"While reasonable people go about their day without caring much about other people’s sex lives, the certifiable lunatics who run the religious right have fixated on the sexual orientation of a puppet and a cartoon character." 1115.org
At some point between the Stonewall riots in 1969 and Ellen’s coming out in 1997, gay rights achieved a grudging critical mass. With the country ruled by the code of politically correct speech, those who wished to keep gays and lesbians second-class citizens were forced to adopt a façade of tolerance with statements like, "They can do what they want in private, just don’t rub our noses in it."
This is from an article from an American website that takes a piece out of the Christian Activists.