hey fragglerockr- I know many disagree with my beliefs and I respect your right to do so. However, regarding this statement, I do think people choose to be straight. There is a daily struggle between right and wrong for everyone. I certainly have given in to wrong many times...however, I look to Christ for salvation and forgiveness and I trust Him to help me choose to do the right. Naturally, we all do wrong from the sin nature in all of us. That is why we need a Savior- that's why Jesus came- to die on the cross to pay for all of our sins and rise again from the dead to give us salvation. He is The Savior. But people have to make a choice regarding God and what they will believe about Him and whether or not they will obey Him. And puberty is the place where boys and girls start making sexual decisions and undergoing sexual changes- and every day of our lives, there is a choice to engage in sexuality the way that God designed or to choose our own path instead. Genesis 2:24 (which Jesus quotes in Matthew 19:4-5) says that "for this reason a man shall leave his father and mother and be united to his wife and the two shall become one flesh." The model laid out here is one man and one woman together for life. (As Jesus says after quoting this, "therefore what God has joined together, let no man put asunder.") So the choice is whether we will obey what God has said or not. I know that some, as heralde said, choose to interpret The Bible's commands on sexuality differently and that is their option. I respectfully disagree. Regarding showing the marriage relationship through Maria and Luis' wedding displays the only kind of sexual relationship God intended (as Matthew 19 espouses on). Showing a homosexual relationship on Sesame Street would only teach kids that this is an acceptable alternative- and of course, it largely is by much of society. Again- I mean no hatred or malice toward anyone in this kind of a relationship- (though I recognize the very fact of my stating an opposition to those relationships may well be perceived as such regardless)- but the simplest way to say it is that God says this is wrong. Sesame Street and society will do as it will and I recognize that. I am okay with being seen as being "behind the times" or old-fashioned or backwards or ignorant or whatever other label someone may wish to thrust upon me for believing what The Bible says clearly in Romans 1 and many other places. (My favorite is 1 Corinthians 6:9-11 "Or do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived; neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor homosexuals, 10 nor thieves, nor the covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor swindlers, will inherit the kingdom of God. 11 Such were some of you; but you were washed, but you were sanctified, but you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and in the Spirit of our God." As the verses say, I am guilty of every single one of those titles and not worthy of the kingdom of God. As James 2:10 says- if you break the Law at any one part of it, you're guilty of breaking all of it. And I acknowledge that I have sinned and am no better than anyone else. (as Romans 3:23 says clearly.) But I have been washed, sanctified and justified in the name of The Lord Jesus Christ and in The Spirit of our God. That is a choice that God offers in love to everyone. I offer it in love because He first loved me and as Jesus said, "Freely you have received, freely give." I hate the term "anti-homosexual" because I am not anti-homosexual and I don't think Christians in general should be. However, I am anti-homosexuality because God calls that a sin. But God loves everyone and because of Him, so do I. Everyone must make their own choice on what they will believe about Jesus and I acknowledge that and respect that. I just want to lovingly and respectfully present His love to others so they can make that choice. If someone has already honestly considered what Christ has to say and has made their choice regarding Him, then that's all I can ask. But that is why my position is what it is and I will just have to respectfully disagree with some people on this issue. That doesn't diminish my love and respect for them as a person made in God's image and it doesn't mean we can't enjoy camaraderie as Muppet fans. And no matter what someone believes, I certainly wish only the best for everyone. As Tiny Tim observed, "God bless us, everyone!"