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Christian drive-in cinema owners refuse to show Beauty and the Beast over gay character

March 05,2017 05:28

A cinema in America has refused to show Disney's remake of Beauty and the Beast as it will feature a gay character. The Christian owners of Henagar drive-in in Alabama made the announcement on Facebook. Gaston is pictured here, is the object of ...



The Christian owners of Henagar drive-in in Alabama made the announcement on Facebook.

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Gaston is pictured here, is the object of affection for the character of LeFou – who has a moment where he explores his feelings for Gaston

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The Henagar drive-in theatre in Alabama, which is not showing Beauty and the Beast New and final full trailer for Beauty and the BeastHenagar drive-in theatre posted on its Facebook page: “When companies continually force their views on us we need to take a stand.
“We all make choices and I am making mine. For those that do not know Beauty and the Beast is 'premiering' their first homosexual character. The producer also says at the end of the move 'there will be a surprise for same-sex couples'.
"If we cannot take our 11 year old granddaughter and 8 year old grandson to see a movie we have no business watching it.
“If I can't sit through a movie with God or Jesus sitting by me then we have no business showing it.
“I know there will be some that do not agree with this decision. That's fine.

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“We are first and foremost Christians. We will not compromise on what the Bible teaches.
We will continue to show family orientated films so you can feel free to come watch wholesome movies without worrying about sex, nudity, homosexuality and foul language. Thank you for your support.”
Police were reportedly seen at the drive-in last night after some people responded with threatening messages towards the owners.
Some customers said on social media they supported the decision, while others slammed the choice not to screen the film.
The scene which the cinema has taken umbrage with features LeFou, played by Josh Gad, is depicted exploring his sexuality as he admires Gaston, played by Luke Evans.

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The cinema has said it will not be showing the much anticipated Disney remake

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The character of LeFou, played by Josh Gad, on the right, is the subject of the decision from the cinema as his character explores his sexuality At the film's Los Angeles premiere on Thursday evening, Gad said he was "very proud" of his involvement.
“I think it's an incredible moment and it's subtle, but I think it's effective,” he said.
The director Bill Condon said in an interview with Attitude magazine LeFou flips between wanting "to be Gaston and on another day wants to kiss Gaston".
He added: "He's confused about what he wants. It's somebody who's just realising that he has these feelings.
"And Josh makes something really subtle and delicious out of it.
"And that's what has its pay-off at the end, which I don't want to give away. But it is a nice, exclusively gay moment in a Disney movie."
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