RIPLEY, Miss. — An attorney in Mississippi who identifies as a homosexual is objecting to the “gay” content in recent Disney productions, opining that children should not be exposed to such topics as it steals their innocence.
“Prime-time network television is geared for an adult audience; one that understands the world we live in. Adults have long lost their innocence. Whether it be sex, drugs or violence, many of us have had our eyes open to the hardships of the world. We lost our innocence when we grew out of adolescence, but do we really want our kids to lose theirs in adolescence?” asked Joseph R. Murray II in a column published this week in the Orlando Sentinel.
He pointed to a recent episode of “Star vs. the Forces of Evil,” which includes a scene where cartoon characters at a boy band concert begin kissing their significant other, including those of the same sex. Murray also cited the live action remake of “Beauty and the Beast,” which is stated to include a “gay moment.”
“LeFou is somebody who on one day wants to be Gaston and on another day wants to kiss Gaston,” Director Bill Condon told “Attitude” regarding the Beast film last month. “He’s confused about what he wants. It’s somebody who’s just realizing that he has these feelings. And Josh 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.”
But Murray lamented these inclusions, noting that Walt Disney’s purpose for his animation endeavor was to entertain children and in a manner that they “were able to enjoy their innocence for as long as the outside world would permit.”
“Somewhere along the line, Disney went off course,” he wrote. “No longer did it see itself as a defender of children’s innocence. Instead, it saw itself as a conduit to social change. Walt Disney became Harvey Milk.”
“Disney has worked to infuse its brand with political activism, and the LGBT left lobby has always been a primary benefactor,” Murray lamented.
He said that while homosexual advocates may have messages to convey to the culture, children are too young to be programmed with images about same-sex attraction.
“[W]hy do we have to expose our kids to such mature themes? Do they not have plenty of time to grow up?” Murray asked. “Or maybe the point is to make them grow up too soon, and that is where I part ways with my community.”
In addition to working as an attorney, Murray is the administrator of “LGBTrump,” a group of Trump supporters with a focus on homosexual issues.
God’s law states in Deuteronomy 11:19 that parents are to raise their children to know the commandments of the Lord that they may walk in purity and holiness.
“And ye shall teach them your children, speaking of them when thou sittest in thine house, and when thou walkest by the way, when thou liest down, and when thou risest up,” it reads.
Ephesians 6:4 also instructs, “And, ye fathers, provoke not your children to wrath, but bring them up in the nurture and admonition of the Lord.”