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I'm sure the majority of you have watched Disney Channel before, and I know that whenever the TV's on during the day at my house, Disney Channel is what's being watched. I was reading an article about Disney's Good Luck Charlie, and how it is going to be showing an episode featuring a lesbian couple--Disney's first show to do so. And in the comments section below were some of the most vulgar, terrible, bigoted, homophobic comments I've ever had the displeasure of reading.

Article Comment: "Not right. Disney was always a wholesome family channel..... 'traditional families' (male / females couples capable of procreating). I agree with most others; if this is going to be the new norm at Disney Channel I will just stop watching all together. Disney was one of the last places a true American (Christian - seeing as how this country was founded on Christianity) could watch 'normal life' on TV."

Okay, FIRST OFF, traditional families are now male/female couples capable of having children? What about women who physically can not bear a child? Does that make them untraditional as well? And a "true American"? Really?! America was discovered by people trying to escape persecution: by people looking for a better life. A true American isn't defined as a die-hard homosexual-hating change-fearing Christian! There have been gay people as long as there have been straight people; the only reason it's becoming more of a visible normality is because gays are no longer being killed for their sexuality, unless you're talking about third-world nations, like Uganda, where the punishment for "acts of homosexuality" included the death penalty, until recently changed to life in prison (www.cnn.com/2013/12/21/world/a…. Being LGBTQ is NOT anything new!

Comment: "Well said Brian, Unfortunately, the other side thinks that gay people are normal, but they never will be. being gay has been & always will be a CHOICE."

Yeah, because we'd totally CHOSE to be the minority! Did you know that up to 40% of America's homeless youth is LGBTQ? Does anyone honestly think that they chose that? (www.lgbtqnation.com/2012/07/am… People don't chose to be homosexual, or transgender, or queer. They were born that way, in the same way that heterosexual individual were born straight.

Comment: "Sorry - but an normal family is one man / one woman & a child. gay people with kids ARE NOT considered a normal family, they are considered pedophiles."

I don't know what to even say to this. Like...gah. Give me a moment. Ahhh okay. A pedophile is someone who is sexually attracted to children. A homosexual is someone who is sexually attracted to someone of the same gender. Can anyone tell me how the two are considered the same? Smh America.

Comment: "Well, the problem here (and increasingly in many venues lately) is the forcing of gayness in the WRONG places. And this show is a FAMILY show (and a very popular one, which we (up to now, anyway) have LOVED!), and on DISNEY, for crying out loud, which is "for kids". So whose bright idea was to invade GLC w/ the gay agenda?"

Yeah, it's a family show. Your point? And..."gay agenda"? Like what, gaining denied human rights?

Comment: "But please note that man and woman is the NORMAL way according to NATURE."

Homosexuality exists in hundreds of species. What isn't normal is hate. (en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Homosexu…

Just...gah. The ignorance, intolerance, and overall hate is just astounding and disgusting.
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zippymom97 Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
can i post this (with your credits) on other things? i feel like this should be known.
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LibbyDear Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Of course!
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Alexsauce Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2014
I just saw the episode, and I must say, I am pretty proud in Disney Channel. It was really, really bold of them to portray quite a 'controversial' couple on their network, even if briefly. I found that it was done well without being contrived, distracting, and still retained the same Good Luck Charlie humor.
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RosalindeDreams Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Well said!
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Waifangel54 Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Amen! 
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Pereyga Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
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I can only shake my head
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bkworm5 Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Those comments are horrible. What is wrong with some people? Do they actually think? Or try to, what is that phrase, put themselves in other people's shoes? *shakes head*
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Asanbonsam Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2014

Disney had interracial and interspecies couples, with and without children, but same sex is too much?


Also I am pretty sure those people fleeing from persecution you talked about were die-hard homosexual-hating change-fearing Christians, at the very least that is what the pilgrims were.

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WingedEggGo Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
not even mentioning the fact that disney channel itself is completely horrible. From what i've seen, their ideas of writing jokes is having the characters insult each other. And not in a teasing sort of way, in a dead serious kind of way, and that's just horrible. it's teaching little kids that it's funny to make fun of someone and it's not. But good, at least, that they're adding a lesbian couple. I swear, if they are made fun of, or shown in a bad light in any way, I will explode.
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Cozmia Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
YES! Disney channel is in no way 'wholesome' If I had had children, that is one channel they wouldn't have been allowed to watch. You are right about the insults, I caught part of a 'Hannah Montana' episode where the kids were treating old people like dirt! No wonder kids are so disrespectful to seniors...just awful
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