Red Alert! All hands to battle stations! Disney’s “Good Luck Charlie” is going to feature a family with two moms and One Million Moms has said that, despite the fact that the family won’t likely be recurring “one episode is bad enough”! GASP!
According to One Million Moms “In the storyline, parents Amy and Bob Duncan (Leigh-Allyn Baker and Eric Allan Kramer) set up a playdate for preschooler Charlie (Mia Talerico) and one of her new friends. When the child arrives, the Duncans learn that Charlie’s pal has two moms.”
Of course Disney Channel has done this deliberately. They chose to air an episode of the show that will only cause controversy for people like Bryan Fischer and his church lady brigade. Disney Channel noted that “This particular storyline was developed under the consultancy of child development experts and community advisors. Like all Disney Channel programming, it was developed to be relevant to kids and families around the world and to reflect themes of diversity and inclusiveness.”
One Million Moms goes on to gripe that “Just because something may be legal or because some are choosing a lifestyle doesn’t make it morally correct. Disney should stick to entertaining instead of pushing an agenda. Disney decided to be politically correct versus providing family-friendly programming.”
Now, correct me if I’m wrong, but doesn’t One Million Mom’s version of what is considered to be ‘family-friendly’ include scenes of unimaginable violence. After all, they probably have no problem with the guy who got impaled on a 75 foot pike; a severed head being brought out on a platter; or how about the one where the guy’s intestines squirt out. Yeah…ya’know something, I don’t think the Bible is really family-friendly when you get right down to it.
Of course, One Million Moms never bothers to worry about the sex and violence in the Bible. They just say that “Disney has a choice whether to produce a program with certain fictional characters; the storyline could be re-written or changed. Conservative families need to urge Disney to exclude confusing topics that children are far too young to comprehend.”
We’re trying to figure out why they believe that children are too young to comprehend what love is. In fact, it seems like the ones who are confused are those handful of women in One Million Moms since children seem to have no problem with the idea that same-sex couples can be lovingly married. Children are blessedly born free of prejudices like homophobia, racism, and sexism. Unfortunately, they get those instilled or sometimes beaten into them by their elders.
Miley Cyrus has praised the move to have a lesbian-headed family on the show saying “I commend Disney for making this step into the light of this generation. They control so much of what kids think!”
Sigh…but of course, One Million Moms doesn’t like this. They kvetch that “Unfortunately, children are now being exposed to same-sex marriage on a network that is designed for kids. This is the last place a parent would expect their children to be confronted with topics that are too complicated for them to understand. Issues of this nature are being introduced too early and too soon, and it is becoming extremely common and unnecessary.”
We are trying to figure out why One Million Moms thinks children can’t handle being told about same-sex couples and homosexuality at an early age unless- wait- is it because they’re uncomfortable talking about lesbians and gays that they don’t want to do this? The claim that “Families tuning in to watch a children’s network may encounter a premature discussion on sexual orientation that is completely uncalled for.”
So that’s it! It isn’t that they believe that children can’t handle this- they just claim that because they can’t handle talking about homosexuality to children because, I don’t know, maybe they feel compelled to tell these children too much like how lesbians and gay have sex or something.
So, really, they just don’t want to have to explain to children that when two people love each other very much it doesn’t matter if they are two men or two women or a man and a woman because while a child may understand that, One Million Moms is just too embarrassed by the whole idea.