June 26, 2017 (LifeSiteNews)
In a surprise “Pride Month” move, the iconic children’s show, Sesame Street, announced its support for the LGBT movement.
The show’s official Twitter account displays an image of Sesame Street’s biggest celebrity character, Elmo, next to his multi-colored Muppet friends – a clear tribute to the “Gay Pride” rainbow flag.
Sesame Street is proud to support families of all shapes, sizes, and colors.
In a kind of one-two punch, the combined illustration and message abandon any notion of childhood innocence while simultaneously promoting the politicization and sexualization of kids.
Do preschoolers really need to have the words gay, lesbian and transgender and the types of ‘families’ they might form injected into their vocabulary and psyches at such a tender age? Do they also need to take sides in a political war in which they have no chance of understanding until they are much, much older?
“We are creating a generation of super-sexualized children,” said Fred Kaeser, the health director for the New York City Department of Education in his Psychology Today blog. “A significant number of children are actually demonstrating sexual interest and/or sexual behavior at earlier ages than ever before in our society. Kids are being exposed to sexual matters that were previously only in the purview of adults and the greater the exposure the greater the consequences can be.”
As a political matter, Sesame Street is no longer neutral in the LGBT culture wars. This tweet reveals that Sesame Street is overtly pro-gay, declaring its solidarity with organizations like the Human Rights Campaign (HRC). At the same time, the children’s show is clearly untethering itself from whatever connection it might have enjoyed with the world of orthodox Christianity.