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MTV features “transgender” kiss
Advertisers on the MTV program “DeGrassi” are being targeted by a campaign that enables viewers to register complaints about a story line that teaches children the concept of being “transgender.”
The episodes contain a clear message that the rest of the world must change in order for “transgender” individuals to get what they want.
“You would think by the number of episodes that MTV devotes to including the relationship between a female to male transgender high school student and a bisexual lesbian student that such relationships are common occurrence in America’s high schools,” said the Florida Family Association in its alert to constituents.
The organization identifies advertisers as State Farm Insurance, Proctor and Gamble, Kraft, Johnson & Johnson, Mars, Coca Cola, Loreal, Kimberly Clark and other major industrial names.
“The odds of this bizarre relationship occurring in high school are likely less than one in a million. Yet, MTV feeds this salacious and irresponsible propaganda to an audience made up almost exclusively of young teens and children as if it were commonplace,” the family association continued.
“MTV airs a free promo for PFLAG (Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays) on DeGrassi which directs kids to an organization that will encourage our youth to embrace a different sexual identity that may stay with them for life,” the organization said .
The DeGrassi relationships are the subject of a music video posted online:
The family group notes the “Chasing Pavements II” episode of the program “contains graphic intimate relations between the female to male transgender character Adam (Gracie) and bisexual, lesbian character Fiona.”
“In one scene Fiona kisses Adam, pulls up Adam’s shirt and rubs her hand slightly above Adam’s groin,” the alert said.
Further, episodes titled “My Body is a Cage I and II” contain the character’s announcement that she is a male, not a female. The statement is coordinated with the promotion for PFLAG, where actor Jordan Todosey states, “Hey, I’m Jordan Todosey and I play Adam on DeGrassi. Being a teenager can be confusing. Heck, life can be confusing. But no one has to go it alone. If you think you might be transgender or you just want more information about gender identity issues, you’ll find information and support at PFLAG’s transgender network.”
The episodes include the “transgender” character, Adam (Gracie) burning herself, to “let the anger out.”
A friend consoles Adam (Gracie), saying, “You don’t have to change who you are. Everyone else does.”
A few minutes later, Adam (Gracie) tells her mother, “I said bye to Gracie a long time ago, but you haven’t and that sucks.”
Her mother responds, “I don’t know if I can say goodbye to my daughter.”
Adam (Gracie) exclaims at one point: “It’s not about you.”
And later adds, “You have to put Gracie to rest.”
“These are just a few examples of the irresponsible content of the DeGrassi shows which push transgender identity,” said the Florida Family Association.
“Unfortunately, millions of young teens and children witness this irresponsible affirmation of a transgender lifestyle and are directed to an organization that will encourage kids to embrace a sexual identity which is different from their birth sex.”
WND reported last week on the discovery by several ministry groups of a Facebook page promoting alternative sexual lifestyle choices to children that linked to sites with images of full frontal male nudity.
The Facebook page was set up to promote the “Day of Silence” organized by the Gay, Lesbian, Straight Education Network, which was founded by President Obama’s Office of Safe Schools chief Kevin Jennings.
The page later was scrubbed of the links to pornography after the Web-savvy ministry organizations revealed the offending offerings.
Peter LaBarbera of Americans for Truth edited some of the images, placing blocks over strategic parts of the photographs, but they remained largely too revealing for inclusion in a news report.
“If a conservative or religious group were as reckless as GLSEN in exposing impressionable children to hard-core perversion and pornography, needless to say they’d be out of business and drummed out of the pro-family movement,” LaBarbera told WND.
“It is a testament to how the liberal media protects irresponsible ‘gay’ activists that GLSEN continues to have a huge influence with educators despite its documented record of corrupting children – by exposing them directly to the worst excesses of the homosexual-bisexual-transgender movement,” he said.
Harvey explained to WND that she was tipped off by a parent in New York who saw that some of the links on the Facebook page promoting the pro-homosexual “Day of Silence,” held last Friday by activist organizations operating in public schools across the nation, were to homosexual “hookup” websites.
Some of those sites contained images of fully nude individuals.
When the organizations started issuing alerts to their constituents, the links disappeared almost immediately, Harvey said.
Mass Resistance, a Massachusetts organization that works to counteract the advance of homosexual activism, has investigated Jennings’ background and activities and has described how GLSEN has played a key role in plans to “transgenderize” schools in Maine.
“Teaching children sexual techniques is simply not appropriate. Unfortunately, it is part of a consistent pattern by some homosexual activists to promote underage homosexuality while pretending that their mission is simply to promote tolerance for so-called alternative lifestyles,” the newspaper said.
“It is outrageous that someone involved in this scandal is being paid by the taxpayers to serve in a high-powered position at the Education Department, of all places. At some point, [Education Secretary Arne] Duncan, Mr. Jennings, Obama administration spokesmen and the president himself are going to have to start answering questions about all this. Refusing to do so won’t make the issue go away.”
California also has been working on state legislation that would require all public schools to teach young children as young as elementary grades about homosexuality, transgenders and other alternative sexual lifestyle choices by using individuals with those proclivities as role models.