No, the Problem Isn't Just Disney "Going Gay," It's Their Deliberate Indoctrination of Innocent Children
I really can’t say that I’m surprised by the latest news out of the Hollywood entertainment world this week. Disappointed maybe, but not surprised. In an industry where Beyonce’s pregnancy is hailed as a miracle while abortion is simultaneously celebrated and Oprah Winfrey is toying with a presidential run on the heels of Trump’s success, there’s not much that really surprises me anymore. If you haven’t guessed from the title of this post or if you just don’t have a clue what I’m talking about, then please make yourself comfortable as I prepare to smash all your childhood perceptions of reality to pieces.
Apparently the same folks who gave us Winnie the Pooh, Dumbo, Bambi, Cinderella, Goofy, The Lion King and Aladdin have decided that your children are ready to experience same-sex attraction in their cartoons and live-actions movies. I know, I know. I honestly can’t even believe that I just typed that sentence. And I’m sorry. Truly. I’m sure this has mentally and emotionally scarred many of you for life already. If you feel that you just can’t handle the next few paragraphs, might I recommend reading this piece from your safe space? I’ve heard that tends to reduce the anxiety and anguish people experience when confronted with uncomfortable truths.
Anyway, Disney recently made headlines for broadcasting their first gay cartoon kiss during the second season of something called “Stars vs. The Forces Evil” which airs on the Disney XD channel (whatever the heck that is.) In the episode, which debuted on Monday, a scene featuring a boy band concert and romantic atmosphere showcased several cartoon couples kissing, including some gay and lesbian couples, specifically two guys kissing and two girls sharing some kind of intimate moment. [see photo above] According to several reports, “the gender of various other lip-locked couples shown is unclear.” Some would say it was subtle, but regardless, it was there and the intention was and is clear.
As expected, social media exploded within minutes and folks on both sides of the fence vomited their opinions all over Facebook and Twitter with all the passion and zeal of prehistoric cavemen trying to invent the wheel. Most didn’t care and seemed to think the whole thing was a harmless, overblown controversy.
But, this wasn’t enough. It never is. Once the progressive ideological agenda has taken root, it has to grow and expand like some sort of carnivorous, flesh-eating bacteria. In the case of Disney, it seems this will happen in the upcoming live-action “Beauty & the Beast” which is slated for a March 17 release. Director Bill Condon, who is apparently only famous for being the guy who directed two of the crappy “Twilight” flicks, says that it will feature a “nice, exclusively gay moment” — specifically with relation to the character LeFou, played by actor Josh Gad. For those of you who don’t remember or never saw the early ’90’s animated flick, LeFou is Gaston’s short, chubby, bumbling, dimwitted sidekick/manservant who provides much of the comic relief throughout the storyline. If you can really call it “comic relief.”
As far as the live-action film is concerned, however, Condon says:
LeFou is somebody who on one day wants to be Gaston and on another day wants to kiss Gaston. He’s confused about what he wants. It’s somebody who’s just realizing that he has these feelings…[Josh Gad] makes something really subtle and delicious out of it.”
I guess this is what passes for a children’s movie these days: A side character who feels the need to explore his sexuality because he’s confused about his identity. It’s unfortunate, really, that we live in a society where kids can’t even slurp down their Lucky Charms or munch on a box of Mike & Ike without being indoctrinated by blatantly obvious liberal progressive ideologies. Maybe I just miss the days of my youth.
Now, from what I can see the movie will be rated “PG” for “some action violence, peril and frightening images.” As of this writing, the Parent’s Guide on IMDB mentions nothing of even the potential for gay thematic elements or anything else of the sort, despite weeks of headlines and Internet comments screaming “Disney is going gay!” and the director’s own words confirming these elements. But, you see, the problem here really isn’t that Disney is making a movie with a gay character. They’re a secular company and I’m not really surprised when a secular company does something secular and you shouldn’t be either. That’s like walking into Taco Bell and being shocked that they’re marketing tacos.
The problem that I have — as a Christian guy who was raised under sound biblical values and morals and basic standards of decency throughout my entire childhood — is that Disney is subtly marketing homosexuality and the gay lifestyle to innocent little children who are too young to make decisions about their beliefs on these sort of topics. It’s one thing for a mature adult over 20 to see a film with a gay character where those elements are explored or hinted at. It’s another thing entirely to place that before the eyes of a three-year-old in a movie specifically designed to appeal to little kids with the hopes that they’ll come to view such behavior as normal and positive over the course of their life. Even a perceptive 6-year-old could come out of this flick with questions for mommy and daddy about why the short, silly boy character was acting like a girl and why he wanted to kiss the other boy, depending on how heavily the movie winds up emphasizing this crap.
Speaking of Christians, I’ve already been asked by several readers if I plan to “boycott” this movie and if I think other Christians should do that too. Personally, I don’t plan on seeing the film, but mainly because these sort of fantasy fairytale musical flicks just don’t appeal to me. They never have. Also, I don’t have kids, so I’m under no obligation to take any little tikes to see it.
But, to all the parents of young, small children — especially you Christian parents — I would say this: Don’t take your kids to this one, at least not without seeing it for yourself first. I know that you’re in a tough spot. I know that your little boy or girl has probably been ranting and raving about it for months now, but trust me, they’ll live if you have to come back and tell them “no.” Take the time to explain that not every movie is good for us and sometimes — most of the time — Hollywood really gets things wrong. Do what you can to protect their innocence while they’re young and raise them to adhere to godly values.
And, hopefully, by the time they really are adults, they’ll come back and thank you for it.
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