A cinema has cancelled screenings of  Disney's ‘Beauty and the Beast’ because it includes a gay character. 

 

The drive-in theatre has rejected the film, citing it's staunch Christian beliefs for the decision. 

 

The Henagar Drive-In Theatre in Alabama said that it will only show films that are family oriented, so that viewers will not have to bear witness to things such as homosexuality and foul language. 

 

 

"When companies continually force their views on us we need to take a stand" read a statement on the theatre's Facebook page, which has since been deleted. 

 

“We all make choices and I am making mine. If we cannot take our 11 year old granddaughter and 8 year old grandson to see a movie we have no business watching it. 

 

“If I can't sit through a movie with God or Jesus sitting by me then we have no business showing it."

 

 

“I know there will be some that do not agree with this decision. That's fine. 

 

“We are first and foremost Christians. We will not compromise on what the Bible teaches.”

 

The statement came after the film's director Bill Condon made a revelation about the sexuality of the character LeFou, played by Josh Gad. 

 

"LeFou is somebody who on one day wants to be Gaston and on another day wants to kiss Gaston," Condon told Attitude.

 

"He's confused about what he wants. It's somebody who's just realising that he has these feelings."

 

 

Twitter is pretty outraged by the decision, calling it out as homophobic. 

 

"What year is it in Alabama?" said one. 

 

"Shame on you Henagar Drive-In Theatre," said another. 

 

 

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