Sooo I haven’t seen this movie but…tonight at work, this big group of high schoolers came in that were clearly part of the after-church-youth-group crowd we get a lot at my yogurt shop on Sunday nights. And a group of them started talking about this movie. I was wiping down chairs because we were about to close in about a half hour, and I overhear the following:
Girl: “So this one character is flirting with this guy the whole movie, and she asks him out at the end, and he says that he’s gay. What a great thing to have in a movie for kids, right? I mean, it’s a family movie.”
I wanted to say something SO badly, to the effect of “WTF, gay people exist, you homophobic religious nut”, but managed to slip into the back of the store and calm down. The sad thing is, I remember how everyone around me when I was still in the church environment used to have attitudes like this. They acted like it was a personal affront to even acknowledge that some people were gay, like doing so would infect their children’s minds and they might, I don’t know, *not* grow up to be insanely judgmental? Anyway. Just a bit of gif-relevant ranting. Not like there’s anything to be done about it, except hope that with each generation, the amount of people brainwashed into acting like this becomes smaller.
(Source: jorahmormont, via thesonicscrew)