The stance of NCCS, stated in a letter with the header "The Gay Agenda in Disney's Beauty and the Beast" addressed to pastors and church leaders, comes ahead of the film's opening in Singapore cinemas on Thursday. Later on Monday it was announced that the film was pulled from release in Malaysia.
LeFou - Gaston's sidekick - literally translates to "the fool".
The inclusion of the scene has become a point of discussion in the U.S., effectively confirming that the character of LeFou is gay.
Beauty And The Beast, slated to release on March 17, is fully or partially banned in some parts of the world including Malaysia due to a controversial gay scene in the film.
"We have approved it but there is a minor cut involving a gay moment", Abdul Halim said.
The postponement has sparked an outcry among some Malaysian film fans.
'There's a lot of gay sex in it.
In Malaysiahomosexuals can nced to up to 20 years in jail, and gay characters are only permitted to be shown onscreen in a negative or repenting light.
But LeFou's sexuality isn't loudly broadcast.
"Parents are therefore strongly advised to provide guidance to their children about this re-make of "Beauty & the Beast", and indeed to their children's entertainment choices in a rapidly changing age" the bishop adds.
But the discussion has reached North American shores as well.
The film would breach a piece of controversial legislation in Russian Federation, a 2013 law which describes homosexuality as "non-traditional sexual relations" and prohibits the spreading of "gay propaganda". If you think about it Le Fou must have been in love to endure all that in that movie. "If I can't sit through a movie with God or Jesus sitting by me then we have no business showing it", the theater wrote in a since-deleted Facebook post. The live action Beauty and the Beast introduces three brand new songs to the love story, and, don't worry, they fit right in, and for that, we can thank a famed Disney composer.
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