|Somehow, I don't think this photo conveys the message the American Family Association wanted to send.|
Color me surprised. Or probably shouldn't be surprised.
While raging against the upcoming live action movie 'Beauty and the Beast' because it will contain a gay character, the anti-lgbt hate group American Family Association is asking for donations to fund a movie it wants to make.
I received the following email today:
Disney's new Beauty and the Beast movie features "exclusively gay moment."
The makers of Disney's new Beauty and the Beast movie have included a "gay character and love scene" between Gaston and his male sidekick, LeFou, according to the BBC. The movie hits theaters March 17.
"LeFou is somebody who on one day wants to be Gaston and on another day wants to kiss Gaston. He's confused about what he wants," director Bill Condon told Attitude magazine. "It's somebody who’s just realizing that he has these feelings. And [LeFou] makes something really subtle and delicious out of it. And that’s what has its payoff at the end, which I don't want to give away. But it is a nice, exclusively gay moment in a Disney movie."
In response, American Family Association is encouraging all its friends to take a stand, by signing an open letter of protest to Disney, and by joining AFA in co-producing a godly family Film, The Pilgrim's Progress.
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The Pilgrim's Progress is a 1678 novel which Wikipedia calls a "Christian allegory." It's very long and certainly not meant for children. It's curious to see how AFA is intending to condense it into a child-friendly movie.
Decision. Decisions. Whatever shall I do? Support a wonderful live action motion picture that will feature a gay character?
Or shall I give money to support a project by an anti-lgbt hate group?
Sorry, Pilgrim but you are going to have to progress somewhere else. I'm sticking with the beast and the gay guy.