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March 13, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

It began last January with a column by Steven D. Greydanus, the film critic for the National Catholic Register — a complaint that Disney’s Frozen represented an effort to insert “gay culture themes” into the studio’s movies. “From the perspective of Hollywood filmmakers, while it’s not yet possible for a mainstream family film to have overtly gay characters or themes, the heteronormativity of traditional children’s entertainment has been problematized,” he wrote. On Wednesday, a conservative Christian Internet broadcaster, Kevin Swanson, chimed in on that thesis and managed to attract considerable attention from the media. On his “Generations Radio” webcast, which Swanson claims has been downloaded 1 million times, he accused Disney of promoting a pro-homosexual agenda in Frozen. “You wonder sometimes if maybe there’s something very evil happening here. 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. If I was the devil, I would buy Disney in 1984, that’s what I would have done.” (It was not clear what the significance of 1984 was.) Frozen recently crossed the $1-billion mark in worldwide ticket sales.