So I read something the other day that bothered me, and not in a minor, it’ll pass sort of way. See, there’s this blogger goes by the name This Modest Mom who, well, blogged about how she was forced to cancel her highly anticipated family vacation to Disney World. But it wasn’t because of monetary hardship or some horrible accident or disease. She couldn’t stand to step foot into the Happiest Place on Earth because The Walt Disney Company dared to include a mysterious “gay moment” in their soon-to-release live action remake of Beauty and the Beast.
Yes, in a film about a young woman who falls in love with a talking bison, a homo moment is what raised red flags. Ain’t (extremist) Christianity grand?
Alright, I don’t really have an issue with the pseudo-bestiality that is the basis of the tale as old as time but I just felt the need to write something as off-the-walls bonkers before getting to the meat of my response. And now that I’ve got that out of my system, let’s deconstruct the lady’s bigotry, shall we?
WARNING: This post is based upon my very conservative opinion and my own Christian, Bible based, beliefs. I may not agree with your choices, but I love all people, no matter your race, ethnicity, political beliefs and/or lifestyle choices.
So that little but prefaces her entry and I find it utterly hilarious in a FML sort of way. See, she claims to “love all people” yet can’t stand the thought of spending her money on a company that doesn’t discriminate against approximately 3% of the population. Instead of just enjoying her time in the familiest place in the universe, she’d rather boycott those open-minded heathens, and take her family elsewhere. Well, her loss and no one else’s. I also take major issue with the lifestyle choices turn of phrase because sexuality is not a freaking choice no matter how many brainwashed abuse-survivors claim their abusers cleansed them of their ungodliness. You don’t simply wake up one day going “I like penis” and run straight for the nearest seedy gay club. It’s just the way some people are.
So not only are the new Beauty and the Beast and Disney vacation off the table, she also goes on to say that her family stopped watching Good Luck Charlie because of a single lesbian couple’s single appearance, during which “lesbian” and “homosexual” and other like words were uttered ZERO times. The two-mommy couple was treated as any other couple. She didn’t like that.
For my response to the influx of concerns I’ve received: I got Hate Mail today. And there was a lot of it.
Any surprise? This whole victim act makes you sound pathetic. You knew what you were writing was going to get people going so don’t try that line. Remember, thou shall not lie. How would Jesus feel to know you couldn’t even keep one of the Ten Commandments?
Disney isn’t just aiming their efforts towards parent’s [sic] 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.
No, Ms. Modest, what Disney is doing is being inclusive. See, there’s more to the world than straight cis Christian couples with children they deny simple childish pleasures because of mistranslations in a 1500+ year of collection of myths. We have many people who hold the same Christian beliefs as you who still don’t whine about gays being treated like actual humans and who don’t boycott companies because they choose acceptance – a very Christian principle – over condemnation. We also have non-Christians (even non-religious) folk who also don’t go around trying to convince the world bigotry isn’t bigotry just because God allegedly said so. The world does not revolve around you.
At this point, Disney is proudly looming over your morals and values and eerily cackling like a villain in one of their own classic fairy tales.
Disney is proudly encouraging people to love each other. Disney’s recent foray into LGBT inclusion isn’t harming anyone, especially children; it’s showing that hate (which is what you’re spreading, no matter how much you claim otherwise) isn’t the way. But instead of following Disney’s lead and guiding your children toward a future where all people are treated as equals, you cling to your “deeply held” beliefs. You cling to discrimination and bigotry.
Next Disney will be talking about teen sex and abortions in efforts to normalize these issues to children as well[.]
No, they won’t. Now you’re all hyperbole and cannot be taken seriously. Maybe the entire thing is poorly written satire?
Let’s let our children be children. Don’t include them in your efforts to create a politically correct stance.
How about we let children be children and not turn them into future heartless bigots who won’t rest until all those not like them are pushed beneath heel.
You don’t love me or any of my LGBT brethren. You hate us and use your religion as your excuse. Bigotry is bigotry; whether it’s “divinely” inspired or not, that makes you a bad person – but the best Christian, so I guess you can comfort yourself with that. Now I’m assuming you do all those other things demanded of you in the Bible like not touching pork (no bacon), not wearing mixed fibers (no cotton/polyester blends), no makeup (no Cover Girl – though I doubt you’d touch that brand now that there’s a cover boy), no jewelry, no hair-showing and actually being modest, assuming you even know what the word means.
Honestly, I’m cool with Ms. Modest to stay far away from Disney. It’s a place of fun and excitement and attitudes like hers have no place there. Let her segregate herself and wallow in her own misery. At least the rest of us won’t have to put up with her nonsense in person.