GOP Senators Demand New TV Rating So Parents Can Block Kids From Seeing Shows With LGBTQ Characters

I keep telling people they are not going to stop until the LGBTQ+ are gone.  They don’t want us to exist.  They don’t see us as human people.  But what they really want is to codify their god into the laws of our country to force everyone to live by their church doctrines.   The thing is right now they are coming for the LGBTQ but the next targets will be those religions they say are wrong and offend their god also.   As more and more people leave the religion in the US the Christian religions want to force people to live according to the dictates of their religion.  

The New York Post reports:

A group of Republican senators want a new TV rating created so parents can block their children from watching shows with LGBTQ characters. The five senators from North Dakota, Kansas, Utah, Indiana and Montana sent a letter Wednesday to the TV Parental Guidelines Monitoring Board asking for the new rating.

The two-page letter signed by Sens. Roger Marshall, Mike Lee, Mike Braun, Kevin Cramer and Steve Daines “strongly urged” the TV group’s chairman, Charles Rivkin, to update its guidelines to ensure parents are aware of the “disturbing” content.

The letter also cited Disney’s ongoing opposition to a recently enacted state law – dubbed by critics as the “Don’t Say Gay” measure.

From the letter:

The Telecommunications Act of 1996 enabled greater parental choice in television programming. In establishing this law, Congress found that “studies indicate that children are affected by the pervasiveness and casual treatment of sexual material on television, eroding the ability of parents to develop responsible attitudes and behavior in their children.”

The law requires TV manufacturers to establish a technology that would allow blocking of programs based on category ratings in its set receivers.

In order for the technology, known as the V-Chip,to fulfill its purpose, Congress also incentivized the creation of TV parental guidelines as well as the creation of the Parental Guidelines Monitoring Board.

The law was fully implemented allowing parents to easily block violent, sexual, or other programming that they believe may irrevocably interfere with their child’s emotional and psychological development.

 

Mikey • 13 hours ago

as long as television shows that depict religious themes are also classified with warnings.

Teedofftaxpayer Mikey • 13 hours ago

I posted earlier on another topic where lately I’ve seen more and more biblical verses being shown during commercial breaks lately. I guess we’re slowly becoming the “Christian Iran” .

Jack Frost Teedofftaxpayer • 13 hours ago

Slowly?

LA three days after the SCOTUS leak is about to make contraception, IVF and miscarriages illegal. And about to legislate abortion as murder.

We’re at the doorstep of a Christian theocracy.

Meet John Doe • 13 hours ago

So, Republicans want to be like China 🇨🇳

DaddyRay Meet John Doe • 13 hours ago

And Russia, North Korea, Iran ….

zhera DaddyRay • 13 hours ago

Saudi Arabia.

Judas Peckerwood • 14 hours ago

Young Christian children should also be protected from math involving ARABIC numerals!!!1!1!11!!!

thatotherjean • 13 hours ago

Really? REALLY? No. What’s next, a rating for shows with black characters? Pure grandstanding for the worst of the worst of their constituents.

Westcoast88 • 13 hours ago

If you think that the very existence or depiction of a gay person is disturbing, then you have a sick mind.

Ninja0980 • 14 hours ago

But marriage equality is totally safe!

6 thoughts on “GOP Senators Demand New TV Rating So Parents Can Block Kids From Seeing Shows With LGBTQ Characters

  1. Scottie, there won’t be too much to watch if everyone is plain vanilla heterosexual. Have you ever noticed on the Hallmark movie channel, I cannot recall anyone ever being divorced. They either are widowed or separated as teens before marriage. I guess Hallmark does not have a card for divorce.

    My point is the answer to being segregated is not to be more segregated. It is finding common ground. Every family has a LGBTQ+ person in close relationship. I am long past weary of this we/ they stuff pushed by a strident minority of people. Keith

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    1. Hello Keith. Well said. I agree. I was thinking back to the shows that showed married couples in small twin size beds with a bedside table and light between the beds. I remembered when I first watched Bewitched that the two main married characters slept that way and I kept thinking how unrealistic that was. I had a harder time accepting that than she was a witch with powers.

      There was a time on TV when all the people were white, and only occasionally was there a black servant. Remember that Star Trek was pulled off the air in the southern states for having the first on air interracial kiss. The network made huge changes to keep anything like that from happening again and the show went off the air soon after.

      In the TV show I Dream of Jeannie, they had to keep her belly button covered.

      Did people really think those shows were real life. That leave it to beaver was the way most people lived? To me it is the most boring TV ever.

      You are right it is a strident minority. But that minority has managed to sway an entire political party to its way of thinking and will keep pushing it to go further in whitewashing history and removing anything they object to under any grounds from society. Even though those people themselves may not follow those dictates in their private life they will try to force others to do so. It has become a scary world of reduced rights for those in the targeted minorities, such as me and my husband.

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