Why #GiveElsaAGirlfriend Shouldn’t Surprise Anyone

I’ve been asked to respond to the recent campaign to get Disney to make Elsa the first lesbian princess. Disney is currently working on Frozen 2, which is sure to be another box office hit. In fact, the first Frozen film grossed more than a billion dollars worldwide, making it the biggest animated box office success in cinema history.

Some LGBT activists and Frozen fans have created the viral hashtag #GiveElsaAGirlfriend to urge the sequel’s writers to make Elsa Disney's first lesbian queen. They believe that Disney is long overdue to have a lesbian represented in their films.

Some people, including many Christians, were surprised at the news. I, for one, found their surprise a little surprising. In fact, anyone shocked by this news hasn’t been paying attention to what’s going on in the culture.

Let me give you three reasons why we shouldn’t be surprised by this attempt to turn Elsa into a lesbian.

First, Hollywood has had openly gay characters in movies and TV for years (shows like Will and Grace and Modern Family come to mind). Granted, it hasn’t been as prevalent in movies, but it’s hard to find a show on TV today that doesn’t have a gay character. It was only a matter of time before this kind of thing made its way to movies and TV shows for kids. From a worldly mindset, this is a natural progression. Whether or not Disney makes Elsa a lesbian character remains to be seen, but make no mistake, the day will come. Some LGBT groups will not rest until their ideology is propagated in every area of education and media. If Jesus doesn’t come back first, it will come.

Second, one of the schemes of the devil is to suppress the guilt we feel from sin by normalizing it. If everybody’s doing it, or everyone agrees with it, then this helps suppress feelings of guilt and shame. If Satan can get us to invite sin into our homes through entertainment so that we can laugh at it and cheer for it, then it’s a win for him. When we invite sin into our homes, we are inviting it into our hearts.

It has long been the known that the LGBT agenda is to normalize homosexual behavior. That’s not a secret. If they can normalize it, then it will invariably become an accepted moral norm. As a result, people who think homosexual behavior is wrong become the immoral ones. This leads to my last point.

Third, this strategy is consistent with a culture that is thoroughly relativistic. If one believes cultural relativism is true—that the culture decides what is right and wrong—and wants to change the culture’s moral opinion, then to make something “moral,” you must get the culture to agree with you. Many LGBT activists know this. In fact, they have devoted considerable effort to changing moral opinion through changing laws, modifying education curriculum, and influencing media. People who resist their agenda are ridiculed and called names like homophobe, bigot, and intolerant.

The world is going to do what the world is going to do. It’s our job as Christians to remain faithful to Christ and our moral convictions. As with any kids movie, Christian parents are going to have to make a judgment call on what is appropriate for their children.

Tim Barnett

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