- Oct 7, 2002
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To answer your first question, the reason why I say this is because I follow Jesus Christ as Lord and Saviour and in His Word, The Bible, homosexual relations are condemned as sin. I would certainly agree that bestiality should not be shoved in kid's faces. Of course, "Beauty and the Beast" is a fairy tale that still involved a male human being that Belle fell in love with, albeit while he was in a transformed state. I don't think any sexual relations are ever depicted, implied or intended. That story also serves as a metaphor in learning to love one another and look beyond outward exterior in doing so, along with the power of redemption. Indeed, "who could ever learn to love a beast?" God did- He loves all of us despite our beastly sins. He loves us so much that He sent Jesus to die on the cross to pay for the penalty of sin ("the wages of sin is death" - Romans 6:23) and He rose again to prove He's God and give us the hope of resurrection too. ("the free gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord." - also Romans 6:23)Why? Would you also say that they shouldn’t be exposed to the idea of heterosexual relations? Because that’s been shoved in their faces since day one. Would you also agree that beastiality shouldn’t be shoved in kid’s faces? Because that’s what Beauty and the Beast is and no one’s flipping out.
A lot of parents aren’t discussing it properly with their children. They’re making it appear as if being LGBTQ+ is a heinous thing and emotionally abusing their kids. This is why we need more representation in the media because children need to learn that it is okay and they are not worthless because they’re gay. And good shows should have a little bit for everyone. What about children of same sex couples? Why can’t they have someone to relate to?
I feel like this is the plot of every 1980s Christian propaganda flick. Just exchange “sexual desires” for rock ‘n roll, parties, and the like. Also that would suck for them since God doesn’t exist and they’re just suppressing natural feelings in a vain attempt to butter up with the Fairytale Godfather. Weak! Sad!
There are certainly some heterosexual relations I don't think children should be exposed to either- particularly adultery, pedophilia, and incest. And I don't think it's appropriate to depict sexual relations between a husband and wife either. It is perfectly appropriate to depict a loving marriage though, since one husband united to one wife in the bonds of holy matrimony is God's design. (Genesis 2:24 and Matthew 19)
I understand the concern for representation but I don't agree that representation of sinful relationships are good for children. No one is worthless at all for any reason. Everyone is infinitely important, eternally loved and valuable because everyone is made in the image of God. People who struggle with homosexual tendencies need to know this as much as anyone else. There is an important distinction between having tendencies toward something and actually acting upon those urges. To be clear, The Bible condemns homosexual relationships and sex. There are a number of Christians who acknowledge their struggles with homosexual inclinations and yet hold to the Biblical sexual ethos. (If you are interested in reading about their experiences, there are a number of resources out there for that purpose. See www.spiritualfriendship.org for one.) Children in such situations can still relate to families with a husband and wife and children, as they are in families too and every child needs a mother and father.
You're welcome to your opinion of Christian propaganda films but I do want to point out that rock 'n' roll and parties are not sins. I am also not aware of any that deal directly with this sexual issue in the manner I described. And actually, Christians don't suppress feelings to try to butter up God. You are quite correct that it is a vain attempt. There is no amount of good we can do to meet God's standard of perfection. (Leviticus 11:45, Matthew 5:48) We are all sinners by nature and thus, wrongful sexual desires are part of that sin nature. Isaiah 64:6 makes clear that all our righteous acts are like filthy rags in the sight of the holy God. That's why Christ lived a perfect life for us and died and rose to pay for all our sins. God certainly does exist and we will all stand before His throne of judgment one day and we will exist eternally in one of two places. We are all condemned to the lake of fire for our sins already. We need faith in Christ's righteousness and sacrifice on our behalf to receive God's forgiveness and have entry into Heaven instead. God desires all to come to repentance and be with Him in Heaven but He won't force anyone. That's everyone's choice to make. I pray you might choose to let Him save you too.
Whatever decision you make, know that you are loved and valued beyond measure for all eternity by the God who created you, me and everything in the universe. May He bless you richly.