According to TVGuide.com, the Disney Channel will venture into new territory by featuring a same-sex “married” couple in the final episode of Good Luck Charlie. A family advocacy group says it’s surprising it took the children's network this long to feature “gay parents” in a program.
During the final episode of the season, producers of Good Luck Charlie say they will introduce two lesbian mothers to the program. A Disney spokesperson claims child development experts were consulted before the characters were added to the storyline.
Alison Howard, communications director for Concerned Women for America, explains to OneNewsNow why she finds the direction of the story line consistent with the Disney company.
"Disney has been a proud sponsor of gay rights activism for two decades," says Howard. "They've had ‘Gay Days’ at the park [for years] and they've been inviting same-sex couples to come marry there.
“The fact that it has taken them this long says something to us, doesn’t it? That they’ve not wanted to expose children to same-sex married couples."
The CWFA spokeswoman contends advocates of homosexual “rights” who also strong-armed the likes of Chick-fil-A and the Boy Scouts are also bullying Disney to meet its particular agenda. Howard finds it peculiar that the network waited until the last season to introduce the same-sex couple.
"They’re looking to gage public reaction," she comments. "[So] let's give them some feedback then. This is where parents need to step up and let their voice be heard.
“You need to not let this go by [because] this is the beginning of something big for Disney and other companies if they don't hear a reaction from people who disagree."
The episode is expected to air sometime in early 2014.