Victory: Oklahoma Governor Halts Funding for Broadcasting of Homosexual Grooming
Gov. Kevin Stitt, R-Okla., recently vetoed a bill that would continue funding for the statewide PBS station, claiming that the national network has been indoctrinating young children with LGBTQ propaganda.
During a press conference last week, the Republican lawmaker defended his decision to veto ongoing funding for the Oklahoma Educational Television Authority (OETA), the state network of public broadcasting service affiliates.
OETA broadcasts PBS, which now includes LGBTQ content in some of its programming. The governor pointed to that as the main reason he signed the veto last Wednesday.
Stitt stated at a press conference, "I don't think Oklahomans want to use their tax dollars to indoctrinate kids. And some of the stuff that they're showing, it just overly sexualizes our kids."
Show likes PBS staple "Sesame Street" have begun incorporating LGBTQ themes in recent years.
In an episode of the long-beloved show that aired last year, young audiences were introduced to a character's "brother and his husband."
The bill Stitt vetoed would have renewed OETA as the state's public broadcaster until January 2026.
Now that the bill dead, OETA's place on Oklahoma television sets will disappear on July 1.
Stitt's veto happened just days before he signed a bill Monday banning "all sex reassignment procedures for minors in the state, including irreversible gender transition surgeries and hormone therapies," as Fox News Digital reported.
In addition to slamming PBS' LGBTQ propaganda, the Republican governor trashed the state's deal with OETA as "outdated."
He told the media, "That, to me, is an outdated system. It may have had its place in 1957. Why are we spending taxpayer dollars to prop up the OETA? It makes no sense to me."
The governor added, "If you want to watch that, that's fine. But why am I using taxpayer dollars to prop that up? I don't think we need that and I'm glad to veto that bill."