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Online push for Bert, Ernie to have gay wedding on 'Sesame Street' + FReep Poll
NYDailyNews.com ^ | Tuesday, Augsut 9, 2011 | Rich Schapiro

Posted on 08/10/2011 10:54:16 PM PDT by DogByte6RER

This idea isn't going to make a big splash with Rubber Duckie.

An online campaign to pressure the producers of "Sesame Street" into having lovable roommates Bert and Ernie get married is gathering steam.

Getting hitched would change things for Ernie, who has long sang about how his bath toy, Rubber Duckie, "was the one."

More than 700 people have signed on to the petition, posted at change.org.

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

A debate over the sexuality of Sesame Street's most famous duo has dogged the show since Bert and Ernie first appeared in 1969. The puppet pair sleep next to each other and bicker almost as much as a married couple.

But the producers of Sesame Street say Bert and Ernie's relationship is purely platonic.

"Bert and Ernie are best friends," the non-profit Sesame Workshop said in a statement. "They were created to teach preschoolers that people can be good friends with those who are very different from themselves.

"Even though the Sesame Street Muppets ... possess many human traits and characteristics, they have no sexual orientation."

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


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events; Unclassified
KEYWORDS: bert; berternie; brainwashing; ctw; ernie; freakshow; gayagenda; gaypuppets; homosexualagenda; indoctrination; pbs; perverts; sesamestreet; sesameworkshop
FReep Poll at this link ...

Gay wedding on 'Sesame Street'?

Do you think "Sesame Street" stars Bert and Ernie should tie the knot?

Yes, it's a great way to teach young viewers a valuable lesson

No, it would be out of place on a children's TV show

I'm not sure

1 posted on 08/10/2011 10:54:21 PM PDT by DogByte6RER
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Current poll results ...

Do you think “Sesame Street” stars Bert and Ernie should tie the knot?

Yes, it’s a great way to teach young viewers a valuable lesson

12%

No, it would be out of place on a children’s TV show

86%

I’m not sure

2%


2 posted on 08/10/2011 10:55:36 PM PDT by DogByte6RER ("Loose lips sink ships")
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To: DogByte6RER

They have been together for 42 years which is much longer than most couples.


3 posted on 08/10/2011 11:01:28 PM PDT by trumandogz
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To: DogByte6RER
While it's not exactly letting the cat out of the bag that Bert and Ernie were more than just roommates, this is stupid. What daytime cartoon character / stuffed animal children's show host gets married? Straight or gay? If heterosexual marriage, romantic love, or relationships other than 'friendship and family' are themes above your target audience, then gay marriage ... I mean, how ridiculous would that be?

It's almost like 40 year old liberals want to see this as a wierd nostalgic remake to entertain themselves, and get off on shocking kids while they're at it. Which is just bizarre on a lot of levels. This whole thing is so odd I don't even know how to process it.

4 posted on 08/10/2011 11:03:29 PM PDT by Steel Wolf ("Few men desire liberty; most men wish only for a just master." - Gaius Sallustius Crispus)
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To: DogByte6RER

I have a better idea. Big Bird is obviously the gay one. If they really want to teach kids about homo life, how about having a series of shows where each week he comes down with another disease, gonorrhea, hepatitis, AIDS, anal warts etc.

Sure it’s sick, but no more sick than the other idea they are pushing.


5 posted on 08/10/2011 11:12:25 PM PDT by ElkGroveDan (My tagline is in the shop.)
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To: trumandogz
They have been together for 42 years which is much longer than most couples.

Well gee, they are cartoon character’s~~~so to speak. Not real life.
This is a children's show meant to inspire and teach~~~but sexual matters? Please can we leave some things up to parents to teach their children. And why do gays/or their agenda have to continue to be PUSHED on kids!!!
Can KIDS BE KIDS!!!!!!

6 posted on 08/10/2011 11:19:50 PM PDT by Isabel2010
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To: Steel Wolf
IS EVERYTHING ABOUT SEX in the classroom anymore?

Responses:
Yes, it's a great way to teach young viewers a valuable lesson 12%

No, it would be out of place on a children's TV show 86%

I'm not sure 2%

I hope these nuts who advocated this pretend marriage between two puppets learn a valuable lesson from the results of this poll.

7 posted on 08/10/2011 11:19:58 PM PDT by CitizenM (He who is silent is understood to consent)
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To: DogByte6RER

Now they are not even trying to hide their indoctrination of children into the homosexual lifestyle—just like in ancient Japan, Greece, and Rome and todays Afghanistan—what’s next?— teaching man/boy love. Pederasty is part of the homosexual culture— no sexual morality. That is why in Germany and the UN they are now in the process of removing all age restrictions for sex. Pedophiles are in control of our government and the UN. Homosexuality is all about destroying Christian morality and the natural family. It is in the Communist playbook—Naked Communist.

It is a learned “lifestyle”. It is caused by child abuse and/or lack of proper role models.

There is NO gay gene—twins studies proved it couldn’t be. Behaviors are habituated and copied and kids learn to love their sexual identity or they are made to loathe it by the environment they are in. If they are molested or traumatized abnormal behaviors are much more likely.

Homosexuality is fluid—said Kinsey—it is all just a lack of sexual morality—allowing your body to be used for self-pleasure only with no regard for anyone else. It is about lust, selfishness and self-loathing.


8 posted on 08/10/2011 11:20:52 PM PDT by savagesusie (Virtue is a habit of the mind, consistent with nature and moderation and reason. Cicero)
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To: CitizenM
I think that if anyone learned anything in a discussion related to two male hand puppets contemplating holy matrimony, then the world is a much dumber place than I gave it credit for.

This whole topic is the intellectual equivalent of spray painting the inside of a plastic bag and then sniffing the fumes.

9 posted on 08/10/2011 11:26:29 PM PDT by Steel Wolf ("Few men desire liberty; most men wish only for a just master." - Gaius Sallustius Crispus)
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To: Isabel2010

“Well gee, they are cartoon character’s~~~so to speak. Not real life.”

Ok, thanks for filling me in on that information.

From what I have read, I don’t think Bert & Ernie are really getting married.

And while their sexual orientation has been rather suspect for the last 42 years, I doubt that anyone has become gay or will become gay due to watching them on Sesame Street.


10 posted on 08/10/2011 11:31:42 PM PDT by trumandogz
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To: Steel Wolf

Well, Miss Piggy and Kermit did have a movie where it was implied the marriage was real.

But this is ridiculous. They just want to co-opt generational characters as candidates for gay marriage because no one would care about some newly introduced characters married off. Next target will be re-making the Odd Couple just so they can have a gay union. Then Laverne and Shirley will reunite for a lesbian union. Let’s just ruin every platonic relationship that has ever existed and teach the example no relationship can be devoid of sexual undertones.


11 posted on 08/10/2011 11:40:01 PM PDT by Soul Seeker ( I was there when we had the numbers, but didn’t have the principles.---Jim DeMint)
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To: DogByte6RER

I am so sick of pedophiles pretending they have rights to destroy the most innocent. It’s as if all the defrocked catholic Priests went into politics.


12 posted on 08/10/2011 11:53:51 PM PDT by GreatRoad (O < 0)
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To: ElkGroveDan

Good point about Big Bird. I’ve always suspected Peppermint Patty too.


13 posted on 08/11/2011 12:03:46 AM PDT by beaversmom
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To: DogByte6RER

Sesame Street should have a gay wedding between 0bama and Larry Sinclair.

After that, the gay lovers can officially convert to islam.


14 posted on 08/11/2011 12:12:52 AM PDT by LyinLibs (All moslems are somewhere on the killing-you spectrum)
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To: DogByte6RER

The Sesame Street people have yet one more time denied there is any sexuality to the characters. They’re cloth and foam rubber.

(Sex-wise Miss Piggy and Janice don’t count, nor Gonzo and his chicken-harem. There is no Sesame Street/Piggy crossover).

Whoever the joker is who made up the Facebook page, he sure judged your response well. Hysterics all across the internet up in arms over a single Facebook page speaking to something that isn’t happening.

Show your outrage. Moan over the collapse of civilization. Give him his moneys worth.

btw Ernie is still evil of course. Just not gay.


15 posted on 08/11/2011 12:19:50 AM PDT by tlb
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To: DogByte6RER

We were always told it was crazy to say Bert and Ernie were depicting homosexuals.

I hope those people now feel like dopes.


16 posted on 08/11/2011 12:28:50 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
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To: DogByte6RER
But the producers of Sesame Street say Bert and Ernie's relationship is purely platonic.

Possibly, but each of them has had someone's hand up their ass for decades.

17 posted on 08/11/2011 1:12:24 AM PDT by edpc (Ruck Famadan)
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To: DogByte6RER

Our friggin nation is crumbling around us as we speak and this is the best thing out on the net? I could give a rat’s turd less about what amount to two phucking socket puppet having a Gay Wedding on a fictional kiddies program! At the current rate there would even be an America for our children if we don’t turn this around in 2012.


18 posted on 08/11/2011 1:25:20 AM PDT by Trueblackman (Posting on FR since 1998 and 100% teleprompter free post as well.)
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To: beaversmom

Well the ‘gay community’ has tried to turn the “My Little Pony” character “Rainbow Dash” into a lesbian.

Show creators do not endorse it at all, nor does the show imply it, but the push is on for ‘official recognition’. The militant gays want to homofy everything they can just to force mainstream acceptance.

And that’s just one of many kid shows that push applies to.


19 posted on 08/11/2011 1:46:27 AM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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To: DogByte6RER

Kids don’t watch Sesame Street anymore.

The magic is long gone.

The brilliance of the Sesame Street of the 70s and 80s has been gradually replaced by boring, long-form, repetitive computer-animated sequences, and is dominated almost entirely by Elmo, the speech-impaired laughing-gas addict who has to learn the same basic lessons over and over again whilst flirting with the almost impossibly gay-acting, retarded “Mister Noodles” and incessantly referring to himself in the third person.

In any case, my three-year old hates it, and lots of other kids do too.

It used to be fun even for adults to watch! Now it’s just gross.

Sadly only a few of the old episodes are available on DVD.


20 posted on 08/11/2011 2:43:55 AM PDT by golux
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To: DogByte6RER

Here’s a hint to Rich Schapiro and the rest of the lazy MSM....idiotic ‘causes’ are proposed and endorsed every hour of every day on the Internet. That does not make them newsworthy.


21 posted on 08/11/2011 3:44:26 AM PDT by relictele (Pax Quaeritur Bello)
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To: DogByte6RER
This is not new . They have already done this some ten years ago . They had a campaign with the schools . The kids were asked to partner up with their best friends and have a “friendship marriage” along with Bert and Ernie . Boys were married to other boy's and girls married to girls .
22 posted on 08/11/2011 4:01:55 AM PDT by drumr337 (I voted 4 Palin)
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To: trumandogz

“I doubt that anyone has become gay or will become gay due to watching them on Sesame Street.”

It is about “normalizing”. If they showed them getting AIDS, gay-bowel syndrome, and burning in the fires of Hell, then I’d say it is a fair portrayal.


23 posted on 08/11/2011 4:05:52 AM PDT by kearnyirish2
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To: DogByte6RER

My children have grown up not having a clew as to what Sesame Street even is.

I don’t think they have missed a thing.


24 posted on 08/11/2011 4:20:02 AM PDT by SampleMan (If all of the people currently oppressed shared a common geography, bullets would already be flying.)
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To: DogByte6RER

No, I want Ernie to have a sex change operation and turn him into Ernestine. Then they can get married.


25 posted on 08/11/2011 4:46:21 AM PDT by Right Wing Assault (Dick Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
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To: DogByte6RER

Jeez, next thing you know frogs and pigs will fall in love with each other!


26 posted on 08/11/2011 4:51:23 AM PDT by thefactor (yes, as a matter of fact, i DID only read the excerpt)
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To: DogByte6RER
Do you think Bert and Ernie should tie the knot?

Yes. It's a great way to show people who think we are crazy for suggesting PBS is a propaganda tool for The Left to finally see for themselves that we are right.

27 posted on 08/11/2011 4:53:34 AM PDT by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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To: DogByte6RER
"Even though the Sesame Street Muppets ... possess many human traits and characteristics, they have no sexual orientation."

Really? Then where do Baby Muppets come from?

28 posted on 08/11/2011 4:55:00 AM PDT by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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To: DogByte6RER
The good news is that even flaming libs I know think this is a dumb idea -- sexuality in any sense is totally out of place on Sesame Street.
29 posted on 08/11/2011 4:56:06 AM PDT by kevkrom (This space for rent.)
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To: DogByte6RER

Another reason to defund (or outright eliminate) PBS. Just like NPR (National Socialist Radio), what’s the point anymore? It’s not like there aren’t a gazillion alternatives available.


30 posted on 08/11/2011 4:57:15 AM PDT by Marathoner (Government schools = Marxist indoctrination centers)
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To: DogByte6RER
As Christians, we are supposed to speak the truth in love.
But they make themselves so damned hard to love - they are quite an un-loving crew, and the more room they are given the more vile they become.
Prostitutes, heroin addicts, alcoholics, thieves, etc. at least have some modicum of humility about their sinfull behavior - they don't really toss it in your face and laugh at you - but the homosexuals, they are in a sinner-class all by themselves, or so it seems.
Very difficult to try to reach out to, even though they are perhaps more broken than many.
Well, that my rant o' the mornin'.
31 posted on 08/11/2011 5:05:31 AM PDT by Psalm 73 ("Gentlemen, you can't fight in here - this is the War Room".)
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To: DogByte6RER
Online push for Bert, Ernie to have gay wedding on 'Sesame Street'

And in a year, they can have a special where Bert brutally clubs earnie to death and dismembers the body for spending too much time in Oscar's garbage can...

I mean, they want "reality", why stop at a wedding?

32 posted on 08/11/2011 5:36:20 AM PDT by Caipirabob ( Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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To: DogByte6RER

Poll Results

Thank you for voting.

Do you think "Sesame Street" stars Bert and Ernie should tie the knot?

Yes, it's a great way to teach young viewers a valuable lesson 11%
No, it would be out of place on a children's TV show 87%
I'm not sure 2%

33 posted on 08/11/2011 5:43:20 AM PDT by Focault's Pendulum
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To: trumandogz

“...And while their sexual orientation has been rather suspect for the last 42 years...”

I always thought Bert and Ernie were brothers.


34 posted on 08/11/2011 5:50:52 AM PDT by LottieDah (If only those who speak so eloquently on behalf of animals would do so on behalf of the unborn.)
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To: DogByte6RER

Bert and Ernie are homosexual? Does George Bailey know about this?

35 posted on 08/11/2011 6:39:55 AM PDT by GreenLanternCorps ("Barack Obama" is Swahili for "Jimmy Carter".)
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To: DogByte6RER
Yes, it's a great way to teach young viewers a valuable lesson 11%

No, it would be out of place on a children's TV show 87% I don't care what they do with that rubber duck.

I'm not sure 2%

36 posted on 08/11/2011 6:44:15 AM PDT by bmwcyle (Obama is a Communist, a Muslim, and an illegal alien)
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To: DogByte6RER

On a serious note, when I watched “Sesame Street” as a kid in the early 70’s it never crossed my mind that they were anything but roommates. It is contemptible that “activists” have to ruin childhood with groundless assertions about every character.


37 posted on 08/11/2011 6:45:37 AM PDT by GreenLanternCorps ("Barack Obama" is Swahili for "Jimmy Carter".)
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To: DogByte6RER

Freeped and bumped. Currently 86% NOT APPROPRIATE.


38 posted on 08/11/2011 2:51:39 PM PDT by jimt
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To: beaversmom

Don’t forget the candy store owner Mr. Lopar in “Handy Manny” who lives with his mother.


39 posted on 08/11/2011 3:04:02 PM PDT by ElkGroveDan (My tagline is in the shop.)
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