After details surfaced this week — one detail in particular — about the new Disney live-action version of “Beauty and the Beast,” the Henagar Drive-In in Alabama announced that it will not screen the movie, The Los Angeles Times reports.
The movie is due to hit theaters March 17,
“On Wednesday it was revealed that ‘Beauty and the Beast’ will include Disney’s first-ever ‘exclusively gay moment’ on film,” The Times reports. “It turns out LeFou’s hero worship of Gaston is also tinged with an equal part of attraction — feelings he comes to terms with through the course of the film.”
Josh Gad plays LeFou in the movie, with Luke Evans as Gaston.
The Alabama theater announced its decision on Facebook, specifying LeFou’s sexual orientation as the problem.
“When companies continually force their views on us, we need to take a stand,” the theater wrote on Facebook adding: “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.”