In the 22nd season of the children’s television series about talking aardvarks “Arthur,” one of the characters on the show, Mr. Ratburn, came out as gay and celebrated his marriage with a local chocolatier named Patrick.
The marriage of two animated cartoon characters sparked outrage in former Breitbart editor and White House aide Sebastian Gorka, who has a show on the Salem Radio Network, The Washington Post reports.
“This is a war for our culture, and that’s why we exist here, on ‘America First,’ on the Salem Radio Network,” Gorka said about the Monday premiere of the children’s television show’s 22nd season.
“Yep. It’s a brand new world,” Gorka said, that being his take-home message from the latest episode of Arthur. The marriage was depicted as completely normal and acceptable in the show and was applauded by LGBTQ advocates around the country.
But to Gorka, it was evidence of an insidious agenda connected to everything from France’s Reign of Terror during the 18th century to the Obama administration.
“Civil society doesn’t exist, friendship doesn’t exist, family doesn’t exist,” Gorka said about the “ideology” of the kid’s television show. “Only permanent revolution.”
“My children used to watch ‘Arthur’ 15 years ago, about a rodent-like creature that lived and had fun in his cartoon world,” Gorka said. “The new season of ‘Arthur’ will have one of Arthur’s teachers at school, a male teacher, married to a fellow male rodent.”
The name of Gorka’s segment, “America First,” has been championed by both President Donald Trump as well as Nazi sympathizers and isolationists prior to World War II.