[Christian News Network] The long-running children’s show “Sesame Street” has taken to social media twice in June to recognize “lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender” Pride Month, with one graphic symbolizing the Pride flag rainbow via characters of different colors holding hands and another utilizing the likenesses of Big Bird, Ernie, Cookie Monster, Elmo and others with a rainbow heart in the center. While being applauded by many, some commenters have pointed to the Word of God, noting that it is not loving to promote sin but to rather urge others to turn from it.
“On our street, we accept all, we love all, and we respect all. Happy #PrideMonth,” the broadcast tweeted on June 11, with an emoji of the Pride flag. A graphic accompanying the tweet depicts various show characters holding hands to create a rainbow flag.
“Love always wins. #PrideMonth,” Sesame Street wrote on June 16, using the various colors of characters, from the yellow of Big Bird, the red of Elmo and the blue of Cookie Monster to form a rainbow heart in the center.
While the posts generated thousands of likes — 131K for one and 8k for the other on Facebook, 65K for one and 12K for the other on Twitter, 167K for one on Instagram (the second was not posted) — some left comments expressing objection that the acceptance of homosexuality is being promoted to children.
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[Editor’s Note: This article was written by Heather Clark and first published at Christian News Network]