There’s an interesting story making the rounds on the Internet, about a Tennessee representative who warned parents of the dangers of the award-winning hit television show “Modern Family,” because the show features a gay couple. And, in result, might teach children about homosexuality, or, worse, turn kids gay.
Right now, Tennessee has a bill going through the motions called the “Don’t Say Gay” bill. What this bill would do is prevent elementary and middle-school teachers from teaching about homosexuality in schools. Only “natural human reproduction science” would be allowed, which basically is calling all of the world’s homosexuals “unnatural.”
During a recent hearing on the bill, a Nashville preacher mentioned that, even though children might not learn about homosexuality in schools, they could learn about it by watching “Modern Family.” To which Rep. Joey Hensley (R) replied:
“I don’t think Modern Family is appropriate for children to watch.”
All because Rep. Hensley doesn’t want children to learn there are homosexuals in the world. Or, heaven forbid, “turn” gay.
“Modern Family” star Jesse Tyler Ferguson, who plays Mitchell Pritchett, one-half of the show’s gay couple, took to Twitter to say what he thought of all this:
“Dear Gay kids in Tennessee, I hope u know there is a huge world beyond the few idiots in your state senate who are saying: ‘Don’t Say Gay’.”
And to think, Rep. Hensley is a physician! A doctor! A medical doctor! That’s a scarier thought than kids learning about family values from a popular sitcom.
“Modern Family” is one of my favorite television shows currently on air. It’s heartwarming and brilliantly acted. And, it’s very down-to-earth and honest in how it presents issues families face.
Obviously not everyone sees it that way, and people are entitled to their opinions.