Hallmark: Say no to LGBT themes in Christmas movies!
It’s Christmas time which means that millions of families across the country will be watching Hallmark’s famous rom-com Christmas movies.
For decades, Americans have come to trust and enjoy these family-friendly films. However, recently, Hallmark was pressured by LGBT activists to include gay leads and pro-LGBT themes in Christmas movies. Feeling the pressure, Hallmark CEO Bill Abbott said the company would consider it and Hallmark’s Vice President of Programming confirmed they “are looking at pitches for LGBTQ movies.”
However, this contradicts Hallmark’s mission which is to be “relentlessly positive, family-friendly, [and] always appropriate for all members of the family.”
The Hallmark Channel has a history of producing content suitable for the entire family, children included. Though many of their movies are romance-based, they tend to leave sexual attraction out of the main storyline and instead choose to focus on fun, fairytale-style plot lines.
Recently, Bill Abbott, head of Crown Media Family Networks (Hallmark), did an interview with The Hollywood Reporter’s “TV’s Top 5” podcast. During the interview, co-host Lesley Goldberg who is gay pressured Abbott to promise to include gay leads in Christmas movies.
“I’m gay, where are the same-sex movies? Have you talked about incorporating stories about same-sex couples at Christmas?” Goldberg asked Abbott. “We’re always looking for the best stories that will resonate in the best way, so we’re open to really any type of movie of any type of relationship in any space,” Abbott responded.
Hallmark producing LGBT-themed Christmas movies is an about-face from their mission which in their own words is to produce “family-friendly [content], always appropriate for all members of the family.”
This petition is to ask Hallmark to continue to keep sexual practices out of their movies, including the gay and transgender themes which activists want Hallmark to promote. Please sign this petition to Hallmark asking them to remain faithful to their core values!
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Please keep Christmas movies family friendly!