Equal or special treatment?
Petition calls for Ernie and Bert to get married, Sesame Street responds
If you don't want to click the link, I'll summarize it: people have nothing better to do than to attempt to make 2 puppets on a children's show have a gay marriage. Seriously?
You have to be ridiculously biased and ignorant to not see how retarded this is getting. Atheists even more than religious people, because after all you happen to be the "let people think the way they want" lot. These people want the exact opposite. Tell me something. How are these two situations different:
Ernie and Bert: Hello boys and girls. Do you know what gay is? It's when someone is attracted to the same sex! Nothing is wrong with being gay and it's bad to make fun of someone who is. Accept people for who they are and the world would be a better place.
Ernie and Bert: Hello boys and girls. Do you know what a Muslim is? It's someone who worships Allah and the prophet Muhammad! Nothing is wrong with being religious and it's bad to make fun of someone who is. Accept people for who they are and the world would be a better place.
I bet the majority of you would say there is indeed a difference. There isn't. Both messages are essentially teaching kids to be a certain way. Children are curious - after hearing either of those two messages, they would feel the need to find out more and possibly even experience being gay or being a Muslim. I ask again, equal or special treatment? Equal is for Sesame Street to, along with adding the gays to the show, making certain characters religious who constantly express their faith. But I'm sure people are too hypocritical to ever suggest that. It's the same with prayer in schools. Years ago, it was a good idea to take it out of schools. Now, in our day in age, people want it to be taught ( synonym for preached ) in school that gay is okay, that people should be gay, and that people should accept their lifestyle. It's back and forth - it's wrong for religion to be here and there but if you replace it with homosexuality, everything is all good!
Bernie Mac joked about asthma kids not living very long on one of the episodes of his sitcom. Wasn't actually something to laugh about, but no protests and demands for apologies. Tracey Morgan joked about killing his son if he was gay. Again, not something to laugh about, but so much fuss erupted over his remark that he made a public apology soon after. Message taught: It's okay to joke about kids dying from asthma, but not about killing your gay son, because after all, the latter involves a homosexual. Equal or special treatment?
It's apparent gays aren't out of "equality". Equality is being equal, not being treated better than others. Equality is putting up with jokes that the rest of the world has to put up with. Equal means if asthma kids, or Mexicans, or fat people have to endure jokes, so do homosexuals. Equal means if homosexuality can be condoned and taught in schools, so can religion. Equal means if a TV show can have two happily married gay people, it can have two monks who worship Buddha. Equal means if a pastor speaking out against gays is "hate speech", a gay speaking out against pastors is a crime as well.
Gays don't want equality. They want to be untouchable. They don't want you to be able to speak out against them. They want to take control of the schools your kids go to and the television programs they watch while brainwashing you into believing that it's not just another form of preaching. Gays have a doctrine too and they're doing a good job of converting people.
Too bad there will be a snowstorm in Hell before I switch sides.