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(LifeSiteNews) – Last month, the popular British children’s show Peppa Pig featured lesbian polar bears, the latest in a series of efforts by the LGBT movement to use kids’ entertainment to normalize same-sex relationships at early ages. That followed on the heels of major franchises such as Clifford, Blue’s Clues, Arthur, and, of course, Disney who queered their content in alignment with the LGBT movement’s agenda.

Now it’s a key character from the American animated media franchise, Scooby-Doo, which features four teenagers who solve mysteries with their Great Dane. The TV series has been airing since 1969, and has been voted one of the “greatest cartoons of all time” by TV Guide. The latest movie in the franchise, Trick or Treat Scooby-Doo, portrays character Velma Dinkley as a lesbian.

Clips from the film are going viral on Twitter.

Here’s how Variety covered the story:

Velma is officially a lesbian.

Clips from the brand new movie “Trick or Treat Scooby-Doo!,” which show the Mystery Inc. member googly-eyed and speechless when encountering costume designer Coco Diablo, have gone viral on Twitter, confirming suspicions held by the “Scooby” fan base for decades.

It’s long been an open secret among fans and “Scooby-Doo” creatives that Velma is gay. Even James Gunn, who wrote the early live-action films, and Tony Cervone, who served as supervising producer on the “Mystery Incorporated” series, have confirmed the character’s sexuality, but they were never able to make it official onscreen. In 2020, Gunn tweeted that he “tried” to make Velma a lesbian in the live-action movies. “In 2001 Velma was explicitly gay in my initial script,” he wrote. “But the studio just kept watering it down & watering it down, becoming ambiguous (the version shot), then nothing (the released version) & finally having a boyfriend (the sequel).”

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The Biden Administration has proposed a series of expansions to Title IX for all school districts — including “protection” for transgender students — attempting to "make clear that preventing someone from participating in school programs and activities consistent with their gender identity would cause harm in violation of Title IX.” 

School districts across America would force girls to share locker room with boys, changing and showering in the same areas, rooming together when traveling, and more — all if a boy says he’s a girl.  

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The proposed Title IX expansions are litmus tests to leftwing loyalty, meaning that leftwing school districts and states will be quick to attempt enforcement of these new “civil liberties” on their school children.  

The federal government will sure to add pressure on conservative districts like those in Florida — pressuring them to bow to the new ‘woke’ sexualized ideology of the left. 


The Hill has already begun running attacks against Florida’s conservative politics, stating that “Florida is not known for its LGBTQ+ allyship.”  

Propaganda pieces masquerading as news will only increase, pressuring lawmakers and school districts to bow to the leftwing premise that men can become women. We cannot allow this anti-science position to grip America’s school districts — endangering our nation's young girls. 

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Just last year, male prisoners pretended to be female in order to secure transfers to female-only prisons. This is a clear “gaming of the system” that anyone with common sense clearly sees.  

Now more than ever, Americans must raise a consistent and unwavering voice that science and truth in Title IX matters and must not be changed. The future — and safety — of our girls depends on separate sports, showers, dorms, and other spaces reserved for sexual difference.  

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For those who scoffingly insist that this is obviously no big deal, that’s not how LGBT activists or the media see it. Here’s a sampling of headlines:

  • “Fans cheer as Velma is shown crushing on a woman in the new Scooby-Doo movie”—NPR
  • “Velma is confirmed as lesbian in new Scooby-Doo film after years of sexual ambiguity”—The Independent
  • “New ‘Scooby-Doo’ movie finally depicts Velma as a lesbian”—NBC
  • “After Decades of Hints, Scooby-Doo’s Velma Is Depicted as a Lesbian”—New York Times
  • “Scooby-Doo’s Velma has finally come out as a lesbian? My dream has come true!”—The Guardian
  • “Velma in new ‘Scooby Doo’ clip delights fans who say her LGBTQ+ identity has been confirmed”—CNN
  • “Scooby-Doo Halloween movie finally depicts Velma as queer”—USA Today

Why does the media and the LGBT movement see this as so significant? As I’ve written over and over again in this space, it is because they understand the power of stories and storytellers—and they understand that they can convey their worldview to young children through these mediums long before they end up in front of an indoctrinator at a public school.

In fact, plenty of parents who grew up with the aforementioned franchises and believe them to be innocent fun — even parents who send their kids to private schools or homeschool their children — might let them watch these shows without knowing that the creators are now deliberately attempting to shape the minds of their children.

I’ll say it again: there are very few franchises — if any — that will survive the mop-up operations of the sexual revolution. They are fighting for complete dominance of every aspect of the culture, and they own TV and Hollywood. They’d like to own the minds of your children, too. That part is up to you.

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Jonathon Van Maren is a public speaker, writer, and pro-life activist. His commentary has been translated into more than eight languages and published widely online as well as print newspapers such as the Jewish Independent, the National Post, the Hamilton Spectator and others. He has received an award for combating anti-Semitism in print from the Jewish organization B’nai Brith. His commentary has been featured on CTV Primetime, Global News, EWTN, and the CBC as well as dozens of radio stations and news outlets in Canada and the United States.

He speaks on a wide variety of cultural topics across North America at universities, high schools, churches, and other functions. Some of these topics include abortion, pornography, the Sexual Revolution, and euthanasia. Jonathon holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in history from Simon Fraser University, and is the communications director for the Canadian Centre for Bio-Ethical Reform.

Jonathon’s first book, The Culture War, was released in 2016.