Parents know the importance of being aware of the television shows their children watch. But when it comes to kid’s cartoons, we often blindly assume the producers of children’s television shows will not promote political and moral agendas on young children. Many are unaware that children’s TV networks are already blatantly championing a gay-friendly agenda and advancing pro-LGBT prejudice on young children through their cartoon shows.
Cartoon Network’s championing of controversial politics to young children
“We want to wish everyone a HAPPY PRIDE and encourage all of our LGBTQ+ fans to stand proud all year long!”
The tweet included a picture of their popular Powerpuff Girls characters and the hashtag #powerpuffyourself.” Christian parents shouldn’t have been surprised at the networks dive into controversial politics. Cartoon Network has championed gay rights before. Their animated show Steven Universe featured a same-sex wedding proposal between two female characters named Sapphire and Ruby and their website hawks the show’s “made of love” collection, an assortment of LGBT-themed apparel and memorabilia for children. But wait, there’s more. Much more.
Gay characters are common on children’s TV shows
There are many examples of children’s networks pushing a pro-homosexual agenda. Cartoon Network’s show Adventure Time contained a scene that showed two female characters kissing each other on the lips. In fact, many of the show’s collectible products are printed with the controversial scene. The same creators of Adventure Time produced Clarence, a cartoon about the life of an elementary school student. One of the student’s friends has two lesbian moms which are often involved in the children’s cartoon adventures.
Cartoon Network is not the only children’s outlet to advance pro-homosexual bias through their programming. Nickelodeon’s The Loud House features a biracial, same-sex couple and a female child that falls in love with both girls and boys. Amazon’s Danger & Eggs, which caters to *very* young children, is written by a transgender man and features many homosexual characters throughout the show. Disney’s Gravity Falls inserts many gay-themes into the cartoon including two gay male police officers who were physically attracted to each other during the first season before “coming out” on the show. Other kids cartoons that emphasize gay characters include Sailor Moon Crystal (ABC), Star vs. the Forces of Evil (Disney), Cardcaptor Sakura (Nickelodeon), and the Legend of Korra (Nickelodeon).
Why do children’s networks openly offend a segment of their viewers?
If you object to a media outlet pushing beliefs that contradict your own, you have power to invoke consequences for the network’s actions. For instance, you can share your disappointment on social media and of course, stop supporting the television network. In a day where it’s easy to hand-pick shows for your children from dozens of streaming services, you would think children’s networks would try to not offend anyone. So why does Cartoon Network, ABC, Nickelodeon, and Disney continue to promote LBGT agendas?
Cartoon creators operate out of Hollywood, California, just like regular television productions – and Hollywood is notorious for insisting their liberal beliefs should be adopted by the rest of the nation. They feel they are more intelligent, progressive, and socially responsible for promoting ideas that they deem “enlightened”. This sounds incredibly bizarre to those outside of California who see the Pacific Coast community as one of the most morally reprehensible areas of the country. After all, this is the small strip of land that gave us actor Rob Lowe’s sex tape with a 16-year-old girl, David Carradine’s death from autoerotic asphyxiation, R. Kelly’s child pornography tapes, Woody Allen’s affair with his girlfriend’s underage daughter, and Michael Jackson’s bizarre relationship with young male boys. Regardless, Hollywood’s arrogance (and some may say “ignorance”) blinds their ability to consider other points of view. As long as Hollywood creators continue to believe they stand above all others, they will continue ignoring the Christian’s revulsion to ideas we believe to be morally corrupt.