Disney introducing gay couple in popular kids’ show

Parents who may not be ready to explain to their children the concept of gay couples may want to take note.  Disney’s family-oriented “Good Luck Charlie” soon will feature an episode that includes a family with two moms.

Good Luck Charlie

Photo credit: Disney Channel/Bob D’Amico

Newsbusters reported that the show will introduce the same-sex parents when pre-school-aged Charlie Duncan has a play date with a friend. While the encounter doesn’t create an issue with the Duncan family, the storyline portrays Mr. Duncan as the problem – because he’s boring.

Disney owns ABC, which already has had numerous shows with gay characters. The LGBT lobby has been pressuring Disney lately to feature characters from its community in family-oriented programming.

The left has given Disney kudos for the move, with ThinkProgress “reporting approvingly” that Disney is ensuring that the episode is “respectful of the gay community,” and is welcome as the number of LGBT characters on television increases:

The ABC-operated network is taking care to consult the relevant experts to ensure the episode is respectful of the LGBT community: “This particular storyline was developed under the consultancy of child development experts and community advisors,” a Disney Channel spokesperson told TV Guide. “Like all Disney Channel programming, it was developed to be relevant to kids and families around the world and to reflect themes of diversity and inclusiveness.”

Also weighing in on the historic achievement, Buzzfeed’s Lily Hiott-Millis noted:

The couple will be the two moms of one of Charlie’s playmates. Apparently, the storyline involves one of the moms being “stuck listening to one of Bob’s dull stories.” Oh, a lesbian being bored by a man. At least it’s realistic.

According to TV Guide, the episode will air in early 2014 as part of the final season of “Good Luck Charlie.” The lesbian moms are only expected to appear in the one episode, but one can only wonder if a spinoff is in the works.

Recently, “Gay Day” was featured at the Disney amusement parks. While Disney officially says it doesn’t promote the event, it doesn’t seem to mind it either.

H/T: Newsbusters

Cheryl Carpenter Klimek

Cheryl Carpenter Klimek

Cheryl Carpenter Klimek has been a political consultant handling public affairs, political campaigns and PAC management for nearly 20 years.
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24 thoughts on “Disney introducing gay couple in popular kids’ show

  1. Doug Hanks says:

    I'm proud of you boys. Now remember no Monday night football. OK?

  2. Allison says:

    AMEN!!! I am just appalled. You have to tolerate and respect all beliefs and lifestyles…..except Christians? Sorry but that is not how I operate. I have no respect or tolerance for people blatantly against my Savior and what He taught as true. He said to love all….we are called to do that. And I have no problem with that….I have many gay friends I love very much. But the difference is being IN LOVE WITH all. THAT is meant to be between man and woman, which means homosexuality is wrong. Thank God there are some people to still believe in and support the truth.

  3. Travis says:

    How is this being forced down anyone's throat? You have a remote and the power not too watch, that's a choice, nobody is forcing you to watch. That's like claiming atheist are being forced Christianity down there throat because the 700 club is on tv. If you don't like it don't watch it!

  4. Linda says:

    So much of TV is about social engineering. I have a strong hunch that the same sex couple will not be like the other parents on the Disney channel. Most adults on these Teen shows are portrayed as idiots that have serious personality disorders. Gone are the days when the children on TV shows actually go to a grown up for help or advice. But, I bet this new couple, the same sex couple, will be nurturing and wise. I predict all the kids will go to them with their problems. The homosexual agenda has been embraced by Disney.

  5. Arman says:

    Say that to Mr James here. Be fair.

  6. Arman says:

    Here is a hint: turn off your TV. Is that so difficult?

  7. Arman says:

    So…. I am remainded of a little story. Hear me out, it is relevant.

    There was this woman hitting and old granny in the face, and then a guy came and asked the woman to stop. She polietly asked the guy to please go and let her do what she was doing, which is hitting the old lady.

    So, here is my opinion: at no point does anyone asks the old lady whats her opinion. You, my friend, and all others conservatives would want us to get away and letting them continue to hit the old lady, in this case LGBT people. But the LGBT people have a say on this? No, they don´t even register as human beings.

    Which is why, no, when someone tries to force us to stay out of it, we won´t tolerate intolerance. And it is not forcing, sweetheart. It is called integration. And it is gaining speed. Do you love it? Doesn´t matter.

  8. Arman says:

    Yours is a sad little life, but you are more than welcome to live to the fullest.

  9. Arman says:

    They think the world is out to get them. Which is why they hardly leve their houses nowadays and just cluster in the forums or comment sections where they don´t feel alone, finding like minded people and all.

    Which is a very sad way of living. They will tell you that is just so unfair that no one is taking them into consideration, all those years where they where the pampered majority at the expense of the minorities notwhitstanding.

    But you can´t stop progress. It is necessary. This is the sort of thing that had to happen to end slavery, give black people freedom and equal footing in society, let interracial marriage. And you know why? Because at the end of the day we are the same, we are human beings, we deserve to be treated equally, let our children (from straight couples and LGBT couples) grow in a safe world, a world that is better than the one of yesterday.

    So, I am proud of the Disney company, because they could have taken the easy way out, not wanting to partake in a controversy. But now they are showing what courage is all about. And I applaud them! Time to outgrow the shells!

  10. Arman says:

    No, it´s getting better. And deep down your blessed little heart, you know it´s true.

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