Not This Time — Childhood Favorite Stands Firm Against Left’s Agenda

The liberal media is always looking to jump on any story that pushes its agenda.

They twist facts, take things out of context, and put their spin on anything that shines a spotlight on their pet causes.

Such was the case this week when media outlets jumped on the chance to prove a decades-old “theory” – but now they are doing damage control.

Sesame Street is the longest-running children’s television program in history and has been a beacon of light in the darkness of kids’ entertainment that is increasingly hijacked by liberal propaganda.

The LGBT community has been pushing for decades to get confirmation that beloved characters Bert and Ernie are in a homosexual relationship, rather than being just roommates.

Earlier this week, a longtime Sesame Street writer shared some startling news for families on the homosexual blog, Queerty, when he supposedly confirmed that Bert and Ernie were intended to represent a homosexual couple all along.

Writer Mark Saltzman, who is a homosexual, stated in the interview:

“… I always felt that without a huge agenda, when I was writing Bert & Ernie, they were. I didn’t have any other way to contextualize them. The other thing was, more than one person referred to Arnie & I as “Bert & Ernie.”

Because how else? That’s what I had in my life, a Bert & Ernie relationship. How could it not permeate? How could it not?”

So with those words, liberal media outlets released the story celebrating the “truth” about Bert and Ernie’s relationship in their typical “we told you so” manner.

But not so fast.

The producers of the show – a gold standard in family programming for generations – were quick to refute the claims.

They released a statement on Twitter that read:

“As we have always said, 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 (as most ‘Sesame Street’ Muppets do), they remain puppets, and do not have sexual orientation.”

Left-leaning media outlets stood by their claims based on the Saltzman interview, but even Saltzman himself is now saying his comments were misinterpreted.

He told The New York Times, “As a writer, you just bring what you know into your work. Somehow, in the uproar, that turned into Bert and Ernie being gay. There is a difference.”

He also made it clear that he “would never have said” to the head writer that Bert and Ernie were based on his relationship with his partner.

Bert and Ernie’s creator, puppeteer Frank Oz, joined the Twitter firestorm by saying that whether Saltzman was writing the characters as homosexual in his own mind does not matter.

Oz stated, “They’re not, of course,” and that he would not label the characters as gay because it would not be an honest statement.

Sesame Workshop also reiterated their stance with a second statement to NBC News that even though the program includes characters of all backgrounds, Bert and Ernie were created to be best friends, and to teach young children that people can get along with those who are very different from themselves.”

As much as the LGBT community would like to hear otherwise, it seems this theory has been shut down for good.

Of course, the left is always looking to indoctrinate our children, and programs produced by Disney, Nickelodeon, and Cartoon Network have all featured blatant homosexual propaganda.

It seems though, that Sesame Workshop is standing firm against this trend – at least for now.

Saltzman did comment in the Queerty interview that he thinks Sesame Street should have “led the charge” by introducing homosexual characters since the show has always represented diversity.

And Frank Oz, as well, thinks that the program should feature a homosexual character, although human, not a puppet.

For now, though, we applaud Sesame Workshop for standing up to the bullying tactics of the left and denying any hidden intent behind these characters who have been loved by generations.

We can only hope they defy the odds and continue to keep the progressive agenda out of their program so families can continue to welcome all of the Sesame Street characters into our homes each day.

What do you think of the mad rush by the media to label Bert and Ernie as homosexual?  Show your support for Sesame Workshop’s denial of this in the comments.



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