Earlier this week, Beauty and the Beast director Bill Condon sparked controversy by saying there was “an exclusively gay moment” in the film. He’s now backpedaling on his comments, in such a way that it appears this supposed moment is essentially nonexistent.
As twisted as it sounds, Christian parents will want to screen the new Beauty and the Beast before taking their kids. Not because of rebellious children a la The Little Mermaid, but because of social progressivism – more specifically, homosexuality.
Christians of various shades throughout the years have raised questions about whether watching films that portray God constitutes a violation of the Second Commandment. Those Christians certainly have their hearts in the right place, but to view film as a violation of the commandment betrays a fundamental misunderstanding of the spirit of the commandment itself.
This isn’t really a movie or book review as much as it is a character analysis. However, we’re not just putting one character under the microscope – we’ll be examining two.
I recently finished the book Reading Between the Lines by Gene Veith Jr. In simple terms, it was probably the most insightful book on literature by a Christian that I have ever read. I want you to read the book for yourself, but first, I’d like to sure five of my favorite quotes from the book, and why I think they’re just as important now as when the book was written 25 years ago.
The volume of things that come into and leave Netflix on a monthly basis can be staggering. Sometimes it can be hard to find films worth taking the time to watch. This month, however, I’m especially excited about these picks. Not only are they great films – but they’re great picks for a family viewing, as well.
As is often the case in January and February, there are much fewer options this week, with only two films making a large, nationwide release. However, both do happen to have at least the possibility for redeeming elements and themes.