'Moms' Group Wants 'The Owl House' Canceled Feb 18, 2020 14:43:28 GMT -5
Post by JoannaB on Feb 18, 2020 14:43:28 GMT -5
One Million Moms Group Wants The Owl House Canceled
The Owl House, which premiered on the Disney Channel in January, follows the story of Luz Noceda, a teenage girl who accidental stumbles through a portal to another world called the Boiling Isles. There, she befriends Eda the Owl Lady, a witch or mage (magician or wise woman) and soon Luz becomes her apprentice.
Now, One Million Moms, a conservative Christian organization, has branded the series “demonic,” accusing Disney of “inundating young minds with secular world views that reflect the current culture” and taking “yet another danger step into the darkness.” The group’s petition indicates its members “do not agree with the demonic nature of The Owl House, nor its theme of witchcraft.” The petition already has approximately 16,000 signatures.
According to the group’s blog, “The Bible tells us clearly in Isaiah 8:19-22 that there is a spiritual realm that is not of God. It warns us not to participate in witchcraft or consult with mediums but to call on God. Deuteronomy 18:10-11 also warns us to avoid witchcraft in all forms. The show makes light of hell,” the blog continues, “and the dangers of the demonic realm. Even the previews and commercials include such content that makes it difficult for families who watch Disney Channel to avoid the evil content completely.”
The campaign also notes other Disney programing, such as Maleficent and Star vs. The Forces of Evil, has been criticized by the CBC (Christian Broadcasting Network) for attempting to “portray witchcraft as a positive tool to fight evil.”
This isn’t the first time One Million Moms has taken issue with a Disney property. In 2015, the organization, which is a division of the non-profit evangelical Christian group American Family Association, targeted the ABC sitcom The Muppets for its “sexually charged jokes.” More recently, the group called for a boycott of Toy Story 4 after taking issue with the film’s LGBTQ undertones.
And films aren’t the organization’s only target. Last month, One Million Moms slammed Burger King for using “damn” in a commercial about the plant-based Impossible Whopper.
Sources: The Saskatoon Star-Phoenix, February 18, 2020, and Nicole Drum, ComicBook, February 16, 2020.