Alabama Theatre Won't Show 'Beauty and the Beast' Due to Gay Character
Published Mar 03, 2017Though Josh Gad has now said there was no mention of it in the script, director Bill Condon revealed earlier this week that his live action reboot of Disney classic Beauty and the Beast will feature the company's first "exclusively gay moment." Because this world is an awful place, the revelation has forced one intolerant theatre owner to ban the film.
TMZ reports that the owner of Henagar Drive-In Theatre in Alabama will forego showing the film to avoid exposing theatregoers to the gay character, telling the publication he refuses to "compromise on what the Bible teaches."
The owner said, "If we can not 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."
The owner also told TMZ that he only wants to show "wholesome movies" without sex, nudity, homosexuality or foul language, but as the photo above clearly shows, screening Adam Sandler masterpiece Grown Ups somehow wasn't an issue.
In what should come as no surprise, the owner's website for his business is just as behind the times as his views on sexual orientation.