Sweet six-and-a-half pound baby Jesus! Who knew that Disney’s beloved Beauty and the Beast promotes “inter-species breeding”?
Anti-gay activist Kevin Swanson, who previously warned us that How to Train Your Dragon’s Gobber the Belch is Destroying Civilization, really hates gays.
And he really hates the idea of a human having sex with another species, even when that whole idea is only in his own mind.
Because there is no shape-shifting. And no curses that cause shape-shifting. It just doesn’t happen.
I don’t want to suggest this is a very purient case of projection, but folks, this is a very purient case of projection.
PFAW’s Kyle Mantyla tells us that Swanson said Beauty and the Beast “was an ‘insidious’ effort to ‘homosexualize the next generation of eight and ten-year-old kids’ and ensure that they are ‘indoctrinated into the homosexual lifestyle.’
“This is how revolutions take place. You are in the middle of a cultural revolution in the United States of America. No, this is not the cultural revolution that Mao Tse-tung brought to China; this is a different kind of cultural revolution, but I’m going to say it’s just about as dangerous … though a bit more insidious.”
It’s the Frozen “scandal” all over again. The water has gotten a bit too deep for Swanson, just as it was for Michele Bachmann when she attacked Disney for turning our kids gay. But his oxygen-starved mind wasn’t done:
“Even worse,” Mantyla writes, “Swanson said, the film is promoting inter-species breeding, which he said Hollywood has been pushing since the days of Star Trek.”
Film history, Swanson! Why did it take so long to notice Disney’s unwholesome proclivities? Snow White was living with not just one but seven dwarfs in 1937 for crying out loud!
Swanson issued a warning to the
“Christians, I don’t believe, can allow for this. Humans are made in the image of God. Humans are assigned a spouse which happens to be a member of the opposite sex. Friends, God’s law forbids it … Christians should not allow for this, man. We cannot allow for humans to interbreed with other species. It’s just wrong, wrong, wrong. It’s confusion, it’s unnatural.”
“We are in some of the most radical, most anti-biblical, the most immoral, the most unethical, the most wicked sexual environment that the world has ever known, right now.”
Given the yarn he is spinning here, Swanson is certainly living proof that we are living in unethical times.
It’s like Sodom and Gomorrah all over again, but at the same time, not, because God didn’t nail Sodom for “homosexuality” but because the folks in Sodom were acting like Republicans:
“This was the guilt of your sister Sodom: she and her sisters had pride, excess of food, and prosperous ease, but they did not aid the poor and needy. They were haughty, and did abominable things before me. (Ezekiel 16:49-50).”
Oh dear. It would seem if there is a biblical problem it is not with gay characters or shape-shifters and lycanthropes but with Republicans who starve and abuse the poor and needy.
Hrafnkell Haraldsson, a social liberal with leanings toward centrist politics has degrees in history and philosophy. His interests include, besides history and philosophy, human rights issues, freedom of choice, religion, and the precarious dichotomy of freedom of speech and intolerance. He brings a slightly different perspective to his writing, being that he is neither a follower of an Abrahamic faith nor an atheist but a polytheist, a modern-day Heathen who follows the customs and traditions of his Norse ancestors. He maintains his own blog, A Heathen’s Day, which deals with Heathen and Pagan matters, and Mos Maiorum Foundation www.mosmaiorum.org, dedicated to ethnic religion. He has also contributed to NewsJunkiePost, GodsOwnParty and Pagan+Politics.