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Disney’s Rainbow Activism

Mar 21, 2017

About the only thing worse than rabid anti-Christian bigotry is all the clueless Christians who do not know or care about it. There are so many believers who have their heads in the sand – they are totally oblivious to the very real war that has been declared against us and our children.

The homosexual militants have especially been targeting faith and family, including our children. As I wrote in my book Strained Relations:

A well-known saying states that the hand that rocks the cradle rules the world. Homosexual activists know this all too well. As one lesbian put it, “Whoever captures the kids owns the future”. Thus the constant attempts by homosexual activists to influence children….
Another article in the homosexual press on the same issue reported that there are “probably around a hundred gay characters out there” in comics right now. Given that children are usually the main readers of comics, one has to ask if recruitment is not part of the strategy….
And we also have homosexual cartoon characters in both TV series and in the movies….
One quite well known homosexual blog site openly admits to just how intent the activists are in targeting young children in our schools. He says in an article entitled, “Can We Please Just Start Admitting That We Do Actually Want To Indoctrinate Kids?”: “‘NOOO! We’re not gonna make kids learn about homosexuality, we swear! It’s not like we’re trying to recruit your children or anything.’ But let’s face it – that’s a lie. We want educators to teach future generations of children to accept queer sexuality. In fact, our very future depends on it.”

I mention all this again because another tool of homosexual propaganda is coming to Australia on March 23, yet most believers seem utterly clueless about it all. I refer to the new Disney film Beauty and the Beast. Every parent should be aware of what is happening with the film, and keep their children away from this homosexual propaganda stunt.

For those who are still not aware of what is happening, a petition is circulating about this, and it offers this background:

The director of the much-anticipated Disney live action version of Beauty and the Beast has proudly revealed that the movie will feature Disney’s first-ever “exclusively gay moment.” The “gay” moment involves character Lefou, the sidekick of villain Gaston, played by actor Josh Gad.
“LeFou is somebody who on one day wants to be Gaston and on another day wants to kiss Gaston,” director Bill Condon said this week. “He’s confused about what he wants. It’s somebody who’s just realizing that he has these feelings. And Josh makes something really subtle and delicious out of it. And that’s what has its payoff at the end, which I don’t want to give away. But it is a nice, exclusively gay moment in a Disney movie.”
Gad has confirmed the “gay moment” in the movie involving his character, tweeting today that he is “beyond proud of this.” This comes days after The Disney Channel aired a same-sex kiss on one of its shows. In recent years Disney has come under increasing pressure from LGBT activists to promote their agenda in their kids films, including a campaign to make Elsa from “Frozen” a lesbian.
lifepetitions.com/petition/disney-includes-exclusively-gay-moment-in-beauty-and-the-beast-sign-the-boycott

Yet far too many believers seem to think the film is just hunky dory. One “Christian” review of the film I read said it was no big deal and that kids would not know or be impacted by the homosexualisation found in the film. Thankfully not everyone was so clueless.

beautyAs one Christian mum said on the social media: “I was incredibly disheartened this morning, (actually disheartened is understating it – shocked and angry is closer to the mark), to hear the supposed ‘Christian’ Sydney radio station Hope 103.2 giving away free tickets to families, to go see Disney’s sodomy promoting version of Beauty and the Beast.”

Incredibly the station replied saying, “The admiration of one male character for another is shown as nothing more than that, and we easily saw this as friendship, as would any child.” Good grief. And another fellow weighed into the discussion by cavalierly saying, “It’s a movie not real life.”

But as another much more cluey Christian replied, “Advertising isn’t real life either. Ditto for porn.” What the ‘it’s no big deal’ folks just do not fathom is that the activists are deliberately targeting our children, and they know that the piecemeal approach is quite successful.

Thus you do not throw all your agenda items out in the first film, or TV show, or cartoon, or comic. You slowly, incrementally keep adding more and more, so that it is almost undetectable. It is the old frog in the pot of water routine: the frog will jump out of real hot water, but if you slowly turn up the heat while the frog is in the pot, it will stay there and die.

That is exactly what is happening here, yet most Christians just don’t get it. But all we need to do is listen to what the homosexual activists are saying about all this. I already mentioned above how proud those involved in the film are about the homosexual activity.

More can be said. Consider this from a secular site:

In an interview with People (via Variety), Gad talks of the moment in question, saying the “gay moment” is “subtle but incredibly effective” and “everything that needed to be said on this issue has definitely been said”. He added, “There is so much fear out there of that which we don’t understand, that which we don’t know. The “film is one of inclusiveness” and noted that the core theme is “never to judge a book by its cover.”
comicbook.com/2017/03/13/alan-menken-beauty-and-the-best-lefou-gay/

“Incredibly effective” he says. Yet most Christians are sleeping through this entire assault on biblical and family values. Another actor in the film, Ian McKellen, is also very proud of the homosexual content:

“I love the fact that there’s a little gay moment in this movie, you know, here we are in the 21st Century. There’s a lot of gay people around, why shouldn’t they be in the film. Just briefly, it’s lovely – lovely, lovely color,” McKellen said. McKellen was making reference to those who have raised concern or spoken out like the recent Alabama theater that refuses to show it – as “stupid” and “prejudiced.” McKellen even went on to joke that “Beauty and the Beast” has become “a gay extravaganza.”
endtimeheadlines.org/2017/03/beauty-beast-actors-mock-christians/

And then we have the director of the film Bill Condon spilling the beans about his real agenda. In an interview a few years ago the openly gay director was asked: “What is first thing you do when you get into a hotel room?” He replied, “I wish I could say I’m like Ian McKellen and immediately go rip pages out of the Bible, but there don’t seem to be bibles in the hotel rooms I stay in these days.”
www.dailywire.com/news/14505/beauty-and-beast-director-i-wish-i-could-rip-pages-amanda-prestigiacomo#exit-modal

One homosexual has even warned about this film:

As a proud member of the LGBT community, I smile when shows I watch — such as “NCIS New Orleans” and “How to Get Away With Murder” — include LGBT characters. But I am an adult… Somewhere along the line, Disney went off course. No longer did it see itself as a defender of children’s innocence. Instead, it saw itself as a conduit to social change. Walt Disney became Harvey Milk.
For those of us watching Disney over the past two decades, such a transformation was evident. Disney has worked to infuse its brand with political activism, and the LGBT left lobby has always been a primary benefactor….
Why do we have to expose our kids to such mature themes? Do they not have plenty of time to grow up? Or maybe the point is to make them grow up too soon and that is where I part ways with my community.
www.orlandosentinel.com/opinion/os-ed-disney-gay-themes-not-for-kids-20170306-story.html

Thankfully some countries are aware of what is going on here and taking action. In Russia the film has been given a 16+ rating.
www.lifesitenews.com/news/russia-gives-beauty-and-the-beast-remake-16-rating-over-gay-moment

In Malaysia the homosexual content was edited out of the film, so Disney threw a hissy fit and pulled the movie from the country.
www.bizpacreview.com/2017/03/14/brief-gay-scene-nixed-disney-pulls-release-beauty-beast-mostly-muslim-malaysia-458993

And in Singapore Christian leaders have warned parents to stay clear of the film.
www.lifesitenews.com/news/singapore-anglican-bishop-parents-should-be-strongly-advised-about-beauty-a

In Australia Kevin Donnelly said this: “Ignored is that the original story and earlier adaptations celebrated love between a woman and a prince without any reference to a gay relationship. And rewriting Beauty and the Beast is just the most recent example of the cultural left’s campaign against classic fairy tales and stories.”
www.dailytelegraph.com.au/news/opinion/twisting-the-tale-to-suit-cultural-lefts-agenda/news-story/d9699f4a92c264756147e47338291dbf

Some voices have been heard in the US as well, warning about this film. Franklin Graham said this:

They’re trying to push the LGBT agenda into the hearts 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.
www.faithfamilyamerica.com/franklin_graham_says_watch_out_disney_is_pushing_the_lgbt_agenda_into_the_hearts_of_your_children

At John Piper’s website we read this warning:

Disney’s agenda may or may not come as a shock to us, but it should come as a timely reminder that we cannot relegate the work of teaching our children to Disney or Pixar, to Dora or Sesame Street. We can no more blindly take our kids to Disney movies than we can blindly sit them in front of the television to watch cartoons. This world is not our home, and this culture is not our ally, and our level of vigilance should reflect that.
www.desiringgod.org/articles/do-you-trust-disney-with-your-kids

We should all follow the lead of one concerned mother:

We’ve officially come to the conclusion that we won’t be seeing the live action version of “Beauty and the Beast” and we’ve cancelled our $6000 Disney World Vacation…. There comes a point where you have to take a stand for the things you believe in, this is my stand…. I’m not paying for simple entertainment that doesn’t accurately align with my personal beliefs.
www.thismodestmom.com/boycott-disney/

By way of conclusion, I offer these words from the family friendly MovieGuide:

Introducing modern leftist, homosexual politics into a timeless fairy tale for children is the height of self-righteous smugness. It not only offends viewers who don’t agree with such controversial politics, or who don’t agree with inserting controversial politics into a movie for children. It also takes the viewer’s attention away from the main story behind the movie to stroke the selfish egos of the leftist filmmakers behind such a narcissistic movie. Ironically, the kind of homosexual references included in this version of Beauty and the Beast contradicts the story’s main message that sacrificial love, not lust or bizarre fetishes, is what lifts people up and ennobles them.
www.movieguide.org/reviews/beauty-and-the-beast-2017.html

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13 Responses to Disney’s Rainbow Activism

  • Hey, Disney, leave our kids alone.

  • We have a saying: “Get them when they are young and you’ve got them for life.”

    We have another saying: “Touch the children and you declare war!”

    John Abbott

  • Thank you Bill for this excellent article. I gets posts from the U.S. and had followed the protest petitions about this film there. I was horrified to find, looking at our local paper, that it had arrived here. I warned my family, and friends with children, about the film. I sent a short email to our local paper saying that parents should know in advance that this film promoted homosexuality to children. It wasn’t printed. I talked to the owner of our local cinema, who deplored the film, and a great many other films that he shows. He said he has no control over the films that are sent to him for showing. But he appears quite happy to make his living from something he doesn’t personally approve of. What can one do to fight this attack on our children?

  • Did not both Hitler and Lenin say something to the effect of “give me a generation of your children and I can change the world”???

  • Because the method of education was changed to a secular humanistic one in all schools in the late 1960’s, we have been teaching our children for the last 50 odd years to live these sought of life styles. It is know surprise that a great number of people, who have been educated from the 1970’s on-wards, do not see much wrong with these sought of films. To make things worst, so many people in our society, do not want to know why the method of education was changed.

  • Makes me wonder how many more years of this we all have to endure, before something big happens….good or bad….one way or the other. All the leisure industry has been infiltrated; all politics have been infiltrated; everything has been contaminated with sexual perversion being passed off as “normal”. It’s like fighting the Medusa; cut off one head and ten more appear. It’s true that people have turned away from God, but how do you get them to turn back? I am afraid that only some true demonic disaster will stop folks in their tracks.

  • Apparently, Disney CEO Michael Eisner told then-boss of the LGBTIQ “Human Rights Campaign”, Elizabeth Birch, that 40% of Disney employees are gay — and this was back in 1998.

  • Oh yes! In regards to education here in the states, you would not believe, and it is completely scary, how many of these people supporting the “kitty cat” hat protesting were teachers of little children!! It is appalling!! Of course I don’t know if you knew this but a big part of what they were marching for was “reproductive rights” aka abortion, because President Trump had as a big part of his platform to defund Planned Parenthood, and I don’t know if you knew this as well, but the organizer of the womans march was a Hamas connected Sharia supporting muslim woman! Yah, lots of “womens’ rights” with that!
    These are teachers of children!!!

  • I AGREE WITH CHRIS DARK. BUT HOW MUCH LONGER DO WE HAVE TO WAIT?

  • Thanks for bringing it to our attention Bill.
    It is epidemic and sadly deliberate. As John Abbott reminds us: “Touch the children and you declare war!” Well it is war, they have touched our children.

    Our scripture reading this morning included Ps 137;8-9. I felt challenged to meditate upon it, gruesome as it is. The context in short is “O daughter of Babylon… how happy is he who repays you…..who seizes your infants and dashes them against the rocks”.

    This scripture is not PC in any sense, only horrible; but, there are a number of pertinent things that can arise if one is inclined to let them. Of course none of them includes any suggestion that there should be any kind of literal fulfilment of the ideas in it.

    BUT:
    1. We are at war, and in war there are atrocities committed both intentionally and otherwise.
    2. One atrocity is that our kids are having this done to them. They are being smashed against ideas, emotions and pressures that kill faith and morality. They are deliberately being targeted to be destroyed. This is no less subtle than the Hitler youth.
    3 We cannot stand by and let this happen. In a physical war there have been times when parents have been forced to choose between the their own lives and the lives of their children.
    We must, in this war, be willing to suffer, even to put ourselves in harm’s way, in order to protect those who cannot protect themselves.
    4. This issue and other pressing issues need to be confronted immediately and deliberately.
    5. There is also a place for revenge; The appropriate revenge that will make us happy and with no regret is to take their infants where we want ours to go. To broken upon the Rock; the rock to be broken upon is Jesus. Lk 20;17 “Everyone who falls on that stone will be broken to pieces, but he upon whom it falls will be crushed.” An encounter with the rock is certain.
    6. Specifically – preaching the gospel and making disciples is our continuing earthly task. Spiritually then, the revenge can be eye for eye and tooth for tooth, as we influence the children of those who are the “daughters of Babylon”, who oppose our Lord and us.

  • I’m sitting on the fence here about whether to go and see this film.

    “It’s just a movie.”

    Some would protest. Christian critiques of the entertainment industry, have discussed the power of films to shape values and beliefs.

  • Thanks Scott. The homosexual activists I quoted in the article sure do not think it is “just a movie”! They know it is a terrific tool to indoctrinate our impressionable children. I can see no reason why any concerned parent or citizen would want to subsidize this diabolical agenda by buying a ticket to see it.

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