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.