Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Conservative talking head - Gays are trying to use Disney to 'recruit' children

When everything else fails, the religious right always claim this.

It never fails. In almost every issue, the religious right turns to the one fear tactic guaranteed to turns heads:

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the activist group GLAAD gave Disney, Paramount and Warner Bros. failing grades as a GLAAD spokeswoman was quoted as saying "Hollywood's films lag far behind any other form of media when it comes to portrayals of LGBT characters."

Matt Philbin with the Media Research Center tells OneNewsNow that GLAAD is working hard to normalize homosexuality – and they know where to go to do it.

"What happens on the screen has a huge impact," he explains, "and that's why the lefties in Hollywood and the radical groups are going to keep pushing and keep pushing: they understand the power they have." 
By pressuring Disney, Philbin argues that GLAAD is targeting kids.

"They're talking about Disney's bread and butter," notes the MRC spokesman. "They're talking about kids' movies and they're talking about normalizing homosexuality for children as young as 3 or 4 years old in such a way that, yes, this becomes something they see on the screen, something that they are told by the media is normal, everyday behavior."

Philbin is way behind. Putting his phraseology aside, children are already aware of lgbts. They have friends, neighbors, and family members who ae lgbts. In some households, they are even being raised by lgbts.  Odds are they see lgbts as normal because that's exactly what we are. We don't need Disney to do the job that is already being done.

And there is nothing any type of hand wringing can do about it.


truthspew said...

What the fuck - they're still trying to say we recruit kids? Really? In the 21st century?

Frank said...

I was totally head over heels for Disney's Spin and Marty and Don Agrati (Don Grady) when I was 8-9-10 years old. But I certainly wasn't "recruited" or I'd have been a Mouseketeer too!

We ARE working to normalize LGBT folks because, for crissake, we ARE normal! What can we do to get these idiots off our backs?