Rhymes & Reasons
Bert and Ernie are Not Gay!
by Greg Asimakoupoulos
Posted: September 22, 2018
Attempting to make sense of a senseless claim…
Bert and Ernie are not gay.
No matter what some writers say.
They're best of friends who love striped shirts.
Don't read between the lines.
For fifty years this Muppet pair
have modeled what it means to care.
Although quite different, they are proof
that opposites attract.
They pave the way on Sesame Street
to show us what is kind and sweet.
And though they sometimes bicker,
these good buddies give and take.
Why must you make them poster kids
for same-sex causes? God forbid!
Don't rewrite history just to make
these puppets speak for you.
Greg Asimakoupoulos (pronounced AWESOME-uh-COPE-uh-less) is an ordained minister, published author and a freelance news reporter with the Salem Radio Network. Greg maintains a weekly column called Rhymes and Reasons on The Partial Observer, which he graciously provides to SeniorLifestyle.
Greg's writings have now been assembled in book form. Find out more.
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