I remember when Different Strokes came out on TV and everyone freaked out. There
was study after study about how race-mixing would destroy the family unit and
how children of interracial marriages would underperform. Those same people are
now warning us about the dire consequences of gay marriage, something that has
been going on in many countries around the world for generations. Forty years
from now we will look at the anti gay marriage group the same as we now view the
groups railing against interracial marriage.
"Similarly disturbing is that 14 percent of children from same-sex couples
have spent some time in foster care"You're blaming gay
couples for adopting children at higher rates (since, as you all consistently
point out, they can't make any with just the two of them)?
@ Chris B: Your "another recent study" has been debunked numerous times
- a fact you know and acknowledge by refusing to provide its name.
Throwing around stats and fighting about things that people will NEVER agree
upon is useless. I think the most telling thing here is from Miley's own
mouth, "They (Disney) control … so much of what kids think!" This
statement is sadly too true no matter what values you espouse.
Christopher B:I'd like your citation on that study. Who
performed it and when?
The American Sociological Association debunked the study cited by the first
poster. -Regnerus did not study children born or adopted into same-sex
parent families, only those who seem to recollect one of their parents ever
having a same-sex relationship.-Regnerus compared that group, most of
which had experienced family dissolution, only to stable, married, opposite-sex
families — i.e. he compared unstable to intact.-Regnerus ignored
whether the children lived with or were raised by the parents who had a same-sex
relationship.-Regnerus only identified these “gay” parents
based on the recollection of the children, not based on how the parents actually
identify or live their lives.-Most of the factors Regnerus analyzes were
adult outcomes, not childhood outcomes, and could very well have had nothing to
do with the relationships of the children’s parents.
I would actually like to rescind my question to Christopher B as I have found
the study he has quoted. What he fails to mention was that this study was a mere
snapshot taken of a small subset of gay parents. Of the 15,088 people he
surveyed only 248 had been raised in a homosexual household. How can you have an
accurate sampling with such a small group, localized in one city?
We are ripening at an ever quickening pace. Hold on tight, we are in for quite a
ride over the next few years...
This is easy, Our family will not watch the show. Also who really cares what
Cyrus and Wood, two spoiled children, who are completely detached from the real
world think anyway?
This would probably be fine if handled well ... but the reviews say that the
father (male) in the story is portrayed as a boring dolt. Sad.
Everyone knows that heterosexual TV parents are always the best role models. Right, Roseanne?
If Disney were really concerned with making a statement they'd have done
this years earlier, not in the last year of the show. I think it's a
horrible move to add such a character set but then again it's just one more
show for my kids to avoid.
Well of course this is gonna happen. This is the new cool. Now that society is
accepting immorality, nobody bats an eyelash when something like this happens.
Remember the outrage when "Gone With the Wind" swore?
Remember when it was considered inappropriate to have Ricky's and
Lucy's beds together? These things are now accepted. They are not
considered abnormal anymore--and neither is gay marriage, same-sex attraction,
or anything to do with this topic.Society is going downhill. This
should be no surprise. Evil will always appear better than good.
Geez - what ever happened to the good ole days of Disney movies like "Daniel
Boon" and "Charlie The Lonesome Cougar" for your kids to watch? Now
they tune into see lesbians raising kids. Time to shut down Dish Network and get
your kids outside doing something constructive.
No wonder so many parents are now getting Netflix. They can control what comes
into their homes. That would be my solution to the problem. I'm
disappointed in Disney, but it is their channel.
The lesbian parents will be in a side story in ONE episode. My guess is that the
characters of the show will hold diverse views similar to what continually gets
expressed in these readers' forums. I am just making a hunch here, but I
would bet that the underlying message of the episode will be that no matter what
you think about same-sex parents, do not take those opinions out on their
children. Too often in the culture most represented by Deseret News readers, too
many children wind up on the outside looking in because their parents
aren't "the right type of people." That needs to change.
Many kids go to school with children who are being raised by same-sex parents.
Disney is merely reflecting reality.
Rhino has it correct. It is a sad commentary on the American culture that people
in Hollywood think TV is real and should be used to teach people out here in the
real world. What is worse is that parents think TV can babysit. We
have to wake up America. TV can not babysit. Its primary purpose is to make
money. It does so by appealing to particular senses and culture trends in order
to make more money. It does not care about your family, your children's
understanding of diversity or anything else. It only cares if it makes money and
lines the pockets of pompus self gratifying fools in Hollywood and its cohorts.
That's just sad. One more Disney show I'll have to have my kids turn
off. What the heck... I'll just block the whole dang channel. It's not
up to Disney and their "child development experts" to educate my kids on
this topic. It's up to me. I will teach them respect for all, tolerance for
different opinions, and the moral ramifications of such behavior (which always
seems to be the part the LGTB folks want to ignore in this discussion). Disney
isn't helping, so they're out.
Time to replace "Good Luck Charlie" with "Charlie The Lonesome
Cougar". Better still - just shut down Dish Network altogether for the kids
and watch 1960's Disney videos (Swiss Family Robinson etc..). Holy cow -
what a down right wicked world we live in. I can see the day where liberal PC
garbage like Good Luck Charlie will be mandatory in public school ... elementary
school!! Perhaps home school will be the option of choice as well... Let's
see... we ban school prayer but mandate so-called PC diversity. Satan is alive
Judging by the clip, the show is completely unfunny, recycled junk. Who exactly
is in the same-sex relationship? Not the main characters. Perhaps in their
season 4 they will introduce new bit characters to fill that roll. According to
Wikipedia, "Neal Justin of the Star Tribune said the 'slapstick heavy,
laugh-track fueled sitcom' had no redeeming qualities other than
'keeping your 11-year-old sedated for a half hour.'" Another said
it was "a surprisingly refreshing throwback to ABC's
'TGIF'-style sitcoms." Not terribly impressive praise. Seems
like the show has a following at all just because it's Disney and not
because it's worth watching. Those are stronger reasons for the kids to
skip it in my book. Life's too short to deal with all the junk.
Goodness parents! its not that hard!It's called a remote
control. Use it.
It's sad that I'll now have to review what our family watches on
Disney. Next thing you know Disney will "normalize" hard drug use,
dropping out of school, and preteen sex.
So much for ever watching Disney again.
Ha Ha. So progressive Disney. Let's be serious. This is about almighty
dollar. Gays and Lesbians have a LOT of money and they have managed to put most
corporations and politicians (and some churches) on a short leash.Walt Disney is somewhere in heaven shaking his head.
I remember when there was this much brouhaha over interracial couples being
featured on TV. People compared interracial relationships to alcohol, LSD, the
Vietnam war, and everything evil too. People don't change much, just their
paranoia and prejudices. The sky is falling...the sky is falling. Yet somehow,
the sun comes up tomorrow and things aren't really any different. I think
the biggest decline in social values has more to due with the high divorce rate
than anything else (50%) of the population, but you don't hear too many
folks getting their underwear in knots over that. Probably because they've
been part of a broken home (as the culprit or the victim).
"It's sad that I'll now have to review what our family watches on
Disney. Next thing you know Disney will "normalize" hard drug use,
dropping out of school, and preteen sex."Sure, let's all
take a ride down that slippery slope.
Makes me glad that My Kids are grown.... Now I have to worry about my grand
kids. Looks like I'm finished with disney.
We turned off our TV over 5 years ago. BEST thing we ever did!
We nixed the Disney channel a while ago. Their portrayal of kids with bad
attitudes, sarcasm, lack of respect was influencing my kids in a negative way.
Not only that but it was a waste of time. We dubbed it Dumb Disney.
Protesting something only gives it more publicity. It's not a big deal.
worry about your own sins instead of telling others what they should watch.
Work on bettering yourself instead of worrying about someone else's
I get tired of hearing those out to make money, or be controversial, say they
want to "...be relevant to kids, and reflect the diversity of those around
the world, and be inclusive." What a load of rubbish. So Disney wants to
reflect the lives of all groups of children? Ok..many live with parents who are
alcoholics..or who abuse drugs...or are violent, maybe involved in crime. Many
live with war around them, or live in poverty on the streets, or are victims of
abuse. So, Disney, when do you start to reflect the live of THOSE children in a
show meant for entertainment? All lies and manipulation....Disney ought to be
ashamed of itself for jumping on the bandwagon that's trying to manipulate
the next generation into thinking as they want them to.
Another ruse the adversary uses to destroy families, drag them down to his
level, and make them as miserable as he is.
Wait are people seriously getting this worked up over a same-sex couple, and
comparing it to drugs, alcohol, and war? Those things are actually bad, but
same-sex marriage is not dangerous, nor will it worsen ANYBODY'S health. I
am shocked that so many people are not going to let their children watch.
I'm slightly disappointed in the hate that is all over this country.
Sensitive topic. Not sure a goofy sitcom is the best place to introduce it to
our children. Good Luck Charlie is my 4 year old's favorite show right
now. She makes the rest of us watch it.
TV has really gone down hill nowadays. Again I am thankful for the Gospel and
the Freedom of Speech because these things coupled with my own experience really
highlight the truth. Those who suffer from these lies will come to know the
truth in the end.Guess this just encourages us to turn the TV off
and start parenting kids again.
Based on actions and words Walt Disney did and said on the matter, on this one
thing I can be 100% sure that Walt Disney has got to be rolling over in his
grave over this one. And just like that, the Disney brand dies a little bit
Why are you guys even comparing same sex marriage to drugs and alcohol? Two guys
or girls loving each other isn't intoxicating anyone and killing them.
They're not making you get tickets for DUI. If you don't like it,
DON'T get one. And who's making you watch the show? Just don't!
But it's funny how people decide to not watch something because
they're "promoting homosexuality."My friends have 2
moms and they're the smartest and coolest people I know. My parents are an
interracial couple (yes, because of the Cheerios commercial, people hate ANY
couple), and I'm fine too. I wish people would just grow up and stop living
in the 19th whatever century.
Why, why why? My family has enjoyed Good Luck Charlie for several years. My
children do not need to be subjected to social trash. The parents are
responsible to teach their children to respect others not a sitcom on The Disney
Channel. Alternative lifestyles are not the "norm", and I for one
don't want a t.v. Show telling my child , "it's okay, everyone is
doing it." I hope The Walt Disney Co. changes their minds and reconsider the