Disney recently announced that the character of LeFou in the upcoming live action adaptation of Beauty and the Beast would be gay. This was a pretty big deal because this is the first time Disney has openly confirmed they would be including a gay character in one of their films. While many people were excited about this development, there were also some who took issue with it. One of those people who was unhappy with Disney's decision was a Christian mom blogger named Brooke Poston.
Poston runs a site called "This Modest Mom" and took to her blog to vent her feelings on the news. Her post titled "Disney’s LGBT agenda forced me to cancel our Disney World vacation," informed her followers that the inclusion of an "exclusively gay moment" in the film caused her to cancel a trip to the most magical place on Earth. It wasn't long before her post went crazy viral.
"I'm not paying for simple entertainment that doesn't accurately align with my personal beliefs," Poston wrote in her blog post. "Disney isn’t just aiming their efforts towards parents 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. (Mark 13:22)"
Despite receiving a ton of backlash for her post, Poston told The Huffington Post she feels more conviction than ever in a lengthy email. What do you think of this mom's decision to cancel her Disney vacation?