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“Disney breaks new ground, introduces interracial lesbian parents” in popular children’s cartoon show ‘Doc McStuffins.’ Just when you think that our morally bankrupt nation could not stoop any lower we find a way to do so. Romans 1:18-32 is playing out before our watching eyes. I think every Christian would agree that the Romans 1 "wrath of Divine abandonment" is nothing to yawn about.
In a related article on msn.com the following commentary was given in view of Disney's latest pro-LGBTQ cartoon. “Disney has introduced a multiracial two-mom family, voiced by lesbian actors. On a recent episode of the Disney Channel show Doc McStuffins, Wanda Sykes and Portia de Rossi each voice doll-like lesbian mothers helping their children cope after an “earthquake” shakes up their house. The mothers, who are in a relationship, learn from titular character Doc McStuffins how to create an emergency earthquake kit to protect their family in the future.
The episode doesn’t necessarily focus on the lesbian mothers’ sexualities. Instead, their relationship is simply shown as a matter of fact. The scene has been hailed by GLAAD for its thoughtfulness and inclusive nature, paving the way for future representation of queer interracial families on TV. “Children like mine deserve the chance to see their families reflected on TV, and this episode does just that in a beautiful and positive way,” GLAAD President and CEO Sarah Kate Ellis said. “Shows like this reflect our real world, and today that includes the many children being raised by gay and lesbian parents who are all going to celebrate this story.
This isn’t Disney’s first step into LGBTQ representation. Earlier, the animated series Star vs. the Forces of Evil featured Disney’s first gay kiss. Disney also showcased their first lesbian couple on Good Luck Charlie, making their relationship central to an episode within the series.”
If the Old Testament prophets or John the Baptist were alive today what heavenly message do you suppose they would deliver to the ‘divided’ States of America? I can guarantee you that the tone and content would be much different than what is heard on a typical Sunday morning in most churches.
I often wonder what it will take to get American evangelicals to get more serious about the Christian faith? Into this backdrop of ever present darkness church growth, seeker friendly ministries continue to proliferate “dwarfish Christians.” Immature believers often lack the necessary discernment and will (see Eph. 4:11-16; Heb. 5:12-14) to defend basic Christian morality and doctrine in the world of lewd entertainment (note 1 Peter 3:15f). For example, just today Pastor Kevin DeYoung posted a blog article wherein he challenged Christians about the wisdom of bing watching HBO’s “Game of Thrones.” Apparently, many American churchgoers think nothing of watching and promoting programs on social media that portray graphic (and at times) very violent sex scenes. So much for being the “salt and light” of the world. When we abuse God’s grace as a license for sin and immorality we are providing cover for “false teachers.” Jude passionately warns the Church of this very thing in Jude 4-16.
Suffice it to say, today’s Disney cartoon headline reminds genuine believers that we live during the very “difficult times” of 2 Timothy 3. This kind of thing should not catch us by complete surprise for Jesus repeatedly warned his disciples of what to expect in a world gone mad in John 14-16.
It's is one thing to parade sin and licentiousness under the banner of “progress’ in a secular university campus classroom with twenty year olds. It is quite another thing to do so in elementary school classrooms and/or on cartoon programs (like Doc McStuffins) and movies (like Beauty and the Beast). The principle that the Lord Jesus conveyed in Matthew 18 is worth noting here. Our loving Lord reminded the masses that “whoever causes one of these little ones who believe in me to sin, it would be better for him to have a great millstone fastened around his neck and to be drowned in the depth of the sea.” This passage is especially pertinent for false teachers/false religions but it’s also applicable for those who influence young minds in school classrooms and/or in entertainment contexts (music, movies, cartoon shows, etc).
It is equally clear that the LGBTQ community (which now runs the Democratic party) is intent on mowing over anyone that opposes their views on gender and human sexuality. Shutting down free speech and taking away ‘religious freedom’ is part and parcel of today’s (immoral) sexual revolution. Every day I read news stories that highlight this disturbing trend.
In response to the evolutionary worldview that now dominates public education many believers have chosen to pursue reputable homeschool options (like Classical Conversations) and/or private religious schools. Having said that, many conservative evangelicals have left the back door wide open by allowing their children to be exposed to programs like “Doc Mcstuffins,” “Good Luck Charlie,” (note “so and so has two moms” episode) Disney’s smash kid’s hit “Beauty and the Beast” (with pro homosexual characters), ABC Family’s “Pretty Little Liars” and the list goes on and on.
It is time for Christian parents and grandparents to become much more intentional in their evangelism and discipleship endeavors with their own flesh and blood. It is not enough to simply protect our kids from evil influences. We need to teach them how to think critically and biblically. The Christian world-view is something we take with us everywhere we go. Many believers also need to leave their doctrinal(y) shallow, local churches and flock to Word-dominated ministries that take seriously the mandate to present every believer fully “mature in Christ” (Col. 1:28-29). Sound doctrine and robust theology are not optional; they're necessary to persevere and triumph in the big bad world. The Church does not exist to provide more entertainment options for your kids and teens. That's what Chuck E Cheese, Monkey Joe's, and Six Flags is for.
In the latter days, things will continue to "proceed from bad to worse"...yet this is no time to retreat (see John 17). We do need to make sure that we go into the mission field fully equipped in the strength of the Lord (note Jude 17-23). The battlefield beloved always begins in the arena of the MIND. This is why 2 Cor. 10 calls us to “take every THOUGHT captive to the obedience of Christ.” Jude 3 tells us to “contend earnestly for the faith” while Paul’s epistles charge us to serve the Master as obedient “Christian soldiers.”