The Disney Channel’s “Andi Mack” has been banned in Kenya over its introduction of an LGBT storyline.
Ezekial Mutua, chief executive of Kenya Film Classification Board’s, said that the predominantly Christian country opposes “any attempt to introduce gay programming,” according to Deadline.
Mutua argued that “homosexuality goes against the collective and values of the people of Kenya,” and also insisted that children must be taught that family is a union between people of the opposite gender.
The first ever gay storyline on the Disney Channel concerns a 13-year-old character on “Andi Mack” who realizes he is gay and comes out to his friends.
The company insisted in a statement that show creator Terri Minsky and his crew take “great care” in ensuring that the program is “appropriate for all audiences and sends a powerful message about inclusion and respect for humanity.”
Evangelist Franklin Graham has called on parents to block the Disney channel.
“Disney used to be the brand that parents could trust. They were kind of like the ‘gold seal’ of family programming. But those days are long gone,” he said in a Facebook post on Saturday. “Disney is in the LGBTQ camp, and they’re wanting to use so-called family-friendly programs to influence the youth of today to accept and to be a part of the destructive LGBT lifestyle.
“They’re introducing a gay storyline in one of their most popular programs, ‘Andi Mack,’ targeting 6-14 year-olds. Parents BEWARE. You can control this in your home. You might want to consider blocking their channel.
“Let Disney know why you are upset, but also take action that will get your message across.”
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Source: Christian Post