PETITION CREATED FOR HALLMARK NOT TO PRODUCE LGBT MOVIES FOR CHRISTMAS, OR IN GENERAL.
Written by ZenKC on December 12, 2019
On December 6, 2019, a website by the name of lifesitenews.com – created a petition asking Hallmark not to produce LGBT movies for Christmas, or generally. The petition gained more than 25,000 signatures in less than one day.
The petition, which is addressed to Mike Perry, president, and CEO of Hallmark, and Don and Dave Hall, chairman and vice-chairman, is in response to a recent interview given by a Crown Media Family Networks (owned by Hallmark) executive to the TheWrap.com.
When asked why there are so few LGBT characters and no LGBT lead characters — in the 40 made-for-TV movies which Hallmark produced for Christmas this year, their vice president of programming, Michelle Vicary, stated, “We are looking at pitches for LGBTQ movies.”
But, as this viral petition demonstrates, there is very little demand for Christmas movies with an LGBT theme. Quite to the contrary, there is significant opposition to the idea.
The petition claims to gives four good reasons for Hallmark to keep sex and sexual practices — including the promotion of homosexuality and transgenderism — out of its movies: The following are the reasons listed in the petition.
- Hallmark Christmas movies are known for their feel-good atmosphere and are generally movies that can be enjoyed by the whole family — without having to explain sexual practices that offend against one’s faith.
- By not promoting sex and sexuality in its movies, Hallmark allows parents to be the primary educators where sex and sexual morals are concerned.
- This is a good thing for the brand and for business because people (parents and Christian viewers especially) know what to expect when they sit down to watch a Hallmark Christmas movie.
- Hallmark would risk losing a big part of its market because people just couldn’t be sure of what to expect.
As the petition also says, there’s another big reason Hallmark should not cave into the LGBT indoctrination mob: the LGBT activists will never be satisfied. They will always want Hallmark to be pushing more and more aberrant views and characters. That doesn’t sound like a fun Christmas movie at all!
They go on to say Please ask Hallmark to make the right ethical and moral decision…and, please ask Hallmark to make the right business decision, and reject LGBT-themed Christmas movies!
Just when we think we are making a small step forward we have small-minded people like this spewing hate out.
Why is it that when it comes to the majority of people that claim to be Christian folks that they feel they have the right to be judge and jury of others when the Bible clearly states Matthew 7:1-2 “Do not judge, or you too will be judged. For in the same way you judge others, you will be judged, and with the measure you use, it will be measured to you. And is it not one of The Golden Rules and principle of Christianity of treating others as you want to be treated. I guess it only applies if it fits the true agenda in their heart that is clearly shining through vs. the love and beauty of Christ’s likeness they claim to have by saying they are a Christian.
It also states in the Gospel of Matthew “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the great and first commandment. And a second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as yourself. On these two commandments depend all the Law and the Prophets.”
I guess the lines of religion get blurred when Christians fear something and they can’t even see their own selfish motives. I feel that if you are secure in your religion, Christianity, walk with God that God will not give you more than you can handle and that if you feel that your strength and belief in God is so weak that you are threatened by a movie, work colleague, neighbor, family member, etc… they maybe you better take a better look at what you’re claiming to be. The definition of a Christin is professing Christianity and its teachings. So I guess all the teaching just goes out the window and when the true nature of what it means to be a Christian is checked at the door also.
And So much for making this a yuletide gay Hallmark Christmas. The Hallmark Channel rolled out a total of 40 original holiday-themed movies across Hallmark and its sister network Hallmark Movies & Mysteries — not one of which features an LGBTQ character taking center stage.
Hopefully, love for the LGBTQ community will win in the end and in the future we will have more networks supporting and featuring LGBTQ stories played by real LGBTQ people.