Do you remember how excited you (or your kids) would be when a new Disney movie would come out? They were the pinnacle of wonder and excitement in movies, and as Franklin Graham says, family-friendly entertainment. But times have changed in our culture, and Disney has dramatically changed along with them.
Here, in a passionate Facebook post, Franklin Graham slams Disney's latest programming, highlighting a gay storyline geared towards children. He writes, "Disney used to be the brand that parents could trust. They were kind of like the 'gold seal' of family programming. But those days are long gone."
"Disney is in the LGBTQ camp," continues Graham, "and they’re wanting to use so-called family-friendly programs to influence the youth of today to accept and to be a part of the destructive LGBT lifestyle. They’re introducing a gay storyline in one of their most popular programs, 'Andi Mack,' targeting 6-14 year-olds.
Graham strongly advised concerned parents on what to do: "Parents BEWARE. You can control this in your home. You might want to consider blocking their channel. Let Disney know why you are upset, but also take action that will get your message across."
The Huffington Post shares that the show is popular with 6-14 year olds, which is very young. But Disney assured parents in a statement that the gay storyline would be appropriate for all audiences: “Andi Mack is a story about ‘tweens’ figuring out who they are. [Creator] Terri Minsky, the cast and everyone involved in the show takes great care in ensuring that it’s appropriate for all audiences and sends a powerful message about inclusion and respect for humanity.”
Many parents disagree however, as does Graham. What do you think about Disney's choice to air a very adult storyline to a young target audience? Would you block the Disney channel over this? Share your thoughts in the comments! Thank you!
Franklin Graham recently just gave fans an update on his father, beloved by many, as he just turned 99 years old.