Movie Theater Will Not Show ‘Beauty And The Beast’ Over ‘Gay Moment’

Katie Jerkovich | Contributor

A movie theater in Alabama has announced that they will not be showing Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast” over the “surprise for same-sex couples.”

The owners of the Henegar Drive-in Theater said in a post on their Facebook account that they must take a “stand” when companies continually “force their views on us.” (RELATED: Disney Pushes ‘Gay’ Moment In Upcoming ‘Beauty And The Beast’)

Director Bill Condon and actors Dan Stevens, Emma Watson, Luke Evans, and Josh Gad (L-R) pose for photographers on the red carpet for the film "Beauty and the Beast" in Shanghai, China February 27, 2017. REUTERS/Aly Song

Director Bill Condon and actors Dan Stevens, Emma Watson, Luke Evans, and Josh Gad (L-R) pose for photographers on the red carpet for the film “Beauty and the Beast” in Shanghai, China February 27, 2017. REUTERS/Aly Song

“As of December 16th the Henagar Drive-In is under new ownership,” the post started out. “Movies scheduled prior to that date and four weeks after this date were not scheduled by the new owners. That being said…It is with great sorrow that I have to tell our customers that we will not be showing Beauty and the Beast at the Henagar Drive-In when it comes out.”  (RELATED: Disney cuts funding for Boy Scouts due to policy on gay adult leaders)

“When companies continually force their views on us we need to take a stand,” it added. “We all make choices and I am making mine. For those that do not know Beauty and the Beast is ‘premiering’ their first homosexual character. “

“The producer also says at the end of the movie ‘there will be a surprise for same-sex couples,'” it continued. “If we can not take our 11-year-old grand-daughter and 8-year-old grandson to see a movie we have no business watching it. If I can’t sit through a movie with God or Jesus sitting by me then we have no business showing it.”

“I know there will be some that do not agree with this decision. That’s fine. We are first and foremost Christians. We will not compromise on what the Bible teaches. 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.”

The highly anticipated film reportedly includes a gay story line between the movie’s villains, Gaston and his side-kick LeFou.

The film’s director Bill Condon told a British magazine that the LeFou has “a nice, exclusively gay moment” in the movie. “LeFou is somebody who on one day wants to be Gaston and on another day wants to kiss Gaston. He’s confused about what he wants. It’s somebody who’s just realizing that he has these feelings.”

Katie Jerkovich

Contributor

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