Writer Claims Bert and Ernie are Gay
So I saw an article today from an ex-Sesame Street writer, Mark Saltzman, saying that Bert and Ernie are gay. Well for most of us, this isn’t a new claim or accusation. I’m sure I have heard this mentioned a number of times over the years.
Anyway, according to the writer he always related the Sesame Street characters with being gay while writing their scripting. One primary reason is he himself is gay and thus related the characters to his own relationship.
Producers Defend Bert and Ernie
Sesame Street producers are on record saying:
“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 (like most Sesame Street Muppets), they remain puppets, and do not have a sexual orientation.”
IMHO that is a respectful response. I have not watched Bert and Ernie since I was a child, so I won’t say I have analyzed the content looking for homosexual overtones.
I will however, make two points for your considerations…
Look at Nature…
What I recall from my childhood memories is great entertainment from the Sesame Street show. Bert and Ernie were just part of the show as far a I can remember. Although I admit I didn’t truly understand the perversion of homosexuality until I was older. I simply wasn’t exposed to it, thank the Lord.
Let me explain why I use the word “perversion”. Just so I don’t come off as attacking anyone personally.
I use the word perversion in reference to homosexuality, solely from the perspective of being unnatural. Nothing in nature (regardless of your belief in God or what the Holy Bible says) justifies homosexuality. Just think about it…. if all of humanity and the animal world decided to turn homosexual today, all life would cease to exist. Nature itself shows us clearly that male and female partners are what is “right” and “normal”.
I Am No Ones Judge
The other point I will make and it will probably come off as more of a warning than a point, is the risk anyone is taking by trying to influence children in a negative way. Especially something as life altering and unnatural as homosexuality.
The word of God says in Matthew 18:
“But whoso shall offend one of these little ones which believe in me, it were better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and that he were drowned in the depth of the sea.”
You will hear me say it again and again. I am no ones judge. It is my prayer that every soul be saved and every life be blessed.
But, just because I am not the judge doesn’t mean there isn’t one. And He makes it pretty clear that He takes offending innocence and children very serious. I am also not saying that the show or the writer had ill intentions. I am saying however, anyone (or group) that does plot against children are taking a great risk.
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