Monday, Jan. 31, 2005 - 8:16 p.m.
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Send a Letter to Educational Secretary Spelling
I love being on the mailing list for the Americ*an Fa*mily Assoc*iation:
I know what their actions are, what their position is, and get their handy "send an email on this issue NOW" action webpage URLs.
Today the issue is to encourage the Education Secretary to continue to attack education and tolerance in the community and esp on children's programming.
Here is the letter I got:
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Education Secretary takes stand for your family; bombarded by homosexual activists
Secretary of Education Margaret Spellings, in her first day on the job, told Public Broadcasting System officials that a cartoon promoting the homosexual lifestyle should not be broadcast on their tax-supported stations.
She said that many parents would not want their children exposed to the homosexual lifestyle.
CLICK HERE TO SEND YOUR THANK YOU LETTER NOW!
A spokesman for PBS said that the government-funded network had agreed not to air the cartoon. "Postcards From Buster" shows the title character, an animated bunny, on a trip to Vermont, a state that recognizes homosexual civil unions. The episode included two lesbian couples.
Spellings told PBS (1) that her department's seal or any statement linking the department to the show be removed, (2) that PBS notify its member stations the nature of the show, and (3) that a refund "in the interest of avoiding embroiling the Ready-to-Learn program in a controversy that will only hurt it."
PBS, unlike other non-commercial stations, receives hundreds of millions of tax dollars. Other non-commercial stations depend on their listeners for financial support. PBS's viewing audience is basically affluent and well educated, but give only a small amount to support PBS.
((wench's note... I wonder where the hell they get that? It seems to me that PBS's viewing audience is basically people who cannot afford to pay for expensive cable programs?? and let's see... well-educated people are probably more tolerant and LIKE the programming, AND don't want Secretary Spellings to interfere, AND most people who are uppermiddleclass pay incredible amounts of tax, AND lesbian parents cannot file a tax report as married and so don't get tax deductions...))
Secretary Spellings has been ridiculed in the media and bombarded by the homosexual community because of her stand. The Human Rights Campaign, the nation's largest homosexual activist organization, blasted Spellings for criticizing the episode.
((Wench's note... omg I am so GLAD to hear that! though they probably exaggerate)).
HRC's Winnie Stachelberg said, "The secretary's first act in office denies children an education about the diversity of American families. Teaching children about respect for differences promotes tolerance of their fellow human beings."
The homosexual community has long used PBS and public schools to promote their agenda. ((wench's note: um, imagine, most communities have long used PBS and public schools to promote tolerance and understanding of who they are and what they do))
Please send a thank you to Secretary Spellings for her bold stand. Homosexuals are using their public attack on Secretary Spellings to keep her from taking similar actions in the future and to scare others from following her lead. We must not let that happen.
CLICK HERE TO SEND YOUR THANK YOU LETTER NOW!
Thanks for caring enough to stand up for your children and grandchildren.
Donald E. Wildmon, Chairman
American Family Association
And here is the letter I wrote when I "clicked here to send my thank you letter now":
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I went to their "action webpage" and wrote the following letter to Ms. Spelling:
Dear Secretary Spellings,
I am quite upset with you for taking a bold stand for our children by stopping the homosexual-pushing "Postcards From Buster" episode.
Children's videos should be used to gently expose them to the realities of life around them, including the lives of their fellow children, which includes children who live in many types of familes... Some children have only one mother. Some children live with their father and a stepmother. Some children have four parents since their parents are divorced and have remarried. Some of the parents who have remarried are gay or lesbian.
In Postcards from Buster, this Vermont episode showed in a simple manner that other children who live with two mothers are just normal children who go sugaring off, and are loved at home like all children do.
It seems to me that PBS and taxpayer money should be going exactly to programs such as this which demystify children's peers whether they are living in Christian, Muslim, divorced, married, or gay families.
It certainly would cut down on much of the horrid name-calling I hear in schoolgrounds, where children who don't even know the meaning of the words "gay" and "lesbian" know they are slurs and hurl them hurtfully at their playmates.
I deeply appreciate your commitment to our children and I hope you shall find better targets for your criticism, and better uses for your time than cartoons that educate children and promote tolerance and friendliness.
You might want to go to their website and send a nice letter to Secretary Spellings as well. I DO find it interesting how when THEY bombard politicians and other people with THEIR agenda, "scaring" other people into not "taking a stand" against their issues, that they consider it a good thing, but when gays and lesbians, who face losing their jobs, their children, getting bashed in the streets and schools, cannot marry, often cannot adopt children including their partner's that they help raise, etc etc do that, it is "spreading their agenda" and a bad thing. Strange. very strange.
Poor America*n Fam*ily Asso*ciation.
My heart bleeds for them.
Why don't they work on making divorce illegal? Work on making sure all jobs are not giving overtime to parents? Work on making sure there is a living wage in the US so that parents don't have to work two jobs to make ends meet, leaving their kids in daycare or alone? Work on making it illegal for the army to accept fathers... I mean really, sending a husband and father overseas for multiple tours of Iraq, risking his life so his kids are fatherless, seems to me a way worse thing than a kid having two mothers.
Hello? Some priorities please.
so, write away people!
ps, if they don't want their children "exposed to that lifestyle", does that mean all gay and lesbian parents have to keep their children out of school and off the playgrounds, so that they don't say what the little girl Emma, in the PBS cartoon said, which is so unacceptable: "Here is my mom, and here is my stepmom... she is married to my mom". THAT is the only way I can see to keep kids from being exposed. Remove it from reality.
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