Thursday, January 27, 2005

Hooray for our new Secretary of Education

The new Secretary of Education in D.C., Margaret Spellings, is off to a good start. She slammed Boston's PBS station, WGBH, for using federal funds to produce and distribute an animated children's show which includes same-sex "marriage" propaganda. The Associated Press reports that the network claims to have decided on its own not to distribute the episode to its 349 stations, though Boston's WGBH still plans to run it locally on March 23 and make it available to other stations.

The AP reports,
The not-yet-aired episode of "Postcards from Buster" shows the title character, an animated bunny named Buster, on a trip to Vermont – a state known for recognizing same-sex civil unions. The episode features two lesbian couples, although the focus is on farm life and maple sugaring.... "Ultimately, our decision was based on the fact that we recognize this is a sensitive issue, and we wanted to make sure that parents had an opportunity to introduce this subject to their children in their own time," said Lea Sloan, vice president of media relations at PBS."

Unbelievable! PBS acknowledges that this is a sensitive issue, and parents should have some rights in educating their children?? WGBH needs to hear from Massachusetts parents, that we don't want that episode running here either.