Disney's upcoming "Beauty and the Beast" film will include what the director is calling an "exclusively gay moment."
Many Christian leaders are asking parents to skip it---don't take your kids to see it.
I agree with them. Disney's indoctrination attempt is blatant.
"Beauty and the Beast" is scheduled for release on March 17. Most know the story, and many have been looking forward to seeing the remake of an old tale.
BBC is reporting that "The live-action remake of Beauty and the Beast will feature Disney's first ever gay character and love scene."
They say, "US actor Josh Gad plays LeFou, a sidekick of the film's main antagonist Gaston. LeFou tries to come to terms with feelings for Gaston that swing between lust and admiration, as a side plot to the main story."
BBC says, "Disney is calling it their first-ever 'exclusively gay moment on film'."
Homosexual activists are applauding Disney, calling them "courageous."
The film's director Bill Condon says LeFou's role "breaks new ground when it comes to LGBT visibility on screen"---describing it as "somebody who's just realizing that he has these feelings. And Josh makes something really subtle and delicious out of it."
"And," he says, "that's what has its pay-off at the end, which I don't want to give away."
Matt Cain, editor of Attitude Magazine, says, "It may have been a long time coming but this is a watershed moment for Disney."
"It's a step in the right direction," he says, "and I applaud Disney for being brave enough to make it"-- "and in doing so it will hopefully help change attitudes and bring about real social progress."
Translated: We appreciate Disney using their stockholders money to advance our homosexual agenda, and we are confident this film will help introduce young vulnerable children to the notion of homosexual behavior. We celebrate this as progress.
Christian leaders don't see the courage or the "progress"---they see the deception, and the attempt to indoctrinate.
Franklin posted this on Facebook:
Franklin Graham· March 2 at 4:49am ·
Disney has aired a cartoon with same-sex couples kissing. It has also been announced that their new movie "Beauty and the Beast" will feature a gay character in an attempt to normalize this lifestyle. They’re trying to push the LGBT agenda into the hearts and minds of your children—watch out! Disney has the right to make their cartoons, it’s a free country. But as Christians we also have the right not to support their company. I hope Christians everywhere will say no to Disney. I met Walt Disney when I was a young boy—he was very gracious to me, my father Billy Graham, and my younger brother when we visited. He would be shocked at what has happened to the company that he started.
Denny Burk, professor of Biblical Studies at Boyce College, the undergraduate college of the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, says his kids will not be seeing the film.
He wrote in his blog, "Even though I'm not surprised by this, I am disappointed by it. My own children were delighted by the live-action Cinderella that came out in 2015. It was really well done. For that reason, we have been looking forward with great anticipation for another well-done production. But if these reports are true, we won't be seeing this one."
He notes that some are suggesting that this is merely a promotional hoax by the promoters to get people talking about the film. He doesn't believe that is the case at all. Neither do I.
Burk quotes a friend who told him, "We won't allow Disney into our house, except for the older stuff. They are wicked engineers of the imagination. The corruption of the best is the worst."
This movie will no doubt be packaged in a narrative and a production value designed to capture the imaginations of children but will do so in a way that conceals a false and destructive message.
Burk says for himself, "Disney has put me and many other parents like me in the position of having to explain to very small children why this movie is bad for them. But we will do it. And we will use it as a teachable moment about the true story of the world---a story in which we are strangers and aliens in a place that is not our home."
"To let them [my children] see this material would go against everything that I am trying to teach them about the good, the beautiful, and the true," Burk says.
He says, "Moments like this one bring that truth home in spades, and it is a lesson best learned early before there is more on the line than the screening of a Disney movie."
Parents and grandparents---don't let your kids see it.
Be Informed. Be Vigilant. Be Discerning. Be Prayerful.