Children should not be bothered with matters related to sex. When they grow up into adults, they will have plenty of time for such. Hopefully, they will make decisions about their sexuality using the Bible.
But while children are children, let them be allowed to their innocence.
It is upsetting that the LGBT want to impose their way of life on the public through the media.
When I was a kid, you rarely heard of a homosexual. I did not personally know any homosexuals. You knew some existed but it was clear that they were looked down upon because of it. The very few famous homosexuals became famous for other reasons and the fact that they were had no positive effect on their career and often ended it. This can be simplified by this.
Homosexuality + unpopular = fewer homosexuals
Over time, homosexuality became more of a media circus especially with the AIDS issue. Any time one side makes a statement, it always rallies others to the side of opposition. In this case, anti-homosexual actions leaded to pro-homosexual actions. Because some famous people where homosexual, other famous people rallied around them in support. This not only brought more media attention to the famous homosexuals but to all homosexuals. The gained media attention caused them to become more popular. A new equation had emerged.
Homosexual + famous + popularity = increased number of homosexuals
Today, if a normal person is not accepted, well, that's normal, but if a homosexual is not accepted, even if it has nothing to do with sexual preference, the person/people who do not accept them are labeled as being bigots or other such negative terms. An additional part was added to the equation.
Homosexuality + automatic acceptance = even more homosexuals
With so many homosexual people and situations being placed in not only the media but in our own lives, it is not surprising that more and more people are identifying with being homosexual. It is a statistical fact that children raised by or around homosexuals are about 4 times more likely to identify with being homosexual even when not related.
This means that homosexuality is more of a subconscious choice rather than being something your born with. The subconscious weighs the benefits to being homosexuality such as I have stated and in more and more cases they are outweighing their natural instincts causing them to identify more with being homosexual or bisexual.
Part of the point of being a child is you're immature. You're not supposed to be focusing on reproduction. You're supposed to be developing yourself so you're ready to reproduce when you get older. Even concepts like love, passion, intimacy, and romance take maturity. They shouldn't be in cartoons at all. The orientation of the matter is secondary to this. It's like saying, "Should someone eat apple pie before dinner?" No, you're not supposed to eat pie at all before dinner whether it's apple or not.
If a child watches his/her favourite cartoon and then two gay people come on, it could make him or her question their sexuality, so it could make a force on children worldwide, making more children gay, making Vladimir Putin that much more angry with the society that we have today.
Just like how we shouldn't brainwash children into religion, we shouldn't brainwash them to think things like homosexuality are ok. People would go mad if incestuous activities were promoted to children, so homosexuality shouldn't be promoted to children.
We should be keeping children neutral towards controversial topics and not bias them in either way, this'll result in a natural and unforced decision to tolerate, join, or act against homosexuality and other such 'ways of life'.
Why should a child be exposed to such nonsense at such a tender age. Okay I understand that its everyday life, homosexuality is everywhere, but one place that it definitely should not be is somewhere children go on a regular basis. What if Elmo was openly gay? Every child who watches Elmo would consider being gay. Why? Discrimination is wrong, I agree, but homosexuality is wrong too. No parent would not want to have a homosexual for a son or daughter. Trust me, I am not an ignorant person who hates gays, I just do not support them!
As we all know, there is an argument as to whether or not homosexuality is wrong and should be allowed. I am a Christian, but I believe homosexuality is a choice, and we can't force anyone not to be. However, there are Christian parents that may not want their innocent children taking part in the argument and taking sides. They them to be a kid while they can and not worry themselves about those things. That is my reason homosexuality should not be a part of children's cartoons.
Homosexuality is something that should not be exposed to children at all. Especially in cartoons. Sexuality was never my concern when I watched cartoons as a kid, so what makes you think that they care about thier sexuality. Stuff like this should be discussed with their own parents, not through cartoons. And there are people who are not comfortable with it because they believe that the practice of homosexuality is wrong-like any other sin. I understand if homosexuality is addressed in adult cartoons, but it should not be part of kids' cartoons. And if there is a cartoonist who personally prefers not to feature LGBT themes in his cartoons, then respect that and let him be.
Homosexuality should not be in children's cartoons.
Transexuality should not be in children's cartoons
Heterosexuality should not be in children's cartoons.
Sexuality should not be in children's cartoons, period.
Sexuality is an adult concept. While the age at which children should be learning it is debatable, they do not need to be exposed to it via cartoons. Homo and transexuality is no more or less business being in cartoons then heterosexuality.
Of course not..It's no different than saying should blacks be removed. Keeping children's head in the sand over the realities of life is not a good idea.. Who people love and who the person feels they are inside is their business and theirs alone...Would removing change the reality of the existence of these folks
Homosexuality and transsexualism are apart of life. If cartoons and children's shows can depict heterosexual relationships (and very explicitly might I add) then they can also highlight the existence of the lesbians, gays, bisexuals and transgender individuals as well. Everyone opposing this is a complete hypocrite. You make it all about sex when it involves the LGBT community but have no issue with sexual innuendos when heterosexuals are involved. Being gay is not all about sex, gay people have families and lives beyond their sexual orientation. If more children's show actually depicted this reality, there wouldn't be so much ignorance in the world. There is no logical reason to remove LGBT people and topics from children's shows on television or in the media.
Before considering removing something like Homosexuality and Transexuality you first would need to provide verifiable evidence for the reason behind removing them.
As you can see on the left side where "MitchV" has posted in agreement with removing Homosexuality from cartoons/anime or whatever, we can clearly see it's not only incorrect statements being made but it's all entirely opinion with no sources behind the argument.
If MitchV were to have evidence on his/her side then there would be a little more reason towards the claims he/she spews out, however there isn't and I look forward to actual evidence with proper verifiable sources posted on my post or MitchV's original post.
However even then there's still no reason to ban something in the same way the "ban bossy" campaign begun.
Should we remove heterosexuality from cartoons? Children need to learn about different sexualities from a young age so we can prevent some of the bigoted opinions that can be seen on the proposition side. It seems utterly ridiculous that we are still treating homosexuals like demons in the 21st century.
Should homosexuality and transexuality be removed from children's cartoons? No, if children are exposed to things like this early on, they will learn to be more tolerant of it(as they should be). Children being exposed to things like homo and tran sexuality early on will also provide a sense of commonness and will not be foreign to them, decreasing the chance of them judging people for it later on in life.
I do not know about all of you but I really liked the Spongebob episode where Patrick and Spongebob get a baby clam and they are parents to it. They're both males and then Spongebob dressed like a female and took the traditional gender role of being a female. So basically a gay parents and a transexual parent. Seeing gay people on tv doesn't make children question their sexuality and that's seriously the stupidest thing I have ever heard. Regardless of what you watch, you should explore your sexuality, it's healthy and natural. And even if you have a problem with it, I have a brilliant and revolutionary idea; don't watch it and don't let your children watch it. Stop oppressing people with your opinion because you don't like it.
What right do we have to isolate and ban a large group of people from children's shows? That can be seen as being very offensive and harmful to children who have same-sex parents. Having that ban would only contribute to closing children's minds and encouraging a narrow view of the world and other people.
FYI: The picture for the opinion question is Japanese anime/manga, not an American cartoon. Japanese anime/manga has no issues with homosexuality and transsexual discrimination.
No, if children are exposed to things like this early on, they will learn to be more tolerant of it(as they should be). Children being exposed to things like homo and tran sexuality early on will also provide a sense of commonness and will not be foreign to them, decreasing the chance of them judging people for it later on in life.
There is nothing wrong with being homosexual or transsexual. Even if you are not either a homosexual or transsexual you can still learn about tolerance and acceptance of them when your cartoons include them. People are born homosexual, heterosexual, bisexual, or transsexual, so they will always be around. People need to learn to be accepting of them.
Let's be honest, kid's don't HAVE to know about homosexuality and Transgender-ness (forgive me XD) But that doesn't mean the shouldn't. Steven Universe has homosexual themes, but in a way presented positively, this will teach kids acceptance and equality. No, kids don't have to know the nitty-gritty of sexuality, but they should probably know a simplified version like "being a homosexual means you like someone of the same gender" or "Being trans means you were born a girl but you see yourself as a guy." Like that, it really won't do any harm, besides kids usually gloss over it so there's that.