Bert and Ernie part of gay plot to steal straight people’s children, says ex-Republican lawmaker

A former Republican lawmaker has claimed that a Sesame Street writer, who said he thought of Bert and Ernie as gay, was “trying to recruit children into his perverse lifestyle.”

Gordon Klingenschmitt, who served in the Colorado House of Representatives from 2015 until 2017, said in a recent video for his show Pray in Jesus’ Name that gay people try to take children from straight couples to increase their amount of sex partners.

Some fans of Sesame Street were recently outraged after the Sesame Workshop, which is behind the show, released a statement saying that the two Muppets were not a gay couple.

Bert (left) and Ernie. (YouTube)

It came after former Sesame Street writer Mark Saltzman told Queerty that he thought of Bert and Ernie as a gay couple in an interview.

Speaking on Pray in Jesus’ Name, Klingenschmitt hit out at Saltzman for his “homosexualisation” of Bert and Ernie.

“Mark Saltzman, by projecting his sexuality upon beloved children’s puppets, he is actually trying to recruit children into his perverse lifestyle so that he can eventually recruit them to become what he is,” the evangelical activist said.

“Homosexuals, because they don’t have their own children, they have to recruit the children of heterosexual couples in order to continue and propagate their own population of available sex partners. They are perverting and recruiting children by making these false allegations and that is a demonic spirit inside of you, Mark Saltzman, who [is] targeting children for your own pleasure.”

In April 2017, Klingenschmitt led a public prayer on his show to make sure Katy Perry is “born again [and] that she will repent of her sin and stop promoting sin to young people.”

Bert (right) and Ernie. (YouTube)

Speaking to Queerty in an interview on September 16, writer Saltzman was asked whether he thought Bert and Ernie were a gay couple.

“I always felt that without a huge agenda, when I was writing Bert and Ernie, they were,” he responded.

The writer also revealed that some people in his social circle referred to himself and his partner, film editor Arnold Glassman, as Bert and Ernie.

“The things that would tick off Arnie (his partner) would be the things that would tick off Bert,” he added.