Lightyear, the latest movie from Disney Pixar, is making headlines today. Not because of how great the movie is, but what it features during the movie.
If you are familiar with the well-loved classic movie, Toy Story, you would easily recognize the main character, Buzz. However, it is far from its conservative stance decades ago.
In the movie, Alisha, one of the main characters, is seen to be kissing another woman in greeting. She and the other woman are actually a lesbian couple and they have a child.
That’s where the backlash is coming from, especially from Christians. Not only that but some countries, especially Muslim countries, have banned the movie.
Thus, as an individual Christian, should you watch Lightyear knowing that it promotes same-sex relationships? Or, should you just steer away from the movie, boycott it like what others have done, and discourage other people from watching it?
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To watch or not to watch Lightyear?
If you ask me, personally, I don’t want to watch the movie and I don’t like my son to watch it as well.
This world is bent on shoving into our throats the immorality they are promoting. As true believers of God and followers of Jesus (Yahshua), we shouldn’t support sexual immorality or any lifestyle that promotes homosexuality.
It seems to me, that Disney Pixar has an open idea to normalizing homosexuality. The greatest problem I see here is that they are incorporating these things into their movies. Movies that are primarily targeted at young children.
Children are still innocent. In their young minds, what’s morally wrong can be right in their eyes. Without the proper guidance of parents, they can easily believe that same-sex relationships are normal and should be accepted.
There’s a great and real danger we see around us and even children’s animated movies, which we think are harmless, can be used by Satan to promote immorality.
Lightyear will not be the last
We are living in a world that’s increasingly becoming secular day by day. The moral decay of our society will get worse and worse as we approach the Second Coming of our Messiah.
Thus, Lightyear’s lesbian kiss will not be the last. There will be more of them that will come up, especially in children’s movies.
This will make it more and more difficult to avoid.
As for me, I won’t let my kid watch it. However, if the time comes that he is old enough to understand, the movie can be used as a teaching moment.
It’s an opportunity to explain to your child or anyone else the biblical design of marriage and relationship.
You can explain what God expects from us, why He doesn’t approve of homosexuality, and what should be the right way to get married.
Of course, to watch this movie and not say anything to explain biblical teachings should never be an option.
Called to a higher standard
It’s easy to quickly make a stand against films or movies that promote immoral lifestyles. However, we must remember that if we are making a stand against Lightyear, we must also do the same with other movies that promote other sins.
Think about it for a second: a lot of movies today normalize premarital sex, adultery, violence, witchcraft, and so much more. There are even protagonists who commit criminal acts and yet, they are glamorized by movies.
That’s why it’s never easy to be a true follower of Yahshua. You would need to go against this world. The Bible says that we are in the world but not of the world.
We are called to a higher standard. While the world spirals down into moral decay, we should and must make a stand.
It’s not enough to simply say not to movies with homosexual or immoral themes. It’s not enough to simply not watch Lightyear. It’s not enough to simply avoid them.
You have to make the right choices in everything you watch, listen to, and even subscribe to.
As the Bible clearly tells us:
8 Finally, brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy—meditate on these things.Philippians 4:8
We are commanded to fill our minds with the things that are true, noble, just, pure, lovely, of good report, virtue, and praiseworthy.
Now, if you consider this, it’s really tough to constantly do these things.
Yet, we are called to a higher standard.
We are called to do the right thing and not the easy thing.
Thankfully, with God’s help, we can do our best and He’ll do the rest.
Our Christian calling does not end in just avoiding movies like Lightyear, but it should be our lifestyle. Our Christianity should reflect in everything we think, say, and do.
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