Have Bert and Ernie “Come Out”?

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This week I have been wondering, what happened to the America I grew up in? I remember an episode of the original Star Trek entitled “Mirror, Mirror” where Captain Kirk, Scottie, Dr. McCoy and Lt Uhura were beamed into an alternate universe, everyone was an evil version of themselves and Spock had a beard!

new-yorkerI spotted this cover of the New Yorker today and wondered if something like that had happened to me. How perverted have we become as a people that some look to children’s entertainment to advance their cause?

I was a child in my formative years in the 70’s. I remember watching Sesame Street, the Electric Company and even Mr. Rodgers. It was entertaining and somewhat educational. Characters like the Cookie Monster, Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch made a lasting impression on me and millions of my generation for better or worse.

Now some are holding up Bert and Ernie, from Sesame Street not It’s a Wonderful Life, as an example of a same sex couple. They want Sesame Workshop to promote them as such.

In response to an 2011 online petition calling for Bert and Ernie to tie the knot, the Sesame Workshop’s Facebook page offered this statement:

“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. 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.”

America has changed dramatically in less than 50 years. It is up to us to shout the alarm. Our children and grandchildren are being indoctrinated as early as possible. It is time for the Believer to come out of the closet.

“Son of man, I have made you a watchman for the house of Israel; therefore hear a word from My mouth, and give them warning from Me: When I say to the wicked, ‘You shall surely die,’ and you give him no warning, nor speak to warn the wicked from his wicked way, to save his life, that same wicked man shall die in his iniquity; but his blood I will require at your hand. Yet, if you warn the wicked, and he does not turn from his wickedness, nor from his wicked way, he shall die in his iniquity; but you have delivered your soul.

 “Again, when a righteous man turns from his righteousness and commits iniquity, and I lay a stumbling block before him, he shall die; because you did not give him warning, he shall die in his sin, and his righteousness which he has done shall not be remembered; but his blood I will require at your hand. Nevertheless if you warn the righteous man that the righteous should not sin, and he does not sin, he shall surely live because he took warning; also you will have delivered your soul.” Ezekiel 3:17-21

 

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