Haters Continue To Wail As Disney’s Smash Beauty And The Beast Zooms To $700M Box Office Worldwide

Box Office Mojo reports:

Disney’s Beauty and the Beast delivered a monster second weekend, pulling in enough to make it the fourth largest second weekend of all-time and pushing the film over $315 million in a matter of just ten days. With an estimated $88.3 million, Disney’s Beauty and the Beast finished atop the box office for a second weekend in a row. It’s the fourth largest second weekend of all-time and pushes the film’s domestic cume over of $315 million, one of the fastest films to ever hit that mark.

In addition to its domestic performance, Beauty and the Beast continued its outstanding run internationally adding an estimated $119.2 million overseas bringing its worldwide cume to $690.3 million. This is the fourth consecutive Walt Disney Studios release to surpass the $600M mark globally, following Doctor Strange, Moana and Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. The film’s performance helps push Disney’s global cume for the year to $1.3 billion.

Focus On The Family is every so pissed about the failed boycott. Just in from founder James Dobson:

“I am appalled by Disney’s blatant, agenda-driven decision to introduce homosexuality into a children’s classic which originally did not include this theme. This decision is not surprising in an age where pro-homosexual propaganda is foisted upon every movie and even awarded and celebrated. It is a subtle yet clearly deliberate attempt to normalize homosexual behavior, starting with our children. The recent decision by Highlights Magazine to include gay couples in their children’s publications is another tragic example of this concerted effort. We all know it isn’t mere ‘happenstance.’

“And do not be deceived: this is not something to be dismissed as trivial. These moves, done in the name of diversity, are an invasion into the intimate role of parenting. They gratuitously expose children to a subject which falls solely in the domain of a mother or father to decide when and how to discuss. Parents, not corporations, should determine how they will raise their children.

“I know that this isn’t the culturally acceptable thing to say. I know I will be labeled a ‘bigot’ by the true bigots of the mainstream media for believing in the Bible’s definition of marriage. But we are way past cowering under the pressure of LGBTQ advocates. As a father, a counselor and a Christian, I will stand by what I believe, for the sake of our families and our children.”

It should be noted that most reviewers found the movie’s much-heralded “gay moment” to be a fleeting nothing burger.

  • Bob Conti

    No James, I dismiss YOU as trivial.

  • safari

    “These moves, done in the name of diversity, are an invasion into the intimate role of parenting.”

    Then don’t show it to your spawnling.

    • Todd20036

      The idea is that seeing positive gay role models encourages people into choosing to be gay.

      I remember trying very hard to be straight growing up. Finally when I was in grad school, I realized that living the straight lifestyle didn’t make me straight.

      • Mike__in_Houston

        I had my epiphany while in grad school also. Unfortunately, that was after going through several ultimately disappointed girlfriends in the preceding six or seven years. Assholes like Dobson forget about the collateral damage he causes to his vaulted straight people by holding to his rigid agenda.

        • j.martindale

          And then there were diehards like me who finished our doctorates and married and raised kids for 15 years before we decided we, too, had a right to be happy.

          • ArchiLaw

            Fifteen years here, too. My epiphany came when I realized being gay was about emotions, not sex. Well, not entirely about sex. Sixteen years later, things are good. Kids are well adjusted and wonderful adults. I know all this caused pain for my former wife, too, but I think time helped her heal. She even toasted my husband and me at our wedding a couple of years ago.

      • vorpal

        LOL you are the opposite of me.

        I knew for certain when I was seven that I was gay.

        I had one small heterosexual crush on a girl (a very gender nonconforming one) and was completely confused and devastated by it. I would fall asleep crying at night, praying to the god I believed in at the time to keep me gay.

        Fortunately, that ended quickly, and I was able to “pray away” the straight :-).
        =relief=

    • kaydenpat

      It’s as if Dobson doesn’t know that same sex couples can be parents too. Bizarre.

      • helenwheels74

        dobson and his ilk breed asexually, like the worms they are. i guess they’re just really used to being told to go f**k themselves.

    • Frostbite

      but then their spawn could be teased for being the only ones in the school yard who haven’t seen the movie and being different!

      • zhera

        School yard = backyard. Or they send their kids to a super christer school.

        I think the ones they’re really trying to protect are themselves, because explaining sex and love to their kids makes them uncomfortable. Much easier to just show ‘tell how it’s done’ by being a husband and wife and calling sex ‘sacred’. No variations allowed!

        • Frostbite

          It’s hard for them to explain sex and love when they don’t have either.

    • witch

      Honestly do the parents think their kids live in a bubble, the little darlings are learning a lot on them mean streets, they just don’t let the parents know

  • pj

    your children dont care asshole. stop using them as an excuse.

  • Tawreos

    He is so concerned with someone pushing an agenda onto kids that their parents might not want them to be exposed to, but I bet he has no problem with people pushing christianity in schools.

  • Pollos Hermanos
    • Anastasia Beaverhousen

      No homo.

      • kareemachan

        You sure? With that level of decorating….

    • Boreal

      Gurl is good at putting those legs in the air.

      • Frank McCormick

        That’s because the principal animator for Gaston is an openly gay man.

        https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Andreas_Deja

        • Pollos Hermanos

          The Beast in the original movie was a metephor for Howard Ashman’s battle with AIDS.

          The haters have absolutely no clue what they’ve been watching for 26 years.

      • Stogiebear

        Are those shadows on the ceiling or black heel marks?

        • doninkansas

          Foot prints on the ceiling too?

    • Kevin Perez

      Is there an ‘Ev’ry last inch of me’s covered with hair” GIF?
      (edit)
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c9UemN-wT_g

      • Bluto

        My fave Disney moment.

  • Skokieguy [Larry]

    Hey Dobson,

    What about the pro-rape, pro-murder, pro-incest, pro-slavery bible? When are you going to stop indoctrinating children into your fact-free anti-science cult?

    • helenwheels74

      and when are parents going to stop handing their kids over to ‘youth pastors’ and priests?

      • Skokieguy [Larry]

        This! The church has how many documented cases of rape and abuse by priests, but parents keep handing their kids over.

        Exactly how many newly-minted homosexuals are the results of a book they read or a movie they saw or a commercial on TV?

        • helenwheels74

          once those boys got an eyeful of scott baio, they were forever lost on the wiles of women.

          • Nina

            Put a shotgun in your mouth and make your family proud for once.

          • helenwheels74
          • Nina

            Your mom is a streetwalking human toilet. And you’re still the biggest embarasment in the family.

          • helenwheels74

            mom?! is that you??? how’s tricks?

          • Nina

            Open a vein.

          • helenwheels74

            that’s some serious stuff. are you okay? i know we got off on the wrong foot, but if you need someone to talk to, i’m here.

          • Nina

            Aren’t you a crippled old goat? Seems like life is punishment enough for you.

          • helenwheels74

            errr, no. early 40s and having the time of my life. as you can probably tell.

          • Nina

            Lol. That’s a lie. The game of life is not for everyone. No shame in taking an early exit.

          • helenwheels74

            wow, you really are a piece of work.

          • Nina

            Do you have even a modicum of self awareness?

          • helenwheels74

            parroting my own words back at me isn’t terribly impressive. your seething hatred is, though… well done!

          • Nina

            You’re bad for the world.

          • Nina

            Those are your own words? You must be back on that glass pipe. A woman in her 40’s who posts cartoons because she cannot articulate a sentence and has a profile picture of a washed up lesbian rock star, has serious issues. You should be institutionalized.

          • Nina

            Did you finally die?

          • helenwheels74

            aww, you’re sweet to check on me. not yet, but i might have a heck of a hangover tomorrow… work hard, play hard.

          • Nina

            I hear a tall glass of bleach will get your motor revving again. Bottoms up.

          • helenwheels74

            huh… i thought you had used up all the bleach on your hair.

          • Nina

            All natural, you old pig. I hope you get bitten by a hobo and get Hep C.

          • helenwheels74

            a hobo, eh? well i’m not as well-versed with that particular demographic as you, so you’ll have to give me some pointers.

          • Nina

            Why do I hate you again? Are you the animal from RawStory? Or that other Patheos nonsense? Either way, you’re a piece of excrement.

          • helenwheels74

            same one and both… for some reason you’ve been getting your jollies and i’ve been allowing it. both times you decided to latch on to my teat.

          • Nina

            I was worried you didn’t realize what fecal matter you are. I needed to point it out.

          • helenwheels74

            i mean it.

  • Treant

    That guy in yellow with the really big…tankard? Does he need a LeFou job?

    Asking for a friend.

    • Natty Enquirer

      It’s a Hollywood musical. Odds are better than 80 percent.

  • If I made movies, or owned a store, or pretty much anything, I’d totally troll RWNJs to get a boycott. Money in the bank.

  • TexasBoy

    Yay! Breaking all seasonal box office records…hmmm, thanks to Christians and their so called boycotts, I’ll bet almost all new movies will have a benign gay moment.

  • bkmn

    If 1.5 seconds of two male characters (that were based on a cartoon) dancing together can turn Xtains gay they must not have any personal resolve.

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/4d12008e58cac23096d74200c0958a12edacb4ccb03d6cf196781cb6b9539939.jpg

    • “Well, I was talked into doing a dance called ‘The Bump’, but my hip
      slipped and my buttocks came into contact with the buttocks of another
      young man”

  • Boreal
  • another_steve

    I assume Hollywood producers welcome these boycotts. I would.

    Millions of dollars-worth of unpaid-for publicity.

  • BlindBill

    the FAIL is strong with this christianist boycott … just like the rest of the christionist boycotts – is there no learning curve?

  • Natty Enquirer

    I, for one, welcome the demise of our Christian overlords.

  • james1200

    I can’t believe I’m cheering on a multi-national as it rakes in money, but I am! (Disney is on it’s way to being the only studio in town: it has Marvel & Star Wars now and it continues to eat up a larger and larger chunk of the box office every year).

  • Dreaming Vertebrate

    So, … if a fleeting “gay moment” drives a movie’s take towards one billion dollars, just imagine what a little heavy petting could do. Thank gawd One Miserable Mom and FOF will be there to alert us all to the next blockbuster!

  • so, my fiance and i went to see it last weekend. despite all the accolades the movie has received, i don’t know about this “gay moment”…
    we didn’t leave the theatre any gayer than we were before. we did hold hands, so perhaps that counts?
    *shrug*

  • Butch

    Uh, dude – that “normalization” thing? We’re as normal as anyone. At least personally I’m sometimes astounded at how boring and normal I can be.

    • HappyDance904

      Right! I wish I had 1/10 of the super powers they claim us to have!!

  • clay

    Perhaps the Chrstianists will become so frustrated with pop culture and their adopted GOP that they’ll return to rural isolation and non-participation in voting?

    • kaydenpat

      Fingers and toes tightly crossed. Let that be!

    • CanuckDon

      But how would they feel Christian-like without someone to proselytize and deride?

      • clay

        They can do that without Disney and voting. That’s what neighbors are for.

      • doninkansas

        From your keyboard to who/whatever may or may not be out there’s ears!

  • clay

    Because people breaking out in choreographed, accompanied song in the middle of town is so common?

    Dude, flash mobs are not normal, even when shown on the big screen.

  • Boreal

    Meanwhile Ken Ham’s Ark encounter is empty.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1YHUD5-zW5I

  • Lakeview Bob

    Any child that is aware that this character is gay is taught by their bigoted parents to notice. Normal and happy children will be oblivious. So much hate from such an insignificant group of people.

  • HappyDance904

    I saw the movie twice, and I was actually disappointed that it didn’t live up to all the hype that it is being persecuted for. I love the movie, and can’t wait to add it to my collection; however, I would not call it a “homosexual scene,” as much as I was hoping it to be at least….

    • HappyDance904

      They don’t even acknowledge the fact there is a witch and a person in love with a beast….it’s perfectly “normal” for witches to exist, and bestiality is the love of the Kristens…

    • Reality.Bites

      I agree. There was more homosexuality (to those who understand these things) in Lefou’s dialogue than that scenelet.

  • Nic Peterson
  • BeaverTales

    I can’t help but wonder what life would have been like if I thought it was okay to kiss other boys when I hit puberty.

    No wasted years trying to be something you’re not. No disappointed girlfriends. No low self esteem, no fear of certain careers (I assumed being gay meant I could never work with children).

    Why are these people so deeply afraid of a gay kid growing up well adjusted and hopeful of finding love someday?

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    • Ninja0980

      Because if they’re proven wrong on that, folks will start to wonder what else they are wrong about.
      And when that happens, their power and control goes bye bye.

      • Dreaming Vertebrate

        Thank gawd the Sun still revolves around the Earth!

        • The flat immovable Earth.

          • Craig Howell

            That’s 6000 years old.

        • justme

          and for all we know s=Sodom and Gomorrah were Christian havens…

    • Todd20036

      Because while some people who are miserable try to better themselves by self improvement, reaching goals, going to the gym, making a living; others try better themselves by making others feel worse or by claiming superiority due to a character trait that took no effort to attain – like being white or straight.

    • Mike__in_Houston

      Beautifully put!

    • vorpal

      They really have nothing resembling compassion or empathy, do they?

      They have no idea how incredibly terrifying it is to go through your adolescence having to constantly stress about living a lie and being extremely diligent in doing so to avoid rejection by your friends, family, and peers, and to prevent yourself from being the target of merciless bullying.

      They have no idea how ostracizing it is to never feel like you can be honest with anyone, and thus, that nobody really knows you, because some of the most important parts of the adolescent experience, i.e. developing romantic and sexual feelings, are things that you are taught to feel ashamed about and cannot express, unlike the rest of your peer group.

      They have no idea how stressful it is to have to pretend that you have heterosexual feelings to fit in, even though you don’t, and to have to find ways to reject heterosexual advances towards you and to find excuses to tell your friends for doing so.

      They have no idea how many families they’ve torn apart through their “traditional values” because parents are ashamed, embarrassed, or disgusted at having an LGBT child, and how many children their actions have driven to suicide.

      I would like to say that they have no idea that they are the ones responsible for this, but I’m sure that they are, and the most evil thing about it is that they think they’re doing humanity and us a favour out of “love.”

      And somehow they’re convinced that we’re the ones who have a perverted, sick, twisted view of what LOVE is.

      I hate these people so much that even a long stream of four letter words couldn’t begin to express it.

      • sach2

        A wonderful expression of what many of us went through. You hit on a lot of things that so many of us take for granted as “that it just the way you have to do it”.

      • BeaverTales

        twisted view of what LOVE is.

        I hate these people so much that even a long stream of four letter words couldn’t begin to express it.

        Is it with every atom of your very being??? Ditto, Amigo.

        Even Avogadro’s number couldn’t do it justice. Graham’s number might do instead. The psychological damage religion does to gay kids can take a lifetime to overcome….and it can play out in ways that lead to drug abuse, reckless behavior, suicide and many other kinds of maladaptive coping.

        If they want to label us a damaged community, they need to start owning up to the fact they are the ones who actually damaged us in the first place.

        • sach2

          “If they want to label us a damaged community, they need to start owning up to the fact they are the ones who actually damaged us in the first place.”

          So true! What is wrong with me wanting to hold hands with another guy in public? It hurts no one. But making it somehow disgusting (which is the way it was described when I was growing up) is OK? The straight people really do have to look inside and see they are the ones causing the problem. My liking other guys damages no one and I should be “allowed” to feel good about holding hands with my same sex friend, just like straight people feel good about holding their boy/girl/woman/man friend’s hand.

          • BeaverTales

            If enough of us openly gay men fight back against the lies they tell about us, the right wing culture warriors will eventually have zero ammo to fight back with.

  • Nic Peterson

    Shame on Disney for tweaking their own intellectual property and expanding the complexity of their characters. We all understand that tender snowflake children of gawd need their entertainment to be as two dimensional as possible.

  • kaydenpat

    “It is a subtle yet clearly deliberate attempt to normalize homosexual behavior, starting with our children.”

    Dobson must not know that there are same sex couples raising happy, healthy and successful children all over the world. He must also not realize that gays are everywhere in this country. Gays don’t live in a different part of America than “normal” folks so they don’t have to be “normalized”.

  • Mr. M

    Certainly shielding kids from gay people will mean they won’t end up gay! That seems to be how it goes in society!…….

  • Randy503

    It’s interesting that over the years, the FRC and other haters have changed their tune. Before, they would squeal about how these things are “promoting” homosexuality, as though merely showing a gay kiss would turn kids into gay.

    As people are realizing that hearing about gays isn’t going to make anyone gay, that argument lost all its power. Now they are complaining about how it merely “normalizes” gays. When of course! On that we plead guilty — we ARE indeed trying to show how normal we are.

    That is what they are really afraid of — that people will stop listening to them.

    • Todd20036

      I think we are past that stage. Keep in mind, look at how well the NC boycott is going. People are listening to US, not them.

      • Boreal

        Because everyone knows someone who is gay and have come to the realization that these religious fucks are batshit crazy haters.

    • theonlyseven

      The problem isn’t people are not listening to them. The problem is people are not sending them money.

  • Nic Peterson

    Based on the haul, it looks like the only people that didn’t see the show are FoTF members and that silly woman that doesn’t know how to count the number of mothers in her group.

  • Stogiebear

    The fucking Fundies are all up in arms and twisted knickers over a “gay moment,” while all this time I’ve been thinking, “For early- to mid-17th Century characters these fellas sure do seem to be awfully well fed and remarkably free of scars from communicable diseases.” But, what can you expect? It’s Disney.

    • Boreal

      and they have all of their teeth.

      • Stogiebear

        Thanks Obama.

    • Reality.Bites

      Also, for a village in rural France at the time there was remarkable ethnic diversity.

      And once they got rid of that bitch who kept twirling around singing at the top of her lungs about how much she despised everyone there, it was a pretty nice place to live.

  • Do Something Nice

    I saw it last weekend. I don’t know what the fuss is about, but the movie is GREAT!

  • Ninja0980

    As I said below, this is about fear on their part.
    Fear that as more and more folks see that there is nothing to fear about gay people, folks will realize the bigots are full of shit and shouldn’t be believed on this issue or any other one for that matter.
    And when that happens, their gravy train will end.

  • TheThruster

    “They gratuitously expose children to a subject which falls solely in the domain of a mother or father to decide when and how to discuss”

    This reminds me of a comment I once read and never forgot:

    “A gay kiss is no more difficult for a child to understand, than a heterosexual kiss. Problems arise when parents, and maybe other adults, have only been explaining romantic relationships in heterosexual terms, and thus presented a false view of reality to their childen. Those that make this grave mistake, can’t expect the rest of us to play along, just so their children won’t get confused.”

    And let me add: Piss off, you pathetic, moronic losers.

  • CanuckDon

    ” This decision is not surprising in an age where pro-homosexual propaganda is foisted upon every movie and even awarded and celebrated.”

    I think Pro Homo sounds like a great name for a store.

    • ByronK

      A “hardware” store.

  • Robert Anthony

    They start with the lie that their holy texts are actually how everyone should live, and maneuver about their lives maintaining their own misery and trying their damnedest to create misery for others, and cry persecution when their beliefs are dismissed.

    Religion is the perpetuation of disparity. They will never convince everyone. They will never coexist peacefully alongside other doctrines. They will forever insist their unproven beliefs are the only valid way to live and they will forever disagree amongst themselves about the splinters within splinters within splinters of divergence in their own ranks and denominations, much less other faiths and denominations. The pursuit of secular coexistence is the only way that humanity will ever survive itself. The sheer white noise devoted to moments of this film while the world burns, is a fucking air horn in a cow pasture to the degree of retardation in christian priorities.

  • Mike__in_Houston

    “The lady doth protest too much, methinks.” So how much longer until Dobson is ught in a “wide stance” situation?

  • Silver Badger

    Is it our normalization that bothers FOF or is it the refusal to accept our demonization?

    • Reality.Bites

      That’s a big one, actually. Their mantra (yes, a deliberate choice of words) is that Christ can forgive any sin. But they can’t deal with whole groups of people who simply refuse to consider themselves sinners and intend to go right on sinning.

      • Craig Howell

        Sin, they can handle. Heresy or dissent, not so much.

  • WiscoJoe

    Count me in as one of the haters. Bill Condon is a terrible director who takes the magic of Broadway and renders it into dinner theater mediocrity. Meanwhile, Disney is focused more on their marketing (er, ‘imagineering’) than in actual filmmaking, substituting easy nostalgia for actual content or invention. For those championing the film, was the blink-and-you-miss-it “exclusively gay moment” worth it? (Full disclosure: Audra McDonald is always worth the price of admission.)

    Leave it to Disney to put on a big, chintzy production number promising that you’ll “Be Our Guest” but then failing to actually serve up the meal.

    • Craig Howell

      Um, I believe that was part of the humor of the situation. Same as in the classic animated version.

    • Treant

      “I don’t see you with a Fungineering degree.” –Leela, Futurama, “The Series Has Landed”

    • theonlyseven

      Dude, it’s a movie made for children. What did you expect?

  • M Jackson

    Sorry church people, while you were boycotting them this happened at Disney
    https://media.giphy.com/media/m7tLBwm2AQQ9y/giphy.gif

    • kevin vincent

      Disney is probably gonna rake in a nice billion on this movie (again) how much you wanna bet? Disney must LOVE the Fundies for keeping the name out

  • Tom G

    Am I missing something? Parents can still decide to not take their sheltered children to this movie.

    • helenwheels74

      and their kids can grow up to be horrendous a$$holes, just like them!

  • Lee Grupsmith-Pedersen

    I would like to know this: Compared to the full length of the feature, exactly how long is the “gay moment”? And why does a single blip ruin an entire film for some people?

    • MonochromeMouse

      Two men are shown dancing together in a scene where everyone is paired off and dancing near the end of the movie and none of the characters make a big deal about it, that’s all that it is, these groups are just overreacting because it whips their small but passionate base into a donation frenzy.

      • helenwheels74

        like a cereal commercial featuring a biracial kid… really freaks out the ‘white genocide’ brigade!

        • MonochromeMouse

          But remember, they’re totally not racist or anything, they just like their cereal commercial families to be “traditional”.

    • CB

      And nothing about when the guy gets put in girl’s clothing…and likes it. I was so glad I had my smelling salts with me.

  • “It is a subtle yet clearly deliberate attempt to normalize homosexual behavior”

    Dobson is on the pier
    with a firm grasp on the mooring line
    completely unaware
    the ship it was attached to
    has left the port
    and is out to sea.

  • Frostbite

    “the intimate role of parenting”.. lol.. is that what honey booboo, the kardashians and the 19 and counting crowd are doing? and that’s not even a complete list…

  • j.martindale
  • Acronym Jim

    “Waily, waily, waily.”

    At least the Nac Mac Feegle are less annoying about it.

  • Megrim Twist
  • vorpal

    Poor Christians: always the victim, never the victimizer.

  • LovesIrony

    It’s not Disney that has “normalized” homosexuality, it’s me and a hell of a lot more mes that are good neighbors, aunts, uncles, cousins, moms, dads, friends, brothers, sisters, coworkers, customers, and community members. It’s you bigots, yeah you deserve the label, that are not the norm.

    • Reality.Bites

      OTOH, me and all the other mes are really a bunch of asswipes. 😉

  • Reality.Bites

    OT: meanwhile, in what people insist on calling Canada’s Texas….

    http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/edmonton/education-christian-schools-lgbtq-1.4039046

    Alberta’s education minister is ordering two private Edmonton-area Christian schools to allow students to form gay-straight alliance groups.

    Minister David Eggen issued the ministerial order Thursday to Meadows Baptist Academy in Edmonton and Harvest Baptist Academy in Parkland County north of Spruce Grove.

    “We are committed to welcoming, caring, respectful and safe schools for all students,” Eggen told CBC Edmonton in an emailed statement Thursday. “We will never waver on that. Students in Alberta have the right to establish a gay-straight alliance or queer-straight alliance and to name it as such — it’s the law.”

    • billbear1961

      Well, it IS a New Democratic majority government they have in Alberta, RB.

      • Reality.Bites

        True, but the law was passed under a Conservative majority government, under public pressure – and it was a Liberal MLA who was the driving force.

        http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/edmonton/bill-10-to-allow-gay-straight-alliances-for-any-student-in-alberta-schools-1.2989399

        • billbear1961

          I’m glad to hear that.

          I know the majority of conservatives in Canada are nothing like the Republicans.

          The federal party has finally dropped its opposition to marriage equality–although about a third (?) of the party remain opposed.

          • Reality.Bites

            It’s ironic that it was one of the last pieces of legislation passed by a dying government, probably at least in part to get the best of their right-wing opposition. The Wild Rose party, when it formed, became the home anti-LGBTQ sentiment.

          • billbear1961

            I’m alarmed by Kenney’s desire to unite the progressive conservatives of Alberta with the Wild Rose and by his “it’s time to take back OUR Alberta” talk, as though non-conservatives aren’t REAL Canadians.

            It’s the poison of Trumpism, and I hope it dies a QUICK death anywhere it rears its VILE head in this gracious kingdom.

          • Reality.Bites

            Kenney was always a vile little homophobic toad (despite being suspiciously never-married) till Harper reined him in. He was as hard-core socon as the rest of the Refooooooorm Party, but unlike most of them he had a brain and Harper put him in cabinet. Harper’s cabinets may have been lacking in talent compared to those of prior Liberal and Progressive Conservative governments, but that was less due to him than to the dearth of talent he had to work with (which was ultimately his fault)

          • billbear1961

            It’s what I remember hearing about Kenney.

  • Kevin Perez

    “I am appalled by Disney’s blatant, agenda-driven decision to introduce homosexuality into a children’s classic which originally did not include this theme.”
    A story about beastiality that was turned into a musical by Howard Ashman?
    Let’s see..
    “..and ev’ry last inch of me’s covered with hair!”
    “I use antlers in all of my decorating”

    • zhera

      However, the Babble, with it’s gory stories, is like, totally appropriate for children. My fave is the one about smashing babies against rocks. It’s like a little night-time story for 3 year-olds!

      • Tor

        They have to be kept in their place somehow.

      • GeoffreyPS

        Try reading about Jephthah’s daughter. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jephthah

        • zhera

          Oh yay, burnt offering! Just what any girl wants.

  • TheManicMechanic

    I want to be rich and popular too. Can FotF boycott me too?

  • Rex

    How poor are your parenting skills that a movie can wipe out your years of parental influence – if anything they should welcome an open dialog with their children about the diversity of the world. Nope, they’d rather shelter them forever from anything they consider evil – and we all know how that works out.

    • helenwheels74

      these types are allergic to ‘open dialog’.

    • GeoffreyPS

      Well, 12 years of parochial school indoctrination got wiped out by 1 summer geology class at a community college for me. Without all the religious filters everything made a lot more sense to me. They’re afriad if they can’t control the dialog and their bullshit will be discovered.

  • JWC

    I would asjk Mr Dodson the wisdom of denying a child information. To say something is bad, with no explantion is only going to amp up the kids curiosity I would also suggest th Mr Dobson . that his little darlins learn a helluva lot very fast around other kids

    • Tor

      That was the approach of my childhood church. I’m not a member any more. I got curious.

      • JWC

        The qickest way to get me into thingts was to tell me NO my immediate thot was WHY NOT

  • Gianpiero

    Yet not a blip of complaint about Gaston tying old Maurice to a tree to be eaten by wolves.

  • billbear1961
  • Bill

    Interesting. I feel the same way when when a ‘christian’ tries to poison my children’s minds with their garbage.

  • EdmondWherever

    a subject which falls solely in the domain of a mother or father to decide when and how to discuss.

    I’m pretty sure that Mike Huckabee is not forcing you to watch this movie at gunpoint.

  • Piona O.

    Proof that the nagging of children who want to see Disney is much stronger than the Will of God and all of his horrible minions.

  • CB

    Or, perhaps it’s just obvious comedy in the vein of Milton Berle, Benny Hill and even Bugs Bunny. Men in women’s clothing has been hilarious since the Greeks.

  • helenwheels74
  • Gianni

    “And do not be deceived: this is not something to be dismissed as trivial” – Apparently, an awful lot of parents feel that you’re being overbearing and overly silly about something they consider trivial.

  • jonfromcalifornia

    Dumb as usual evangelical organization trying to foist a lie about the “biblical definition of marriage” as always being between one man and one woman. It was polygamous way before it was monogamous and even then, it had to do with the woman being the property of the man.

  • Jay Phelps

    To James Dobson and Focus on the family, you will be labeled “bigot” because you and your group ARE bigots. Duh, he is dense.

  • JIM W

    Frankly, I wasn’t much interested in seeing BATB, but with all the righties screaming about how awful it would be to see, I just had to go. It’s not bad. I’d gladly contribute to anything that sets those people on fire.