Time to write to PBS and voice my opinion.
They're not something normal. They're an alternative lifestyle. Eleven out of eleven states and one sitting President agree.
~.~ If they are shown as normal, like they are, then this would be good for children.
As for the states and the pres. I'll just leave my opnion of him and them out of this.
PBS ain't the place to be showing little kids some lesbian action, dude. Kids need to worry about numbers and letters, and Mr. Rogers telling them things are going to be ok.
~.~ As a teaching station, PBS is the perfect place to show this. Think of it this way, PBS has been helpful in teaching children that good people exist in all races. Why not teach them that gay/lesbian couples are also the same good people? Isn't that a good thing for the children with same sex parents?
person 1: Do you think so-n-so is gay?
person 2: Well, what difference does it make?
Well, Jeez...if it doesn't make any difference, why get so defensive about it? It's not like I'm going to hunt a celebrity down and beat him/her to death with a BoBo Doll just because I suspect they're gay. Just conversation...
~.~ That would be my response and they would get the same response if they came up to me and said:
'hey, so and so is straight.'
It wouldn't be because I was feeling defensive, it would be because that to me is something that just doesn't matter. All that matters to me is that a person is a good person and if they aren't, I still don't care if they are gay or straight.
Well There is a time and place to discuss this with children I do not think it's a good idea for 4 or 5 years olds to be given that sort of message.
~.~ From the time my son was born I talked to him about everything that I wanted him to learn and believe. Yes, even as an infant while I nursed him, I talked, I wanted my son to grow into a good and honorable man.
When his older cousin came out of the closet, my mother thought my son (then 12) should not be told, which I found to be foolish. Anyway, I told him and all he did was shrug and say: cool.
Learning that his cousin is gay was simply no big deal because he was taught that it's not.
People die because differences are taught to be feared and hated.
Edited by Elara, 28 January 2005 - 09:54 AM.