I recently watched Disney’s Frozen and wrote a movie review based on the responses to a Facebook status I made. Another conversation began, except this time in regards to Frozen and the Homosexual Movement:
Sidenote: My thoughts on how Christians ought to respond to the homosexual movement can be found here, perhaps it would be good to understand my approach to the homosexual movement as a believer before reading any further.
Friend: Hey, btw, I really liked what you said about Frozen. I wanted to run something else by you that I haven’t talked to anybody about except my wife. I thought it was a really well made movie but…… When it came to the “Let it go” song, I couldn’t help but thinking about the Disney homosexual agenda. Maybe it’s just me but it seemed de-vilify a hidden inner struggle which I equated to how gay people might feel coming out of the closet. The message seemed to be, “it’s ok, just let it go. be yourself and have people except you for who you are”. It wasn’t a perfect correlation because she obvious wasn’t a homosexual. It’s just the attitude and the thought processes behind it and although she did come back to her friends and admit that she was wrong that didn’t provide closure for me. Thoughts? Is it just me?
My reply: As far as Disney and the homosexual agenda: I know that you aren’t a person that tries to see homosexuality in everything, so no worries there. I understand where you are coming from, and what many people are saying about the film, but there are a few things that we need to understand about it first:
1. The film is based on Hans Christian Anderson’s “The Snow Queen.” Although Anderson may not have been a genuine believer, he certainly wrote from a biblical worldview. Although the movie does not capture all of the sub-plots in the book, it does do a fairly decent job of presenting the general idea: that is that true love is sacrificial.
2. As in all literature, objectionable elements occur, but are portrayed negatively so that the audience understands that the objectionable action is not a good thing. In this movie, the objectionable action is Elsa’s rebellion from all the rules and taking on a relativistic attitude that doesn’t believe in authority or absolute truth. In the song she moves from isolation by hiding her powers to isolation by completely letting it go.
The catchy tune allows viewers to empathize with Elsa and her struggle, because otherwise we would hate her because the screen writers cause us to relate to Anna more than Elsa. We all have had people reject us, even though we used to be close.
So, the placement of the song communicates the message of the song negatively.
3. The problem is, that the movie ended with the song, causing the message of the song to be taken out of context and to overshadow the themes of sacrificial love.
4. Does the fact that there are two females in starring in the movie give credence to a push for homosexuality? Certainly not, for it is based off of an author who would be appalled that anyone would claim his work to promote homosexuality.
5. Unfortunately, post-modern literary criticism has produced deconstructionism and a reader-oriented approach to literature; meaning that the reader combines his or her experiences with the text to produce meaning for that individual. So what the song means to me could conceivable have the same amount of valid meaning to another person, no matter who contradictory those meanings are.
6. Homosexuals are trying to correlate homosexual relationships with the idea of love, so most homosexuals who want to argue that they understand true love will look for anything to cling to in this movie to connect the two.
7. So, can a homosexual empathize with the song and feel like they can rally around it as a song of coming out into freedom without fear of people’s criticism? Yes. Is that what the song is really communicating? No. It is ironic that homosexuals are claiming the song because the last lines of the song, sung in a different emotional voice, “the cold never bothered me anyway” is not speaking of the coldness of the weather, but of the coldness in relationships. She is actually being self-deceived, just as the homosexuals claiming the song are being self-deceived.