold.

36 posted on 08/10/2011 8:54:02 AM PDT by cameraeye (A happy kuffir!)
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To: cameraeye

I think Ken would like that.


37 posted on 08/10/2011 9:11:58 AM PDT by AceMineral (Some people are too stupid for their own good.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Aren’t Bert and Ernie brothers? Or did we already “evolved” past that bigoted mindset while I wasn’t paying attention?


38 posted on 08/10/2011 9:29:48 AM PDT by fwdude ("When in the Course of human events it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve ...")
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To: SeekAndFind

I made my kids stop watching Sesame Street after that episode where Bert, wearing all leather, and selling coke got busted with Oscar the Grouch during a raid at the Manhole bar down in the West Village.

It was really sad to watch Ernie have to not only bail Bert out of jail, but also convince him to go to rehab.


39 posted on 08/10/2011 9:46:28 AM PDT by trumandogz
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To: SeekAndFind

I made my kids stop watching Sesame Street after that episode where Bert, wearing all leather, and selling coke got busted with Oscar the Grouch during a raid at the Manhole bar down in the West Village.

It was really sad to watch Ernie have to not only bail Bert out of jail, but also convince him to go to rehab.


40 posted on 08/10/2011 9:48:39 AM PDT by trumandogz
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To: trumandogz

It was really sad to watch Ernie have to not only bail Bert out of jail, but also convince him to go to rehab.

“They tried to make me go to rehab, I said, “No, no, no” Yes, I’ve been Bert but when I come back you’ll know, know, know...”


41 posted on 08/10/2011 11:02:44 AM PDT by 1stIowa
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To: SeekAndFind

Family Guy Did It! (Warning: Cartoon Nudity)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GaBy9GTTRw0


42 posted on 08/10/2011 11:07:16 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: SeekAndFind

bert and ernie were the two brothers like most brothers who shared a room.

This is just plain sick.

Remember seasame street royalties can totally fund pbs.


43 posted on 08/10/2011 11:12:24 AM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: Tax Government

Sesame Street got a little odd for my siblings’ taste of their kids years ago. Right now, they only confirm it to remove all doubt.


44 posted on 08/10/2011 12:03:07 PM PDT by Morpheus2009
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To: wtc911

I believe he is quoting from the petition, not giving his own opinion.


45 posted on 08/10/2011 12:03:55 PM PDT by Immerito (Reading Through the Bible in 90 Days)
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To: Dilbert San Diego

How about they tell us about exactly what they do in private, rather than leave confusion to young minds as to the fact that simply people of the same gender living together aren’t automatically homosexual. Go figure, but then again, some things aren’t about telling it as it is.


46 posted on 08/10/2011 12:07:37 PM PDT by Morpheus2009
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To: running_dog_lackey

I would also add that parents likely teach you to keep your own hands away from your crap, which would probably affirm and reinforce it further.


47 posted on 08/10/2011 12:12:31 PM PDT by Morpheus2009
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To: trumandogz

Bert is a Coke dealer, wow, it’s a good thing I only saw Sesame Street back when it was getting started. Sounds like a bad example for kids already.


48 posted on 08/10/2011 12:23:23 PM PDT by Morpheus2009
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To: Morpheus2009
“Bert is a Coke dealer, wow,”

Bert would prefer that you say that he is in “pharmaceutical sales.”

49 posted on 08/10/2011 1:49:13 PM PDT by trumandogz
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To: Dilbert San Diego

“Why are homosexual activists being...”

My answer, and I have one, is not what you expect.

I believe that Russia has, for several decades, attempted to destabilize America. The process requires time and patience. Russia is sponsoring and motivating individuals and groups in a quest for fictitious “justice”, usually without their knowledge. They have infiltrated organizations of education, politics, religion, Blacks, Mexican-Americans, unions, media, the women’s movement, the homosexual movement, and others with the idea that society must be changed by articulating grievances and demanding Socialism as an answer.

I am not alone in believing this. But to believe it requires that one accept that Russia’s foreign policy is far more active and malicious than we ordinarily think.


50 posted on 08/10/2011 6:13:22 PM PDT by Tax Government (Democrat: "I'm driving to Socialism at 95 mph." Republican: "Observe the speed limit.")
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