2022 UPDATE: This post was written in 2017 after Disney insinuated that a character from the live action version of Beauty and the Beast was a member of the LGBTQ+ community.
I was laughed at, mocked, and made an example of by news outlets, bloggers, and left wing activists. Yet, my stance stayed strong and my warning remained true.
I encourage you to read this below words regarding my announcement of the boycott in 2017, as well as the related posts, and then this continuation post regarding Disney’s recent decision to battle Florida in grooming your children.
The Story of the 2017 Disney Boycott Call
WARNING: This post is based on my very conservative opinion and my own Christian, Bible-based, beliefs. I may not agree with your choices, but I love all people, no matter your race, ethnicity, political beliefs and/or lifestyle choices. We chose to boycott Disney, but your choices are between you and God.
Disney is obviously a pretty magical place. I mean, despite all the things I said about our first Disney vacation last year, I admitted that we’d be going back this year. Unfortunately I’m eating my words, because as of now, we won’t be going to Disney this year and I’ve got a pretty sad little girl on my hands.
I called Disney to book our vacation on the same day that the director, and some of the cast, of the live action version “Beauty and the Beast” announced that the movie would have an ‘exclusively gay moment’.
What are the odds? Fortunately, I had asked the cast member to place our reservation on a 3 day hold to confirm details with the other members of our group. Which means I didn’t even have to call and cancel.
You should also know that we’ve been waiting for the live action “Beauty and the Beast” for months. If you follow me on Instagram, then you know that I have a princess obsessed little girl on my hands. She is a Disney character every day, and literally talks about last years trip every single day.
As I’m typing this, she’s sitting on the sofa in her Belle dress. However, our plans to see the live action “Beauty and the Beast” as a family were brought to a screeching halt when we found out the news that Lefou had ‘feelings’ for Gaston in the new movie.
So, if you’re following me, we’ve officially come to the conclusion that we won’t be seeing the live action version of “Beauty and the Beast” and we’ve cancelled our $6000 Disney World Vacation. We chose to boycott Disney.
I know what you’re thinking, if you boycott all the things that support an agenda you don’t agree with, you’d have nothing. So let’s be clear, I’m not going to boycott Disney because they support something I don’t.
Despite their unofficial “Gay Days” that have gone on since the 90’s(?). I know that Disney aired a lesbian couple on the popular television show Good Luck Charlie in 2014. 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.
If we’re being honest, there’s a lot of things we’ve stopped doing. We don’t even bother with rated R movies, because I hate the language, and the near pornographic scenes. I’ve walked out, or turned off, many PG-13 movies for the same reason.
I refuse to use the regular bathrooms at Target and if the family room has a line, then we leave. Some of the most popular shows (Scandal, How to Get Away with Murder, Quantico, This Is Us, Greys Anatomy, The Good Wife, etc.), most of which air on ABC, a Disney owned network, revealed exclusively LGBT characters.
We cut our cable years ago because we refused to pay for things we weren’t able to watch. Even the commercials make me cringe. Which is what brings me to my next point.
If we were to boycott every company we didn’t agree with, we’d have a small list. We’d have to make our own clothes and grow our own food- which doesn’t seem too farfetched at this point.
But, the point is what we choose to let our eyes see, our ears hear, our children over to, and directly give our dollars. Being entertained by the things that God declares sin is something Christians cannot do.
But, this goes far beyond Christianity. Even if you aren’t a Christian, this behavior should have you enraged. Are you okay with your kids being groomed? Being falsely instructed? Being used as pawns in the hands of adults?
Because this is where it takes us.
I’m not paying for simple entertainment that doesn’t accurately align with my personal beliefs.
Furthermore, since the news about “Beauty and the Beast” has come out- no pun intended- Disney is having to answer more and more for their LGBT agenda. You’ll see that the Disney XD show “Star v.s. the Forces of Evil” aired an episode this year where the lead characters are surrounded by others who take to kissing their neighbor during a boy band concert, many of which are the same sexual orientation.
This move made Disney’s first LGBT moment in a kids animation. Last fall, the creators of “Moana” mentioned in an interview with a liberal media source that they wouldn’t rule out an LGBT Disney princess. Director Ron Clements said, “It seems like the possibilities are pretty open at this point.” WHAT?!
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.
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.
So why can’t I just boycott the live action “Beauty and the Beast” and still go to Disney World? Well, the fact of the matter is that if Disney is so boldly including it in their movies and television shows, then soon they’ll have to follow suit and include it in their skits and park rides.
Who’s to say that an adapted theater version of “Beauty and the Beast” won’t be shown in Hollywood Studios this year? Mark my words, I won’t be ‘entertained’ by something that doesn’t align with my religious beliefs. Which definitely means I won’t pay for it.
Next Disney will be talking about teen sex, abortions, and pedophilia in efforts to normalize these issues to children as well. If you don’t step up, they’re coming for you next.
If you feel like me, maybe you’ll want to take a stand too. I encourage you to sign this petition asking that Disney reconsider their position. Boycott Disney and let them know that your values, morals, and beliefs mean something too. You can also sign OneMillionMoms.com petition here.
Let’s let our children be children. Don’t include them in your efforts to create a politically correct stance.
So, in place of our family’s Disney Vacation, we’ve decided to head back to Branson, Missouri! Branson is our family’s favorite vacation spot! Check back for more about planning our family vacation to Branson, MO.
Let us know your thoughts about Disney’s LGBT agenda and tell us if you signed the petition!
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