Based on this article in Life Site News https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/pbs-kids-cartoon-arthur-features-homosexual-wedding
I wrote PBS at this address:
President and CEO, WGBH
One Guest Street
Boston, MA 02135
Below is the content of my letter:
I am a big fan of PBS Kids. I have three small children and I am constantly disappointed with Disney and even more disappointed with Nickelodeon. I crave content that teaches my kids: spiritually, morally and educationally. PBS has had a couple of hits for us in those areas. The Berenstain Bears and Adventures in the Book of Virtues are two of the best morally.
I want virtue for my kids, recently I was very disappointed in PBS. Specifically, in featuring a gay marriage in Arthur. I understand one of the main goals of Arthur is to see reflective representation. The thing is, I don’t want a reflection of broken society and sexuality. I want something better. For 4-8 year olds, which is what the show is aimed at, I want ideals to shoot for, not things that are going to introduce confusion into kids.
It should be my job to teach my kids about sexuality and I am. Very early thanks to outside sources that are forcing me to. I have had to explain homosexuality and transgenderism to my seven year old multiple times already. She is too young to have to deal with these complexities.
I spend a great deal of my time studying alternative sexualities. This show disrespects all the parents in this hot bed issue that believe that homosexuality is unhealthy and broken. You may disagree, but by pushing the issue to their children, you completely disrespect your audience.
What is next, should we show our children Polyamorous relationships, Pre-marital sex as normal (as if commitment for life means nothing), polygamy, transgender adults, transgender youth, or eventually pederasty and pedophilia? Whatever makes people happy right?
Children who grow up without a father or mother know that they are missing something, when we normalize gay families we disrespect the role of the mother or the father in a child’s development. The strongest society is made up of those of whole families.
This was a disastrous decision on PBS part and makes me distrust the whole network. Your network was the only one that my kids had free reign on. Unfortunately you have shown me I cannot even trust you.