Disney should introduce gay characters. The new live-action remake of Disney's Beauty and the Beast includes a character who, after being confused by his sexual orientation, is able to realize and come to terms with it. The movie has a gay scene, which is a watershed moment for Disney, writes Matt Cain in Attitude. Introducing a gay character is a step toward better reflecting today's world and sending a positive message that being gay is natural and normal, says Cain.
Disney should not introduce gay characters. Whether it is a cartoon on one of Disney's broadcast channels or the upcoming live-action Beauty and the Beast, both of which include gay scenes, it is not Disney's job to teach young children about sexual orientation, writes Todd Starnes in Townhall. Today's society caves in to the LGBT agenda, and exposing four-year-olds to same-sex kissing in Disney cartoons makes it hard for today's kids to just be kids, argues Starnes.