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Who Framed Buster Rabbit? The Fallout Continues

"You have said that families should not have to deal with the reality of the existence of same-sex couples, and the strong implication is that this is something from which young children should be shielded," he said.

"I am a gay man who has had strong emotional relationships with men, and in each instance part of the joy of that relationship has been sharing it with members of my extended family." This includes 10 nieces, nephews and great-nephews, which, Frank said, gives him firsthand experience of the effect learning of same-sex relationships has on small children.


Buster "poses" with the two Vermont families, both headed by lesbian couples, that are featured in the "Postcards" episode causing all the fuss. (Karen Pike -- Wgbs Via AP)

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"What I have experienced, directly contrary to the basis on which you have condemned us as being unfit for young eyes, bears out the song from 'South Pacific,' 'You've Got to Be Taught to Hate,' " Frank wrote.

That's great, because it gives us an opportunity to print the lyrics from the Rodgers and Hammerstein song, which is usually cited as "Carefully Taught" and which has come to mind several times while we've been covering the "Buster" flap. The song starts like this:

You've got to be taught

To hate and fear,

You've got to be taught

From year to year,

It's got to be drummed

In your dear little ear,

You've got to be carefully taught.

And ends with :

You've got to be taught before it's too late,

Before you are six or seven or eight,


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