Mommy blogger Brooke otherwise known as “This Modest Mom” is a Christian woman with “conservative opinions”. Yesterday she posted a blog about cancelling her “$6000 Disney World Vacation
” and boycotting due to a scene in the new live action movie Beauty and The Beast
. I couldn’t get through the warning before I had to stop myself from compulsively banging me head on my desk. As Henry says, she was making my eye twitch. So instead I decide to write my own blog response to it.
Let’s go through some of this shall we:
“…but I love all people, no matter your race, ethnicity, political beliefs and/or lifestyle choices.”
Being LGBT is not a “lifestyle choice”! Just like she didn’t choose to be born white and I did not choose to be born bi-racial; gay people didn’t choose who they were attracted to, as Ms. Gaga would say they were born that way.
“… if you boycott all the things that support an agenda you don’t agree with, you’d have nothing.”
An agenda by definition is “an underlying often ideological plan or program a political agenda.” Let’s go back to my first point….you are born gay! It is not a religion, or ideology, program or political agenda…the Gay community isn’t going to try and convert anyone, unlike this blogger and her on-ward Christian soldiers.
“…LGBT community pleaded for Elsa to make the ‘turn’ too”
Jesus take the wheel…say it with me…you can’t turn gay! And I would love to know where she got that fact from!
“And if Elsa were to make an ‘announcement’ we would no longer be Frozen fans either.”
Side bar question: I wonder if this woman’s daughter or son made an “announcement” would she no longer be a fan of them too? I thought she “loved all people”.
“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, I quit watching them all when they revealed exclusively LGBT characters”
I’m sorry…exclusively LGBT characters are just characters…you can’t 1/2 way to gay…you either are LGBT or you aren’t. This is making my head hurt…I don’t even want to read anymore of this BS. Oh and as for her list of boycotted shows, that is totally her loss cause those shows are AWESOME!
“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. In jest, they’re subtly encouraging you to conform your ways. “
^^^This…I can’t even with this. Normalizing what..something that is normal? Let’s face it our kids are going to grow up seeing 2 Mommies or 2 Daddies or someone in their class or school is going to be gay. Is she going to instruct her child to shun those children? Bully them? Make them feel bad about the parents who love them? Or what about if her child, god forbid, sees themselves in these characters that have been normalized and because of that her child won’t have to go through the pain that other LGBT people had to go through to finally be free to be themselves! What happened to being a damn Christian?!?!
“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.”
By saying/doing what exactly? Promoting love and acceptance of each other. Is that so morally corrupt?
See, here is the problem with these “Conservative Family Values” people like this blogger. They think that by accepting that there are gay people in the world and that gay people are just regular people like you and me going about their regular life, wanting to see themselves reflected as regular people in the “media” that the world is going to “turn gay” and we are all going to hell. It’s absurd. Views like this is what is keeping us divided, it’s why women are still fighting for equality (Happy International Women’s Day!), it’s why people of colour are still being discriminated against, it’s why 45 is still trying to implement a Muslim Ban.
“Let’s let our children be children. Don’t include them in your efforts to create a politically correct stance.”
For my response to this one I will use every child’s favorite…Story time:
My son is almost 4. My Uncle is gay as well as many of my friends. I brought my son to Pride when he was 2. You know what he remembers…this photo below. That’s what he remembers… that he met Superman! But you know what else? If you ask him about what being gay means or what it is, he has no clue. He just sees people and love. THAT is the innocence of childhood!
At the end of the day nothing I say or anyone says is going to change this woman’s opinion and she has the right to have whatever feelings she wants. My issue is in her choice of words and fanning of misconceptions and the environment that she and those like her are continuing to foster that is causing young people to bully each other and on the other side of that spectrum some are ending their lives. Words matter. Use them well.
Warning: If you are going to start commenting and quoting bible verses to me be forewarned; I went to 14 years of Catholic School, I was in the choir, was a very active member of the church during that time and went to church camp…you don’t want to throw down with me.