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New Yorker’s Bert and Ernie cover takes gay sex to pre-school

With the left, everything’s “for the children.”

Including gay sex.

After the Supreme Court’s twin gay-marriage rulings on Wednesday, the New Yorker is planning a cover image for next week’s issue that shows “Sesame Street” characters Ernie and Bert on a couch, with Ernie’s head on Bert’s shoulder, watching the news on television.

erniebert“It’s amazing to witness how attitudes on gay rights have evolved in my lifetime,” the creator, an apparently morally blind artist named Jack Hunter told New Yorker.  “This is great for our kids, a moment we can all celebrate.”

How about just letting kids be kids, without introducing gay sex into the pre-school world “Sesame Street” was designed for? That doesn’t seem so hard.

It’s a sad commentary that “Sesame Street” had to explain in 2011 that, really, the show is for kids – children.

“Bert and Ernie are best friends,” Sesame Street Workshop said in a statement. “They were created to teach preschoolers that people can be good friends with those who are very different from themselves. Even though they are identified as male characters and possess many human traits and characteristics … they remain puppets, and do not have a sexual orientation.”

Best friends who are best friends, with no sexual connotation? That’s kids’ stuff.

Too sophisticated for those sophisticated New Yorkers.

HT: The Blaze

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