While Macklemore was celebrating "Same Love" and ho-baggin it up at the Grammys, The Disney Channel was also celebrating its own cleaned-up version of same love. On Sunday night's episode of the family sitcom Good Luck Charlie, a lesbian couple—the network's first-ever same-sex pairing—was featured arriving for a playdate at Charlie's house.
According to TV Guide's summary, the episode focuses more on the Duncan family than their gay visitors, because being gay is totally "fine":
In the storyline, parents Amy and Bob Duncan (Leigh-Allyn Baker and Eric Allan Kramer) set up a playdate for preschooler Charlie (Mia Talerico) and one of her new friends. When the kid arrives, the Duncans learn that Charlie's pal has two moms. That's fine, but the potential new friendship is put to the test as one mom chats with Amy, and the other is stuck listening to Bob's dull stories.
The Disney channel first announced the plan to feature gay characters in June.
As usual, the crazy bigots were concerned about Disney opening the "floodgates" of gay while "pushing an agenda." One Million Moms pushed for action last week, asking Good Luck Charlie sponsors to pull their ads:
Alerting all parents! If "Good Luck Charlie" goes through with introducing LGBT content, then the floodgates will be opened for all programs on the Disney Channel - a trend that will be almost impossible to stop.
Disney Channel has very few sponsors and advertisers on its network. Care.com was the only Disney Channel sponsor that was promoted during the January 19, 2014, newest episode of "Good Luck Charlie." Care.com often sponsors programs on the Disney network.
An upcoming episode in this last season of "Good Luck Charlie" will feature a family with two moms, a first for Disney Channel. Because "Good Luck Charlie" is coming to a close, the characters are only expected to appear in one episode. However, one episode is enough, especially since the network repeatedly airs reruns of all its programs.
One Million Moms launched an email campaign in 2013 that urged Disney officials to abandon their plans to corrupt the children's network with LGBT content. However, Disney officials have not responded to the thousands of emails protesting their plans. Disney has decided to be politically correct instead of providing family-friendly programming. Disney should stick to entertaining, not pushing an agenda.
Conservative families need to urge Disney to avoid controversial topics that children are far too young to comprehend. This is the last place a parent would expect their children to be confronted with topics that are too difficult for them to understand. Mature issues of this nature are being introduced too early and too soon, and it is extremely unnecessary.
But please, don't get too excited about any sort of real change occurring at The Disney Channel. Taylor's two moms will not be featured on any upcoming episodes because the next episode of Good Luck Charlie will be the series finale. Nothing like a "groundbreaking" empty network gesture!