A drive-in theater in Alabama has released a statement via Facebook letting customers know that Disney’s new Beauty and the Beast movie will not be getting any airtime at their establishment–but guess why?! Apparently they disagree with the movie having a homosexual character and refuse to give in to companies who attempt to force their views on them. 
According to the film’s Director, Bill Condon, Gaston’s eccentric sidekick, LeFou (Josh Gad) will stand as disney’s first ever LGBTQ character. The theater’s statement came not too long after the spilling of that tea! 

“When companies continually force their views on us we need to take a stand. We all make choices and I am making mine,” the statement read. “For those that do not know, Beauty and the Beast is “premiering” their first homosexual character. The producer also says at the end of the movie ‘there will be a surprise for same-sex couples’. If we can not take our 11-year-old grand daughter and 8-year-old grandson to see a movie we have no business watching it. If I can’t sit through a movie with God or Jesus sitting by me then we have no business showing it.”

It seems as though the theater went under new management back in December. It may be possible that old management may have been here for the modern viewing of the Disney Classic. 

“As of December 16th the Henagar Drive-In is under new ownership. Movies scheduled prior to that date and four weeks after this date were not scheduled by the new owners. That being said…It is with great sorrow that I have to tell our customers that we will not be showing Beauty and the Beast at the Henagar Drive-In when it comes out.” 

Before thanking customers for their support, they let them know that they are first and foremost Christians and will not compromise on what the Bible teaches. 

Check out the full statement below: 

“As of December 16th the Henagar Drive-In is under new ownership. Movies scheduled prior to that date and four weeks after this date were not scheduled by the new owners. That being said…It is with great sorrow that I have to tell our customers that we will not be showing Beauty and the Beast at the Henagar Drive-In when it comes out.When companies continually force their views on us we need to take a stand. We all make choices and I am making mine. For those that do not know Beauty and the Beast is “premiering” their first homosexual character. The producer also says at the end of the movie “there will be a surprise for same-sex couples”. If we can not take our 11 year old grand daughter and 8 year old grandson to see a movie we have no business watching it. If I can’t sit through a movie with God or Jesus sitting by me then we have no business showing it. I know there will be some that do not agree with this decision. That’s fine. We are first and foremost Christians. We will not compromise on what the Bible teaches. We will continue to show family oriented films so you can feel free to come watch wholesome movies without worrying about sex, nudity, homosexuality and foul language. Thank you for your support!”
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Source: variety, https://www.google.com/amp/variety.com/2017/film/news/beauty-and-the-beast-gay-character-alabama-theater-1202001627/amp/

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