Okay, so can I just go on a rant here for a minute? Just a disclaimer, this is MY opinion and I'm just needing to vent. So, lately there have been a lot of articles coming out about the new Disney movie Frozen. You know, what Disney has done differently, what's exciting about Anna and Elsa and so on and so forth. Within the last eight hours, I've read two articles that, to me, have come across as very hateful. Two people decided to write how Disney is putting subliminal messages supporting the gay community.
So? Don't you people think you're looking too deep into that?
What these two articles were basically about is how Disney is trying to tell children that its okay to be gay and to not live by any rules.
I didn't get that at all. I saw different things when I watched that movie. I saw messages of empowerment and unconditional love.
Do you know the scene with Oaken and the sauna and how he had a gay partner and how they were raising a family.
You know what I saw?
A single dad trying to provide for his family.
Someone said that the song "Let It Go" was Elsa singing about coming out of the closet.
Know what I heard?
I heard a message letting go of the hurt and pain and just loving yourself. I was bullied a lot in the past and this song just struck a cord with me.
Now just to be clear. I am a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. I'm LDS, a.k.a a Mormon. I love my God and all His teachings and I try to live them to the best of my ability. That is part of my test. Now, my faith believes in marriage is sacred and is between a man and a woman. I believe that too. I also believe in equal rights. I have a few friends who are a apart of the LGBT community. I have a cousin who's gay and just got married to her better half a few months ago. I think that they are great people, probably the best I've ever met and I believe that they deserve just the same rights and opportunities as everybody else. I believe everybody deserves to be treated with kindness. My God has commanded me to "love thy neighbor" and I try to live that everyday. Even to those who drive me absolutely crazy and may not deserve it. Because I know, I believe, in the end of all things, I'm going to have to stand before my God and I'm going to have to answer for my actions and I want to stand before Him knowing I did my best - my very best.
I'm not angry at these people for expressing their opinions and concerns about this movie. I know it may come across as that, but I'm not. I'm sad. I feel sad for them and that they had to think of mean things and had mean things to say about this movie and the LGBT community. I feel pity for them and for they people they point fingers at and sneer at with contempt. I'm just deeply saddened by all the hatred that goes on in the world.
Maybe that's not what the people were trying to say. Everybody interprets things differently. I mean, look at what people say about the Bible; everybody has read it and everyone has gotten a different message from it.
Sorry, I just needed to rant.