After “decades of speculation,” the writer who created Sesame Street’s “Bert and Ernie” characters has publicly stated that they’re “gay” (https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/7287268/sesame-street-bert-ernie-gay-speculation-over/).
However, Sesame Street so far is sticking to the statement its producers made several years ago: “[T]hey remain puppets and do not have a sexual orientation.”
Sesame Street has been a fixture on PBS public television for 48 seasons–paid for by the American people’s tax dollars.
We must ask: does this declaration by the writer change Bert and Ernie into a commercial for sodomy–a commercial aimed at an audience of children? Or is it just this one guy shooting off his mouth while the show itself remains “non-sexual” as it has always been?
I suppose that if children watching the show were unaware of this development, there’d be no harm done. But I wouldn’t bet on kids remaining unaware of it: there are too many shifty characters out there who will see to it that the writer’s message gets out. They want children to grow up believing sodomy is “normal” and even cute.
What matters is that God has said, “Thou shalt not.”
Do you go against the word of God because Sesame Street says you can?
In that case, who is your God–the Lord Jehovah, who made the heavens and the earth, and made you, and paid for your salvation with the blood of His only begotten Son, Jesus Christ… or television?
You priests and ministers and seminary profs, who bless abortion mills, perform wicked same-sex parodies of marriage, and proclaim transgenderism–
Listen up. This is God talking to you, through the prophet Malachi. Talking to you, sunshine!
Ye have wearied the Lord with your words. Yet ye say, Wherein have we wearied him? When ye say, Every one that doeth evil is good in the sight of the Lord, and he delighteth in them… (Malachi 2:17)
You’ve been warned. Yet you take pleasure in those who themselves do evil, and teach and encourage others to do the same.
If you have ears, use ’em now. If you still have a conscience, better start listening to it.
Hear the word of the Lord, and live.
We love God’s Word because it doesn’t change, no more than He does. It challenges us to change ourselves, but the high ideal to which it points us never changes.
So we don’t have to edit ourselves every cotton-pickin’ day to make sure we conform to the latest crapola off the campus.
A priest in Padua, Italy, is likely to be stripped of his priesthood because of incredibly lewd behavior–including “organizing orgies on church property” and visits to “a naturist swingers’ resort,” along with a few other activities which I prefer not to repeat ( http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/italian-priest-catholic-church-don-andrea-contin-accused-of-carrying-vibrators-sex-toys-masks-a7564096.html ).
Police have established his guilt beyond a doubt–in fact, he has confessed (and I don’t mean in a confessional booth)–and the Church does seem resolved to kick him out, which of course it should.
There have always been corrupt and wicked clergymen–read Dante, if you don’t believe me. If I knew how to set up a church wherein corruption would not be possible, I’d lay it out for all the world to see. But I do think that for any institution containing human beings, including a church, the bigger, the richer, and the more powerful the institution, the greater the corruption.
These are the people who, some centuries ago, wouldn’t let us have the Bible and persecuted, and killed, those who sought to make God’s word accessible to us. Our freedom to consult the Bible whenever we please was not won without the shedding of much blood.
We don’t do away with the church. Certainly there’s nothing in the Bible that tells us to do that! But we don’t set aside God’s word. Not for anybody.
Hear the word of the Lord.
Man’s words are full of vanity and poison. As watchmen on the walls, we have to hear it and give warning. It’s our duty to sound the trumpet.
If it were God’s plan for the wicked to inherit the earth, He would have told us.
So enough, for today, of news–or rather, the aberrations that pass as news. Our nation drowns in shame. If only we could feel the shame! It would be like our skin were on fire, to be soothed only by repentance.
Come, Lord Jesus, come!
We know the sun is going to rise every day. But every day it seems to rise on a different vision of truth and morality, courtesy of a lot of academic chowderheads who make these things up just to see what they can get us to think or do.
Every time you turn around, they’ve come up with something new–for the sake of which, we’re all supposed to change, to cast off core beliefs, and to accept the new, improved version of “truth” or else be branded as haters and enemies of the human race. And it’s frightening to observe the ease with which so many people do just that.
One thing that does not change is God’s word, because God Himself is eternal and does not change. Nor does God lie: that’s man’s province. The word of God, His gift to us: converting the soul, making wise the simple, rejoicing the heart, and enlightening the eyes: clean, enduring forever, and righteous altogether (after Psalm 19)–is this what we’re supposed to throw out, because some fool has thought of something new?
When Our Savior Jesus Christ challenged His disciples, “Will ye also go away?”, Peter answered, “Lord, to whom shall we go? thou hast the words of eternal life.” (John 6:67-68)
Eternal life is not to be traded in for eternal political correctness.
One thing I know: if God were as fickle as we are, we couldn’t count on seeing the sun come up tomorrow.