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Video: US radio host says the New Yorker ‘promoted child abuse’ with Bert and Ernie equal marriage cover

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  1. I knew it would be that nut job Bryan Fischer before I even read the article.

    The man really does need locking up for his own sanity.

    1. When is the other nutter, Linda something, going to comment on this? Maybe she’s “thinking” what to say?

      1. GulliverUK 2 Jul 2013, 6:06pm

        I’m not aware that she has ever “thought” about what she says
        Hey! Why don’t they have the Linda and Bryan show? Oh, hold on, she’s a women, … nope, I don’t think Bryan would like sharing with a women.

  2. Jock S. Trap 2 Jul 2013, 3:23pm

    LOL… “homosexual clinch”

    I haven’t laughed so much for ages. The funniest bit being Bryan Fischer.

    Could the man get anymore pathetic?

    Stay tuned, I’m sure we’ll find out soon enough!

  3. I didn’t like the cover, because we have heroes of our own and didn’t much care for such a notable publication focusing on something that had nothing to do with our battle for rights.

    What’s more, I knew that this would happen – Because controversy leads to copy and clicks. It was not the New Yorker taking our corner, so much as to provoke exactly this.

    As for Bert and Ernie themselves, I think it’s a fair comment by the muppet producers that these two are about getting on with people who aren’t like you, an important lesson that perhaps Fischer could benefit from learning.

    Bert and Ernie themselves are not children, so everything else Fischer said is disingenuous rabble rousing to make morons send him money so the NPO can afford his salary. Nothing but a grifter, the modern iteration of selling bits of the “true” cross to ignorant peasants.

    1. PantoHorse 2 Jul 2013, 3:39pm

      Agree. Swivel-eyed religionist strikes again.

  4. if it were not so worrying, it would be funny. These folks get radio and tv time.. a lot.. and their assertions spur the frightened and uneducated on to violence against individual gay people. One day, someone somewhere is going to have to explain to me why they are so strongly against us.. and dont tell me .. the bible made them do it!.

  5. Are there any US radio hosts whose views aren’t slightly to the right of Genghis Khan?

  6. John in Toronto Canada 2 Jul 2013, 3:39pm

    Bert and Ernie being the friends that they have been portrayed as, would indeed hug, and would not hesitate to be affectionate with one another for any given reason. They are not engaged in elicit “puppet sex acts” or anything vulgar on the cover of the New Yorker. It’s an act of affection between two males that gets these conservatives all undone. How twisted is that? And furthermore, to associate it with child abuse is equally twisted. I don’t know about you, but I don’t know any Sesame Street aged children who read the New Yorker so as to even raise the question of why Bert and Ernie would be cuddling on the couch. Heaven forbid physical affection between two males. ‘Must be the apocalypse. Religion is a scourge.

    1. Little kids wouldn’t “raise the question” anyway, because they wouldn’t see Bert and Ernie as beings with sexuality like adult human beings. That is something that adults project onto them. They’d just think, “Bert and Ernie have a weird looking TV”.

  7. If they have no sexual orientation because they are muppets, isn’t it just a case then that it is one big felted ball, resting against another felted ball? God help him when he looks at his couch and sees 2 cushions resting against eachother!!! :O The Horror!!

  8. I disliked Sesame Street as a small child. I found it irritating (I did like the Count though)…I wouldn’t let my daughter watch it when she was little…and don’t get me started on the Teletubbies.

    1. Sesame street is the only TV I was allowed to watch as a child, along with a video of Thomas the Tank Engine. It taught me a lot of vocabulary, I think it’s great kids TV (or it was).

      The Teletubbies was awful, pointless bilge.

  9. As a 52 year old gay man that grew up with Sesame Street, I’d really like these two characters remain original to the wishes of the Sesame Workshop.

  10. Ok now you’re just trying to wind me up with this tripe.

  11. Colin (London) 2 Jul 2013, 9:15pm

    Fisher is a prize PRATT spreading his twisted thinking…Sad man

  12. They’re muppets, Bryan. They’re not even really alive. What next- Miss Piggy is promoting zoophilia due to her long-standing relationship with Kermit the Frog?!

  13. What a ‘loving christian’ this man is. Do they never stop and ask themselves, ‘Would Jesus’ (if he ever existed) ‘have been so violently opposed to gay people?’ So, the next question is: ‘What motivates Fischer’s homophobia?’. It’s obviously not religion – as denoted above. So, could it be self-loathing, Bryan? Certainly, this man is obsessed with the subject. So, to me, it seems unlikely it can be anything else …

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