Does this statement sound threatening to you?:
Statement of tpt on Postcards from Buster episode “Sugartime!”: “A core part of tpt ‘s mission is to provide trustworthy educational programming for children – a responsibility we take very seriously. We also believe parents should play an active role in structuring their children’s use of television, so that TV becomes a positive influence on their lives.”
How about this one:
“After reviewing the episode, we believe it is consistent with our mission and appropriate to broadcast. At the same time, we respect the right of parents to make viewing choices for their own families and we encourage them to do so – even when that means turning off a particular show on our station.”
Apparently, Colleen from Catholic Parents would say yes, because her response was, “. . . they are blatantly pushing a homosexual agenda which is clearly against natural law and offensive to families. They will continue working to desensitize our children – because as we all know they can’t reproduce so they must recruit!”
Personally, I find it most interesting that she wasn’t equally irate about other ‘controversial’ epidoses of the children’s show that included topics:
TPT: “Different episodes have profiled children from many ethnic backgrounds, including Norwegians in North Dakota, a Hmong family in Wisconsin, and a Cuban Greek American girl in Miami. Buster has met children living in a variety of family structures including traditional two-parent households, children splitting time between divorced parents, children living with grandparents, and children living with single parents. The series also explores the role of religion in kids’ lives including Muslims, Orthodox Jews, Mormons, Baptists and Evangelical Christians.”
Divorced parents? Single parents? Norwegians? Where’s the outrage, Colleen?