Alabama Theater Yanks Beauty and the Beast Movie Over Gay Character

The mantel clock Cogsworth the teapot Mrs. Potts Lumiere the candelabra and the feather duster Plumette live in an enchanted castle in Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST the live-action adaptation of the studio's animated classic directed by Bill Condon

But Condon created an online dust-up this week when he told a British magazine that a supporting character, LeFou, played by Josh Gad, has "a nice, exclusively gay moment" at the end of the film. Condon noted Gad's subtle portrayal of those feelings which payoff in the end with "a nice, exclusively gay moment".

"When companies continually force their views on us we need to take a stand", the owners explained in a Facebook post last week. The post went on to say "If we cannot take our 11 year old grand daughter and 8 year old grandson to see a movie we have no business watching it".

The inclusion of the gay character, according to the statement, means that the theater has "no business showing" the film because its managers couldn't sit through it "with God or Jesus".

Theater owners in Alabama have canceled screenings of the live action Beauty and the Beast, because apparently Jesus and/or children can't handle the existence of gay characters. Because it's just this, it's part of just what we had fun with.

"We are first and foremost Christians", they said.

On Friday, A movie theater in Alabama announced that it would not be showing "Beauty and the Beast". "I like the idea of it coming as this surprise, and I hope people don't know where it's coming".

When Condon's interview with Attitude was published earlier this week, everyone was talking about LeFou being honestly portrayed in the live-action remake as a queer character. It teaches us about acceptance and love and it shows young girls that we can be strong and intelligent.

On Thursday Franklin Graham, son of evangelist In a Facebook post preacher Billy Graham and president of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, claimed that Disney was attempting to "normalize this [gay] lifestyle".

"So they're just representing the world the way it actually is and I think that's spectacular and necessary". "There are many, many families that will not be supporting this movie". Thank you for your support! "I guess someone else will make the money and you will lose out and go out of business".

"I think when people see the movie, they're going to realize what people are talking about ... is way more subtle than anyone expects from reading an article", he told ABC News.

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