Where is Bert and Ernie?
Where is Bert and Ernie?
Fischer foams at the mouth while citing the debunked and discredited Mark Regnerus study quoting fake statistics and feinging moral outrage while spewing his bigoted bullshit claiming that the New Yorker is promoting child abuse.
“The tony, elitist New Yorker magazine, read by those who fancy themselves our moral and intellectual superiors, is in effect promoting child endangerment on the cover of its latest issue, and shamelessly using Bert and Ernie to do it.
The cover features the two muppets, who according to Sesame Street “have no sexual orientation,” cuddling romantically on a couch in a darkened room in front of a TV set picturing the Supreme Court, which of course has just issued a ruling overturning the federal definition of marriage as exclusively the union of one man and one woman.
This is shameless, using figures who are iconic to children to promote sexual deviancy. And worse, it is dangerous and irresponsible.
According to the most extensive research on the subject ever done, Mark Regnerus of the University of Texas concluded that adults who grow up in homosexual households fare worse on 77 of 80 outcomes compared to children raised in an intact biological family.
(For those who wish to discredit Regnerus, save your breath. UT’s research integrity officer investigated 8 charges against Regnerus’s research and found that “none of the allegations … were substantiated.”)
According to Regnerus’s findings, adults raised by homosexual parents are much more likely to be on welfare, to have lower educational attainment, to suffer from depression, to be arrested, and to have numerous sexual partners.
Adult children of lesbian mothers are particularly at risk. Compared to children raised by a mom and a dad married to each other, they are nearly four times as likely to have been physically forced to have sex against their will. They use marijuana more frequently, are more likely to have “attachment” problems as adults, and are an astonishing 10 times more likely to have been “touched sexually by a parent or other adult caregiver.”
Children of homosexual fathers are three times as likely to identify as something other than entirely heterosexual, while children of lesbian mothers are four times as likely. In other words, same sex environments have a devastating impact on a child’s sense of his own sexual identity which will create emotional, mental and physical problems for the remainder of their lives.
Even more shocking are the outcomes Regnerus found that relate to sexual abuse. A staggering 23% of adult children of lesbians reported having been sexually molested – unwanted sexual touching or worse – than children raised by a mom and a dad. Six percent of children raised by a homosexual father reported being the victims of sexual abuse, which is a rate 300% higher than among the children of married biological parents.
It is thus clear from the best in social research that being raised in a same-sex environment poses completely unacceptable risks to vulnerable young children.
By promoting same-sex marriage, and using Sesame Street to do it, the New Yorker staff in effect is promoting child abuse. They should be ashamed of themselves.”
Actually Regnerus’ “study” has been widely discredited in the mainstream academic and scientific communities including the American Psychological Association (APA) and its been proven that Regnerus’ funders had an anti-gay agenda and the study itself was plagued by troubling conflicts of interest.
Also proven studies show that 100% of everything that comes out of Bryan Fischer’s mouth is bullshit.
Even before the end of the presidential debate between President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney had concluded on October 3 when Romney pledged to end the U.S. federal government’s subsidy for the Public Broadcasting Service despite his professed “love” for Big Bird, Michael Bellavia, 43, an animation executive from Los Angeles, and Chris Mecham, 46, a university student in Idaho were already working on a way to save Big Bird and PBS from possible extinction in the form of a puppet-based protest next month dubbed the “Million Muppet March.”
Coming from rural Idaho, Mecham said he was aware how important public broadcasting was in sparsely populated areas that receive no other signals over the air.
“Romney was using Muppets as a rhetorical device to talk about getting rid of public broadcasting, which is really so much bigger than Sesame Street,” Mecham said. “While he was still talking I was thinking of ways I could express my frustration at that argument. Before the debates were over I had put up the Million Muppet March Facebook page.”
The demonstration is planned for November 3 at the National Mall in Washington, D.C., three days before the general election.
The Muppets vs. The GOP. My money is on Miss Piggy.
So Change.org is featuring a petition by a user named Lair Scott that is asking the children’s television show Sesame Street to out Bert and Ernie as a gay couple and have them get married. While I think it might be a good idea to introduce a gay character on the show, I think this is going a bit too far.
Here’s what the petition reads:
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. Only that they allow Bert & Ernie to marry or even add a transgender character to the show. 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.
It’s important to separate their friendship from marriage because it’s just more fodder for the radical, religious conservatives who will use it as evidence that gays are confused about male to male relationships.
Am I not seeing the bigger picture? What do you think?
The Bill Compton Muppet is kinda cute. Does that make me a Furry?