Tracking, reading through what’s been said critically about BatB on both camps, especially on a popular pro-family FB page, I think we need to be objective and balanced in our approach towards such issues, and depictions in films and media. This page went to the extreme of labelling BatB as a homosexual-themed movie, and called for boycotts. It obviously got slammed for not being consistent against other issues portrayed such as bestiality and magic, as well as hobby horsing and exaggerating over what was literally only a 3-second implicit scene of the character in question.

As much as I am saddened by BatB’s director’s open admission of creating this sub-plot and describing it as “a nice, exclusive gay moment” in a Disney movie, this is unlikely the first time, and definitely not going to be the last time.

Although I disagree with NCCS’ decision to issue a statement about this movie (there are endless others that deserve more attention, focus), I agree somewhat with part of what they advised, that we should be aware of possible influences, exercise discretion in guiding our children, and stay rooted in God’s word in developing a biblical worldview.
#askpastortime

Reviews and critiques:

https://answersingenesis.org/reviews/movies/should-christians-watch-disneys-beauty-and-beast/

http://www.gospelcenteredmom.com/2017/03/beauty-and-beast-why-christians-can.html?m=1

http://www.pluggedin.com/movie-reviews/beauty-and-the-beast-2017

https://sarahcinnamon.com/2017/03/21/an-unlikely-view-a-different-review/

http://www.blogpastor.net/2017/03/beauty-and-the-beast-reading-bribery/

Advertisements