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 Topic: Buster Baxter censored

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Asha  



Joined: 09 Mar 2005
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Posted: 9 Mar 2005, 10:57 pm    Post subject: Buster Baxter censored Reply with quote

First, it was Tinky Winky from the kids show "Teletubbies." He was purple, had an antenna shaped like an upside down triangle, and carried what resembled a woman's purse. Conservative groups attacked the show for promoting glbtq agenda and pulled the show from most networks.

Recently, Spongebob Squarepants was accused of being gay because of his "unusually close" friendship with his idiotic friend Patrick. The creator of the show denied these claims and Spongbob was left alone.

Now, a new kids cartoon called Postcards from Buster (starring the character Buster Baxter from the popular PBS Arthur show) was pulled from almost all networks for an episode shot in Vermont in which a family of two moms and three kids are introduced. Family Pride is airing the episode for a short time at this address: http://buster.familypride.org/

Really. I think it was great that the show tried to reach kids at an early age and show them that families can have all kinds of structures. Because kids will be kids. They're not going to care that a homosexual couple is together. Kids would be more interested in petting the gay couple's dog or asking if the couple had any children that could come over to play. And you know what? I believe that's exactly the kind of nonchalance that conservative groups (including the U.S. Department of Education) are worried about.

What do you think about reaching out to kids about homosexuality and teaching them from a young age that it is normal?
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