If pbs is in full support for something so stupid as encouraging a nonsense marriage between the male puppets Bert and Ernie, parents with any intelligence at all should place that channel under parental controls. The First Amendment provides for freedom of speech, but in no way demands that any particular news paper be read, any particular newscast be watched, or what in the past has been presented as an educational program for children be watched. We, as Americans, do not have to accept, embrace any ideology just because a minority of people wish to flex their muscle and force us to do so. They are entitled to what they choose as a life style, but must not be allowed to be part of the education of children whose parents find such teachings against those morals and principles they desire for their children.
Tax payer money must not be provided to pbs for the purpose of a cause that most Americans do not approve of. The House of Representatives if they ever get back to the business for which they are being paid must make certain the defunding of pbs in any case. pbs seems to do very well selling cds, and dvds along with moneys contributed, to stand on its own.
If pbs persists in what appears to be their interest in furthering the gay lesbian cause even with children’s puppets, perhaps its stations should be converted to PAY ON DEMAND and lost among the higher channels that deal with subjects that most parents do not allow their children to view.