At least one major movie theater is refusing to show Disney’s new blockbuster “Beauty and the Beast” because of an openly gay moment in the film.
Reverend Franklin Graham has something to say about that.
Last week, the movie’s director, Bill Condon, boasted of a “nice, exclusively gay moment” toward the end of the film.
Shortly after, Graham urged Christian parents to not allow their children to see “Beauty and the Beast,” and suggested a broader boycott of Disney.
When the Henagar Drive-In Theatre in Alabama heeded his call, Graham praised their putting family values ahead of profits.
A statement from the theater’s owners read:
“We are first and foremost Christians. We will continue to show family-oriented films so you can feel free to come watch wholesome movies without worrying about sex, nudity, homosexuality and foul language.”
Graham responded: “I wish more businesses would have this kind of character to take a stand for what is right.”