Here is that premise: homosexuality is not wrong.
Society (largely) agrees with this premise. Assuming it is true, then it really is okay for you, for your friends, and, most importantly, for your children to be exposed to homosexual activity.
By “exposed”, I don’t mean anything lurid like graphic sex. Our culture still agrees this material should be kept under ever-loosening wraps. No: I mean “innocent” images, in the same way kids are shown pictures of normal people holding hands, having a smooch, telling each other of their love and affection. Everyday stuff. Pleasant and heartwarming.
It’s obvious Disney buys the premise and understands its implications. In an episode of Disney’s Star vs the Forces of Evil, a cartoon series (which has certain difficulties) targeted to children, there was shown two men clasping hands and kissing one another. In the same episode are shown one woman grabbing another’s face while kissing. These were couples, and meant to be couples, with the message that, as society tells us, “gay” couples are no different than ordinary couples. Cute, loving couples. Homosexuality is desirable, Disney says.
The parent company of Mickey Mouse is also releasing a live-action (as opposed to dead-action?) version of Beauty and the Beast in which the character “LeFou, will experience Disney’s first ever ‘gay moment’ on screen, as he struggles with his feelings for ultra-macho leading man Gaston.” According to the Telegraph:
In an interview with Attitude magazine, director Bill Condon said: “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.
“And Josh [Gad, who plays LeFou] makes something really subtle and delicious out of it.
“And that’s what has its pay-off at the end, which I don’t want to give away. But it is a nice, exclusively gay moment in a Disney movie.”
Make that an exclusively gay moment.
And why not? If there is nothing wrong with homosexual acts, then there is certainly nothing wrong with having a lovable male character express his desire for the male hero.
Though it isn’t reported that this will happen in the film, there would also have been nothing wrong with having the pair have one of those romantic kisses Disney is so good at. Gaston and LeFou could have been eating a baguette (this being France) and discover they are munching the same buttered crust! Sort of like the spaghetti scene in Lady and the Tramp. Awww.
There just cannot be any objection to scenes like this—if the premise is true. Tom Gilson says Disney’s actions are part of “a strategy centered in positive imagery” about homosexuality. He’s surely right about that, but he need not be. That is, there could be no strategy or plan to inculcate our youth in “alternative” sexualities. What is happening could simply be folks employed in the entertainment industry acting as if they accept the premise.
If the movie succeeds, why would Disney stop at Beauty and the Beast? Why not have Winnie the Pooh take a gay lover? I’m just spitballing here, but let’s say we reveal Eeyore to be a dog who thinks he’s a mule. After all, he does have that pin-on tail.
The lovable chipmunks Chimp and Dale turn out to be more than just roommates. Imagine the possibilities with Goofy! Goofy, for crying out loud!
But that’s enough: you get the idea. Contribute your ideas below.
The point should be blazingly obvious by now. If homosexual acts are okay, there is nothing in the world wrong with depicting them in popular culture, in sex “education” classes, in preschools to high schools, in everything and everywhere.
Our legal system and therefore government has thus decided the premise is true. Even some “conservatives” say it is. Even some priests. Even you?