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Monday, March 20, 2017

Entertainment Outrage

So, Disney's live action Beauty and the Beast is released with its gay agenda. No, not some sneaky "make your kids gay" plan. Just make it feel "normal". And lots of people are up in arms. Russia was thinking about banning it. Disney rescinded the release in Malaysia. Lots of Christians are upset because it's got that whole "gay" thing going on. Like they're surprised.

Me? I'm baffled. Oh, not with Disney; with Christians. What did we expect? Did we think that the world would provide us with wholesome entertainment in their constant drive to feed the lusts of the society they're producing entertainment for? Is it because they've produced so much quality, wholesome entertainment that we might be shocked at this one? Is it because the nation that is producing it is so moral that it's a surprise? Is it that we think that we are owed "wholesome entertainment", at least from the likes of a "Disney"?

Brothers and sisters, we fool ourselves if we expect something different. Hollywood has smuggled smut and sin into your entertainment from the beginning. Oh, sure, early censors tried to catch it and filter it, but not much anymore. And what you deem "normal" today is far from "wholesome". To me, it's a good thing. Wake up, American Christians. Do not expect the world to be your friend, to share your values, to cater to your idea of wholesome ... entertainment or anything else. We have, for far too long, taken our families to see things in direct contradiction to the Word of God and His standards. Way back at Bambi where they declared "Man" the enemy up through the rewrite of history that they called "Pocahontas" and on into their TV shows such as The Fosters, a family drama series where a lesbian couple raises a multi-ethnic blended family, and Baby Daddy about a man in his twenties who is surprised when a one-night stand lands a baby on his doorstep, "wholesome entertainment" has been leaking away from Disney and its "ABC Family" enterprise. And they're just the tip of the iceberg.

Wake up, Christians. We are not called to have "wholesome entertainment". We are called to make disciples. We are not called to complain about the sins of the world. We're called to preach the Good News. We are not called to be friends with the world. We're told the world will hate us. What will it take to wake us up to the fact that "all that is in the world -- the desires of the flesh and the desires of the eyes and pride of life -- is not from the Father but is from the world" (1 John 2:16)? We are commanded to teach our children, to bring them up in the discipline and instruction of the Lord (Eph 6:4). Nowhere have I found the command, "Be sure your kids get wholesome movies." I'm pretty sure that's not in there.


David said...

You must be forgetting about Hezekiah 25. The entire chapter is dedicated to how movies should be made, and even rituals on how they should be viewed.

Stan said...

David, David, David ... that's Old Testament. We're New Testament. Sigh.