Pastor Kevin Swanson, who is a Conservative radio talk show host, has expressed some rather amusing beliefs that he believes Disney is destroying America.
“If I was the Devil, what would I do to really foul up an entire social system and do something really, really, really evil to 5- and 6- and 7-year-olds in Christian families around America?… I would buy Disney.”
Some of you are probably wondering, how exactly are Disney accomplishing this? With homosexuality, of course! Swanson believes that Disney is “one of the most pro-homosexual organizations in the country.”
And ranking in at the top of his list of ‘evidence’ is the smash hit, Frozen. According to Swanson, the film contains hidden messages that indoctrinates young girls and turns them into lesbian. Uhh… if you say so, Kevin.
Swanson had this to say about the film, but sadly was unable to provide specifics: “I wonder if people are thinking: ‘You know I think this cute little movie is going to indoctrinate my 5-year-old to be a lesbian or treat homosexuality or bestiality in a light sort of way.’ I wonder if the average parent going to see Frozen is thinking that way. I wonder if they are just walking in and saying, ‘Yeah, let’s get my five-year-old and seven-year-old indoctrinated early.’ You know they’re not, I think for the most part they’re oblivious. Maybe they do pick up on pieces of it but they just don’t get up and walk out.”
Ordinarily, we could probably just write this off as an amusing aside provided by the right wing, but Pastor Swanson has some troubling connections. Next week, Swanson will be hosting a National Religious Liberties Conference in Iowa and three Presidential candidates are attending: Ted Cruz, Bobby Jindal, and Mike Huckabee.
The fact that they are making an appearance at a conference run by the man making such ridiculous comments is rather worrying, but at this point I don’t think any of us are really surprised.