Review of Disney's "Godmothered"


Just watched Disney's brand new, just released today film "Godmothered." It was wonderful except at the very end when it pushed the "follow your heart" theme to its modern, godless fulfillment. Yep, they showed a gay couple with a kid as an example of what true love means "to them." Of course they didn't show someone who is into bestiality, necrophilia, an incestuous couple, swingers, polygamists, or even a pedophilia couple. However, the theme is "follow your heart" *without qualification* and love is love, so those examples cannot be ruled out if we are really to take the film's message to heart. There was nothing about age of consent (whatever that is). Nothing about what is best for human flourishing. Nothing about being an outstanding role model within an ideal family based in a husband and wife. Those are all Design notions from a bygone era.

We could all (minus my youngest) see the gay couple coming. The film sang the part "Joy to the World," but conspicuous by its absence was "the Lord has come." This was the hymn that my girls and I sang this morning for our devotional. When the Lord or Designer is in the picture, the picture must change. When it is His program, then sin is a very real thing. Natures which govern what is proper and good are very real things, since there is a Lord of nature. It should be rather obvious from the way things are made that the Designer did not intend homosexual relations anymore than a farmer intends his rooster to keep away from his hens. The real Joy the World may experience only comes in the Lord.

I explained this to my girls afterwards. I prayed for them tonight as they went to bed that God would guard their hearts and minds in Christ Jesus, since the devil, the world, and their flesh are all going to do everything they can to drive them away from The Truth, Jesus Himself. I love my girls so much, and it truly saddens me that rated G, "family films" these days are so overtly anti-Christ.

If you are a Christian parent, beware! We are in a battle for the souls of our kids. They are looking to you to lead. You must love your spouse well. You must love your kids well. You must love Jesus well, and let your mind be saturated with the things above to stand firm against all the attacks of the devil. Our Lord Jesus warned us that "[i]t is better for [one] if a millstone is hung around his neck and he is thrown into the sea, than that he should cause one of these little ones to stumble" (Luke 17:2). "But as for me and my house, we will serve the LORD" (Joshua 24:15).


R.M. Sivulka
President, Courageous Christians United

West Jordan, UT

December 4, 2020

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Mike M says... (Reply)
"We all know the perils and power of movies. There was a recent study (USC Annenberg Inclusion Initiative) that highlights the marginalization of Muslims in Hollywood. Muslims accounted for just 1.6% of 8,965 speaking characters across 200 popular films from the U.S., U.K., Australia, and New Zealand released from 2017 through 2019. I would guess that Christian characters are even less represented. That is something we really need to pray about." (1/19/22)