This week, on Facebook, I shared two links about the Disney movie, Frozen. I have been obsessed with this movie since the first time I saw it in theaters (okay, probably since I saw the first commercial for it) and have listened to the soundtrack about five times a day since. So, when AfterEllen sent out a request that someone write about what a gay girl can get from the movie Frozen, I jumped at the chance. Actually, three of my fellow AfterEllen writers chimed in and said, “Valerie should probably take this one” before I even read the email. I’m not exactly quiet about the things I love.
So, the first link I shared on Facebook about Frozen this week was that very post, “What a gay girl can get out of Frozen“: http://bit.ly/1m1JDwY
In this post, I say that Elsa’s magic can be a comparison for homosexuality. Something that came naturally to her as a child, that she was taught was something she should be ashamed of, spent most of her life being afraid of, and didn’t feel truly free until she accepted. My ultimate point was that this princess-turned-queen is finally a role model that queer children can look up to without a male love interest (or a love interest at all!) to throw off her relatability.
The second link I shared on Facebook this week was another post about Frozen. This blogger, “A Well-Behaved Mormon Woman”, mostly agreed with all my points – she also sees that Elsa’s powers could be a metaphor for homosexuality…but she sees this as a bad thing. In fact, she thinks it’s a direct result of that mysterious “Gay Agenda” that super-conservative homophobes seem to have a hard copy of but forgot to share with the actual LGBT community.
Well, my mother – who has been way more supportive of me than I could have ever imagined – sent me an email that made my heart grow three hundred sizes. The body of the email was simply, “Okay, that bitch pissed off Mama. I had to make a few comments – see attached.”
I, thankfully, got her permission to post her comments on my blog. So, here is the Well-Behaved Mormon Woman‘s post, with my own mother’s running commentary in red. I took out all the links to clips and songs from the movie the author of the original post included (despite disagreeing with their message?) and the formatting might be a little different from the original format. But remember, Well-Behaved Mormon Woman is the majority of the below, my mother’s comments are included in red.
The gay agenda to normalize homosexuality is woven into Disney’s movie Frozen not just as an underlying message – it is the movie. In a liberal culture tenacious at normalizing immorality, stripping those of faith from their ability to speak out in opposition, this needs to be taken seriously. It’s one thing that we’ve all donated to the cause by making Frozen a record-breaking hit at the box office (myself included), but that’s as far it’s going, for me, personally.
I wrote the main body of this post nearly three months ago, after I watched Frozen, with most of my grandchildren. Since then, I’ve had a few discussions with friends and family about the movie, prior to deciding to publish it, with little support for my findings. That, and watching Frozen receive more and more accolades, including many from trusted resources, and observing the ongoing rise in the movie’s popularity, without significant challenge.
Okay, so what I am getting from this is that she saw this movie and then someone told her they thought it advocated a gay agenda and she was so horrified that she has to write this article to redeem herself.
And finally, this, from the LDS community, the last straw, watched over 10 million times since it was posted on YouTube, February 13th.
If you are seriously clueless as to what I’m talking about then it is imperative, particularly for morally minded parents, that you read this post and open your eyes to the homosexual agenda, and the principles advanced to promote it, that undergird Frozen, which is why it was written for Broadway and will indubitably be a hit – mark my words!
What is the difference between someone promoting a homosexual agenda and someone promoting a pig-headed, closed-minded, prejudicial agenda? Oh right, the homesexual agenda is not anti anything. It is about accepting everyone, no matter what. P.S. I find myself to be a morally-minded parent and my eyes were wide open and still saw nothing wrong with it. I hope it does open on Broadway – I want to be there on Opening Night!
Have you seen the video with four-year-old twins singing “Let It Go”- near perfect? With the help of media outlets, such as The Huffington Post (not clueless) and KSL.com (hopefully clueless), mainstream media is helping to advocate Frozen’s message by jumping on the popularity bandwagon. While most watching this video, likely found it adorable, I shed tears.
Give me a break. A cute kid singing a song. For crying out loud, she is not singing on a float in a gay parade wearing pasties and tossing condoms to the crowd. She just shed tears because her kids have no talent.
In the making of Disney’s movie, Frozen, it is apparent that the very best talent, within the industry, was called upon for every facet of producing and bringing it to the big screen: illustrators; animators; writers; composers; singing artist; actors; etc., in order to woo its intended audience, parents, into a frozen-state, which would then allow liberalism to indoctrinate children.
Unless I am totally off base here, when anyone makes a movie, they call upon the very best in the industry to make their movie successful. They just don’t call out the big guns because they want to brainwash helpless children.
The fact is, that not one of us would allow a person, contrary to our values, to come into our homes and teach our family many of the principles advocated in the movie Frozen – such as rebellion/disobedience – as good. Yet, when the same element cunningly creates a medium within to share the same doctrine, which intensely overwhelms the senses, we are blinded – and rather than put on glasses, we allow ourselves to be mesmerized by the overall experience – focusing only on the good that we see, or perceive, highlighted for our viewing pleasure.
However, as light and dark, or fear and faith cannot exist in the same space, good and evil do, here in mortality. Therefore, we must be wise – especially parents. When good is used to advance evil, we must reject it and state why, if we desire to be light.
When mainstream society comes to the point where it celebrates that which is contrary to the commandments, taught in a movie presumably made for children, by awarding it the highest accolades within its culture, and good parents don’t perceive it, but rather endorse it unwittingly, we are in serious trouble. And you can bet that those we have to thank are laughing themselves all the way to the bank, while mocking the religious ignorant.
Entertainment, with all of its mediums, has more power than just about anything else to effectively indoctrinate and influence society, negatively, and among the most vulnerable of its victims are children.
To Christian parents, who don’t support the legalization of SSM, or the normalization of same-sex sexual behavior, oppositional to God, I feel strongly that we must become more aware of how liberal media advocate these messages. It is often accomplished through infiltrating mainstream channels with the specific attitudes and ideologies necessary to advance these practices, as progressive, within mainstream society.
If good parents fail to accept that progressivism is strongly behind the entertainment industry, then we risk being, unknowingly, undermined as parents. Coupled with the power of media, and social media, to advance much of what is contrary to Christian values, by brilliantly marketing their message, as popular, inviting our aid, as Christians, we also fail society.
Oh, sorry, I nodded off during all this boring crap.
If you feel you’ve been duped by the surface story of the movie Frozen, try not to feel too bad. The way, in which Frozen wraps up the false doctrine perpetuated throughout the film, is as skillfully done as I have ever seen it, which makes calling it out and not being labeled crazy difficult. Nevertheless, after months of vacillating over whether I wanted to share my thoughts, broadly, with a bit of encouragement, from only one friend, I’ve finally decided to just do it, regardless of the high approval ratings for the movie, Frozen, which most are insistent to retain.
Encouragement from only one friend. Doesn’t that show her that her ideas are RIDICULOUS? Or she probably only has one friend because of her ridiculous ideas.
Are we okay with memorializing through accolades something that advocates what is clearly oppositional to God, because it is perfectly packaged?
Ironically, I’ve seen Frozen three times. Not because I necessarily wanted to, but because I had three sets of grandchildren who I committed to take to see the movie when it initially cam out. And as it worked out it was at different times and places. I won’t deny, either, that I enjoyed watching the movie, every single time, for a number of reasons. It actually gave me a good opportunity to confirm my initial reaction, and in so doing, I could blatantly see that the homosexual agenda, to normalize the practice, was not simply an underlying message in the movie Frozen, but is the actual story.
She saw the movie and realized it was a mission from Disney to demoralize the population, but she saw it TWO MORE TIMES AND BROUGHT THE REST OF HER GRANDCHILDREN!!!! It was so against her beliefs that she brought the rest of her grandchildren to ride the train to gayville?????? Is she freaking kidding me??????
The process of normalizing homosexual behavior in society is going to require more than the liberal media saying it is so – which they do all the time – or activist judges legalizing same-sex marriage in one state after another. It’s going to require the indoctrination of our children, in order to lead the their generation to the next, necessary, level of mainstream social acceptance.
Remember, that in today’s liberal society allowing almost anything, even legalizing it, in the name of “love” trumps sin – it’s that powerful of an ideology. And that my friends, is exactly what Disney is selling your children, while you unknowingly standby and watch. Love trumps idiots like her.
I know what some think, because I questioned myself, initially, and I’ve heard it multiple times when even lightly expressing my feelings about the movie, with others. You think that I’ve read way too much into it, because I’m sensitive to homosexual issues, or perhaps a bit paranoid. I get that, seeing as I’ve written about homosexuality, same-sex marriage and preserving traditional marriage, frequently, here on WBMW.
But stay with me… If you’ve seen the movie, you should be able to recognize what I’m talking about and hopefully begin to make the connection, and perhaps see others I don’t go into here.
I don’t disagree about the plot, I just don’t have a problem with it – like this moron.
It was during the first time I watched Frozen that the plot/subplot burst out at me and right through what most everyone else was mesmerized by (music, animation, etc.), and actually stunned me, causing me to question the impression, and try to move past it. But, what I clearly came to realize, was that I was watching a completely different movie than what was visually dancing across the screen in all of its made-for-the-stage splendor. It was surreal. I knew this, immediately. It was like being in two places, experiencing two vastly different movies, that were visually identical. When I left the theater that evening, I was quiet with my response, knowing that if I shared my experience, it would immediately be minimized.
She has a point here – like all Disney movies, there is a movie that is made for the wonderment of children, and there is the same movie that appeals to the adults, whether it be a joke that goes over the kids heads or a reference to something long before the children was born, or even (GASP) homosexual behavior. This movie isn’t going to indoctrinate children into a homesexual lifestyle. Most probably don’t even know what that is yet. What it will do is enforce what innocent children already know – everybody is the same, accept everybody, love everybody, no matter who they are.
I felt confident in that moment, as I still do, and you can mark my words: when Frozen goes to Broadway it will break records and be among the biggest hits of all time!
I have no problem with those who find the homosexual messaging good, or important for society, from their perspective. However, I’m not okay that too many parents, who would not normally support the normalization of homosexual behavior, seem to be completely blind to its advocacy throughout a children’s movie, and are in fact gushing over Frozen. I just don’t believe that with full disclosure they would feel to continue. And yet, I also acknowledge the beauty, used in every facet of the movie, which has captivated, or rather frozen audiences, everywhere.
People are gushing over Frozen because it is a fun, wonderful movie, as all Disney movies are. She should go gush herself.
Sidebar: Let me be very clear about one thing, I am not anti-gay (ARE YOU FREAKING KIDDING ME?? THIS PERSON MUST BE ON CRACK) nor am I here to judge homosexuals not worthy of their rightful and respectful place among society. However, I draw the line at the idea of redefining traditional marriage to include homosexual relationships, as equal. Meaning, that as a Christian, I believe that acting on same-sex attraction is contrary to God’s will, and therefore SSM should not be legalized. Because I hold this value and voice it freely, does not mean that I am trying to force it on anyone – anymore than those who feel opposite and advocate for their position intend to force SSM on me, personally – both have the right and should not be demonized, regardless of where society takes us, as a whole.
With that said, here is a brief summary of only ‘some’ of the gay messaging found in the movie Frozen, intended to advocate the homosexual agenda to legalize same-sex marriage and normalize the practice:
Elsa has a great power that she has been taught by her parents, from the time she was a child, is not publicly acceptable and that she must fear its expression, at all cost, thus hide it from people, even her own sister who could be hurt by it – even killed. Shame is at the core of Elsa’s feelings about her magical powers:same-sex attraction. THE ONLY REASON SHE FEEL SHAME IS BECAUSE SOMEONE MADE HER FEEL THAT WAY. IF NOBODY TRIED TO FORCE THEIR OPINION ON HER ABOUT IT, SHE WOULD HAVE BEEN PERFECTLY FINE WITH HERSELF.
As Elsa’s power increases, her parents’ urge her to learn how to control it, as it would be perceived as evil to others, but Elsa can’t – it’s impossible. Her parents’ make the decision to close the castle to the public, and lock Elsa in her room, so that her power won’t be discovered. Not even her sister is allowed to see and play with Elsa: demonetization of homosexuals by society. WHICH IS WHAT YOU ARE DOING NOW.
Elsa is devastatingly lonely and depressed being forced to live a life of isolation, believing her powers to be evil. Her sister, kept from the truth, and affected by the inflicted secrecy also becomes victim to the dysfunction of her family and experiences equal isolation and confusion: not “coming out” and being who you are meant to be (acting on the power) is harmful to the person, family and society.
The parents are killed in an accident while traveling abroad (expendable and best out of the way for progression – represent authority), which means that Elsa must take her rightful position among her people, as queen. (Right to be queen: make what you want out of this one.) To do so, she faces great fear in going out publicly for her coronation, worrying that her powers might show because she has no control over them: rejects the ability of those with same-gender attraction to control behavior.
While at the same time her sister, Anna, is beyond thrilled at the opportunity to go outside, make friends and perhaps even meet her special someone and have her happily-ever-after: heterosexuals are free to pursue happiness through sexual relationships and gays are not – making them unequal in society.
The gates are opened – Elsa is terrified that people will see through her and that her power will show itself, regardless of what she has done to hide it. (Stay in the closet.) Anna, on the other hand, burst through the gate and experiences joy in being out in the open and meets someone whom she immediately falls in love with: heterosexuals are free to pursue happiness, without restriction. Insinuating that heterosexuals don’t value marriage in the way those who work at preserving traditional marriage say that they do. No-fault divorce, as one example, is seen as evidence of this lack of care.
After only a brief interaction, Anna and Hans decide to marry. Elsa is freaked out that her sister wants to marry someone she only just met: heterosexuals diminish marriage, freely given to them without judgment of any kind – SSM can’t do any more harm.
In her anger at her sister’s irresponsible behavior, Elsa orders the gates shut, again, and her sister’s new fiancé to leave and not return. Anna, is totally confused and begins to oppose Elsa, who becomes even angrier and sees that she is loosing control of her power. Feeling the need to run and hide, Anna, while trying to discuss the matter with her sister, becomes the cause of Elsa’s power being exposed, in front of everyone.In shame, she runs away to hide.
Now, this is a significant turn-around-message, because the gay movement consider themselves victims, enslaved by the judgments of religious pro-heterosexual marriage advocates who keep them from what they want and which they believe demonize the gay lifestyle. So, in essence, they consider themselves “frozen,” not able to live their lives out-loud, and freely, however they choose in mainstream society – no moral absolutes.
As expected, the town’s people fear Elsa’s misunderstood power, and her, and some begin to call her dangerous/evil and want to do away with her. Sister disagrees she is dangerous and sets off to find Elsa, who has gone up into the mountains leaving behind utter destruction in the town, which she’s not aware that her power, hidden, has caused.
Elsa, away from those who witnessed her power, afraid and thinking her evil, is relieved to finally stop the charade and be in a place where she can finally be herself. While away, and alone, she blossoms physically and creatively, and emotionally is happy to be free. She is now able to openly use her power to create new surroundings, which are beyond what she realized her powers could accomplish – and it is stunningly beautiful! She never wants to go back to that prison and thinks that living a life in isolation, with freedom to be whom she is, is best for her and everyone. In this way, ‘she’ won’t hurt anyone.
She is found by her sister, but rejects her – even hurts her and orders her away! Anna tells her that she is affecting everyone even though she left and has no intention of going back. Townspeople who sought her out to do away with the evil find her, she resorts to acting out of fear, and her powers come out again, more negatively. Elsa responds by using her powers to hurt those she says she doesn’t want to hurt. She is totally confused and again frightened that she can’t control the extent of how her power expresses itself.
More distorted messaging, by making society, or those considered homophobic/bigots the cause of the homosexual’s “frozen” state. Because gays have no control over their same-sex preference, to expect moral behavior is unloving, cruel and ignorant, because what you’re asking is impossible. Being the victims of such abuse, they are forced to seek refuge in loneliness, in order to be who they are. It goes further though, in suggesting that society is hurt when homosexuality is not embraced suggesting further that such resistance is an inability, or unwillingness to love others. Bigotry. Conservative society is the block to homosexual freedom within society.
As the movie comes to a close, love, becomes the healing factor and without false judgment, ignorance and fear, by society, having been made to see themselves as Elsa’s problem (and not Elsa), she is now able to suddenly control the negative use of her power. In fact, she is actually able to now use it to benefit society – the power of unconditional love.
Wow – what insight. I just figured it out. SHE IS GAY. COME OUT, COME OUT, WHEREVER YOU ARE!!
For me, this is probably one of the most disturbing messages of the movie, Frozen, and of course, the bottom line in the twisted marketing to normalize homosexual behavior and legitimize same-sex marriage in society: the opposition to it is the problem – you.
Love, or romance, is at the heart of the quest for the legalization of SSM, as a human-right. Period. The equality argument is that those who oppose SSM are saying that homosexuals can’t equally love, as heterosexuals, or that their love is less than what two heterosexuals feel for each other and thus legalize through “marriage.” For society to continue to bar gays from being married is to say that they are not capable of loving another person, in the same way as two heterosexuals. This narrow campaign is intended to completely disregard the exponential effects of children denied their natural birthright to have both a mother and a father. And when questioned about it, retort by claiming it more evidence of said discrimination, a.k.a, bigotry, hate, intolerance, etc.
My kids have a natural birthright to not have to deal with bigots like her, but there are many people with her altered attitude. That is life. Deal with it.
This is the simplistic, and selfish, basis for marriage being deemed an equal right, which marriage only between a man and a woman implies by its exclusivity. And the reasons: ignorance, homophobia and discrimination in the same vein as the civil rights argument.
There is so much more that is easily drawn out of the movie Frozen, which illustrates the liberal advocacy to normalize homosexuality in society, by making society the problem and not the moral wrong that homosexual behavior/lifestyle, in fact, is.
Oh, and did you happen to catch the gay partner of the guy up at the lodge selling supplies to Hans, in the sauna with their kids? If you blinked, you probably missed it.
For those who would say that if you look for something hard enough you can find it, in just about anything, so be it. For those who saw a completely different, uplifting message in Frozen, that’s great. Or any other positive and uplifting message you found to focus on in Frozen, which caused you to miss what the movie was really about, that’s good. I’m not here to necessarily take any of that way; I’m here to challenge it though.
My main purpose, in being so bold, is to encourage parents to be mindful of liberal messaging in popular, mainstream media – even Disney. If parents are aware that it exists, pervasively, they will become more efficient in identifying it, thus better able to re-direct how their children internalize the message, or could – age appropriate.
How sad would it be, for diligent parents, who teach correct principles in the raising of their children, to find that their children, as they grow up, have developed, through mainstream social acceptance, unchallenged, these negative attitudes toward obedience, respect and moral absolutes. I believe it is wise to avoid parenting by assumption: assuming your children think and feel the same as you.
I raised my children to, hopefully, be good persons, but to think and feel on their own; hopefully molded by my example, but not do and say as I do.
I also feel confident that we can identify false teachings, without demonizing individuals for making choices contrary to what we value and advocating for them in society.
Briefly, let’s look at the very popular song from Frozen, which is now memorized by the vast majority of young children, who sing it at the tops of their lungs.
The song, “Let It Go” intends to send a strong, liberating gay message, but interestingly, many have dubbed it a theme song for letting general fears go, which keep us from doing good, or overcoming negative aspects in our lives.
However, in the actual lyrics of the song, that is not what it is saying. The message of “Let it Go” is specifically intended to rebel against moral absolutes, which have governed society for centuries, now being viewed by a progressive agenda as antiquated.
I would like to say two words to this sorry person, but I won’t say them here. Instead, I will give her three words…….
LET IT GO!
I do feel like it’s important to note that the final, “LET IT GO” was extra-big in the document Madre sent me. And, she sent a follow-up email that said: “P.S. I erased the beautiful pictures from the movie because they didn’t deserve to be on the pages with her ugly words.”
My mother was always – ALWAYS – supportive of me, from when I was five and wanted to be an actress, to when I was an over-emotional and angsty teenager, to when I wanted to (and did) move to New York, to when I came out, and everything in between. However, I will admit, that she wasn’t always comfortable with my sexuality. Or at least with talking about it. Because she was raised in a generation where it just wasn’t talked about, so she didn’t know how. (Which honestly, I think makes the fact that she was always so supportive even more admirable.) But over the past five years, she has grown more than I thought possible for a grown-up to grow. We’ve had open and honest conversations for the first time in forever, and we’ve learned so much from each other. And now she owns a teddy bear who proudly wears a PFLAG t-shirt.
In short, my mom’s the best. Sorry, all other moms.
I know this is the longest post in the history of ever, but I hope you enjoyed this as much as I did. I think it’s proof that true love really is the strongest magic of all, and that even though romantic love is more often touted in TV shows and movies, familial love can be even stronger.
~ by Valerie Anne on 02/18/2014.