A drive-in theater decided they weren’t going to show Disney’s The Beauty and the Beast because there was an openly gay character.
If you’ve read any of my other posts, you might think you know what you’re about to hear me say…but you’re wrong.
Although I respect the theater’s right to show what they want to, I’m a bit tired of the hypocritical stance people are taking in the name of Christ. This move is sure to backfire.
I’d love to see the list of movies that were shown at this theater. I’m confident I will find them, even the most innocent of them, riddled with sin of some kind or another. When we elevate our preferences to the point of scripture we lose our platform for proclaiming any kind of holiness.
It is like the grossly overweight pastor preaching about every sin but gluttony.
It is like the porn-addicted evangelist preaching against greed.
The problem is that we have all sinned and fall short of God’s glory.
We have an epidemic—people want to have one foot in the world and one foot in heaven. A movie theater, in 2017, will find itself hard-pressed to find any wholesome, family oriented movies unless they decide to show only Christian films, and even then, some are filled with tons of violence!
The Beauty and the Beast, in its original form, tells the story of a young girl taken captive by a beast and falls madly in love with him. Stockholm syndrome to the max! I could say beastiality, I could say witchcraft, I could say a great many things: but instead I’ll say this……..FICTION!
I do not blame anyone for not wanting to watch it. I take issue with what I call the “CW Agenda” which casts late 20-somethings as young teenagers and then gets us excited about the prospects of them having sex with one another. It twists and warps the reality of sexuality to a degree where it no longer has any restraints. It fools us into believing that love is nothing more than a sexual attraction.
My big problem with this is easy: What blatant sins will be discovered within the many other movies that were cleared to be shown at this theater? This. Will. Backfire.