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Sunday, March 6, 2016

Disney's Zootopia: It's a Gay Parable


Updated June 10, 2016

Zootopia is now out on DVD. My original post was written the weekend the movie came out. Did I get it right? Is Zootopia a gay parable?

March 6, 2016

Disney's new animated movie Zootopia got some great reviews so I decided to see it on opening weekend. In our PC world, the reviewers decided to overlook the obvious message that gays are a persecuted minority who are no different than anyone else and that those who are concerned with how gays are perceived as normal in modern society are bad.

This essay has spoilers.

The knee jerk reaction to my view on the movie may be "Get serious. This is only a movie." "You're over-analyzing it." "The message could mean lots of things. It could be anti-racist." "This is just a homophobic rant."

Movies have messages.There is a clear pro-gay, anti-Christian values message in this movie. It is not about racism, which I will clearly show.

There is a culture war that those with traditional values may be losing, but giving up should not be an option. Traditional values are superior to those advocated by many in the LGBT community. This is not hate. Societies that embrace traditional values are healthier than those who embrace hedonism.

Christians are familiar with parables with meaning beyond just the story. Characters and actions in the parables of Jesus represent things. Jesus picked the elements of his parables on purpose to get his point across. The writers of Zootopia have done the same thing.

Zootopia is written by a team of eight writers. They include many who worked on FrozenFrozen has been embraced by the LGBT community for having a heroine who is different, has a secret others don't understand, and isn't interested in men. Many see "Let It Go" as a gay anthem.

One of the story writers on Zootopia is Phil Johnston whose credits include a raunchy comedy named Cedar Rapids, a curious pedigree for a Disney movie. I haven't seen the movie, but I have read that it is sympathetic to gays.

I recognize that the gay acceptance message is not the only message of the movie. There is also the message that you should reach for your goals and not give up. Nevertheless, notice how much of the movie advances the pro-gay agenda:

  • The villain in the movie is a sheep. Why pick a sheep? The sheep is an animal associated with Christians. Jesus referred to his followers as his sheep. Jesus is called the lamb of God. The sheep is selected as the villain because in the LGBT world view, it is Christians who are the enemy because they condemn LGBT sexual practices as sinful.
  • In the world of Zootopia, predators and their prey now live together in peace. They are the same. They are equal.To believe ugly things about predator behavior based on what was once believed by society is wrong. There is nothing wrong with predators. They won't eat you. This is the message of the modern LGBT community. Past generation may have treated gays as wicked and evil, but they were wrong. Today, everyone should recognize that gays are perfectly normal like everyone else. They won't eat any of your children.
  • Judy Hopps, the main character bunny, is counselled by her traditionalist parents not to trust foxes, because they are predators by nature. They give her fox spray she can use to keep herself safe from foxes. The message here is that the values of parents are dated and bigoted.
  • Nick Wilde, the main character fox, relates a traumatic experience as a young child where he was kicked out of a scout troop for being a predator. This is an blatant swipe at the Boy Scouts for their position on excluding gays. This is not the first time Disney animators have poked fun at the Boy Scouts. In The Emperor's New Groove, Kronk, the party hosting, treat baking, apron wearing, body builder who is in touch with his emotions ends up being a scout leader.
  • Why pick the name Nick Wilde for the fox? Oscar Wilde was a famous homosexual writer and was condemned by society for his behavior. 
  • As the movie progresses, Judy Hopps's parents have reformed and are now partners with a fox who they accept as an equal. What occupation is the fox? A baker. Again the allusion to gays as stereotypical bakers.
  • The evil sheep has a scheme to make the public believe that predators will attack prey. She makes a poison that turns the innocent predators into vicious attackers. The message here is that gays are normal and it is only the Christian's wrong bigoted attacks that can convince the public that there is something wrong with gays. The Christians are wrong. The gays are normal.
  • At one point Judy Hopps proclaims that sometimes predators will attack prey because that is just who they are and they can't help themselves. This is hurtful to Nick Wilde to hear something so mean because predators aren't really predators. They are just like prey. Again, there is nothing different about gays. To think so is bigoted.
  • One of the characters in the movie mentions that life is not a live-happily-ever-after-musical cartoon. That used to be the message of Disney movies. Boy meets girl and they live happily ever after. Not this time. In the end the once-scared-of-foxes bunny becomes the police partner to the fox.
  • The movie ends with an upbeat song entitled "Try Everything." While much of the lyrics has the message that you should not give up and try again if you fail, the choice of words to "try everything" is also, in the context of this movie, an invitation to not limit yourself to a normal lifestyle.
  • And what about the very choice of the title of the movie, Zootopia? It is clear allusion to Utopia, an imagined religion free paradise where everyone is equal and everything is perfect. Isn't that what the LGBT community wants?
Welcome to Disney 2016. Would Walt Disney even recognize where it has gone?


UPDATE 3/28/2016:
In further confirmation of Disney's position to promote the gay agenda over religious liberties, Disney announced that it will no longer do filming in Georgia if Georgia's governor signs a religious liberties bill. Yesterday, Georgia's governor surrendered to this gay bullying.

Related:

Out of Control Same Sex Assaults Not Being Reported
Where the Bible Predicted Same Sex Marriage
Sharia Law and Gay-ria Law

The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly (Gay Version)
'Gay'-vid and Goliath or David and 'Gay'-liath?

Fiddlin' - Be Prepared for Gay Scouting

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32 comments:

  1. It's rare to see such bigotry and homophobia so deeply ingrained that you imagine such things in a children's movie. the Bible states "the lion shall lie down with the lamb". In your twisted thinking that would make the Bible inclusive-oh the horror. Oh wait, Jesus WAS inclusive, hanging with the hookers, the tax gatherers and the dregs of society, and telling us "what Ye have done to the least of these my children, Ye have done unto Me".

    People like you are terrifying to the normal people of the world. Such twisted hate.

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    1. not rare your liberal name calling. you are spreading the hate with your comment. just because you dont like someones comment, get over yourself

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    2. Quoting scriptures in defense of LGBT values exhibits a shallow understanding of Christian teachings. There are many good people who are LGBT, but they put up with the radicals who promote promiscuity and want to deny Christians the first amendment right to practice their religion.

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    3. The LGBT Community is also noticing the gay subtext. Such as http://sdgln.com/entertainment/2016/03/04/disneys-wonderful-zootopia-has-lot-lgbt-subtext#sthash.iyuiaXFH.dpbs

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    4. Jesus was inclusive and never said anything to condone homophobia. If you try to claim otherwise, you are reinventing Jesus based on things he didn't say or do. The best you can do is to say that Jesus gave positive references to books of the scriptures that include homophobia and to note that the KJV of the Bible mistranslates some of Paul's writings as homophobic. The latter is clearly irrelevant, but the former matters because if you want to say that Jesus supports something because he referenced books that support that, then you have to say that Jesus supports genocide, incest, murder, and countless other horrors. You have a choice - you can accept the Jesus who is actually in the Bible (the kind, loving, and tolerant one) or you can use other parts of the Bible to reinvent him to be a hateful, spiteful, bigot. The world has spent 2000 years doing the latter and that is exactly why the peace on earth and good will toward men never came about as a result of Jesus' ministry.

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    5. Joseph - I have to question if you really know who Jesus, the one in the Bible, is.

      To say that Jesus never spoke about homosexuality is to deny His deity and to say that He is not who He said He is. Jesus said He and the Father are one. He also spoke of His Spirit, the Holy Spirit, that He would send to live inside of His children. The Bible is clear repeatedly that there is ONE GOD in three persons/personalities. The Godhead exists in Father, Son and the Holy Spirit. The Bible is God-breathed, written under the inspiration and instruction of the Holy Spirit. If God the Father, Jesus the Son and the Holy Spirit are all one God, which He is, then it is clear that Jesus wrote the entire Bible, therefore Jesus clearly defined Biblical marriage and that homosexuality, as well as fornication, adultery, pornography, lying, theft, murder, etc are all sins that separate us from God. Jesus IS the Word made flesh. To deny all of that is to deny Jesus, which means a person is lost regardless of what they believe about sexual orientation.


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    6. Additionally, Jesus never spoke of tolerance. Love, yes. But also repentance. The same Jesus spoke of Hell more than He did Heaven. When He spoke to the woman at the well about her sexual sin, He did tell her He forgives her and then He said GO AND SIN NO MORE. If she continued on in sin, there would not be any forgiveness because she did not repent, which means turn from her sin. Forgiveness is available to all people, but only if they repent and make Jesus the LORD of their lives.

      Jesus, the One that Genesis through Revelation is about, was not only the slain lamb for the world, but He is also the judge that is coming back to judge the alive and dead for their sins. There are no second chances after death.

      Joseph - the Bible is not a buffet. You cannot pick out the parts you like and build your own theology and leave the rest. You eat it all or none of it. Jesus said you are either for Him or against Him. There is no middle ground.

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    7. Joseph. Floppy Bunny is correct. However, as an atheist with a Christian husband, I say enjoy the buffet. Peace be with you, Joseph.

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    1. You are welcome to repost without using vulgar language.

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  3. keep your blinders on... just like they ruined captain america. had to make him gay along with other comic characters.. wonder woman a lezzbo ... if they want gay crap, ok fine, make new comic gay characters. and yes thats disneys doing

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  4. After a few lessons from you, I'd be able to show that any film ever made (no exceptions) is pushing a gay agenda.

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    1. It was the part about the bigoted Boy Scouts that got me thinking about the other elements. If they had left that out, I doubt I would have noticed the other things.

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    2. I seriously doubt that a scene where a CHILD us bullied by other children is an attack on Christianity. I do, however, hope that Disney does make a pro-gay movie sometime, to show people like you that there is nothing wrong with being gay.

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  5. You are all going to die, I mean everyone.. me and you... The guy reading this thinking its a treat..

    It is clear there is not god.. The reason you cannot see this is because your life did not go the way you wanted it to.. it hurts to know all your years have passed.. SO WASTED!! ALL OF US!!!

    You need god... Because your mind is to weak to accept... You are going to die.. And when you are dieing it will be the most horrible thing you have ever felt before your eyes shut.. And in some death cases.. the brain stays active after the heart stops for 5 weeks... The last feeling to go is your nerve endings as maggots eat your tissue.. Traped in a hallow shelll.. Unable to move.. or see.. or speak.. Left only with your decaying thoughts... and pain...

    You are all weak and afraid... And deep down in your head... You know this is your fate.. You just cannot accept it...

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    1. Yikes! I'm an atheist too, but what was your comment meant to get across? Zombies?!

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  6. When I first watched this movie I didn't have a thought of it being "gay" in any way after reading I could see the reprisantations (sorry for the spelling) but I'm kinda confused on seeing them all and if I remember correctly there isn't even a gay couple represented in the movie. I'm not Christian nor am I "straight" so,I confine non more
    -Jack.C

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  7. I wish this guy was right and that it was a gay movie. Because it has made 100 million dollars and everybody loves it. 99% on Rotten Tomatoes. This guy must have been the 1% that didn't like it. Also, the character's name is Judy Hopps. That's with 2 "P"s. Not Judy Bunny or Hops.

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    1. Thanks for the tip about the typos. I fixed them. The American public will not yet spend big money to see an overtly pro-gay movie. When the message is masked as popular entertainment, it passes muster. Many animated movies have a liberal message. Look at the many that promote the climate change message.

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    2. Oh no. You didn't go there. Climate change?!
      Go immediately to your nearest elementary school and sit in on a science class.

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  8. Also another thing, the simple definition of "Utopia- An imaginary place in which the government, laws, and social conditions are perfect" from Webster dictionary. In none of the full definitions of it does it ever mention a utopia being a religion free place. Hell even in the Examples of it in a sentence it says "The town's founders wanted to create a Christian utopia...". As for Disney they may have not wanted to displace one religion over another because, remember Humans have not exist here. But i do understand that they did blatantly kick at Christianity. I loved the comment "Today, everyone should recognize that gays are perfectly normal like everyone else. They won't eat any of your children." hehe :)

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  9. Utopia is not a biblical concept.

    Traditionalists are concerned about those who would "eat their children." Child abuse is a greater problem for the LGBT community that those outside it. Studies suggest that child abuse is under 10% for people that are not LGBT. Unfortunately, for children who later identify as LGBT, the rate of child abuse is 30-50%, perhaps higher. The LGBT community should be in the forefront of fighting against child predators. Unfortunately too many believe it is okay to "try everything." The people I know who identify as having same gender attraction invariably have suffered from child abuse. Another problem they experience is being mocked and ostracized by others in the LGBT community for expressing a desire not to engage in promiscuous behavior. The LGBT community uses great PR to always appear to be the victims. They don't take responsibility to condemning promiscuity.

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    1. The being mocked part I've felt before, most make a big deal when you deny doing anything, I feel like there only in for sexual reasons not because they accually love/like the same sex as for the child abuse I myself never had any but the bullying would account for a lot of it

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    2. http://psc.dss.ucdavis.edu/rainbow/HTML/facts_molestation.html

      "The empirical research does not show that gay or bisexual men are any more likely than heterosexual men to molest children. This is not to argue that homosexual and bisexual men never molest children. But there is no scientific basis for asserting that they are more likely than heterosexual men to do so. And, as explained above, many child molesters cannot be characterized as having an adult sexual orientation at all; they are fixated on children."

      https://www.splcenter.org/fighting-hate/intelligence-report/2011/10-anti-gay-myths-debunked
      "According to the American Psychological Association, children are not more likely to be molested by LGBT parents or their LGBT friends or acquaintances. Gregory Herek, a professor at the University of California, Davis, who is one of the nation's leading researchers on prejudice against sexual minorities, reviewed a series of studies and found no evidence that gay men molest children at higher rates than heterosexual men."

      http://www.boxturtlebulletin.com/Articles/000,002.htm

      Spreading misinformation like you are causes more harm not less. It's a dangerous lie you're telling people.

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    3. I don't believe these articles focus on child abuse of teens. I believe that is where there is a greater concern, rather than with younger children. I know here in Utah the press has reported sexual abuse of 25 teens by 25 teachers. 5 of these were same-sex assaults. This is higher than would be expected since the gay population is not 20%. Also, in seminars I have attended, conservative college professors have mentioned that they are very hesitant to do any research that could possibly reflect poorly on the LGBT community because of peer pressure by other professors and administrators who would consider such research as unwelcome.

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  10. Do you really think an atheist or other non-christian (which I'm not) would read this and then want to listen to anything that you, me or any other Christian has to say?

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    1. Atheists and non-Christians have benefited greatly from the in prevalence of Christianity in America. I highly recommend Professor Rodney Stark's book on the subject "America's Blessings: How Religion Benefits Everyone, Including Atheists". I wrote about it at: http://fiddlingant.blogspot.com/2014/06/where-creationists-are-right.html

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    2. As an atheist, I can tell you that the vast majority of us (in the U.S. at least) were once Christian. That sneaky part of our brain that allows us to use reason and logic simply overrides blind faith. My husband is a conservative Christian. It's the liberal Christians like you that cause the stereotyping that many Christians endure.

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  11. I hope Disney makes movies with actual gay characters. I say that as as a temple recommend carrying Mormon.

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  12. I find your insistence that this movie must surely be about gay right more interesting than the movie itself. Inclusion is a theme Christianity has always feared, it's based in the balance of power.

    You're attributing your own gay fears into an animated film which explores the virtues of inclusion.

    The interesting thing here is your perception. Inclusion could mean a great deal of different things to different people and different cultures. For you, you've settled on your fear of gay people having the same rights and dignity you enjoy.

    Fascinating.

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    1. Dignity is not a word I would associate with a lot of what you can see at a gay pride parade. The tolerance for promiscuity and unhealthy, even deadly behaviors by the LGBT community is not something to cheer about. While there are exceptions, too much of LGBT culture is dominated by selfishness as opposed to Christianity which holds sacrifice and selflessness as an ideal.

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  13. Um. Walt Disney was not a Christian. In fact, Disney was an atheist.
    I'm guessing you, The Fiddling Aunt, also have a problem with the Madagascar movies. If you've ever dared to venture into the world of science, you'd know that the animals residing in Madagascar don't mesh well with the story of the Noah's ark. Same with Gilgamesh. After all, that story dates centuries before Yahweh's great flood that supposedly occurred on our flat earth. You know. The planet that the sun rotates around. Oh, and dinosaur bones, those were put there to test your faith.
    I realize I'm being somewhat condescending, but please. Leave the LGBT community out of your conspiracy theories.
    Peace be with you.

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