Alabama Movie Theater Refuses to Show Movies With Gay Characters

Emma Watson stars as Belle and Dan Stevens as the Beast in Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, a live-action adaptation of the studio's animated classic directed by Bill Condon. (Photo: Disney Enterprises)

Alabama Movie Theater Refuses to Show Movies With Gay Characters

"Beauty and the Beast" is the latest film to be banned.

Published March 3, 2017

An Alabama movie theater owner just made the bold decision of banning showings of Disney's new film, Beauty and the Beast, because it features a new gay character that he doesn't want exposed to his customers.

According to TMZ, the owner of Henagar Drive-In Theatre has had a history of being homophobic, as he said that Disney's decision to add its first gay character was "the last straw." He added that he refuses to "compromise on what the Bible teaches."

"If we can not take our 11-year-old granddaughter and 8-year-old grandson to see a movie, we have no business watching it," he said. "If I can't sit through a movie with God or Jesus sitting by me then we have no business showing it."

He added that the only films he will be showing at his theater will be "wholesome movies," that don't portray sex, nudity, homosexuality or profanity.

Take a look at how Twitter has been reacting to the theatre owner's decision and the film's new homosexual character, below:

See one of our faves joining the Disney family in the BET Breaks video, above.

Written by John Justice

(Photo: Disney Enterprises)

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