Why PBS Lost $225 Million Dollars
One Million Moms has worked on numerous campaigns to voice our concern over the liberal agenda being pushed on our children through PBS and using our tax dollars to do so.
1MM has worked tirelessly to make others aware by warning, informing, and equipping conservative families and reminding them of who exactly is footing the bill to have our faith insulted and scoff at God.
Recently, 1MM took action regarding PBS launching Prideland the six-episode series of short videos on a dedicated YouTube Channel created by its Digital Studios to celebrate Gay Pride Month.
1MM also completely disapproves of our tax dollars being used particularly to push the LGBT agenda on PBS KIDS. 1MM has launched several petitions to speak out on this issue.
The network attempts to indoctrinate children through shows such as Arthur, Clifford the Big Red Dog, and Sesame Street which deliberately desensitize young children to the LGBT lifestyle. 1MM work has been noticed by conservative families and other organizations.
Our friends at Liberty Counsel Action proudly fought against additional funding for PBS during the COVID-19 bailout because of the organization’s efforts to push radical LGBT beliefs and actions onto preschool children. They reached out to some of the highest levels of leadership in Congress and successfully advocated that PBS Kids’ own actions have moved it from a non-controversial, government funded information organization, to one that is pushing LGBT behavior onto preschool aged children. The funding for PBS was reduced from the $300 million dollar grant included in the bill passed by the U.S. House, to $75 million dollars during negotiations in the U.S. Senate.
PBS Kids is taking a complex, emotional issue even for adults and forcing their own viewpoint onto our children. What’s more, PBS is using our tax dollars to push this agenda. If PBS continues to push its radical agenda onto preschool children, they no longer deserve any federal funding of our tax dollars. PBS has a choice to make.
1MM will continue to let our voice be heard.
1MM has partnered with Liberty Counsel Action on this campaign since there is strength in numbers, and we have a similar goal to protect conservative American families. Below is the letter that was sent to the Board Members of PBS.
Open Letter to the Board Members of PBS:
I want to thank you for your service on the board of PBS.
It is in regard to your work there that I want to bring a sensitive topic to your attention. I’m sure you are aware that the first COVID-19 bill (HR 748) had grants to PBS that were reduced from $300 million to $75 million. It might surprise you that Liberty Counsel Action worked toward this reduction on Capitol Hill. Allow me to explain why.
PBS Kids chose one side of a complex and controversial political issue and then pushed their viewpoint onto preschool children. Specifically, when you used Arthur, Clifford, and Billy Porter on Sesame Street to push LGBT behaviors onto preschool children, this breached a trust with every conservative mom in America.
Those decisions moved PBS from a relatively uncontroversial organization to one that is the focus and frustration of conservative moms across America. Many mothers have banned PBS Kids from their home. Others have banned all but a few shows in their house. At this point, PBS Kids has become a flashpoint that is considered when your organization asks for additional funding. It leaves the taint of a one-sided organization with a liberal agenda.
We understand that leaders in the media lean disproportionately to the left. This lack of balance and diversity of perspective can unfortunately lead organizations like yours to make choices that offend large numbers of the Americans you are trying to serve. At this point, I believe it is necessary to restore your image to a neutral organization and back away from complicated and controversial programming for kids.
Liberty Counsel Action and PBS Kids share some of the same goals. We want to see you on a path to regain the trust of these conservative moms. In addition, we want to see PBS Kids restored to a place where funding for PBS Kids is not a controversial issue that hurts your future funding.
If you’d like to work with us, Liberty Counsel Action stands ready to help you in this area. We request and look forward to your response.
Director of Public Policy
Liberty Counsel Action
In partnership with:
One Million Moms
Liberty Counsel Action is a policy group that works in Congress to educate legislators on the conservative point of view in America and find common-sense solutions. We represent hundreds of thousands of Americans who your organization works to serve across America.
OneMillionMoms.com, a division of the American Family Association, was begun to give moms an impact on the decision-makers and let them know we are upset with the messages they are sending our children and the values (or lack of them) they are pushing.
1MM will continue to fight for decency and traditional families. Be sure to share this with your family and friends, and invite them to sign up for OneMillionMoms.com email action alerts to receive the warnings you find critical and so they can also help make a difference.
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