In the latest installment of the Right’s culture war, Sen. Roger Marshall is demanding changes to television ratings to warn parents about LGBTQ representation in shows.The current guidelines note if a program includes sexual situations, as well as violence and coarse language.
Marshall’s proposed change would put the very existence of queer people on par with these categories.The Kansas senator was the lead author on a letter to the TV Parental Guidelines Advisory Board. “To the detriment of children, gender dysphoria has become sensationalized in the popular media and television with radical activists and entertainment companies,” the letter reads. “This radical and sexual sensation not only harms children, but also destabilizes and damages parental rights.”The move comes as prominent Republicans like Florida Gov.
Ron DeSantis and Texas Sen. Ted Cruz rail against children’s cartoons for their supposedly nefarious LGBTQ agenda.“When we were young, you could watch cartoons without having to worry,” DeSantis said while stumping for Nevada Senate candidate Adam Laxalt.“When we were young, you could watch cartoons without having to worry.”— Gov.
Ron DeSantis (R-FL) again baselessly claims Disney is injecting sexuality into cartoons while stumping for Nevada Senate candidate Adam Laxalt pic.twitter.com/7FrKGGjzLT— The Recount (@therecount) April 28, 2022Cruz offered an even more ridiculous take, telling an audience during a live podcast taping, “In every episode now, they’re gonna have Mickey and Pluto going at it … You can always shift to Cinemax if you want that.”Sen.