The nation’s new education secretary denounced PBS on Tuesday for spending public money on a cartoon with lesbian characters, saying many parents would not want children exposed to such lifestyles....Indeed. Perhaps gay couples should also be forbidden from making public displays of affection. As a gay man, I for one can identify with the trauma of a father whose son might spot a couple of lesbians holding hands and then demand -- as any prebubescent heterosexual boy naturally would -- a lesson in the mechanics of cunnilingus.
“Ultimately, our decision was based on the fact that we recognize this is a sensitive issue, and we wanted to make sure that parents had an opportunity to introduce this subject to their children in their own time,” said Lea Sloan, vice president of media relations at PBS.
Saturday, January 29, 2005
‘I Was Drawn That Way!’:
More attacks on gay-themed cartoon shows discussed here. Money quotes: