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Disney Intros Gay Character in Beauty & the Beast...a Response From a Children's Ministry Le

Bill Condon, director of the new live-action adaptation of Beauty and the Beast, made headlines last week when he revealed that the movie will have an "exclusively gay moment." The gay undertone centers around the character LeFou. He dotes on Gaston throughout the movie just as he did in the 1991 animated version. But then at the end of the film, when the characters get together for a big celebration, the "gay moment' arrives. During a group dance, LeFou starts off dancing with a woman, but then starts dancing with a dress-loving henchman for about two seconds. The subtle overtone is that two male characters are expressing affection through the dancing.

There have already been many groups protesting the film. The group One Million Moms said "This is the last place parents would expect their children to be confronted with content regarding sexual orientation. Issues of this nature are being introduced too early and too soon, and it is becoming extremely common and unnecessary. Disney has decided to be politically correct versus providing family-friendly entertainment. Disney should stick to entertaining instead of pushing an agenda. Conservative families need to urge Disney to avoid mature and controversial topics."

Franklin Graham, president of the Samaritan's Purse and son of Billy Graham, said he met Walt Disney when he was a child. He said Walt was very gracious to him. He went on to say he believed, that Walt "would be shocked at what has happened to the company he started."

The early reviews have definitely increased expectations that this movie will represent a significant shakeup of traditional Disney values. Disney has built their entertainment empire on family-friendly content. Their parks are the number one family vacation destination in the world.

While Disney has been built on family-friendly entertainment, we must keep in mind that this does not mean that all of the current decision makers of the company are committed to a Biblical worldview. When given the opportunity, some of them will inject a postmo