In an effort to show that there are different versions of families in the world, the Disney Channel added a lesbian couple to it’s popular sitcom “Good Luck Charlie”.

In the storyline, parents Amy and Bob Duncan set up a playdate for their preschooler Charlie with one of her new pals, who happens to have two mothers.

“This particular storyline was developed under the consultancy of child development experts and community advisors,” a Disney Channel spokesperson told TV Guide in a statement in June. “Like all Disney Channel programming, it was developed to be relevant to kids and families around the world and to reflect themes of diversity and inclusiveness.”

But not everyone was happy with the lesbian family storyline.

One Million Moms, a conservative group,  is outraged over the episode and issued a statement to Disney.  A portion of the statement reads,

One Million Moms launched an email campaign in 2013 that urged Disney officials to abandon their plans to corrupt the children’s network with LGBT content. However, Disney officials have not responded to the thousands of emails protesting their plans. Disney has decided to be politically correct instead of providing family-friendly programming. Disney should stick to entertaining, not pushing an agenda.

Conservative families need to urge Disney to avoid controversial topics that children are far too young to comprehend. This is the last place a parent would expect their children to be confronted with topics that are too difficult for them to understand. Mature issues of this nature are being introduced too early and too soon, and it is extremely unnecessary.

Disney has not responded to the group’s statement.

 

 

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  • I thought it was really tasteful. We live in 2014. Get there with us Millon Moms!

  • Lola

    What annoys me the most about this statement is how they are saying that homosexuality is complex and children couldn’t understand. They are using children to justify their own homophobic point of view. My niece and nephew have a gay uncle and they don’t give a s**t. They aren’t traumatised or asking themselves a millions questions about homosexuality. They just know that their uncle has a boyfriend, end off. I don’t think homosexuality is difficult to explain to children. It only becomes difficult when someone is a bigot and try to turn it into an issue.

    • k8font

      I think this goes back to what Mimi was saying in the first comment, too–it’s difficult to explain if you’re a bigot, and it’s difficult to explain if you can’t see a homosexual couple without immediately hyper-sexualizing everything about them. I didn’t see the show, but it was just, like, two moms dropping off their kid at a friend’s house or something, right? Nothing sexual or inappropriate about it. If it was a straight couple dropping off their kid, no one would feel obligated to out of the blue explain to their child exactly what those two characters did in the bedroom to make their baby. So why feel like you need to explain homosexual couples/families in a sexual way? I learned what gay meant from watching tv myself–waaaaaay back in the old Three’s Company days. I asked my mom what gay meant and she explained it in terms that were appropriate for my age: sometimes two boys or two girls love each other like mommy and daddy love each other. And exactly–end off, good enough for me, just like your neices and nephews with their uncle. If anything I think a lot of the time kids have an easier time understanding people’s differences because bigotry and discrimination are learned behaviors that children are still in the unfortunate process of discovering–they haven’t learned to hate yet.

  • Wow, so people do watch Good Luck Charlie. Who knew.

  • Sandy248

    Conservatives hate more stuff than they like. Must be a miserable existence.

  • Never in my life have I seen such blatant and obvious attempt by a group of people to openly spew so much hatred and contempt for anyone or thing outside of their realm of consciousness. For arguments sake, we’ll call this “conservatism” but we all know what this is and where it comes from and why it has spilled over in the past 5 years.