Friday, January 28, 2005

Homophobic Education Secretary, anyone?

Bush's new Education Secretary Margaret Spellings is on a tirade against PBS (which relies on government funds like Ready-To-Learn) for producing an episode of Postcards from Buster about sugar and where it comes from. Why is this a big deal, you ask? Because Buster (the bunny) encounters two lesbian couples who produce sugar & maple syrup in Vermont (where same-sex unions are legal). Margaret does not want her children watching this lifestyle in the intimate medium of television, and is demanding PBS give back the funds it used.

Margaret, with all due respect, resign from your post. It's not your job to keep kids from seeing an episode about sugar production just because the people interviewed happen to have a lifestyle you don't agree with. The show is about sugar production, not lesbian sex...

Shame on you, PBS, for cowering to her.

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