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Bert & Ernie Celebrate Gay Marriage
Townhall.com ^ | June 28, 2013 | Todd Starnes

Posted on 06/28/2013 10:13:41 AM PDT by Kaslin

Next week’s cover is a painting of Bert and Ernie cuddling on a couch while watching the nine Supreme Court justices on television. The artwork is titled, “Moment of Joy.”

“It’s amazing to witness how attitudes on gay rights have evolved in my lifetime,” artist Jack Hunter, the artist told The New Yorker. The magazine said Hunter submitted the unsolicited artwork via Tumblr.

“This is great for our kids, a moment we can all celebrate,” he told the magazine.

In 2011 the Sesame Workshop addressed questions about the sexual orientation of Bert and Ernie in a Facebook posting.

“Bert and Ernie are best friends,” the statement read. “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 a sexual orientation.”

So that settles that.

I always thought the point of Sesame Street was to teach kids to get along — not to get it on.

And Lord only knows who Elmo is tickling.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Editorial
KEYWORDS: burtandernie; children; gay; gaymarriage; marriage; television; thenewyorker

1 posted on 06/28/2013 10:13:41 AM PDT by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin

2 posted on 06/28/2013 10:14:59 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy
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To: ClearCase_guy
What about Ren and Stimpy?

(Which one is Zer0?)

3 posted on 06/28/2013 10:15:33 AM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Kaslin

4 posted on 06/28/2013 10:16:10 AM PDT by Red Badger (Want to be surprised? Google your own name......Want to have fun? Google your friend's names........)
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To: Kaslin

Thats some sick poop.


5 posted on 06/28/2013 10:16:10 AM PDT by skeeter
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To: skeeter

Romney was right. Defund PBS... NOW!


6 posted on 06/28/2013 10:18:37 AM PDT by Ripliancum (Mosiah 29:27. Look it up.)
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To: ClearCase_guy


7 posted on 06/28/2013 10:19:27 AM PDT by Iron Munro (Rubio's New Book: From Nobody To Senator, To Conservative savior, Then Back To Nobody")
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To: Kaslin

Gay this, gay that... gay, gay, gay, gay, gay, gay, gay, gay, gay. Sick of it. I used to be libertarian on the issue, but the in your face methods are pushing me right and, now that I have a 4 year old son, he is getting lessons on the truth.


8 posted on 06/28/2013 10:20:10 AM PDT by wolfman23601
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To: Kaslin

So Burt is the pitcher and Ernie is the catcher?


9 posted on 06/28/2013 10:20:21 AM PDT by NonValueAdded (Unindicted Co-conspirators: The Mainstream Media)
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To: Ripliancum

Can’t come soon enough for me!


10 posted on 06/28/2013 10:21:27 AM PDT by JaguarXKE (1973: Reporters investigate All the President's Men. 2013: Reporters ARE all the President's men)
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To: Kaslin
Evil.


11 posted on 06/28/2013 10:21:51 AM PDT by garjog (This message monitored by the IRS and the NSA to improve customer service. Thank you.)
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To: Ripliancum
Romney was right. Defund PBS... NOW!

PBS has nothing to do with this. It's the New Yorker magazine that's running that picture on its cover.

12 posted on 06/28/2013 10:22:23 AM PDT by Lurking Libertarian (Non sub homine, sed sub Deo et lege)
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To: Ripliancum

I don’t think PBS is behind this; it’s the liberal fascists at the New Yorker. PBS and the Children’s Workshop should sue the publishers for misappropriation.


13 posted on 06/28/2013 10:23:32 AM PDT by NohSpinZone (First thing we do, let's kill all the lawyers)
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To: Kaslin

Anything the left can do to get kids introduced to the queer life they will do.


14 posted on 06/28/2013 10:23:53 AM PDT by Iron Munro (Rubio's New Book: From Nobody To Senator, To Conservative savior, Then Back To Nobody")
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To: Lurking Libertarian

Jinx!


15 posted on 06/28/2013 10:24:31 AM PDT by NohSpinZone (First thing we do, let's kill all the lawyers)
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To: NohSpinZone

PBS had to release the rights to do this I would think.


16 posted on 06/28/2013 10:25:26 AM PDT by DonaldC (A nation cannot stand in the absence of religious principle.)
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To: Kaslin
This is great for our kids, a moment we can all celebrate."

And if you don't, the gaystapo and their thought police will come for those kids of yours.

17 posted on 06/28/2013 10:26:52 AM PDT by madprof98
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To: Kaslin

Well, do any kids really watch Sesame Street anymore? I grew up with it, but I don’t think my kids ever saw an ep. Other than Elmo specific videos.

I do think this guy and the New Yorker are doing this deliberately to forcethe “outing” of the characters, but are really opening up a world of hurt on Sesame Street and CTW. They’ll either gave to deny again that Ernie and Bert are gay, which is really going to tick off Liberals. Or they say “Yup, they’re a gay couple” which opens them up to accusations of lying and subliminal indoctrination.

I bet that CTW is going to be PISSED about this.


18 posted on 06/28/2013 10:28:09 AM PDT by tanknetter
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To: NohSpinZone

I was going to say, I wonder if they received authorization from PBS or whoever to use their likeness in this cover?


19 posted on 06/28/2013 10:28:10 AM PDT by Blue Turtle
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To: NohSpinZone

PBS is so deep into the liberal fascists orgs that there is no difference. They relish this association, there will be no lawsuits.


20 posted on 06/28/2013 10:32:13 AM PDT by Ripliancum (Mosiah 29:27. Look it up.)
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To: Blue Turtle
I was going to say, I wonder if they received authorization from PBS or whoever to use their likeness in this cover?

In all likelihood, they didn't. It's a gray area whether they need to-- it probably counts as "fair use." I suspect PBS won't sue them; they will try to avoid annoying any major bloc in Congress by saying that they didn't take sides, didn't authorize it, but didn't try to stop it.

21 posted on 06/28/2013 10:35:27 AM PDT by Lurking Libertarian (Non sub homine, sed sub Deo et lege)
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To: Ripliancum

This isn’t PBS.


22 posted on 06/28/2013 10:37:53 AM PDT by Borges
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To: Kaslin

(“This is great for our kids, a moment we can all celebrate,” he told the magazine.)

Perhaps you can explain to me how a Government attempt to legitimizing a perversion is good for children!


23 posted on 06/28/2013 10:39:27 AM PDT by SECURE AMERICA (Where can I go to sign up for the American Revolution 2013 and the Crusades 2013?)
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To: Kaslin

Ok, so as of Wednesday, Green Bay’s professional football team now has the most offensive mascot name in sports, right?


24 posted on 06/28/2013 10:46:54 AM PDT by Dixie Yooper (Ephesians 6:11)
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To: wolfman23601

Dittos...


25 posted on 06/28/2013 10:48:25 AM PDT by Irenic (The pencil sharpener and Elmer's glue is put away-- we've lost the red wheel barrow)
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To: Iron Munro

“Anything the left can do to get kids introduced to the queer life they will do.”

That is not only the queers’ intent, but their motivation and purpose in life and in activism. They leave nothing safe, kids cannot turn on the TV even PBS, without seeing homo propaganda and now they cannot even read an issue of the New Yorker without the gay agenda being slapped in their face.

As Americans and Christians we want to protect our children but their is no safe place.


26 posted on 06/28/2013 10:51:04 AM PDT by Wellington VII
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To: DonaldC
PBS had to release the rights to do this I would think.

Not necessarily. You pretty much have free reign for "fair use" of anything if it is a parody. Thanks to the infamous Jerry Falwell "First Time" parody and resulting SCOTUS case from that slimeball Larry Flynt.


27 posted on 06/28/2013 10:57:29 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Kaslin
Russia just outlawed this kind of gay promotion crap to their kids
28 posted on 06/28/2013 11:05:09 AM PDT by drypowder
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To: Kaslin

Next up: Neil Simon announces that the The Odd Couple were actually gay.


29 posted on 06/28/2013 11:05:22 AM PDT by AZLiberty (No tag today.)
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To: Dixie Yooper

Right you are! The Fudge Packers not the Meat Packers or the Cheese Packers. More offensive to me than any of those names related to Indians. Oh, I long for the return of the Brooklyn Trolley Dodgers. That was a great name.


30 posted on 06/28/2013 11:06:21 AM PDT by BatGuano (You don't think I'd go into combat with loose change in my pocket, do ya?)
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To: Kaslin

No more sunny days for my house!


31 posted on 06/28/2013 11:06:23 AM PDT by ealgeone (obama, border)
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To: Dixie Yooper

Right you are! The Fudge Packers not the Meat Packers or the Cheese Packers. More offensive to me than any of those names related to Indians. Oh, I long for the return of the Brooklyn Trolley Dodgers. That was a great name.


32 posted on 06/28/2013 11:06:57 AM PDT by BatGuano (You don't think I'd go into combat with loose change in my pocket, do ya?)
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To: Kaslin

NPR

Network for queers.


33 posted on 06/28/2013 11:29:51 AM PDT by IbJensen (Liberals are like Slinkies, good for nothing, but you smile as you push them down the stairs.)
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To: ClearCase_guy

LOL


34 posted on 06/28/2013 11:30:50 AM PDT by jersey117
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To: drypowder

Before you know it, kids will not be saying to their parents — “I think I’m gay”. They’ll be asking “Can I be gay too?”


35 posted on 06/28/2013 11:33:32 AM PDT by jersey117
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To: IbJensen

Nauseating Pickle Rangers.


36 posted on 06/28/2013 11:38:27 AM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: Kaslin

Limiting marriage to one man and one woman is bigotry. Get your laws off women's bodies. Defend a woman's right to choose. Love is not a felony. Equal rights for all !!!

37 posted on 06/28/2013 11:54:54 AM PDT by sbMKE
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To: Iron Munro

38 posted on 06/28/2013 2:03:57 PM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: Iron Munro

39 posted on 06/28/2013 2:06:31 PM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: fieldmarshaldj

Can’t you just picture Bert and Ernie tossing around on the couch trying to find a place to shove their cloth encrusted pickle?


40 posted on 06/28/2013 2:49:32 PM PDT by IbJensen (Liberals are like Slinkies, good for nothing, but you smile as you push them down the stairs.)
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To: Kaslin
The Indoctrination Continues
41 posted on 06/28/2013 3:03:38 PM PDT by traditional1 (Amerika.....Providing public housing for the Mulatto Messiah)
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To: Lurking Libertarian

Bert and Ernie fall under Sesame Street Trademark, someone have to give license for them to use the characters.


42 posted on 06/28/2013 4:01:54 PM PDT by ThisLittleLightofMine
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