Posted on Wednesday, March 12th, 2014 by Angie Han
Did Disney’s Frozen inspire you to ditch your opposite-sex partner so you could take up with same-sex lovers and randy animals? Yeah, me neither. But at least a few conservatives are worried that it’ll encourage little kids to do just that.
Pastor and Generations Radio host Kevin Swanson and his co-host Steve Vaughn are taking the hit animated adventure to task for pushing a “progressive,” pro-gay, pro-bestiality agenda. “Friends, this is evil, just evil,” declared Swanson.
On their show, Swanson and Vaughn pointed out that Elsa’s anthem “Let It Go” could be interpreted as a coming out song, since she learns to embrace what makes her different. And because Elsa never end up with a man, they argue, she’s probably a lesbian. Also at issue is Kristoff’s “unnatural” relationship with his reindeer Sven.
Calling Disney “one of the most pro-homosexual organizations in the country,” Swanson suggested that Frozen was exactly the kind of thing Satan himself might dream up to ruin society. (Thanks to Right Wing Watch for the transcription.)
Man, how many children are taken into these things and how many Christians are taking their kids off to see the movie Frozen, produced by an organization that is probably one of the most pro-homosexual organizations in the country? You wonder sometimes, I’m not a tinfoil hat conspiratorialist, but you wonder sometimes if maybe there’s something very evil happening here. If I was the Devil, what would I do to really foul up an entire social system and do something really, really, really evil to 5- and 6- and 7-year-olds in Christian families around America?
Vaughn responded that if he were the Devil, he “would make a movie.” He added, “Then you would start making all these nice little movies that throw little things in there that make sin look enticing, in fact some of the worst of sins, make it look enticing or at least to start to indoctrinate slowly, turn the heat up on the frog in the pan.”
Friends, this is evil, just evil. I wonder if people are thinking: “You know I think this cute little movie is going to indoctrinate my 5-year-old to be a lesbian or treat homosexuality or bestiality in a light sort of way.” I wonder if the average parent going to see Frozen is thinking that way. I wonder if they are just walking in and saying, “Yeah, let’s get my five-year-old and seven-year-old indoctrinated early.” You know they’re not, I think for the most part they’re oblivious. Maybe they do pick up on pieces of it but they just don’t get up and walk out.
If his wild rant has you wondering whether Swanson has actually seen Frozen, THR reports that he has not — though Vaughn knew enough about it to say, “I think it won a couple of Oscars.”
To be fair, Frozen has also been singled out by mainstream and left-leaning outlets for its progressive perspective. And Disney has indeed been known to take pro-gay stances on a number of issues. The difference is that most non-conservatives think equality and acceptance are positive values, not negative ones.
Frozen is just the latest mainstream hit to have right-wingers’ panties in a bunch. Last month, Fox accused The Lego Movie — y’know, the major studio release based on a hugely popular toy line — of having an anti-business agenda. And religious groups have complained loudly and frequently that Darren Aronofsky’s Noah is not Biblically faithful enough.
Discuss: Did you take your kids to see Frozen, and if so, did it turn them gay?