Evangelicals tell Disney to make a film about gay people ‘curing’ their sexuality
A right-wing boycott of Disney has reached new levels of idiocy.
Anti-LGBT evangelicals launched a boycott of Disney this week after popular Disney Channel show Andi Mack included its first ever gay storyline.
In a Disney Channel first, the kids’ show featured a plot which saw 13-year-old Cyrus – one of Andi’s two best friends – begin to realise he has feelings for fellow teen Jonah.
Anti-LGBT campaign group One Million Moms laid into Disney for the plotline, urging parents to “sign the Disney Pledge stating you will not support Disney unless they produce family-friendly entertainment”.
But Linda Harvey of evangelical news website WorldNetDaily has an even more surreal demand.
In a column Harvey cited allegations of sexual misconduct by actor Kevin Spacey, who has been accused of making a sexual advance towards a 14-year-old.
She suggested that it is sex abuse makes kids gay – and encouraged Disney to make a film about it.
The columnist wrote: “America’s innocence-endangered kids deserve better than normalizing sinful, high-risk behavior.
“What if Disney told the truth about the frequent origin of same-sex attractions in youth?
“A heartbreaking but realistic angle could explore what happens when a boy is molested by an adult male or an older teen boy, and then finds himself with same-sex desires – feelings absent prior to the abuse.”
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