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Billy Porter to Haters Mad at Sesame Street: 'Stay Out of My Bedroom'

Billy Porter to Haters Mad at Sesame Street: 'Stay Out of My Bedroom'

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Religious homophobes referring to Porter as a "drag queen activist" are petitioning to pull PBS's funding if his Sesame Street episode airs. 

Religious conservatives spun out when they learned that gay Pose star Billy Porter would appear on the long-running children's show Sesame Street. Now Porter has clapped back at the homophobes who launched a petition against Sesame Street threatening to boycott if the episode airs.

"If you don't like it, don't watch it," Porter said, according to Page Six. "Like, what about me singing with a penguin has anything to do with what I'm doing in my bedroom?

"The really interesting thing for me is that that's what it's all about when it comes to LGBTQ people -- the first thing everyone wants to talk about is how we having sex," Porter said. "Stay out of my bedroom and you will be fine -- that is none of your business."

What sent religious conservatives over the edge was when Porter announced he'll be sporting his now-infamous tux gown from last year's Oscars on the show.

Arkansas politician Jason Rapert stoked anti-LGBTQ resentment in a Facebook post and threatened to cut funding to PBS if the episode airs.

"Do you approve of your taxpayer dollars being used to promote the radical LGBTQ agenda?" Rapert wrote.

The petition posted to a site called Life Petition refers to Emmy and Tony winner Porter as a "drag queen activist."

The petition reads:

The 'children's program' just announced that LGBT drag queen activist, Billy Porter, is to feature on an episode this year, wearing a gender-bending tuxedo gown.

Let children be children, and stop trying to force this corrupting and dangerous influence on the youth of America.

This urgent petition - sponsored by LifeSite and the Personhood Alliance - calls on HBO and AT&T (the parent company of HBO) to pull this episode from the series' lineup.

The promotion of drag queens, seen at this year's Super Bowl and also at libraries around the country, is a coordinated effort by LGBT activists to "normalize" their morally and scientifically dangerous ideology with the young.

Transgenderism is not about "Love." It is a disorder - gender dysphoria - which has absolutely no place on a children's program.

By contributing to this social contagion, Sesame Street is forcing children to deal with adult concepts and notions about sexuality which are beyond their level of maturity, and which can leave psychological scars. Many jurisdictions define this kind of behavior as abuse.

Another recent petition on the site calls for people to boycott Pepsi because of what it calls the Super Bowl's "raunchy" halftime show where Shakira and Jennifer Lopez performed.

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