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What you should know before taking your kids to see Disney’s ‘Lightyear’

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Violeta Tejera - published on 06/15/22

Christian parents should be alerted to some aspects of the film so that they are prepared to make the best decisions for their families.
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Lucas has just turned 4 years old, and Buzz Lightyear is his favorite character. He has the action figure, Santa brought him the space man’s costume, and he doesn’t sleep the same if he’s not wearing the pajamas sporting Woody’s friend.

When his father says, “To infinity and beyond!” Lucas always smiles. His favorite Friday plan is to sit with his father and siblings and watch one of the four Toy Story movies; he already knows them by heart, but he can’t get enough.

Ever since he learned that Buzz’s solo movie was going to be released, he’s been waiting anxiously for his father to keep his promise to take him to enjoy the next appearance of the character he loves most.

Text message alert

Lucas’ father, like thousands of other people, has received a message like the following in text messaging groups:

“Hello, family. I went this morning to a screening of Lightyear, Disney’s latest Toy Story movie. During the first half hour there’s a woman who marries another woman, they kiss, she gets pregnant … that kind of thing. I’m letting you know so that you spread the word and make an informed decision whether to take your kids to see it.”

A Catholic father’s doubts

This presented Lucas’ father with a dilemma. On the one hand, he’s eager to see the movie to fulfill his son’s wish and not to disappoint him.

On the other, he knows he has a duty as a father. It doesn’t seem right to him that Disney is deciding to “educate” his son regarding an issue which—as a morally sensitive issue—he considers he must address from his Christian worldview. 

Disney and LGBTQ activism

Jerónimo José Martín, film critic for Cadena Cope, alerts us that “the wedding between the two women is not seen on screen, although it’s said that they are going to get married, and then one of them appears pregnant and kissing the other.”

Earlier this year, Latoya Raveneau, an executive producer for Disney Television Animation, admitted to having a “not-at-all-secret gay agenda.” The activist agenda of other executives was revealed in leaked footage from a Zoom call.

Footage of the aforementioned meeting was released on the heels of the signing of Florida’s Parental Rights in Education law. The law prohibits teachers from discussing sexual orientation or transgenderism with children in the third grade or younger.

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