Example of homophobia in the US
This is a post from my blog at http://cdmarcus.blogspot.com.
Disclaimer: This happened in January, so it's not recent. But you should still know about it. Recently, I was surfing the web when I found some information about how the Education Secretary Margaret Spellings asked PBS not to air an episode of "Postcards from Buster," an educational public television show where Buster, a rabbit from the "Arthur" show, visits places and learns about their cultures. In this episode, entitled "Sugartime," Buster visits a family in Vermont, and learns about how maple syrup is made. The family he visits consists of two lesbian parents and their adopted children. According to the Washington Post, she said that "many parents would not want their young children exposed to the life-styles portrayed in this episode." Now, I find this totally wrong. Homosexuality does exist, and there's nothing wrong with that. Isn't it better that children learn that from a neutral point of view and are allowed to come to their own conclusions? I would hope that any parent who encourages their child to watch such shows as "Postcards," which teaches children about different cultures and lifestyles, would not be prejudiced against homosexuals. In fact, nobody should. But at least don't conceal facts and censor certain lifestyles and cultures, and the people to which they belong.
In a country that frowns upon prejudice, how can this happen? Be sure to look at the comment by Bobkul, who commented on Kingdom of Heathen, on the original post at my blog. To see the comments, click here.