This is in response to this post. In essence, this Christian mother is boycotting Disney and the new Beauty and the Beast film because she thinks they are pushing an “LGBT Agenda” and Jesus told her she isn’t allowed to spend money on things that show queer people as being normal.
So maybe I ad-libbed a little bit up there, but if you read her post, you’ll see exactly what I mean. This post will serve the purpose of tearing apart any argument she thinks she has while also, hopefully, educating people about what homophobia looks like in the modern day. Because, kids, I have news for you: Homophobia isn’t just beating up gay people. It comes in many, many ridiculous forms. I am now going to break down some of what she said in her “think piece”so you can all get a feel for it.
She prefaces her post with this:
“I may not agree with your choices, but I love all people, no matter your race, ethnicity, political beliefs and/or lifestyle choices.”
That gets torn apart at the end of this post, by the way, after I have my say on everything else.
“I know that the LGBT community pleaded for Elsa to make the ‘turn’ too. But we went to Disney just last year.
The difference? We made the choice to not watch Good Luck Charlie. I won’t visit Disney during gay-week. And if Elsa were to make an ‘announcement’ we would no longer be Frozen fans either.”
There comes a point where you have to take a stand for the things you believe in, this is my stand.
Okay. Let me start by saying this: I admire that she’ll take a stand for her beliefs. I think that’s an important quality to have. But also, her beliefs are wrong and outdated and she should work on changing them before she has to boycott the entire world.
If you can admit that media has a big enough role in ideologies and changing minds, then you can probably admit that in many ways, your feelings towards gay people are not your own, but of the people and things that socialized you. And who knows? Maybe Disney is trying to make up for all of their past nonsense where they queer-coded all of their villains. *shrugs*
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)
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.
This was my favorite. The “innocence of our youth” isn’t corrupted by homosexuality. It’s corrupted by ignorance and people who are…corrupt. We (queer people) aren’t using these children as means to an end of a fully queer world (however nice that may be). We’re simply proving that we exist and that we should be represented and accounted for in the media. And NOT as the villains. You hear that Disney? Implying that showing a queer character is immoral, essentially equating homosexuality to immorality or bad value
Her other statement is also implying that showing a queer character is immoral, essentially equating homosexuality to immorality or bad values. Are the big bad queers really coming for her children’s morals? I think if anyone using the Bible as their guide to life, there’s enough corruption to go around without me and my queer brothers and sisters. Did she forget that the Bible sanctions slavery and encourages misogyny?
Bible: “Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands, as unto the Lord. For the husband is the head of the wife, even as Christ is the head of the church. . . .” (Ephesians 5:22&23)
I do love me some good ol’ unchecked Christian values that don’t respect how times have changed.
Leviticus 15: 19 “Whenever a woman has her menstrual period, she will be ceremonially unclean for seven days. Anyone who touches her during that time will be unclean until evening.
15:20 Anything on which the woman lies or sits during the time of her period will be unclean.
15:21 If any of you touch her bed, you must wash your clothes and bathe yourself in water, and you will remain unclean until evening.
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.
Boy, oh boy, there’s a lot to unpack here. She wants to fight against the normalization and acceptance of queer people in society and thus in media, solely because of her religion (which I have respect for, but it is not acceptable as a point of argument). And thus I ask: Why shouldn’t queerness be normalized? What about it is abnormal?
I don’t want to hear that homosexuality isn’t normal because it isn’t acceptable. A logical argument would take place the other way around. If you can prove that my identity is unacceptable because it’s abnormal, well that’s another story (though I am doubtful of anyone finding good evidence of this.)
Let’s let our children be children. Don’t include them in your efforts to create a politically correct stance.
Note: If Disney reconsidered their stance, I would be first in line to reschedule our Disney Vacation!