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'Sesame Street' Petition to Make Bert & Ernie Gay Sparks Same-Sex Marriage Debate
Christian Post ^ | 08/11/2011 | Nicola Menzie

Posted on 08/11/2011 11:26:42 AM PDT by SeekAndFind

An online petition that has amassed more than 4,000 signatures is calling on producers of venerable children's show "Sesame Street" to have Bert and Ernie tie the knot.

The change.org petition, started by Lair Scott on August 4, insists that "Sesame Street" can help teach children about "the tolerance of those that are different."

"We are not asking that Sesame Street do anything crude or disrespectful. Only that they allow Bert & Ernie to marry or even add a transgender character to the show," the petition reads.

Producers of the show say Bert and Ernie, two male characters who have shared an apartment and bedroom for decades, will not be getting married to each other or anyone else.

"Even though they are identified as male characters and possess many human traits and characteristics ... they remain puppets, and do not have a sexual orientation," Sesame Workshop said Thursday in a statement to The Christian Post.

"Bert and Ernie are best friends. They were created to teach preschoolers that people can be good friends with those who are very different from themselves."

As of Friday morning, at least 4,391 people had signed on to support the push for the non-profit PBS program to introduce the issue of homosexuality to children.

A Facebook page linked to the petition, entitled "Let Bert & Ernie Get Married On Sesame Street," had also attracted more than 2,000 supporters.

Comments were mixed on both change.org and Facebook, with some responders applauding the petition's push for "equal rights" and others wondering about the wisdom of introducing sexuality on a children's program.

A user on change.org identified as Heather Davis expressed support for gay rights, but added, "I dont feel like its right to let little kids watch it... If you get older and decide you are LGBT then that is your choice but to instill it in children is wrong..."

An oppositional petition had also been launched on change.org and had only gained about 50 signatures by Thursday morning.

According to the program's website, "Sesame Street" is "the place where multiethnic, multigenerational, and even multispecies residents coexist in harmony."

The show, on the air since 1969, starts its 42nd season September 26, 2011.


TOPICS: Education; Society; TV/Movies
KEYWORDS: gay; gaymarriage; homosexuality; sesamestreet
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1 posted on 08/11/2011 11:26:47 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

Tax dollars at work.

Fools.


2 posted on 08/11/2011 11:28:14 AM PDT by RexBeach (Mr. Obama can't count.)
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To: SeekAndFind

An online petition is calling for "Sesame Street" to have male puppets Bert and Ernie get married.

Producers say NO to the request stating: "Even though they are identified as male characters and possess many human traits and characteristics ... they remain puppets, and do not have a sexual orientation,"
3 posted on 08/11/2011 11:29:01 AM PDT by SeekAndFind (u)
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To: SeekAndFind
"We are not asking that Sesame Street do anything crude or disrespectful. Only that they allow Bert & Ernie to marry or even add a transgender character to the show,"

Uh, but that IS crude and disrespectful.

4 posted on 08/11/2011 11:29:33 AM PDT by ozark hilljilly (Obama's Fault!!)
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To: SeekAndFind

Besides, the rubber ducky will get jealous.


5 posted on 08/11/2011 11:30:03 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: SeekAndFind

They have already said NO to this.


6 posted on 08/11/2011 11:31:25 AM PDT by Perdogg (0bama got 0sama?? Really, was 0sama on the golf course?)
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To: SeekAndFind

Furries.


7 posted on 08/11/2011 11:33:42 AM PDT by 30Moves
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To: SeekAndFind
The change.org petition, started by Lair Scott......

Where do you find Scott's lair....? Oh...it's right behind him.

8 posted on 08/11/2011 11:35:17 AM PDT by edpc (Ruck Famadan)
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To: SeekAndFind

9 posted on 08/11/2011 11:35:23 AM PDT by trumandogz
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To: SeekAndFind

The founders of NAMBLA must be proud. What was once abhorrent — pushing the homo agenda onto children — is now viewed by many as “healthy.”


10 posted on 08/11/2011 11:37:11 AM PDT by ScottinVA (As a party that gives Obama what he wants, what again is the GOP`s 2012 selling point?)
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To: RexBeach

Sorry, but there are no tax dollars being used to establish a Facebook group to petition that Bert and Ernie take the next step in their relationship and get married.


11 posted on 08/11/2011 11:37:54 AM PDT by trumandogz
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To: trumandogz

I was referring to PBS. :)


12 posted on 08/11/2011 11:40:13 AM PDT by RexBeach (Mr. Obama can't count.)
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To: ScottinVA

For the last 42 years, Bert and Ernie have been monogamous, well except for that one night where Bert got drunk and had the misfortune of passing out right by Grover’s trash can.


13 posted on 08/11/2011 11:44:03 AM PDT by trumandogz
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To: SeekAndFind
'Sesame Street' Petition to Make Bert & Ernie Gay Sparks Same-Sex Marriage Debate ,

Cool - the very next week PBS will lose their federal funding and the new 'in your face' Sesame Street will be yesterday's memory... as only obscure cable channels will buy the series...

It's a twofer - we dump PBS from the feeding troth and a liberal show for kids at the same time....

14 posted on 08/11/2011 11:45:23 AM PDT by GOPJ (England.... From royal fairytale to banana republic in one summer. - - Allister Heath)
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To: SeekAndFind

Wait, but we’re all told that homosexuality is not a choice. So if the muppets weren’t CREATED that way, how can the producers CHOOSE to make them gay??


15 posted on 08/11/2011 11:46:29 AM PDT by Zeppelin (Keep on FReepin' on...)
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To: SeekAndFind
Don't jerk around with the puppets.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XpbagkZuJsw&feature=related

16 posted on 08/11/2011 11:47:04 AM PDT by Cheburashka (If found, please return this Ring of Power to Sauron, Lord of Darkness. Return postage guaranteed.)
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To: SeekAndFind

This is going to ruin, i mean outright ruin all the fun jokes that used to be made about all the innuendo surrounding Bert and Ernie’s “relationship”. How can comedians continue make jokes concerning Bert and Ernie with innuendo.

How funny is a joke about how Bert and Ernie possibly being gay if they have already been “merried”.

Won’t someone think of the comedians?


17 posted on 08/11/2011 11:49:08 AM PDT by GraceG
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To: SeekAndFind

As a child, I hated Sesame Street; I just knew there was something inherently wrong and un-American about it. As I grew older, I could see the in the multiculturalism of that show the influence of communists and other collectivists. Disgusting.


18 posted on 08/11/2011 11:51:03 AM PDT by ronnyquest (I spent 20 years in the Army fighting the enemies of freedom only to see fascism elected at home.)
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To: ronnyquest

“I could see the in the multiculturalism..”

In what ways is Sesame Street multicultural?


19 posted on 08/11/2011 11:55:41 AM PDT by trumandogz
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the same perverts with regards to batman and robin.

bert and ernie are the two brothers who share a room.

these are PUPPETS for a children’s show.

what next? wife swapping charaters? Gruff the leather fetish puppet?

Perhaps they need an adult novelty store on sesamee street to give the lost city of detroit feel to the area.

these people are just plain sick for trying to steal the childhood from children.


20 posted on 08/11/2011 12:03:03 PM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: edpc

aka George Soros.


21 posted on 08/11/2011 12:03:08 PM PDT by Grams A (The Sun will rise in the East in the morning and God is still on his throne.)
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To: Grams A

Male? You mean it isn’t whoopie and joy?


22 posted on 08/11/2011 12:06:44 PM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (Sarah Palin 2012 - Nothing but Net)
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To: SeekAndFind
I'm sorry, but did something change? I always took Bert and Ernie as "kids", not adults. Was I wrong?

Yeah, let's have same-sex couples in a kid's show that is mostly about the alphabet and numbers and simple concepts for kids. I am actually beginning to hate these people. They never stop. They are so self-absorbed that they cannot accept anything that isn't about them. Go away, please, just go away.

23 posted on 08/11/2011 12:12:11 PM PDT by LibertarianLiz
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To: ronnyquest

The last time my kids watched Sesame Street, they got bored and wanted me to change the channel. I have noticed that there are more retarded children appearing on that show than there are normal kids. What’s a few dykes and faggots to the freak show.


24 posted on 08/11/2011 12:16:31 PM PDT by Ouderkirk (Democrats...the party of Slavery, Segregation, Sodomy, and Sedition)
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To: longtermmemmory

“bert and ernie are the two brothers who share a room.”

I don’t think they are brothers as there are no parents in the picture and they live in an apartment by themselves.


25 posted on 08/11/2011 12:16:37 PM PDT by trumandogz
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To: Ouderkirk

“I have noticed that there are more retarded children appearing on that show than there are normal kids. What’s a few dykes and faggots to the freak show.”

What’s a normal kid?

And how do you know that children on the show are “retarded?”


26 posted on 08/11/2011 12:19:47 PM PDT by trumandogz
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To: Ouderkirk

“I have noticed that there are more retarded children appearing on that show than there are normal kids. What’s a few dykes and faggots to the freak show.”

What’s a normal kid?

And how do you know that children on the show are “retarded?”


27 posted on 08/11/2011 12:19:51 PM PDT by trumandogz
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To: SeekAndFind
I'm not too sure about these guys either:
28 posted on 08/11/2011 12:22:03 PM PDT by DManA
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To: trumandogz

THeis was just a few days ago and the majority of the children had Down’s. Not difficult to pick them out.


29 posted on 08/11/2011 12:22:28 PM PDT by Ouderkirk (Democrats...the party of Slavery, Segregation, Sodomy, and Sedition)
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To: longtermmemmory

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30 posted on 08/11/2011 12:23:43 PM PDT by GraceG
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To: SeekAndFind

And after Ernie told Rubber Ducky that he was the “one.” What a slut!


31 posted on 08/11/2011 12:24:44 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: DManA

Boris? Natasha?

It must be you. No one else would disparage the heroic Rocky & Bullwinkle.


32 posted on 08/11/2011 12:25:37 PM PDT by Pelham (OAA+bama, steering America's economy into the iceberg since 2008.)
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To: dfwgator

Well, it depends on where the rubber ducky was hiding. It explains why you never see their lower half.


33 posted on 08/11/2011 12:27:08 PM PDT by montyspython (This thread needs more cowbell)
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To: montyspython

"Daddy loves Froggy. Froggy love daddy?"

34 posted on 08/11/2011 12:29:03 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Pelham

Boris and Natasha. Now there’s a co-dependency relationship.


35 posted on 08/11/2011 12:29:59 PM PDT by DManA
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To: Ouderkirk

“THeis was just a few days ago and the majority of the children had Down’s. Not difficult to pick them out.”

Why was that a problem for you?


36 posted on 08/11/2011 12:31:02 PM PDT by trumandogz
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To: trumandogz
I think you mean Oscar's trash can.

You should see Dave Chapelle's funny-ass spoof on Sesame Street.

37 posted on 08/11/2011 12:36:32 PM PDT by montyspython (This thread needs more cowbell)
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To: dfwgator

Oprah said the same thing about Obama... yick


39 posted on 08/11/2011 12:40:24 PM PDT by montyspython (This thread needs more cowbell)
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To: montyspython

“I think you mean Oscar’s trash can.”

oh, that’s right. thanks.


40 posted on 08/11/2011 12:43:28 PM PDT by trumandogz
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To: dfwgator; Chode

41 posted on 08/11/2011 12:45:01 PM PDT by Morgana (I never said one word........)
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To: SeekAndFind
In a private, off air interview, the two muppets were asked the following question:

"Bert, Ernie, how would you two respond to the petition being circulated by Change.org requesting the two of you be allowed to marry by your show's producers?"

Bert: "First of all, I ain't no GD faggot and......"

Interviewer: "OK, OK......Ernie, how about you?"

Ernie: "If those GD faggots enjoy unnatural objects inserted into their rectums, I've got an old Louisville Slugger in the apartment that I'd be more than willing to shove up their...."

Interviewer: "Cool down Ernie, I..."

Ernie: "...with 50 pounds of pressure!"

42 posted on 08/11/2011 12:50:23 PM PDT by Hot Tabasco (You can't forfeit the game Chuck! If you go home you forfeit!)
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To: trumandogz
Who knows, maybe Sesame Street will have Oscar come out of the can and Big Bird will have rainbow colored tail feathers.

Sunffleupagus has already been spotted in Greenwich Village hotspots.

43 posted on 08/11/2011 12:52:16 PM PDT by montyspython (This thread needs more cowbell)
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To: trumandogz

The only time Jesus alludes to just capital punishment is in the case of people who pervert children. Specifically, that for such a one it were better to fasten a millstone around their neck and that they be thrown into the sea.

The leftists know the battles the can’t fight in the open, they can win by indoctrinating children in secret, then waiting a couple generations.


44 posted on 08/11/2011 12:56:38 PM PDT by tarotsailor
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To: SeekAndFind

Maybe they can out Mr. Rogers while they are at it.


45 posted on 08/11/2011 12:58:01 PM PDT by Defiant (We are governed by the Oboehner party.)
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To: Defiant

Hey, don’t speak ill of the dead ! :)


46 posted on 08/11/2011 12:59:19 PM PDT by SeekAndFind (u)
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To: windcliff

I suppose Chip & Dale and Heckle & Jeckle should be married too. /s


47 posted on 08/11/2011 1:15:24 PM PDT by stylecouncilor (Some minds are like soup in a poor restaurant...better left unstirred.-PG Wodehouse)
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To: tarotsailor

You are reacting to a Facebook group and not an actual Sesame Street script. The movement has no purpose except to stir up emotion among a certain segment of the population.

And apparently, they have been successful.


48 posted on 08/11/2011 1:44:37 PM PDT by trumandogz
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To: trumandogz

I comment on a global leftist agenda without mention of Sesame Street, and if you are dismissive of that, I must maintain my position that there *is* an elephant in the room.

Byeieeeee...


49 posted on 08/11/2011 2:47:32 PM PDT by tarotsailor
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To: Morgana
delenda est...
50 posted on 08/11/2011 2:48:32 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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