Did you realize that your child's education happens everywhere?!? That is the point of Deuteronomy 6:7 -
“And thou shalt teach them diligently unto thy children, and shalt talk of them when thou sittest in thine house, and when thou walkest by the way, and when thou liest down, and when thou risest up.”
At times, parents fail to realize this, especially when children sit down to watch a movie - especially an animated film! What could be more "harmless" than a bunch of cartoon characters?!? (Most of us are old enough to remember the old Bugs Bunny cartoons!) At times, parents use a movie as a "babysitter" to help occupy or entertain a child. However, even watching an animated film offers our children an "education" and many times it is an education that we do not want them to have!
This morning, I was greeted with this news article:
(Click the title to read the full article.)
The article begins with:
“Onward” tells the story of Elf brothers Ian and Barley embarking on a magic quest after discovering a wizard’s staff, but the Disney-Pixar film is generating lots of free publicity for introducing the first openly homosexual character to an audience of children. (Emphasis mine.)
While Disney has "hinted" about homosexual characters in past movies, they've stopped giving hints and bring it right out into the open. As a parent, as a pastor, as an educator, I would warn parents to steer clear of this film. It is setting before our children behavior that is un-Biblical. At the very least, it "normalizes" a behavior that the Bible deems to be abnormal. While many will heed this warning and not take their children to see it in the theater, I must also caution those of you who have subscriptions to Disney+. At some point, your children will have access to this film in the comfort and privacy of your homes. Be aware!
Thank you for the opportunity to serve your families!