Monday, March 07, 2016

Disney and Dan Savage Team Up

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Walt Disney and Mickey Mouse created Disneyland---and called it "the happiest place on earth."

Mickey is shedding a tear today, and so would Walt if he knew.

Disney, the company he created---also owns ABC, which has teamed up with Seattle's own homosexual activist, atheist and anti-Christian advocate, Dan Savage, with a new weekly TV show titled "The Real O'Neals"---based on Savage's life growing up in a Catholic home.

The O'Neal family are Catholic, and they are the battering ram Disney and their ABC network uses to attack the Catholic Church and Christian values in general.

"Kenny," the middle child and central figure in the weekly show, announces he's gay in the first show.

The story line falls in place behind his sexual behavior, his Catholic family's difficulty in accepting his chosen behavior and repeated vulgar attacks on the Catholic Church specifically, and the Christian Church in general.

The Kenny character is based on Dan Savage's life.

Parents and grandparents--beware. This is not the "family show" ABC says makes it out to be.

It now airs regularly on ABC, Tuesday evenings.

More on Disney and Dan Savage in a moment.

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Disney, ABC and many in the entertainment industry are hailing this new show as "harmless family fare"---courageous, inclusive.

The defense narrative in the entertainment industry goes something like this: "It's sad if Catholics and Christians can't have a good laugh once in a while. Lighten up. Don't take your self so seriously. Don't be afraid of 'real life'."

USA Today says, " 'Real' is in the eye of the beholder'," explaining that this new show was well received in its premier (6.3 million viewers) and expects to hold that many or more viewers going forward.

However, they admit not everybody is happy about the new show.

That would be an understatement.

"Kenny," whose character is based on Dan Savage's life, is the featured character.

Savage, many of us remember, was the featured speaker at the National High School Journalism Convention in Seattle a few years ago.

At the time, NBC News said this:
It was there in a Journalism Convention that Savage lashed out at the nearly 3000 kids and teachers present in a tirade attack on the Bible---telling the students "We can learn to ignore the bullsh_in the Bible about gay people, the same way we have learned to ignore the bullsh__ about shellfish, about slavery, about dinner, about farming, about menstruation, about virginity, about mansturbation. We ignore the bullsh__ in the Bible about all sorts of things. The Bible is a radically pro-slavery document. Slave owners waived Bibles over their heads in the Civil War and justified it."
This is the Dan Savage Washingtonians know.

Yet this new TV show, featuring his story, is presented as family viewing.

The far Left Huffington Post makes a big deal about the authenticity of the show because the actor who plays young Dan Savage is "actually gay."

The Huff Post says, "Noah Galvin, the 21 year old actor selected to play the Kenny character, [Savage] is not only gay, but eager to be an advocate for gay rights and defender of a show that took political heat even before ABC decided to pick up the pilot to make a series."

The "heat," the Huff Post says, was "infuriated conservative groups" who regard Savage as an anti-religious bigot. But the Huff Post points out the conservative groups failed to convince ABC executives to not pick up the show.

CNS News, a conservative Christian based news organization, says while the main thrust of the show is homosexual advocacy, it is also an attack on the Christian church and its teachings---especially the Catholic church---the church in which Dan Savage was raised.

"In the pilot episode," CNS says, "the parish family of St. Barkley's overhears the real O'Neals having a private family meeting during Bingo Bonanza night, running through their deepest character flaws. mom and dad are in therapy and are getting a divorce. Jimmy, the oldest son, is the muscle-brained wrestler who's supposedly anorexic, Shannon, the daughter, is a con artist stealing money that's supposed to be for African relief."

Kenny, the character based on Savage, announces he's gay. This occurs after a ridiculous scene wherein Kenny creates a bathroom disaster by flushing a 12-pack of condoms down the toilet after his girlfriend begged him for sex. It's a toilet topped by a large statue of the Virgin Mary. Kenny says to the statue, "Come on girl, help me out."

As you probably know. Sitcoms feature "laugh lines" with recorded sounds of laughter giving the viewer a sense that "everybody thinks it's funny---so it is."

One of the laugh lines goes like this: "I made Jimmy pancakes in the shape of Jesus to encourage him to eat and get over his anorexia."

Disney and ABC explain that this weekly show is about "inclusion." It's designed, they say, to help people better understand each other.

Sure it is.

Can you imagine what would happen if this attack was leveled at Islam and Muslims?

The show isn't "inclusive" nor is it funny. It is bigoted and blasphemous. And it further reflects the level to which the entertainment industry has fallen and to where they will take your children if parents are not vigilant and if they are uninformed.

Three things:

1. You may contact ABC and strongly object to the show.

2. Inform other Christians--parents and grandparents as to the content of the show.

3. Pray it will be a financial disaster, and be taken off the air.

Be Informed. Be Vigilant. Be Prayerful.