A new clip from Bill Nye’s Netflix show “Bill Nye Saves The World” appears to poke fun at traditional Christian beliefs surrounding sexuality, using talking ice cream cones to make the point that “there are lots of flavors to sexuality.”
In fact, Nye introduces the bizarre video by making that very proclamation. Then, viewers are treated to a cartoon skit featuring various flavors of ice cream. The main star, though, is Vanilla, who assembles all of the other flavors for a seminar of sorts.
A sign posted by Vanilla reads: “Ice Cream Conversion Therapy,” giving a preview of sorts into the tone that the rest of the cartoon is sure to deliver.
“Now, I’ve spoken to some of you about my theories on the nature of being ice cream,” Vanilla said, telling every other flavor that he wants them to be vanilla too. “I just think if you want to get right with the big ice cream in the sky, change your flavor by wishing to be vanilla.”
The character continued, “Everyone should pretend to be vanilla until they no longer have the urge not to be vanilla.”
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Some conservative outlets perceived the Nye clip as making fun of Christians. Take, for instance, what the Washington Times had to say: “Television host Bill Nye is using his new Netflix series as a vehicle to attack Christian beliefs on sexuality in a peculiar way — cartoon orgies featuring anthropomorphic ice cream cones.”
And the Daily Caller added, “Bill Nye uses a cartoon ice cream cone analogy to criticize Christians and their views on homosexuality in a new episode of his Netflix show about science.”
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