A right-wing Christian group launched Friday (May 15) an attack against the Public Broadcast Station (PBS) for “promoting homosexuality” with its Pride month content.
In the statement, the group decried Prideland, called being gay “unnatural” and “unhealthy”, but also pretty much provided all the information a potential viewer would need to go and watch it.
The petition has, at the time of writing, more than 38,000 signatures. Signing it has the signatories agree that the broadcaster is “making a mockery of the Bible and God’s design for human sexuality.”
“PBS is going all out in the month of June to celebrate LGBTQ+ Pride Month by launching a six-episode series of short videos on a dedicated YouTube channel created by its Digital Studios,” the statement said.
“Each Tuesday, beginning May 26, PBS will release a Prideland vignette focusing on an LGBTQ+ person and how that person deals with the ever-changing attitudes of Southern communities toward homosexual lifestyles.
“On June 12, PBS will offer its member television stations the opportunity to air a one-hour companion special featuring series host and homosexual activist Dyllón Burnside.”
“PBS’s decision to partner with Burnside to push the homosexual agenda is an unjust attack on Christianity and a mockery of the Bible and God’s design for human sexuality,” the statement continued.
“Sadly, PBS is proudly promoting a lifestyle that is unhealthy to both the individual who participates in the unnatural sexual behaviour and to society as a whole.
“In 2020, PBS received $445 million in taxpayer funding. This means you and I are directly paying for PBS to insult our faith and scoff at our God.”
The group added that videos in the series will “highlight transgenders, same-sex adoptions and sexual ‘hookups’.”