After taking so much of it we took off. We have decided that our kids are not going to be allowed to watch the Disney channel. Anyone else see the movie? Honestly - it was extremely superficial and disturbing. One girl was all about popularity and trying to steal someone's boyfriend through deceit. The show encourages dating relationships in high school as well, instead of purity and saving your heart - not that you can find that on any other channel. (One of the blogs I read recently posted on courtship if you're interested!) Our pastor had seen the movie with his grandkids this weekend and noted that it was all about getting power and wanting people to like you and want to be you.
Another thing our pastor's been teaching on is the end times. He notes that the Bible says that the beast will have his face seen everywhere. Well, people, here it is - the face of the beast:
and it can be seen EVERYWHERE!
Okay, okay, I'm not 100% sure Mickey is the beast, but the channel sure doesn't lead our kids into biblical values. Not with shows about witchcraft, greed, power, good looks, and dating among kids. Disney is also responsible for the majority of kid "classics" that lead our kids to believe they're only valuable if someone is pursuing them (i.e. the opposite sex). (This is my opinion, of course.) Will we let our kids watch any of their stuff? Maybe some - but if so, we'll definitely have to make the time to sit down with them and discuss reality and where the movies fall short of encouraging godly values.