When it Comes to Children’s Entertainment, Will Christians Answer Disney’s Move?
This week’s developments should be a wake up call to Christians to produce higher quality Children’s programming
It’s been an interesting couple of weeks for The Walt Disney Company and the revelations of just how “woke” many of their employees really are. In reaction to Florida’s “Parental Rights in Education” bill, the battle lines were drawn, with the strategy of Disney’s leadership revealing just how far the studio is moving toward creating programming that will introduce younger and younger children to LGBTQ+ and transexual ideology.
I’m not here to argue about Disney’s choices, but to encourage Christians that it’s time to step up and produce high quality children’s programming from a Biblical perspective.
In a political reaction, conservative site Daily Wire is committing $100 million to produce Children’s programming featuring traditional values to counter the Disney initiatives.
But it’s also time for Christians to invest in our kids. I can tell you from decades working in Christian media that kid’s programming (particularly on TV) has always been very poor (and that’s being gracious.) There have been plenty of well intentioned attempts, but time after time they’ve fallen woefully short.
But now is the time to act. You can choose to cancel your Disney+ subscription or stop taking your kids to Disney movies, but that still doesn’t offer a better entertainment alternative. Unless we back up criticism with action, nothing much will change, and the options for kids will shrink.
I’m not an expert in children’s programming, but I’m putting the word out that it’s time to make a difference.
Christian investors, producers, and creatives – will we answer?
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Thank you for this article! It’s crazy because I have been running a faith-based fashion magazine for almost seven years. This past October, I felt the Lord leading me to bring it to a close so we can focus on our daughter magazine, which is targeted to reaching pre-teens through faith and fashion. His Kingdom come on earth as it is in Heaven, and may we HEAR heaven so we can be the vessels that bring it here on earth.