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Alabama theater won't show 'Beauty and the Beast' due to LGBTQ character

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(Source: Henagar Drive-In Theatre) (Source: Henagar Drive-In Theatre)
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A drive-in movie theater in northeast Alabama says it won't show Disney's upcoming "Beauty and the Best" movie after it was announced that the re-make will feature Disney's first openly-gay character. 

In a Facebook post, a spokesperson for the Henagar Drive-In Theatre in Henagar says, "When companies continually force their views on us, we need to take a stand. We all make choices and I am making mine."

The spokesperson goes on to say, "If we can not take our 11-year-old granddaughter and 8-year-old grandson to see a movie, we have no business watching it."

The spokesperson seemed to anticipate complaints, saying later in the post, "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."

Henagar is about 60 miles east of Huntsville, Alabama, and about 120 miles northwest of Atlanta.

When CBS46 checked, the movie theater's Facebook page was no longer active, however, the entire post has been provided below:

As of December 16th the Henagar Drive-In is under new ownership. Movies scheduled prior to that date and four weeks after this date were not scheduled by the new owners. That being said...It is with great sorrow that I have to tell our customers that we will not be showing Beauty and the Beast at the Henagar Drive-In when it comes out. When companies continually force their views on us we need to take a stand. We all make choices and I am making mine. For those that do not know Beauty and the Beast is "premiering" their first homosexual character. The producer also says at the end of the movie "there will be a surprise for same-sex couples". If we can not take our 11 year old grand daughter 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. We will continue to show family oriented films so you can feel free to come watch wholesome movies without worrying about sex, nudity, homosexuality and foul language. Thank you for your support!

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