Two homosexual Coronation Street characters are set to become the soap’s first ever same-sex parents, in a move likely to increase concerns about the soap’s homosexual agenda.
At the end of last year Phil Collinson, the soap’s homosexual producer, admitted to using the show as a platform for pushing homosexual issues.
One of the nation’s favourite soaps has previously pursued a storyline about a born-again Christian character embarking on a lesbian affair.
This latest storyline involves homosexual characters Marcus Dent and Sean Tully, played by Charlie Condou and Antony Cotton.
The pair, who had previously split up, will get back together and bring up Sean’s long lost son Dylan.
The show’s producers have acknowledged that the controversial storyline could cause some upset.
A source on the show said: “There’s a chance older viewers will be shocked by the storyline, so we will handle things very sensitively.”
Homosexual lobby group, Stonewall, has in the past boasted of its influence over TV soaps to run plots sympathetic to its campaign issues.
Phil Collinson, the show’s producer, told The Sun in December, it is “an amazing platform” that really makes “a difference to the way people think”.
He said: “What’s transmitted on Monday night people talk about in pubs, clubs and at work the next day.
“You can really make a difference to the way people think – and this show has always had a gay sensibility.”
In November Mr Cotton proclaimed: “Education is key” to promoting the message of the homosexual lobby.
Mr Cotton, along with Brooke Vincent and Sacha Parkinson, who play a young lesbian couple on the soap, were visiting schools in Manchester in a campaign to promote the agenda of homosexual campaign groups.