LOS ANGELES (Christian Examiner) – A major pro-family group is urging supporters to speak out after ABC's fairy tale program "Once Upon a Time" showed two legends of childhood lore — Dorothy from "The Wizard of Oz" and the girl in "Little Red Riding Hood" – engaging in a lesbian kiss.
The group, One Million Moms, called the scene "completely unnecessary" and another example of Disney pushing an agenda. The show, in its fifth season, spotlights fairy tale characters who have been transported into modern-day times in fictional Storybrooke, Maine. It airs Sunday nights at 8 Eastern/7 Central.
"Many families watch the program based on beloved children's fairytales, but unfortunately, ABC has distorted and twisted the storylines in these fables," One Million Moms wrote in a Wednesday press release.
In the series, the girl in "Little Red Riding Hood" is named Ruby, and in the latest episode, she was under a sleeping curse. As Dorothy kissed her to "magically" wake her, the munchkins from Oz watched in joy.
The organization is urging concerned parents to contact advertiser TJ Maxx and ask them to pull their sponsorship.
One Million Moms added that the series is "a far from innocent fairytale entangling favorite Disney characters in a new, modern storyline."
"When it debuted in 2011 it was called 'the most family-friendly drama on any broadcast network in the past ten years' and Common Sense Media rated it for children 12 and up," the press release said. "So naturally, with its family-friendly 8:00 pm ET/7:00 pm CT Sunday night time slot, it attracts younger viewers and parents who still think of Disney as wholesome. Of course, 1MM knows that Disney has not been wholesome for some time and, once again, they are purposefully pushing a gay agenda.
"Homosexuality continues to be over-represented in the media because producers want people, and especially kids, to think it's normal and everyday life," 1MM says. "In reality, that is their fairytale."