I found this steaming dumpster fire at the Friendly Atheist and yes, it is as bad as you think: not only did this mother cancel her Disney vacation, she also received hate mail over it.
Considering what she posted, it’s rather easy to see why. (Even the Huffington Post weighed in on this. Again, it’s pretty easy to see as to why.) So let us begin.
If we’re being honest, there’s a lot of things we’ve stopped doing. We don’t even bother with rated R movies, because I hate the language, and the near pornographic scenes. I’ve walked out, or turned off, many PG-13 movies for the same reason. I refuse to use the regular bathrooms at Target and if the family room has a line, then we leave. Some of the most popular shows (Scandal, How to Get Away with Murder, Quantico, This Is Us, Greys Anatomy, The Good Wife, etc.), most of which air on ABC, a Disney owned network, I quit watching them all when they revealed exclusively LGBT characters. We cut our cable years ago because we refused to pay for things we weren’t able to watch. Even the commercials make me cringe. Which is what brings me to my next point.
This woman has at least one child. The fact that she’s complaining about “near pornographic scenes” in R rated movies is mind-boggling. She does know how babies come about, right? Or does she shut the lights off, squeezes her eyes shut and imagines England? Because I am starting to wonder.
She won’t use Target restrooms? Does she use the same toilet as her husband? Or her father? Or anyone else of the opposite gender? Or does she just slip to the backyard and relieve herself? Because it would be safer that way rather than to possibly run into someone who happens to be male and has the need to urinate.
If you must know: I’ve used a men’s restroom. It was the Fourth of July and after a fireworks show, the women’s was completely filled and one of the men in the restroom said there were stalls available. So I and several other ladies walked in. I didn’t stare and neither did the guys. There were a few jokes, which I chuckled at and with a lot of smiles, everything went without a hitch.
Guess what? This is also what transgender people do in restrooms. They use the facilities, just like her and everyone else. Crazy concept, isn’t it? But as always, I digress.
She was fine with How to Get Away with Murder as long as it dealt with murder but not LGBTQ issues? Violence is okay but “the gays” are not? I’m sorry but she is absolutely cherry-picking.
Furthermore, since the news about “Beauty and the Beast” has come out- no pun intended- Disney is having to answer more and more for their LGBT agenda. You’ll see that the Disney XD show “Star v.s. the Forces of Evil” aired an episode this year where the lead characters are surrounded by others who take to kissing their neighbor during a boy band concert, many of which are the same sexual orientation. This move made Disney’s first LGBT moment in a kids animation. Last fall, the creators of “Moana” mentioned in an interview with a liberal media source that they wouldn’t rule out an LGBT Disney princess. Director Ron Clements said, “It seems like the possibilities are pretty open at this point.” WHAT?!
Oh noes! We might have a Disney princess who is LGBTQ! Oh the horror! It’s almost as if gay people are A Thing That Exists!
And Disney’s done same sex kisses before. Have she ever seen Who Framed Roger Rabbit?
Disney isn’t just aiming their efforts towards parent’s of Disney-aged children anymore. They are pointing a desperate finger at the innocence of our youth. Disney is targeting our youth like they’re aiming at big game on a corporate hunting trip. They are banking on corrupting the purity of a child’s mind for the 1%. They are no longer making watching a choice, but by forcing it to become mainstream, Disney is telling the conservative family, the Christian public, that they’re views hold no worth. In jest, they’re subtly encouraging you to conform your ways. (Mark 13:22)
But as I mentioned before, Disney has done a same sex kiss. But since the scenes with Roger Rabbit and Eddie Valiant were done for laughs, there was no controversy. But if a same sex kiss is played straight–pardon the off-putting pun–then all hell breaks loose. It’s normalizing something that is supposed to be a sin, that isn’t supposed to be “normal”.
Next Disney will be talking about teen sex and abortions in efforts to normalize these issues to children as well- I guess you can pretty much tell that I’m pro-life and believe that sex isn’t appropriate outside of marriage. It really shouldn’t be surprising.
Sex is normal. Sex happens. We are sitting on this planet because two people had sex. Stop pretending that sex isn’t a normal thing that happens. It is normal and it happens between two people who love each other; marriage license be damned.
Sex outside of marriage has happened and will continue to happen. Again, stop pretending otherwise.
However, abortion won’t be that big an issue if you give teenagers some good sex education and make sure they have access to contraception. But that requires admitting that sex is A Thing That Exists so I’m pretty sure Modest Mom won’t agree with this. But she keeps going in her second post:
LGBT people are humans. I don’t think they are bad people. I don’t shun LGBT people. I don’t fear them. I believe that all humans should be treated equally, and with respect. But I have a right to stay true to my religious beliefs as well.
But she doesn’t really believe that all humans should be treated equally, or she wouldn’t be boycotting Disney! She’d be fine sharing the park with a gay couple if she really believed in treating everyone equally. She doesn’t want to treat everyone with respect or she wouldn’t be so upset that Disney dared place a gay character in a movie that her child would want to see. She wants her religious beliefs to be treated as if they are special but the people that may be affected by her beliefs? Not so much.
Religious beliefs ≠ people. End of discussion.
Being gay wasn’t the only thing I mentioned in the post, but it seems to be the only thing I’m receiving backlash over. I also spoke against foul language, sex before marriage, abortion, violence. But it seems that even though I covered a variety of topics, I’m still only picking and choosing Biblical standards that fit my lifestyle.
Because she was more than happy to watch television shows that featured violence and you cannot tell me that it did not: it was only titled How to Get Away with Murder. But the idea that showing gay people are A Thing That Exists is enough for her to stop watching it? Because that “offends” her? Call me insane, but that screams of biblical cherry-picking.
And don’t even get me started on the shellfish, wearing clothes of two different fibers and the toilet paddle or we’ll be here all day.
Know that I’ve fed the hungry, I’ve clothed the poor, and I’ve served the needy, with no questions as to whether these people were straight or not. Because as a Christian, I am both called to love and called to stand.
But her love is conditional. It comes with strings attached. When it comes right down to it, she wouldn’t clothe a needy gay couple. She wouldn’t feed them. She wouldn’t love them. Because in her eyes, they have been deceived by Satan and are now the enemy.
They are not part of her “kingdom” and she has no problems letting them know that. But this sentence really grabbed me:
I cannot apologize for my Bible based convictions.
People deserve protection. Ideas do not. Which is why I will take bad ideas like this to task. Gay people deserve respect. Horrible ideas like bigotry? Not so much.
Such à la carte-Christianity, these holier-than-thou “”Christians” conveniently ignore that in America, a company has the right to change their business plan.
Me and Joe have discussed this many times. When Walt Disney passed away in 1966, he could not have foreseen what a conglomerate his company would become. He might even be mortified at what they portray today with violence, sex and more mature themes like the scene in Maleficent (2014) where it is revealed as to why the lead character was “evil”…she had a very traumatic experience akin to rape. I was quite taken aback when that was portrayed in a PG-rated movie but it finally gave greater understanding for Maleficent’s motivations. Even 2016’s live-action The Jungle Book revealed why Shere Khan has such antipathy towards humans – Mowgli’s father burned one of his eyes and died defending him from that Tiger. Mr. Disney, even if he had thought of such things being part of storylines in movies of his time, could not have included them as society and moviegoers had very different standards and tastes decades ago.
I understand Mr. Disney was conservative but being in showbiz like Hollywood, you might put that aside in order to make your business successful. These “Christians” forget that any company has to adapt to changing times or it will go defunct. After Walt’s death, the Disney company entered a period of doldrums with lackluster movies. Starting in the ’80s they created the Touchstone studio to make more mature films like Ruthless People and Pretty Woman. These movies made them *money.* They modernized storylines for animated movies like The Little Mermaid, Aladdin and The Lion King. They bought the ABC Network to create their own shows and promote their brand. When their creative ouput fell in the 20-aughts, they bought companies like Pixar, Marvel and LucasFilm to increase their share of the boy’s market so they don’t just rely on girls with their Princess Line. Many of these franchises now go on to earn hundreds of millions or even a billion dollars. In short, they offer a little of something to everybody.
People with such Bible-based convictions can pick and choose what they want. I would rather follow a company that has modernized like Disney with all their offerings than adhere to an ancient book written by man that condones rape, slavery, war, murder and other atrocities. I personally cannot wait for HTGAWM in seeing how Connor and Oliver’s relationship evolves. 🙂
On another note, the Bible is the original Darkhold. 🙂