The Christian Post reports on a protest by the organization One Million Moms against the Disney Channel for featuring a lesbian couple and their child as characters in their hit children's show, "Good Luck Charlie." According to the article:
Last week it was revealed that a character on "Good Luck Charlie" had lesbian parents, which was a first for the Disney Channel. Creators wanted to open minds and "be relevant to kids and families around the world and to reflect themes of diversity and inclusiveness," a spokesman told TV Guide.
One Million Moms, however, is upset that the show would feature such a theme and claims that Disney "should stick to entertaining, not pushing an agenda."
In part, the statement from One Million Moms read:
Disney decided to be politically correct versus providing family-friendly programming.... Conservative families need to urge Disney to exclude confusing topics that children are far too young to comprehend.
The Disney Channel did issue its own defense, saying that "[t]his particular storyline was developed under the consultancy of child development experts and community advisors"... but one wonders whether these experts and advisors were motivated more by legitimate concern for the welfare of children or by a predisposed political agenda?
In any event, one hopes that the experts and advisors the Disney channel sought were least slightly reputable than one other voice that spoke up in favor of the Disney Channel's decision: former Disney Star Miley Cyrus. The Christian Post reports that Cyrus tweeted her support of the show's new content, saying: ""I commend Disney for making this step into the light of this generation." We respectfully submit that perhaps "the light of this generation" isn't as bright as some suppose it to be.