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.