Disney Introduces Lesbian Couple in TV Show

Posted: January 29, 2014 in Movie News

Disney has officially crossed a line. They didn’t cross it when they introduced “Gay Day” at their Walt Disney World parks in Florida, because it ultimately was a way to increase park attendance (much the same function of Night of Joy that they also host yearly). But now Disney feels the need to introduce homosexuality into their TV show, Good Luck Charlie. The scene can be viewed here and contains a brief argument with parents Bob and Amy about their daughter’s playmate’s mother’s name, each claiming a different name, when in walks two mothers—–the joke being that they were both right. This marks the first time a homosexual couple has ever been portrayed in any Disney-made film or TV show.

Good Luck Charlie_Lesbian coupleThis sheds entirely new light on the premise that Disney makes “family-friendly entertainment.” Good Luck Charlie is the only Disney Channel show that actually promotes the traditional family in a positive way (mother and father—–not divorced—–with several kids) and is fairly entertaining at the same time. At times, you could even say that the Duncan family is reminiscent of the Cosby Show‘s Huxtable family. But now things are beginning to change. The Disney realm isn’t so quaint and charming anymore.

“What’s the big deal?” you may ask. “It’s just a 1-minute little segment, this hardly constitutes indoctrination.” Well the “big deal” is that this won’t be the last time this will happen. Disney’s just playing it safe for now; they’re just sticking their toes in the water. If we say “Oh, no biggie” now, I can guarantee that we will be seeing things like this more often in the future. They’ll throw little bits like this in here and there, but eventually it will work its way into mainstream Disney. How do drunks start out? Do they one day find out they have an addiction? Or does it start with one drink, one little drink that escalates into alcoholism?

And where will it end? Will we one day see a lesbian Disney princess? Disney is slowly but surely corrupting its family-friendly origins and pushing an agenda by teaching young kids that it doesn’t matter what gender you marry, so long as you have a happy family. Frankly, it’s disturbing. I feel like Disney—–the company that I have admired and loved for the vast majority of my life—–has cheated me.

What are your thoughts? Is this a small issue, or do you too feel like this is outright inappropriate? Comment below with your answer or sound off in the poll.

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  1. Doug says:

    David-thanks for sharing your thoughts on this important topic. I have learned a lot over the last 4 years about this topic as the Lord allowed me to befriend a homosexual couple and eventually lead one of them back to Christ before he passed away and the other man is now a committed heterosexual and one of my best buds. I learned I had a lot to learn…it wasn’t until I really cared about them that God showed me how I needed to change my approach. Listen, pray, ask questions, have empathy and love them how God loves them. I didn’t condone their behavior or sin, but we didn’t completely focus on it either. We talked through questions as the Holy Spirit would direct and we build a friendship of trust and mutual admiration. Again, lots of lessons learned! Interested to hear what your generation has to say on the issue. Will stay tuned 😉

  2. Spencer says:

    This does not come as a surprise to me. Disney is promoting the world’s agenda, just like you said. Imagine one day if Disney said, “Let’s allow Prince X to marry SEVEN princesses, each with a unique personality!” Marriage is between one man and one woman, period. Today people like Phil Robertson and Chick fil A’s Dan Cathy are ridiculed and called bigots for their beliefs. However, the left is just as guilty of this bigotry if they refuse to tolerate the Christian view that marriage is sacred and God-ordained.

    We need to be concerned equally with how we treat these people, though. Harsh condemnation and judgment against the person is never called for. These people need Christ to save their souls and to cleanse them from the inside out.

    • Spencer says:

      I apologize for my previous comments. I should not have equated polygamous relations with gay couples. I disagree with this choice Disney made, but I should not have jumped to conclusions. I second Mr. Poll’s words. Everyone needs Christ.

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