Disney movies are antichrist! It is right there in front of you if you just hold it up to the Word of God. The lessons, the songs, the storylines, everything is blatantly opposed to Christian doctrine. It takes no deep searching of secret things like subliminal messages and hidden images to see this. Those things may very well be there. I would say it is pretty safe to say that the world of Disney is much deeper than meets the eye. But we can look at what is clearly in front of us, not hidden, and identify it as being bad for what it appears to be.
But Disney has an especially damaging effect on the minds of girls by teaching them perversion and evil.
Dangers of Disney
Disney is brainwashing and conditioning girls to fail – and to fall. If you listen to Disney, if you listen to what Disney would teach you, if you entertain yourself with their movies, you will be pulled off the narrow path. I’m gravely, sincerely warning you. If you choose to ignore the red flags you will suffer the consequences. We’re dealing with something that is packaged to look beautiful, innocent and safe, but its pretend to goodness and wholesomeness only heightens how deadly it is. What you entertain yourself with, you allow your mind to be influenced by. How you think will change. Your beliefs will change. You will find yourself bending and drifting and eventually you won’t be able to find where you came from anymore. That’s how dangerous it is. Because Disney is diametrically opposed to God. Disney is not something to play with. I will sound the alarm, and if people mock me let them mock me. Their blood is on their hands – and their children’s blood, if they end up serving the devil because they didn’t have parents who protected them from evil and from that which defied God’s truth, no matter how enticing it is dressed up to look. The sheer power of Disney is vastly underestimated. The power they have over children is frightening. The power over the intellect (to numb it) and the emotions (to excite them) is fearful. I stay far, far away from Disney because I don’t trust myself not to be influenced anymore, I have to be extremely careful even in the research I do and what I let myself watch and hear because I’m flesh too. I KNOW the power and the influence it can have because I was so greatly and powerfully influenced by them. I was manipulated. My thinking was molded by them away from the truth of God. I don’t want to be manipulated anymore. And I don’t want to see anyone else be either, because the end of the road with Disney is hell. That’s where it all goes. “Happily-ever-after” is a lie with Disney. Happily-ever-after is a delusion and a smokescreen they promote to trap you and chain you to a life of sin, with damnation only to follow. It’s not just my personal experience that testifies to this. Most importantly, the Word of God testifies against Disney’s devilish designs against daughters. Will we Christian people listen to God? Will we heed the warnings so clear? Or will we pass on and be punished, embracing a force that hates God and is one of the most effective tools of the devil to destroy this generation?
“A prudent man forseeth the evil, and hideth himself: but the simple pass on, and are punished.” (Proverbs 22:3)
This begs the question: why are so many professing Christians letting their children watch Disney? Some go so far as to buy Disney products and support the cause of the kingdom of darkness. How can they do this? They don’t take the time to prove all things (1 Thessalonians 5:21). They don’t carefully monitor what they allow to go into the minds of their children and influence their beliefs. They don’t walk circumspectly, by the rule and authority of the Word of God in all areas of their lives. They don’t carefully examine what is being taught to them. The consequences of this are disastrous. If you are such an one, I don’t say this as being better than you or from my high horse. No, not by any means. I say it rather as a reproof out of love. I was raised on Disney! I grew up on this junk, so I’m here to expose it for what it is and discourage people from allowing it into their homes.
Christian parents (if they try to be good ones) actively seek to protect their daughters from the wicked influences of the world and everything it would offer them – its values, its fashions, its music, its language, and its empty promises of fulfillment in being a rich woman, a seductive woman, a feminist woman. They try to teach their children to live by faith, by belief in the truth of the Word of God, to flee temptation no matter how enticing. But Disney totally undermines that in their stories. They teach the exact opposite. How confusing to try to raise a girl warning her of the dangers of the world, only to have Disney come along and undo everything you said and deliver their contrary message in a format about 1,000 times more appealing than yours, especially to a child. Who are they going to choose? especially when the parent is the one giving them Disney movies to watch! What a confusing thing! Is it any surprise when the daughter goes off into the world to live a life of sin, no matter what other things they were told by their parents in warning? She didn’t listen because she was taught by them in hypocrisy. They told her verbally it wasn’t okay, then they set Disney in front of her to preach to her the opposite. So the daughter makes a choice, but since her parents approved of Disney she ends up doing as she was conditioned to do by them. Actually it isn’t really a choice, and it always frustrates me to see mothers bemoaning their rebellious daughters when they are the ones who condoned it all along. They are the ones who planted the seeds, and now the fruit is brought forth to their shame. It happens because vigilance was not given to things that seemed like small issues. What right do they have to be angry at their daughter when she did as she was allowed to be trained to do? Like it or not, Disney is child training. And they are masters at it.
“Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.” (Proverbs 22:6)
The fact is, many times people think these daughters are having some 180 degree turn in life when they hit their teen years and just go crazy. What they don’t realize is many times that daughter is not changing directions at all; she’s just pressing the accelerator. When she was younger her access to sinful pleasures was limited. Now she’s just fully living what she’s been trained up in (which are the doctrines of devils). It just finally manifests itself in HD now that she has temptation at her fingertips and can taste the world’s wares. It was there all along, preparing her for the time when she got out from the watchful eye of her parents.
There are many, many angles we could look at Disney’s content from to show how it is blatantly antichrist, but today I just want to focus on how it corrupts daughters.
Disney has been attacking daughters nearly since its very inception. What is so ironic is how they try to position themselves like they are all about benefiting girls. They put on a marketing mask of “helping them use their imagination” (much like whorish Barbie) and empowering them to “think for themselves” (aka empowering them to feminism and rebellion). Oh, and they are often thought to teach good, moral, character building traits in their “innocent” stories. Really the only “virtues” Disney extols in their princesses is being pretty and nice, neither one of which are virtues according to the Word of God, the King James Bible. Oh, and being popular. Even lonely Cinderella had her mouse fan club.
All of this is an enticing veneer for their true agenda, which is oversexualizing girls from a young age and teaching them the way of the Proverbs 7 woman. They are teaching girls how to act like whores, which is no surprise as that’s what they have done to their own. Just look at any of the real-life “Disney princesses” (i.e. Miley Cyrus, Brittany Spears, etc.) to see how they wound up – princesses of prostitution. They are instilling a spirit of harlotry, and though it may seem subtle (which really it isn’t, if you look with open eyes) the core values are there. It is Proverbs 7 woman 101. Their devilish, satanic teachings are straight from the pit of hell. No, of course they don’t blatantly make stories about prostitutes. That would be too obvious, and that’s really the end of their means, so it isn’t necessary to show that, and actually would have the opposite effect. They have to get them going in that direction by making things seem more wholesome than that. The end of Satan’s game with girls is ugly. It’s an ugly ending, never a happy ending. It would defeat the purpose to show them that. He has to woo them with sparkles, fluttery feelings, glamour, beauty, love and romance – things that seem good and pleasant to the eyes (and end it at the beautiful wedding or boyfriend, not beyond). If he can get them going down that path, making them think that’s what they’ll land up with at the end of the road, then he’s got them in his clutches and it’s game over. The devil’s been at this game since the first woman walked the earth. He’s very familiar with how to beguile the feminine heart and take her down.
“And when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was pleasant to the eyes, and a tree to be desired to make one wise, she took of the fruit thereof, and did eat, and gave also unto her husband with her; and he did eat.” (Genesis 3:6)
We might all do well to learn the lesson of our first mother. She was the first to buy into the Disney mindset. What did Eve do? How did she make decisions? Eve followed her heart. She went by what looked and felt good and seemed best to her. She fell for the serpent’s lie, she was deceived by the flesh, and paid dearly for it. She didn’t stand on the promises of God. Payday, someday. We ladies would do well to heed the example given in the first book of the Bible. Not all that looks good is actually good. We must be so careful in what we allow to influence our thoughts.
“The fear of the LORD is a fountain of life, to depart from the snares of death. (Proverbs 14:27)
And the fear of the LORD is that which Disney is sorely lacking in what they set before children.
Disney Princesses: Agents of Feminism, Lasciviousness
One criticism Disney princesses get from the world is that they reinforce a feminine woman as being positive. The gender bender community doesn’t like that, but ultimately the world still loves them. Because ultimately the world loves whorish, feminist women – always has and always will.
Some may think the movies are good because they portray happily ever after in a man/woman marriage. Surely that’s biblical? No,
“The Disney Princess went under a radical change that directly correlated with modern times, severing the link between being an objectified female and being a Princess. This notion is seen in the films Tangled, Brave, and Frozen whose release dates spanned from 2010 to 2013. Working to depict a modern Princess, these female characters were inherently stronger than the historic Princess. A distinct characteristic is the female role is driving the plotline rather than being subject to it.” – http://chicagomonitor.com/2016/07/the-disney-princess-and-promoting-the-independent-white-woman/
Actually, that isn’t quite true, because Disney princesses have been promoters of feminism all along, just perhaps not as blatantly as in the newer movies. Proponents of feminism in the world readily acknowledge this:
“No, feminism and Disney aren’t strange bedfellows, in fact, they’re pretty cosy together, thanks very much. You need only look at the various female characters coming out of Walt’s studio of late, such as Merida in Brave and Elsa in Frozen, to recognise that the female leads in Disney movies are just as awesome and fearless, if not more so, than the men they star alongside with. But we’d also argue that it’s not just the more recent roles, it’s also the older characters, such as the fiercely intelligent Belle in Beauty and the Beast, who reject the typical damsel in distress stereotype.” – The Most Feminist Characters in Disney
Starting with even Snow White, consider how she treats Grumpy, who is supposed to be a man much older than her. She does not show him respect, but teases him and sasses his instructions. When she goes to the house of the dwarfs, what happens? She takes total control. Everyone is expected to obey her, setting their bedtime, forcing them to wash before eating. (It is not bad to be a homemaker at all or clean and cook but she is out of her place bossing all the men around like babies.) Not surprisingly, she disobeys their firm orders not to let strangers in, the consequences of which are removed by “true love’s kiss” (more on that later).
Remember in Aladdin, how princess Jasmine walked in while her father, her father’s counselor and her suitor are discussing the possibility of a relationship? Here’s a sweet submissive spirit in action for you:
“How dare you! All of you! Standing around deciding my future! I am not a prize to be won!” – Scene from Aladdin (warning, she dresses very promiscuously)
How dare you talk to your father that way, you loud-mouth, dishonouring Jezebel, is what I would want to say to her. And maybe if you didn’t dress like a prostitute, you wouldn’t be mistaken for one. I mean, there you have it folks, Jezebel as a Disney character, to a T – pourtrayed as a heroine to teach daughters her pernicious bratty ways. Feminists have even attributed their interest in that blasphemous course of life to that exact scene from that exact movie. The world lauds Jezebel – oops, I mean Jasmine – as a strong, good example of how a woman should grow up to be. Really? Not in the light of the Word of God she’s not – she’s a prime example of what not to do and how not to act and speak. Also, it’s interesting how Disney made her father this incredibly short little man who acts like a clueless, helpless fool most of the time, while Jasmine is shown as the towering, strong, “wise” figure who always knows how to make the best decisions despite her father’s bungling ways. Disney loves to humiliate and belittle the office of fatherhood and reverse the roles of father and daughter.
Popular feminist themes include women saving the men, women rebelling against authority and the idea of being a homemaker, women “following their heart” to do whatever they please, voicing objections against being married to a man, being loud, being tough, being masculine… the list goes on and on. It’s my life and I’ll do what I want; it’s all about me, me, me. My dreams, my wishes, my goals, my pleasures, my way – I’ll wear what I want, do as I choose and nobody will tell me otherwise or I’ll knock them over with my feminist screech. These are all themes found in the older Disney movies from the 90’s and before then. It is in direct opposition to the teachings of the Bible, that’s for sure.
Disney promises a happily-ever-after life with such a mentality. But if you want a guaranteed way to be unhappily-ever-after, just follow Disney’s principles for marriage. A strong-willed feminist woman is not going to be a happy wife. Little wonder we see so many marriages crumbling around us by girls who were raised on Disney principles.
When Disney princess act feminine, they usually emphasize the basest level of femininity, which is carnal and appeals only to the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes and the pride of life. They often dress garishly and immodestly and cake themselves in makeup. They don’t attempt to be discreet or chaste. They are shameless flaunters because they are feminist Proverbs 7 women. They love to deck themselves out to attract as much attention to themselves as possible! It’s all about pride and vanity.
One major theme that will come up again is unequally yolked marriages. A mermaid marries a prince (Little Mermaid), a girl marries an animal, (Beauty and the Beast, Frog Princess) and two people of different religions marrying (Pocahontas). It is confusion!
What about all this obsessing about men that goes on in the movies? Snow White sings to a well about wishing for the one she loves to find her. Giselle makes a figure of a prince she sings will come with true love’s kiss. Ariel fawns over a statue of prince Eric. Disney trains girls to foster a boy-crazy mentality, which is highly toxic to the Christian life. Even Cinderella, who is often looked upon as one of the most virtuous characters for having to endure life with an evil stepfamily, spent all her free time dreaming of meeting true love as an out to her situation.
“As assumed, Cinderella’s primary goal in life was to escape her stepfamily. (Though her dreams and other goal [sic] also seemed to be of romance, especially with the lyrics from “So This is Love” where Cinderella and the Prince sing “So this is the miracle that I’ve been dreaming of.“)” – https://disney.fandom.com/wiki/Cinderella_(character)
Actually, the two are intertwined. Cinderella wanted the “miracle” of romance, marriage to Prince Charming, to change her circumstances. This is not right, this is not what God wants us to do. God wants us to lean on Him in times of trial and hardship, not to look to man to rescue us from our circumstances. Cinderella shows not one iota of looking to the Lord in hardship. It’s all about dreams (of romance) that are wishes your heart makes. And if you take some time to look at the story, you’ll see Cinderella does not suffer according to the will of God. She has an attitude that comes through of rebellion and vanity. Disney Fandom described her, among other things, as snarky and self-willed, but they forgot vain. She constantly fluffs her hair any time she finds her reflection. The things that comfort her are dreams of living her dream life, which is not being godly. She sings,
“Have faith in your dreams and someday
Your rainbow will come smiling through
No matter how your heart is grieving
If you keep on believing
The dream that you wish will come true”
This is essentially name-it-and-claim-it, positive thinking prosperity nonsense. Have faith in GOD, not faith in your dreams, if you want the right message. Believe on HIM, not on your dreams of what you want to happen. It is a contrary teaching. Disney is opposite of the Bible.
Disney’s “True Love’s Kiss”
Something about this true love’s kiss, which always breaks the curse. We talked about Snow White, which is a perfect example. Snow White is tricked into eating the forbidden fruit from the evil witch (blatantly obvious figures of Eve, the fruit of the tree of life, and the serpent). She falls into perpetual sleep (aka she dies) as a result. What revives her? Why do they teach true love’s kiss breaks the curse? This is in direct opposition to the teachings of the Word of God, which is that it is Christ who breaks the curse, not sin! It’s a mockery and perversion of the Bible. The devil is willing to show that eating the forbidden fruit resulted in death, but only now that the devil sees man knows he is already cursed, he tries a different approach to get them off of finding the true freer from the curse, which is teaching the way to reverse the curse is to FOLLOW YOUR HEART. Snow White followed her heart by eating the apple which would supposedly grant her wish. Yet it was the way to gain the prince, and she was ultimately rewarded! Sleeping beauty is lured into getting pricked by the spindle and falls into perpetual sleep, only to be awakened by the prince’s kiss.
“Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the law, being made a curse for us: for it is written, Cursed is every one that hangeth on a tree:” (Galatians 3:13)
What is this true love’s kiss? according to Disney, it is how you are supposed to “just find who you love through true love’s kiss (source).” So according to Disney, the kiss will tell you if you love that person. Basically what that boils down to is a 100% carnal, emotion-based, fool-trusting-in-heart decision. That is wicked, sensual and opens the door to many evils. Love is not found by experimenting with fleshly actions that belong between a husband and wife only. That’s NOT how you find love. True love, biblical love, love that is verified, is not based on emotions. Disney is one of the biggest liars in this matter. They condition girls to think love is a feeling. Feelings come as a result of love, which is much more than a feeling. The basis of love is not feeling, not flesh, not carnal emotions – it is a decision. The Bible defined what love (charity) is in 1 Corinthians 13:4-7:
“Charity suffereth long, and is kind;” Well, that’s not an emotion, those are actions. “charity envieth not;” That’s not an emotion either. “charity vaunteth not itself,” You mean, it’s not about that person’s own self and what they want, but the other person? “is not puffed up,” O, like not putting emphasis on vanity and physical beauty to make someone like you? “Doth not behave itself unseemly,” AHAH. Um, so much for “true love’s kiss.” That is a very unseemly thing for the unmarried to do if there ever was such a thing. “seeketh not her own,” What do the Disney princesses want? They want a prince to give them a happier life, they don’t care about making that person happy. They are motivated ultimately by selfishness. “is not easily provoked, thinketh no evil;” Lasciviousness is evil, yet Disney promotes it and stamps it as love. True love does even think about doing such wickedness. “Rejoiceth not in iniquity,” As in, being the happiest you’ve ever been by disobeying God? looking for emotional thrills like a drug addict? “but rejoiceth in the truth;” which is the truth of the Word of God, which condemns sensuality, “Beareth all things,” The love of Disney is as weak as it gets. Just watch when troubles come. Love that comes with emotions will go when emotions go. And just wait until you have the flu to find out when that happens. Suddenly true love’s kiss isn’t so appealing. Or worse, when your husband does things you don’t like, or one day you wake up and your unbridled emotions go to some other man. There is nothing stopping you from leaving when the going gets tough when your emotions are in control. It’s a house built upon the sand. “believeth all things,” meaning the things that are written in the Bible, not believing in vain wishes or dreams of romance, “hopeth all things, endureth all things.” Christian marriages which are founded on the Rock of Christ are fervent in the unity of the Spirit together, which binds them with bands stronger than anything the world can hurl at them. This is love that weathers time. This is love that puts Disney’s love to shame. Disney’s true love is fake, a sorry imposter. It’s not what God says it is.
Why does Disney constantly put kissing before marriage? Because it fits their agenda, which is oversexualizing girls from a young age. Young girls ought to be taught that it is good for a man not to touch a woman (who is not his wife). Why? One thing leads to another in real life, though they may not show that on Disney movies aimed at young children.
Disney Movie Biblical Analysis
Here are some examples. There are many I could give you, but this is a small sampling of the delight Disney has at corrupting daughters and turning them aside after Satan. Obviously I can’t delve into every Disney movie. Today I’m just going to go through a few of the most significant ones – there are far more than this out there. If you are saved by the Spirit of God and have a King James Bible, you can do this yourself with any movie, Disney or otherwise, and you will often find they start forming a pattern, which I touch on in this post. The ones I want to look at are widely considered some of the most innocent movies a kid could watch. (I also did an entire expose on Frozen in a separate post altogether.)
The Lion King
(Note that the things you are about to read may be all well and good in animal-world. Animals do a lot of things that aren’t moral for people to do. But the story is a TEACHING TOOL for children, especially young girls. The animals are portrayed with people-like qualities – expressive faces and the voices of men. For this reason, children don’t see them just as animals, but characters and role models. And even if that weren’t the case, what animals do does not always make for a good story for children, unless you want your children to take up animal morality. Do we seriously want to impart the morality of animals on our children? But when you have evolutionists that believe people are animals making movies, they obviously don’t care if they do that.)
The Lion King is famous (or infamous) for the pop hit “Can you Feel the Love Tonight.” I mean, just stop right there. We don’t have to say anymore, really. Really, what else would such a song be about, and should we let young girls hear it? Most girls probably can remember the scene with that music in the background of Nala and Simba, reunited childhood friends, tumbling down the hill together into a bed of plants, ending in the two surprised at being sandwiched together and licking each other.
This is just disgusting. You have to be willfully blind (or have a very seared conscience) not to see how suggestive and sensual that is, and even more to show it to children. So it’s not the act, but it’s pretty close. If it was, parents would be outraged and ban Disney movies from their homes. The filmmakers try to make it seem like it’s all accidental, but really, this is designed to excite things that shouldn’t be excited. Parents think it’s okay. It is all wickedness and filthy, and I hate it – with a perfect hatred. More importantly, God hates it. I tell you, the people behind Disney are absolutely satanic and perverted who would make this movie KNOWING it was for young kids and put that in there (well, that and about a hundred other things, which we won’t get into here).
What’s wrong with this picture? If you can’t see, it may be the world has pulled the wool over your eyes by bombarding you with this stuff. We’ve been desensitized. Would any sane parent want their daughter to be in Nala’s position, away from home with a man lying on top of her with his hands on her like this? Yet we show this to little girls, in the form of a person-like animal! It creates an unholy appetite for romance outside of God’s order. Disney teaches that “falling in love” is about getting in an emotional state through romantic situations and physical contact, which is the underlying premise of dating. It is sin that leads to sin. And it’s not true love.
I thought about embedding a video here of the scene, but when I started to watch it it brought back so many wicked, fleshly, yucky, hellish feelings and I had to turn it off. Total garbage from the pit of hell. I’ve got a flesh nature too, and I’m telling you, it is designed to incite lust. The music oozes with sensuality. All the romantic physical contact shown in such a humanized way just gets the mind going in a very sensual direction. There is a very dark spirit behind this. They want people to feel an emotion watching this, especially young girls. That’s what it is designed to do. Why do you think Disney is so successful doing what they do? They are masters at appealing to the flesh and glossing it over as wholesome. They captivate audiences, comprised mostly of children, by the millions upon millions.
(And is it really surprising that Beyoncé was picked to play Nala in the 2019 remake? I mean, it fits the spirit. Then you’ll have children asking, well, who is Beyoncé and googling her and getting introduced to the smut she produces.)
Lion King II is even worse. The storyline is predictable (coming from Disney): “good” female lion meets up with childhood friend “bad” male lion from her past. Uh oh. See where this is going? The two start to sneak out at night together to romance and flirt when their parents aren’t around. Baddie tells goodie he wants her to run away with him and, wiggling his hindquarters, suggests starting their own pride… (yes, this is supposed to be a G-rated children-friendly movie). Female lion’s daddy finds out and forbids her from seeing him (the mean, bad, overbearing insensitive dad, which is how they will pourtray a father who doesn’t bow down to his daughter’s every whim), after which they defiantly sneak out and meet each other again to the song “Love will Find a Way.”
Bunch of drama happens. Eventually daddy lion gives up (due to pressuring lion wife) and accepts the bad lion son in law. And woohoo, another happily-ever-after Disney slam dunk.
What is all of this teaching? The opposite of the Bible, that’s what, in every way. It’s turning Christian relationships upside down and inside out and smearing mud all over it. It’s the world’s design. It is programming your daughter to want the wrong method of finding love. It’s saying things like going out at night with boys alone is okay. It’s saying “Don’t respect your father and be stubborn, rebel so you can get your own way. Don’t let him get in the way of what you want. Do what feels good. You know better than everyone else. Follow your heart. If you like some guy that’s all that matters.” Yuck! This stuff is so vexing, it makes me sick.
“Cinderella, if you give your heart a chance
It will lead you to the kingdom of romance” – from the opening song of Cinderella
What they should say is follow your heart to hell, because that’s where the heart of man would lead him:
“For out of the heart proceed evil thoughts, murders, adulteries, fornications, thefts, false witness, blasphemies:” (Matthew 15:19)
And they which do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God (Galatians 5:21).
“He that trusteth in his own heart is a fool: but whoso walketh wisely, he shall be delivered.” (Proverbs 28:26)
Lady and the Tramp
“This Disney animated classic follows a pampered cocker spaniel named Lady (Barbara Luddy) whose comfortable life slips away once her owners have a baby. When, after some tense circumstances, Lady finds herself on the loose and out on the street, she is befriended and protected by the tough stray mutt Tramp (Larry Roberts). A romance begins to blossom between the two dogs, but their many differences, along with more drama at Lady’s household, threaten to keep them apart.”
This is the same-old-same-old. The devil has his fingerprints all over this. It is a fiery dart aimed directly at daughters. A pure young girl lacking protection and love from an unhappy home life? the enemy not being who it should be, but the things that (should) hinder a relationship with a worldly man? differences threatening to keep them apart? It’s all the same story rehashed a thousand different ways. It pourtrays the same message. Follow your heart. Follow your feelings. Don’t let things get in the way of a bad relationship. Oh it’s so wicked, to teach small children this from a tender young age. It’s disguising. And it’s absolutely contrary to what the Bible teaches about relationships – differences DO matter, there are people who should not be allowed in your life to have a close relationship with you, there is danger in relationships driven by emotions and the passions of the flesh.
Just think about the title for a second. The story is about a female dog (“Lady”) that gets involved romantically with a male dog from the streets, the tramp (not in the way you may be used to hearing the word, if you heard it when you were lost).
Definition of “tramp,” a la Google:
1. noun: tramp; plural noun: tramps
a person who travels from place to place on foot in search of work or as a vagrant or beggar.
- homeless person
- down and out
Interesting. Tramp by definition means a “rambling man,” a wandering man that won’t be tied down to domestic life. He wanders in the streets doing whatever strikes his fancy. He has no job and no motivation to seek God’s will, to live a crucified life. He has no desire to build a godly home. He’s all about self. Is such a man a young lady should want for a husband, or a father should want for his daughter?
“As a bird that wandereth from her nest, so is a man that wandereth from his place.” (Proverbs 27:8)
The wanderer that chooses to be so is a man that is under the judgment of God.
“The man that wandereth out of the way of understanding shall remain in the congregation of the dead.” (Proverbs 21:16)
Ultimately, Lady turns out to be not much of a lady. Most of the storyline revolves around her gallivanting around with this other dog. They end up doing things that get them in trouble and eventually she even gets locked up in doggy jail. Is this what daughters should be taught? To leave home to roam the streets with a strange man, ending up in prison?
“(She is loud and stubborn; her feet abide not in her house: Now is she without, now in the streets, and lieth in wait at every corner.)” (Proverbs 7:12)
What about the famous (or infamous) spaghetti scene? What is this but a depiction of a date that ends in a kiss? Yet again, Disney tries to frame it like an unsuspecting accident. (They try to make it look cute and innocent, but that is deliberate – do you, parents, want your daughter, inspired by Disney, to explain her physical contact with a boy to you as an accident? because that’s telling them such “accidents” are okay.) Is that what we want to teach young girls? that dating is okay? that kissing a man before you are married is okay? that “accidents” with boys are okay? Of course the world is pro-dating. But dating is contrary to the standard of the Word of God. And the world is pro-accidents, that’s for sure. But God wants young ladies to be protected from being defiled.
The ending of the movie is a typical sugar-coated Disney ending where the tramp settles down into an accepting family life and becomes some good loving father thanks to the influence of Lady. What are they telling you? They are teaching you that you can have a happy ending not doing things God’s way. You can break God’s commandments, go outside of His boundaries and still end up in happily-ever-after land because you did what was right in your own eyes. Even more insidious, you can marry someone ungodly and change them for the sole reason that they love you. That is a very dangerous teaching. In fact, I wrote an entire post on that here on the dangers of ungodly relationships.
Reality at the end of this road is NOT what Disney would tell you. It is a trap and a lie designed to deceive. Reality is all too often NOT happily-ever-after. It is sorrow, a broken heart and misery, and many times at the end of it all, hell.
Ah, Mulan… where do I begin with this one. It is a masterpiece of corruption. It draws from elements of feminism, lesbianism, paganism, Buddhism and satanism all rolled up into one stinking rotten package slyly marketed to young girls. But let’s just focus on the attack towards daughters, if you will.
It also draws heavily on situation ethics to evoke feelings of sympathy and respect towards the protagonist, when in reality Mulan is not a model for morality.
The daughter of an injured Chinese patriarch, Mulan defies the Word of God in going to battle like a man supposedly to save her father’s life. Apparently this is supposed to be some noble act, but this is backwards from what the Word of God teaches. Men are instructed to protect women.
And if you look at the story you’ll see Mulan was discontent to be play the role of a feminine lady. (Not saying that what they pourtrayed as a feminine lady was a good biblical one either, which is painting yourself up, being vain and only caring about external poise and beauty. Disney likes to show two evils as the only option and make you pick your poison – choose between a life of being glorified for superficial beauty or glorified for being a rebellious fighter). Unhappy with her lot in life, she sings a song mourning about why she can’t look on the outside the way she “is” on the inside, which is not ladylike, but masculine, bringing in that lesbian undercurrent. Lest you think this is some good spiritual message, her true intentions are made known later. Sure enough she ends up cutting off her hair and dressing up like a man in BLATANT defiance of the clear forbidding of such a practice in the Word of God:
“The woman shall not wear that which pertaineth unto a man, neither shall a man put on a woman’s garment: for all that do so are abomination unto the LORD thy God.” (Deuteronomy 22:5)
Interestingly enough, one of the reasons why cross-dressing is forbidden by God is actually shown in the movie. Under the assumption she is a man, the other men end up mingling with her at bathtime, naked, which is of course extremely perverted and it’s just so vile to set this before children (or anyone of any age, really, but especially to fragile, developing minds). But the scriptwriters try to make it out like something funny to laugh at.
“Fools make a mock at sin: but among the righteous there is favour.” (Proverbs 14:9)
She ends up getting injured on the battlefront trying to perform a war act and it is discovered that “he” is a “she.” At the end of it all, everybody honours Mulan as some wonderful butch war heroine. This is a blatant attack on women being keepers at home. Women ought not to be on the battlefront. They are to stay in their place in time of war. Where just once in the King James Bible do you see godly women marching off to war with men? Never. Keeping men and women distinct in society was so important to God that God said maidservants shall not go out as the menservants do (Exodus 21:7). Women are the weaker vessel (1 Peter 3:7). In war time, she that tarried at HOME divided the spoil (Psalms 68:12). Women in war is an ugly thing. It is hideous to God and repugnant to the natural sense God gave men. Disney would tell daughters that it’s an honourable thing for a woman to sacrifice her safety, home, relationships, femininity and even her life to fight for her country. What a lie. The truth is that what a women ought to fight more for than any other cause in this world is living a life glorifying to God. That includes protecting the sphere she was given – her home, her husband, her children and the vital influence of being a homemaker who is present, not tramping around in combat boots with men in war on the battlefront. What God wants women to do is lay down their own worldly ambitions (yes, fighting for your country is just that) on the altar for His sake and for the sake of the next generation.
A warrior fighter princess is an abomination to God, who expects meekness, quietness and femininity from women, not this wicked she-man unisex behaviour.
Beauty and the Beast
Okay, now this movie is ranked #5 of the top Disney movies ever made (source). I never saw the remake, but the storylines are probably pretty close, and the new one is probably only much worse, which is surprising they could make it any worse, but they managed to. Why is this one so toxic for girls?
The movie starts out with Belle spending her time reading books, which seems like a good thing to teach children, right, to encourage reading and education? Well, I may have said this before, but reading can be good or bad. It depends on what you are reading. Encouraging people to read is not nearly as important as pointing them to good materials to read. People need to be VERY careful about what they read. There are far more evil books out there than good ones, that’s for sure. What you read, what you think about, what you meditate on should meet the standards of Philipians 4:8, because as a man thinks, so is he (Proverbs 23:7).
What kind of books does Belle read? Hm… are they about God? Does she ever read the Bible, the most important book we have ever had or ever will have in the entire earth? Are they the stories of Pilgrim’s Progress? the works of John Knox? Foxe’s Book of Martyrs? In the scene where Belle goes to get some books, she tells us what they are about:
“…Far-off places, daring sword-fights, magic spells, a prince in disguise.” – Belle describing her favourite reading material in the 1991 animated film
Okay, so much for godly literature or anything remotely resembling Christianity. Instead, she’s filling her brain with the world’s pagan garbage that promotes carnal thrills through stories of violence and witchcraft. The sad truth is that has happened again and again to girls who have not been taught, or who have ignored the warnings, and they read romance novels and fairy tales and they read and absorb all the junk I used to read as a lost girl, and you know what? It influences how they think. It creates cravings. It creates a sense of dissatisfaction and discontent. It makes them unhappy with where they are in life, it zaps the simple joys God gave us as blessings with His order. What’s wrong with being at home and following God’s plan? What’s wrong with pursuing the highest calling a woman can follow, according to the Word of God? Girls who read such books get ENTICED as Eve, as Dinah, and as all the women of this generation who follow Belle’s footsteps.
This is not hard to see. It is plain in the movie Belle’s reading material causes her to have an unrestful spirit. She sings a song about how she wants “so much more than this provincial life” and she “wants adventure in the great wide somewhere.”
“… Belle is the non-conforming daughter of an inventor, who yearns to abandon her predictable village life in return for adventure.” – Summary from Wikipedia
Basically, she is not content to be at home. Belle, like many of these Disney female protagonists, is an eerily similar personification of Dinah in Genesis 34, who was not content to stay at home, who went out to see the daughters of the land seeking that thrilling adventure in the great wide somewhere – the world. And the more you examine this story the more you will see the parallels between the two. Dinah wanted adventure. Dinah wanted OUT. She went OUT. She left the security and safety of her home to fill her dissatisfied soul at vanity fair.
“Not that I speak in respect of want: for I have learned, in whatsoever state I am, therewith to be content.” (Philipians 4:11)
God wants us to be content with following His will for our lives as women, and his will is that women be keepers at home.
“To be discreet, chaste, keepers at home, good, obedient to their own husbands, that the word of God be not blasphemed.” (Titus 2:5)
There is adventure to be had at home, if you will only be willing to look for it, and it is far better than the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow you will chase out in the world that never satisfy. Disney teaches that when Belle got her adventure in the great wide somewhere, she got promoted. She got a better, happier life, a happily-ever-after. But true happiness is only found in doing the will of God.
“Blessed is every one that feareth the LORD; that walketh in his ways. For thou shalt eat the labour of thine hands: happy shalt thou be, and it shall be well with thee.” (Psalm 128:1, 2)
There is no happiness out there in the world, folks. There is temporary sinful pleasure, but sin has its bitter end, never a happy one. It is an inescapable reality.
But to continue with Belle’s blunders (which are treated as virtues by the scriptwriters), she despises the idea of marriage to some regular man. In fact, there is even a scene where she mocks being a normal married woman by putting on a headcovering – then throwing the covering off. She does this to show the “oppressive” state of being married and how she desires feminism. Interesting symbolism the movie makers injected there. And those of you that know 1 Corinthians 11 will understand exactly what she is conveying.
Notice the rebellious expression:
“That our sons may be as plants grown up in their youth; that our daughters may be as corner stones, polished after the similitude of a palace:” (Psalm 144:13)
You can’t be a corner stone if you’re running off into the world to be chained to some strange man like Belle does. Corner stones are the most critical stones of a building. Without them, it collapses. That’s why they need to be home!
So the star of the show is another rank feminist. And the Word of God is very clear to those who mock being a “normal” “boring” wife and mother: “Marriage is honourable in all” (Hebrews 13:4). To those who would say she is only rejecting Gaston, I would say that she is frowning on not only that, but the entire concept of being married to someone she doesn’t have strong emotions for. Why doesn’t she sing “I want so much more than this arrogant man” instead? It’s not just about Gaston.
Sure, she still ends up married at the end of the movie, but it is the reward of leaving a “boring” life to pursue the excitements, mysteries and privileges of the world, not the reward of being a faithful daughter content to abide in the home. Belle already had it in her mind that she did not want to be where she was at before she volunteered to be prisoner of Beast. Because Belle has the spirit of a harlot. And may I add that she fell in with the wrong man, though Disney would make it out to be otherwise, as we shall see.
Then they make the father look like this silly, pathetic, weak man who needs rescuing by his daughter (a la Mulan). She hands herself over to beast-prisonership so he can go free, which again is made to look like a heroic act, but really it is an inversion of God’s roles for men and women. A man is called to lay down his life for his daughter’s safety, not the other way around. A real man in prison would only trade places with his daughter over his dead body. A real man, a godly man wouldn’t suffer that nonsense. Woman is the weaker vessel. He is to provide for his own or he is worse than an infidel (1 Timothy 5:8). A real man knows that his role is protector of his own. But Disney hates fatherhood and patriarchy so they don’t show men as strong leaders (if they are a protagonist). To Disney, the only good man is a spineless one – because they are antichrist! It’s true, her father objected and said “I won’t let you do this… I’m old, I’ve lived my lfe” But did Belle honour her father? Did she obey him? No. And when she didn’t, he didn’t throw that much of a fit about it, that’s for sure.
Now, leaving aside all the satanic witchcraft magic, promiscuous dress (both from Belle and the whores of Gaston) and blatant promotion of bestiality… Disney corrupts daughters by pushing the same old “follow your heart” song-and-dance and promoting following what they call true love, which is anything but true (or love). They teach that it was good for Belle to ignore all the red flags and manifest wickedness in front of her and follow the flesh. She’s elevated to princess-hood for it. Love, they say, looks beyond the outward appearance, which is supposed to make Belle admirable. But they aren’t talking about marrying someone homely – they’re talking about marrying into abomination. Beast isn’t just an unattractive man with a good heart. Beast is a beast. And Beast also behaves like a beast – a beast is as beast does. But Disney says as long as you love someone it doesn’t matter. Love will look past all that, because that’s more important than anything else. Well, that line of thinking sure allows for a lot of wickedness, doesn’t it. You can lump lesbianism, bestiality, incest, adultery and many other sins under that excuse to try to justify evil. It is indoctrinating girls into satanist teachings that are opposed to the Word of God.
Some may say, well Beast was actually a man all along, he was just under a magic spell. One more reason to avoid Disney! They promote magic! See how this line of thinking leads to foggy moral relativism? How does that apply to daily life? Let me tell you what it teaches, it is teaching girls this: See that long-haired, rock n’ roll loving, partying, wild man? You love him don’t you? You get the butterflies in your stomach when you think about him? (which of course is what the world, and Disney, tells you is love – a sensual feeling). Well don’t you worry because he’ll turn out to be a prince after he gets with you. He’s really a gem on the inside, a real nice guy, don’t mind anything rebellious on the outside (even though that is a manifestation of what is on the inside). See how he changes around you to be a sweet guy? See how he hides his beer and his cigarettes and stops swearing when you’re around because he cares so much about what you think? Don’t mind the disobedience of the Word of God that is written across his life. Do what YOU want to do. It will all end happily ever after. His love for you is powerful enough to whip him into shape and get his act together. What a dangerous trap! What a landmine! And girls fall for it EVERY DAY. Every day some girl compromises with some man because she thinks what Disney teaches is true. But more times than not the end is not what she expected.
Excerpt from the song “Something There” in the movie:
“New and a bit alarming
Who’d have ever thought that this could be?
True that he’s no Prince Charming
But there’s something in him that I simply didn’t see”
This teaches girls to SETTLE FOR LESS, as long as you can find some likeable characteristics about someone, which even the worst of men often possess. But Belle relies so heavily on her own judgment. That is a great danger with any relationship as the feminine judgment is easy to manipulate through emotions, not to mention how often there is a lack of seeing all facets of an individual due to the suitor putting on a front around her.
From the theme song:
“Tale as old as time
Tune as old as song
Bittersweet and strange
Finding you can change
Learning you were wrong”
What was Belle learning? She “learned” that she misjudged him as a cruel person now that he appears to be softening up. Compromise is always “bittersweet and strange!”
“The way of man is froward and strange: but as for the pure, his work is right.” (Proverbs 21:8)
Entering into a good relationship should not be a mixed bag. That is a clear red flag of an ungodly, compromising relationship.
There is also a very sadistic undertone throughout Beast/Belle’s entire relationship. It starts off with him wanting her to be his prisoner, which is just weird and barbaric. He then has explosive temper tantrums at her which are downright abusive.
Would you, lady, want to marry a man who said that kind of stuff to you – before you even get married? Obviously Belle has an annoying feminist spirit that would try the patience of most men who haven’t been feminized by the culture. But this scene reminds me of abusive relationships. And she still ends up brushing these red flags under the rug and marrying him, all ending in “happily-ever-after?” Something is wrong. It is teaching girls to overlook such signs of danger. A godly man would not behave in such a way. That is not the kind of man that should be shown as a good spouse. You may say, people aren’t perfect. People make mistakes. Of course they do, but we have to draw the line somewhere, don’t we. If someone beat a girl physically, would you still say “everyone makes mistakes?” Do not violent explosions of temper that cause one to overturn tables screaming (see below) venture dangerously close to abusive territory, if not fall in that category? It is certainly brawling behaviour (1 Timothy 3:3) and sinful (Titus 3:2). And someone who does that in the bud of a relationship before you ever get married is probably not going to only get worse when the real trials of marriage hit. Not without the grace of God anyway. It won’t be for love to you he’d change his evil ways. He that committeth sin is a servant of sin (John 8:34).
Breaking furniture in another explosion…
Again, Belle is being a surefire feminist and violating her agreement not to go in that spot, so she provokes a lot of the anger here. She breaches trust and is pourtrayed as the innocent victim who never does anything wrong. Belle is a bad role model for sure. But so is the beast, as a role model for a man a girl should marry – and that goes from beginning to end of the movie. It makes sense that Belle marries him anyway though, because her father is totally absent in orchestrating the relationship. He’s pushed out of the picture like a doting old man whose opinion isn’t even worth asking for. When you go against God’s design for making a marriage, it is not surprising when things backfire. A concerned Christian father can help prevent his daughter from walking into such a trap.
Some say, because the beast saved her life it means he did not want to see her hurt or in harm’s way, though he has an explosive temper, proving he is not an abuser. If a man has a temper that bad that it would lead him to rage at Belle and destroy objects in the house, it is not a far cry to think he could do worse given the opportunity. It’s a trait a lot of abusers have, that’s undeniable. And of course Disney isn’t going to show the beast pounding Belle through the floor. How many girls see this and might try to rationalize abusive treatment like how Belle did – which is ultimately overlooking it? Interestingly enough, if you do a quick search on characteristics of an abuser, the Beast checks off on just about every one of them:
- Charming and romantic
- Manipulative by detecting weak spots and using them to their advantage
- Jealous of relationships with others
- Controlling of the victim’s movement
- Breaking objects
- Isolating the victim from friends and family
- Explosive temper
- Inconsistent – split personality between kindness and cruelty
- Push and pull of the victim – driving them away, then working to get them back
- Victim mentality
- Violent conflict resolution
- Use of force in an argument, with or without physical violence
- Hypersensitivity, easily insulted
- Use of threats
- Insincerely repentant
Girls need to be WARNED about fleeing the signs of an abusive man. There are wicked and ungodly men out there who may appear to have a sweet, gentle, goofy, childlike, lovable nice side, (kindness can be feigned as well), even one that takes a while to show up, but they are monsters that do unthinkable things to women who get caught up in the web of their emotions. These men may even regret their tendencies after they perform them (like the beast did in the above clip). Such is the case with many that are drug abusers or drunks. That doesn’t change the very real danger of getting caught up with someone like that. Yes, the movie is much more tame than what some real abusers do to their wives, but the elements are there. (Remember, it’s Disney, they aren’t going to show the Beast actually beating Belle up or something because that would turn off the parents.) She has promised to stay with him forever before every becoming his wife, locked away from the influences of her family (which is a very dumb move). This is unhealthy. It is also unhealthy how Belle continually ends up coming back to the beast after trying to escape. She should have run away right away and never looked back.
This is something even the world acknowledges as a bad message to girls:
“This concept perpetuates abusive relationships because most people in unhealthy situations think that while their partner might be rough around the edges, they have a good heart at their core. They might even think that, like the Beast, their partner will change in time. Unfortunately, as most people in abusive relationships very painfully discover after years of enduring unhealthy behavior, underneath the hostility and anger is an abuser, not a prince. The message the film sends is dangerous: if you overlook the violence and abuse, there is a tender-hearted person at the core.” – https://www.joinonelove.org/learn/beauty_and_the_beast_abusive_relationship/
From another blog:
“Disney never spun a bigger fantasy than the idea that if you are in a relationship with an abusive person with serious mental problems, you can change them into a good person if you get passed [sic] that rough exterior. No. That is a dangerous message to send girls. If a dude treats you like The Beast treats Belle in this movie. Run, go get help. Don’t let any man treat you like that or let them keep you captive. I can’t believe the recklessness of Disney to have that in one of their movies.” – https://www.theodysseyonline.com/belle-should-have-ended-with-gaston (I didn’t hyperlink this one because the writer uses some foul language)
Disney would teach you that the beast is beautiful on the inside and ugly on the outside, with the potential to become a handsome, wonderful person. The reality is is that actions that come from a pure heart are what determines what makes someone beautiful. So Beast shows kindness sometimes to the girl, maybe warming up as he gets to know her more. But if someone is a dangerous, abusive person, all their good traits don’t warrant turning a blind eye to those actions.
Shechem spake kindly to the damsel he defiled. It is said he even loved her. But at his heart, though more honourable than all his house, Shechem was not a good man. He was a man who was had extreme passions and was governed by them. That’s why he defiled Dinah. Beast also does what he feels like doing, whether it is in Belle’s best interest or not. He abuses her because he feels like it. He is nice to her because he feels like it. As with Shechem, such is the way of one who is ruled by his passions. Do we want to encourage girls to marry Shechem-men, because they are enticing, mysterious, exciting, intense, thrilling, unpredictable and dramatic? or do we want to encourage them to marry a man who can be trusted to rule over his spirit and bridle his passions as solid, strong in the faith, truly loving and Christ-like? Who does God see as being a good man? What do we want to teach girls to look for?
The “I’ll change him in time” lie has caught many an unwary bird in its snare. A Belle can tame a beast, right? No, only God can truly change a man’s heart. They show outward reform as Belle trains beast to have good manners. But why does he do it? It’s because his motive is to please Belle. This is dangerous. If someone only changes to please you, they can just as easily revert when they don’t feel motivated to please you anymore.
In the end, Belle chooses the Beast over Gaston. Gaston is boring, odious and prideful. The abnormal beast is volatile and devilish. It’s yet another case of pick your poison, brought to you by Disney.
Actually, I agree that Gaston would have been the better choice than Beast. Still a pretty bad deal but better. As this guy pointed out:
“Both are very flawed. The difference being Gaston isn’t abusive and The Beast is. Gaston undermines Belle with the whole book reading thing but that was more innocent ignorance than anything bathed in malice. The Beast physically intimidates her, he forces her to go without food if she doesn’t comply with his orders and he often flies off the handle about the littlest things. Did I mention he makes her stay in his castle in trade for her fathers life? Cause he did that too. He is unstable and abusive…. The only reason Beast wants to be with her is reverse the curse that made him a Beast. His own selfish desires are why he wants her. He isn’t in love with her, he is in love with himself. Gaston is in love with himself but his reasons for wanting Belle seem a bit more genuine than The Beast’s. It is made blatantly clear that Gaston could get any fine female he wanted in that village, but he wants Belle. We all want what we can’t have. That is true. However, I believe there is something deeper there. I think under the hood of Gaston he likes the fact Belle reads and has big dreams and aspirations for herself. He just wasn’t mature enough yet to understand that.” – Ibid.
Some good points. Gaston is shown as being repulsive for his arrogance and lust, and he is, but really the beast is just as arrogant (if not more).
(Side note: the Beast is a figure of the devil and Lucifer. The Beast is Baphomet, just compare them, which is even more obvious on the new remake version of the movie. They didn’t just make this creature up. This creature has been around a long time and is a depiction of the devil. Kiss the devil and you’ll live happily ever after? Is that the message we want kids to learn?)
A YouTube video was made trying to debunk that Belle has what they refer to as Stockholm’s Syndrome. They basically are justifying what Belle does and proclaim her to be a “strong person” rather than someone in an abusive relationship with this condition, and tack on at the end that it does not promote bestiality (which it certainly does). Honestly, it’s not important to me to prove or disprove whether Belle has Stockholm Syndrome or not. I care about whether or not her choices, which are set forth as a role model to girls, follow the Word of God or not, and I care about them not getting involved in bad relationships.
Here are the arguments:
- She only falls in love after the beast “changes” and controls his temper and bad manners, so she shows self control in waiting for him to shape up first — It is very easy for someone to pretend to change without true change being enacted in the heart. It is not wise to think it’s all because they want to make you happy or that it will last forever for your sake.
- She is a strong person and therefore not a victim. (i.e. does not conform to “social norms,” volunteering to take her father’s place, argues with the beast and defies his orders) — Despite being a feministic woman, she repeatedly allows herself to be subjected to the abusive beast because she is now captive to her emotions. One who is truly strong will rule their spirit (Proverbs 16:32). Belle starts out sassy and argumentative but eventually turns into mush when it comes to resisting the beast.
- She persistently strives to leave the castle twice — But she persistently comes back out of emotional attachment to the abuser. What good is leaving if you just keep coming back? Is that how we teach girls to handle abusive relationships – try to escape, then cave in time and again?
- She goes back the first time because she doesn’t want to see the beast die in the snow after saving her from the wolves. — That was a bad decision based on situation ethics. If an abuser dies struggling to save his captive, that is a blessing to the captive. It’s not Belle’s job to be the beast’s nurse. It’s not any girl’s job to try to intervene to save the life of her abuser – it is her job to run away. There is a time and a place for mercy and that is not it.
- After she is released she does not exhibit any signs of wanting to return to the castle until Gaston spreads false lies about the beast and arouses the village militia to hunt him down — But one returned she does fondly tell her father about the kind, empathetic beast who released her, so something’s stewing. And it’s more of the same feminist, she-man teaching that a girl can take on an army and should be the protector of a man.
- She goes back to protect the beast and his servants from being killed — Because she believes the beast has changed out of love to her and has become a good person, ignoring his previous abusive behaviour.
What made Belle decide to return to the castle after she had decided to run away? It was the Beast saving her from the wolves. Some think this is a good thing because it shows Belle did not care for her cruel captor up until that point, so she didn’t love him as an abuser. But this is even more deadly! It teaches girls that they should overlook such glaring issues in someone’s life as abusive tendencies because of some kindness the man shows her, letting her emotions be manipulated. Some say the Beast did what he did out of love to Belle. This itself is doubtful as he needs Belle to help break the witchy-poo spell, so there is already a selfish interest in him preserving her. But say that’s not the case. Say the Beast truly cares for Belle, as Shechem did for Dinah. So what? It doesn’t matter if someone has strong feelings for the person they show kindness too sometimes if they are also abusive. That’s what makes so many fall into abusive relationships in the first place, because usually it’s not all 100% bad. Usually there is at least some show of affection, at least enough to make the girl soften up. Girls should be warned to flee such relationships even if a person does wonderful acts of kindness for them.
For the sake of argument let’s just say the Beast truly was a good man(?). Let’s say it really did remain happy-ever-after and he was never mean to Belle again. Considering that in situations like this in real life, for every 1 happy-ever-after there are probably 9 unhappy-ever-after’s, isn’t it very dangerous to show girls only this facet when most of the time someone with abusive tendencies IS an abuser? Most little girls are not going to understand how things usually work out in real life because they lack the experience and maturity, and Disney will only show a suger-coated ending to an ungodly marriage.
The Little Mermaid
What is the Little Mermaid about? It is the story of a half-naked hybrid feminist fish-woman “Ariel” who rebels against authority and lives happily ever after as the reward of following her heart. It is yet another Dinah drama, the serpent’s beguiling of Eve. From the beginning to the ending it is wicked.
Bypassing the truckload of paganism and witchcraft heaped up in this movie (king Triton being a false god and mermaids being unholy creatures), is this a good story for girls to learn godly virtues from? Is it something God wants us to set before our eyes, or is it a wicked thing packaged as cute and fun?
Ariel the Model of Sleaze, Rebellion & Feminism
I mean, it only takes one look at Ariel to see she’s dressed from the waist up like a prostitute and rightfully banish her from your home for ever. This is a common theme with fantasy concepts, which is that immodestly dressed women are worthy of being accepted because it is under the imaginary umbrella of fantasy and therefore God’s morals somehow don’t apply (which they absolutely do). It is defiling just looking at the wicked whore, let alone listening to the antichrist lessons she teaches. How can mothers object to daughters wearing a bikini top or their bra in public sight (which is one in the same, don’t kid yourself) and then buy their daughter a Little Mermaid doll. It is hypocrisy.
When her dad gets mad at her for ruining the family concert because she is busy doing her own thing and pursuing what she wants (which is the world), she has a sassy attitude. Not only that, but her father had clearly forbidden her from doing what she was doing, and Ariel disobeyed him time and again, even defying her father to his face. And Ariel’s little fits always end with storming off, not ever being mature enough to talk through things calmly. Does that teach girls how to handle conflict in a godly way, let alone how to respect their fathers?
Now watching the clip below, call to mind 1 Samuel 15:23, how that rebellion is is as the sin of witchcraft. I’m sorry for embedding it here, because the way Ariel is dressed is totally defiling, so watch at your own discretion.
Previously, Sebastian (the crab) makes a reference to her just being a “teenager,” as though that’s the reason she is rebellious. This reinforces the false concept that rebellion is normal behaviour for a maturing young lady. It is NOT. It is sin. Teenage rebellion being a “phase” all young adults go through is a lie perpetuated by the world. Just thought I’d throw that one in there. The reason Ariel behaves that way is because of her rebellious heart, not because of her age. She chooses not to govern her emotions and let them rule her, which is the moral of every Disney story.
Fascinated with the world of normal people, Ariel collects articles from sunken ships and tells her crab friend “I just don’t see how a world that makes such beautiful things could be bad.” It is teaching girls: See that beautiful, sparkly, twinkly world out there full of the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes and the pride of life? How could something that LOOKS good actually be bad? So don’t look to the Word of God. Don’t look outside yourself for wisdom. YOU think it looks good. YOU aren’t willing to forfeit what you feel and think out of a heart of submission and trust in God. And she is rewarded at the end of the movie for embracing the “I-know-better-than-everyone-including-God” mentality. It’s all about what she thinks; elevating her own brain and emotions above her father trying to protect her. This is depicted as a good mindset and ultimately results in happily-ever-after! What does the Bible teach about this?
“Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.” (Proverbs 3:5)
Yes, this is talking about doing what your parents say to do even when you don’t understand why and it doesn’t make sense to you as a child. But Disney says, O, no, don’t listen to your parents. Listen to how you feel. Trust yourself.
“Furthermore we have had fathers of our flesh which corrected us, and we gave them reverence: shall we not much rather be in subjection unto the Father of spirits, and live?” (Hebrews 12:9)
When you are young, you aren’t going to understand a lot of things. Things won’t always make sense to you. You won’t understand why your parents try to shelter you from certain things. It is so critical that children are taught to depend on truth, the God of truth, and the wisdom and direction of their parents – not themselves. That is the last place they should look for direction.
“When I was a child, I spake as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child: but when I became a man, I put away childish things.” (1 Corinthians 13:11)
You may say, Ariel is a young lady, not a child. Well, Ariel is teaching children as a role model for one, and for two she certainly acts like a child – an ungodly, immature child. Ariel hasn’t put away a childish mindset. She is a very devil and a witch teaching children rebellion and satanist doctrine. And until you are married you are your father’s child and obligated to obey him.
She hides her collection of artifacts and her love for them behind his back. Should girls be encouraged to sneak around, hiding wicked worldly things from their parents? Because that’s exactly what this movie is teaching. Disney shows this practice as being a good thing because they never correct it. They put it in a good light and never teach that it is bad. Girls will understand the parallels between their own lives and Ariel’s. Girls will think to themselves, “I like this, how can it be bad? I too will hoard a secret collection of things my father does not approve of and be like the mermaid princess.” What else is this teaching girls? The world that daddy tries to protect his daughter from is good. Daddy is needlessly overbearing and is only out to stop her from having fun. Daddy is old-fashioned and backwards and hasn’t caught up with the times. He’s just unnecessarily paranoid of that beautiful, fun world. Christian, what is the world? Is the world our playground? No, it’s a battleground filled with landmines. It is the enemy of God. It is ruled by the prince of this world, the devil. But Disney teaches girls that the world is good, and the dad is the confused one for trying to shelter her from it. In fact, the dad is not only confused, but confused, mean and bad, because king Triton blows up all her collection of worldly stuff and makes poor, mistreated, misunderstood Ariel upset. Mean daddy only takes away fun toys because he’s not as smart as bratty daughter. Bratty daughter knows better, bratty daughter knows if it looks good it is good… until reality strikes and bratty daughter learns the hard way that not all that glitters is gold, and downs the poison of the world’s most deadly concoctions of sin.
“The eye that mocketh at his father, and despiseth to obey his mother, the ravens of the valley shall pick it out, and the young eagles shall eat it.” (Proverbs 30:17)
“Part of Your World” is a very famous (or infamous) song. It has garnered 142 million views on YouTube. How many countless girls is this wicked witch influencing, and to what end? What it is is a song of discontent and longing to get out from under authority. It’s the same as Belle’s song. It is an anthem of feminism. In it, Ariel says the following:
Bet’cha on land, they understand
Bet they don’t reprimand their daughters
Bright young women, sick of swimmin’
Ready to stand and ready to know what the people know
Good fathers DO reprimand their daughters, when they need it for their foolishness and contentious, haughty, rebellious feminist spirit, as Ariel certainly does.
“A fool’s lips enter into contention, and his mouth calleth for strokes.” (Proverbs 18:6)
But Ariel teaches girls that they should long for the day they can get out from the authorities in their lives and not be reprimanded. But what saith the scriptures?
“Correction is grievous to him that forsaketh the way: and he that hateth reproof shall die.” (Proverbs 15:10)
Disney teaches, he that hateth reproof shall live happily-ever-after. Who is right? God, or Disney?
Ariel is a spoiled daughter who has everything she could ever want in her life, “gadgets and gizmo’s aplenty” yet says “But who cares, no big deal, I want more.” Sound familiar? “The horseleach hath two daughters, crying, Give, give…” (Proverbs 30:15) Ariel is not content with what she has and where she is in life. She is not happy to be her father’s daughter. She is not happy to be at home in her palace. She is not happy because she wants the one thing she is forbidden to have. It is the same story as Lady and Belle and Mulan and all the rest. It is that same spirit that motivated Dinah to go out to see the daughters of the land. It is the same spirit that motivated Eve to trust the devil instead of God and get that forbidden fruit! But sin, though sweet in the mouth, is bitter in the end.
The reason Ariel is obsessed with the world of “humans” is she is obsessed with a man! That’s right, her rebellion is fueled by the flames of sensual, carnal LUST. She doesn’t care about who he is as a person. All that matters to her is the appeal of his physical appearance. Why else does she coo over him “He’s so beautiful” and talk about his eyes, never his character. How shallow. The scene where she pretends to talk to him about running away together is seductive and gross. She’s teaching girls how to be a loose, sleazy strange woman who make decisions based on hormones and seduce men.
“For the lips of a strange woman drop as an honeycomb, and her mouth is smoother than oil: But her end is bitter as wormwood, sharp as a twoedged sword.” (Proverbs 5:3, 4)
And does anyone else think it’s just pathetic that Ariel is the one to be the hero, rescuing the man from drowning? But it fits with the feminist undercurrent. In true Disney fashion, they use this situation as another excuse to have the touch-feely stuff shown to children – Ariel snuggled up to him, stroking his face lying on his chest. I tell you, these people are perverts. And they are perverting children.
“Now concerning the things whereof ye wrote unto me: It is good for a man not to touch a woman.” (1 Corinthians 7:1)
One sensual touch leads to another. But Disney has to stop the buck before it gets further along so they can keep the parents pacified who let their children watch this trash.
Also… why is Disney always pushing the idea of running away with a guy (without her father’s approval, I may add) on little girls? They did it in Lion King II, they did it in Aladdin, they did it in Peter Pan, they did it in Lady and the Tramp, Aristocrats, Enchanted… the list goes on and on. Because they are pushing fornication. They are pushing an agenda of doing things against God’s way. (For an article on God’s design for marriage, please see this post.) They want to lead daughters into a fascination with being swept off their feet in a frenzy of passion, thinking only of their own pleasure.
There is indecent, lewd dress and behaviour in the video, watch at your own discretion:
Ariel is clearly a Proverbs 7 woman. She fits the bill to a T. She has the spirit of an harlot. Can’t keep her hands off a man, loud mouth, rebellious attitude, immodest attire, ungrateful, sleazy body language, has those come-and-get-me, suggestive, bedroom facial expressions, defiant of her father’s authority. This movie definitely promotes the boy-crazy mentality – from start to finish! It promotes ungodly attachments to those of the other sex. It discourages being chaste in heart. I hate it, I hate the influence its had and by God’s grace will fight against it and warn those with ears to hear. Beware of Disney and its unclean stories! Beware of the lasciviousness it promotes. The flames at the end of those clips above, and the tears, don’t even come close to those that will be seen when God calls such women to judgment for their defiance of His Word.
Do you want to know what to me is the saddest, most tragic part of this whole movie?
Ariel sings this to the prince:
“What would I give to live where you are
What would I pay to stay here beside you
What would I do to see you smiling at me”
It is clear she basically worships Eric. She licks the dust off his shoes, groveling around him like a dog. She’d give everything she has, jump through every hoop only for a nice look from him. Her most precious treasure is a statue of him. But she treats her very own father, who at least tries to show some form of care and protection for her, like absolute dirt. Not a drop of all this lavish affection is bestowed on him (until the very end where he gives her what she wants in letting her marry Eric, and even then it isn’t really about him). Ariel has great “love” (if you can call it that) for this strange man who never did anything for her, yet to her own father will only show blatant disregard for his commands, despise his authority over her and disrespect him. Are you getting the picture? It’s an attack on the father-daughter relationship. Disney wants to crush and fracture the family. What Disney doesn’t tell you is rather than happily-ever-after, that is a great way to live an unfulfilling, unhappy life. Because when a daughter does not learn to have a healthy relationship with her father before marriage, she goes into marriage at a major disadvantage. She doesn’t know how to submit or have a servant’s heart. She hasn’t learned respect for masculine authority. She can’t bend to what her husband wants because her will is too strong, so it results in fighting. If you don’t learn how to love and respect and appreciate the father you do have, when you finally get what you want by being in a relationship with another person, you won’t know how to appreciate them for long then either. The “love” you feel for them burns out all too soon and you end up unhappily-ever-after. Look around us, and the divorce rates are through the roof. Because marriage does not work when it does not follow God’s design.
“To deliver thee from the strange woman, even from the stranger which flattereth with her words; Which forsaketh the guide of her youth, and forgetteth the covenant of her God. For her house inclineth unto death, and her paths unto the dead. None that go unto her return again, neither take they hold of the paths of life.” (Proverbs 2:16-19)
Disney lies to you that Ariel’s strange ways are happily-ever-after. But the end of her ways is death, because she forsook her father and God’s ways, and it is a one-way street. Once you mess up your life following whorish Ariel’s footsteps, there is no rewind button. Once you wreck your relationship with your father and marry out of carnality, it’s been done. Reader, beware.
Even those of the world can see Ariel is out of line. Even while people are accusing her dad of being a “monster” for punishing her for her disobedience, here’s a comment on the YouTube video above from someone who sees the the obvious:
“Well to be fair Ariel did miss her show performance, and being in love with Eric and disobeying her father. Triton was right to destroy the statue of Eric to get through to her. Ariel needs to grow up.”
Someone else pointed out:
“We need more overprotective fathers like triton. Too many ignorant teenage girl’s getting pregnant these days.”
Well, they certainly have a point about needing more overprotective fathers, but the problem is that Triton caved in eventually to his selfish, bratty daughter’s wants and ultimately gave her legs so she could be with her crush. That’s how Disney makes it happily-ever-after – the father wimps out and his domineering feminazi promiscuous princess gets everything she wants, and all at his expense. To them, the only good father is a weak pushover who won’t stand his ground – and better yet, facilitates rebellion. Because that’s the kind of father rebellious daughters like. They don’t like fathers that are firm and stand strong. Rebellious daughters always get the upper hand with Disney, but God will thrust them down for their sin. When father and daughter butt heads, who is supposed to give? the father, into letting his daughter do whatever fancies her, even if it is bad for her? No. Children are told to obey their parents. It doesn’t matter if you are old enough to have your own children – if you aren’t married, you are still under their authority.
(I won’t even delve into the 2008 film “Ariel’s Beginnings,” where yet again, the dad is pictured as some unreasonable tyrant and Ariel is totally rebellious, feministic and bratty. You can see a clip for yourself here.)