Rep. Mike Johnson (R-LA) is warning parents about Disney’s “disturbing” content, especially a new satanic cartoon.
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FX, which is owned by Disney, has been advertising their new “Little Demon” cartoon that depicts the antichrist as the 13 year old daughter of Satan.
Johnson, an avid Louisiana State University (LSU) football fan, felt he had to say something when he saw the show being marketed in a commercial during the Tiger’s latest game. It set off a viral debate on social media.
“They chose to run this ad during the second quarter as a trailer for this, I mean, truly demonic, I mean, by design, a demonic sitcom cartoon. And I just was so, I was so disturbed by it. And I just felt like people needed to know,” Johnson said on the Todd Starnes Show.
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National radio host Todd Starnes cited this as an example of Hollywood trying to normalize paganism.
Starnes read the description of the show on the air for his listeners. “’13 years after being impregnated by Satan, a reluctant mother, Laura and her Antichrist daughter Chrissy attempt to live an ordinary life in Delaware,'” Starnes read. “‘But are constantly thwarted by monstrous forces, including Satan, who yearns for custody of his daughter’s soul.'”
While the show is not marketed to teens and children specifically, Johnson warned that its animated format will attract young people to watch.
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“Well, it’s a cartoon, Of course, it’s going to attract teens,” Johnson told Starnes.
“And they know that kids are going to find this stuff. By the way, it’s already streaming on Disney+ overseas,” he added.
The Louisiana congressman defended his post, claiming that Christians have an obligation to speak the truth, even when its unpopular.
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“Christians, the people of faith, have the freedom to fulfill our biblical obligation to speak the truth in love. And that’s especially important if the message and the truth is not popular. And so that’s what we have to do. We have to call it out,” Johnson said.
even—and sometimes most importantly—when it may not be popular. pic.twitter.com/mgj3vUZbrj— Rep. Mike Johnson (@RepMikeJohnson) September 6, 2022
Listen to the full conversation here:
The following is a rush transcript from the Todd Starnes Show which airs daily from noon to 3:00 p.m. EST.
TODD STARNES: [00:41:13] This is God’s honest truth, it is the most bizarre thing, big controversy surrounding a Disney cartoon that was advertised during the LSU Florida State game. I want to go to the Patriot Mobile Newsmaker Line. Our good friend, Congressman Mike Johnson, actually brought this to everybody’s attention. We were going to have the congressman on yesterday. When was the big game, Congressman? [00:41:36][23.3]
REP. MIKE JOHNSON (R-LA): [00:41:37] It was Labor Day eve on Sunday night. [00:41:39][2.1]
STARNES: [00:41:39] That’s right. And your staff told us you were in mourning yesterday. So, we wanted to bring you on today – what a crazy game, by the way. [00:41:48][8.9]
JOHNSON: [00:41:49] Oh, let’s not even talk about that. My Tigers had a terrible ending there, but that was not as you point out, though, that was not the most shocking thing about the game. It was this trailer for this crazy cartoon billed as a sitcom, this new animated feature by FX, which is owned by Disney. And of course they own ABC as well. That’s the network that was air-ring the game, and they chose to run this ad during the second quarter as a trailer for this, I mean, truly demonic, I mean, by design, a demonic sitcom cartoon. And I just was so, I was so disturbed by it. And I just felt like people needed to know. So I made a little Facebook post and it started a furor. [00:42:28][38.6]
STARNES: [00:42:28] It’s called Little Demon. That is the name of the show and it involves, well, I’ll just read this from the description. “13 years after being impregnated by Satan, a reluctant mother, Laura and her Antichrist daughter Chrissy attempt to live an ordinary life in Delaware.” I wonder if they know the Bidens. “But are constantly thwarted by monstrous forces, including Satan, who yearns for custody of his daughter’s soul.” It seems to me they’re just trying to normalize paganism here. And that’s exactly what the producer says was the intent of this cartoon. [00:43:08][39.7]
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JOHNSON: [00:43:09] That was the goal. And, you know, they’re not hiding it. I mean, they’re saying the quiet part out loud now. We’ve known this kind of stuff has gone on in popular culture, in the media for years, but now it’s just right there in your face. And that’s not even the worst of it. I mean, you know, if you read some of these online reviews about this program, they’ve already aired four episodes. It’s just filled with, “spectacularly gory sequences.” It has lines in the programs like, “let’s go boil some babies while their heads are still soft.” I mean, you know, it sounds like we’re making this stuff up, but they are celebrating this. I mean, Disney, FX, those companies have decided that they’re going to embrace and market what is obviously evil, right? And my only admonition on social media was, hey, parents, you know, be careful. Look, let me point this out. I didn’t call for censorship. I didn’t call for new legislation. I didn’t even call for a boycott of Disney, although that seems to have started organically now. I just said, hey, y’all be careful, right? Our job as parents is to guard the hearts and minds of our kids. And this culture has become so alarmingly dark and desensitized. You’ve got to be on guard. Stay far from this. And man, I’ll tell you what, it has gone everywhere. I mean, millions and millions of people are seeing this and engaging in the debate about it now and commenting on it. And it’s really just taken off. [00:44:34][85.3]
STARNES: [00:44:35] And, Congressman, I think the issue, and you’re right, you didn’t call for a boycott. You didn’t say, oh, we’ve got to shut this down. You were just cautioning moms and dads. And I think that’s what really set the left off. You know, they don’t want they don’t want parents involved in what their kids are learning, whether it be in a cartoon or in the public school classroom. [00:44:56][21.0]
JOHNSON: [00:44:57] No, that’s exactly right. And this has been the trend now for years. And we’ve seen it in vivid color now. I mean, they can’t deny it. That’s what all of this is about. And look, you and I talk about this all the time. The culture war is real, okay? We have to be careful today. You can’t let evil things be overlooked all the time. You can’t let it be minimized because it gradually becomes normalized. And of course, that is the goal. I mean, this is a spiritual battle. You know, it is what it is. And free speech is important. And, you know, all these people have come out, you know, we’re taking incoming fire from everywhere. It doesn’t bother me at all. That’s part of this, right? But I’ve had to point out and I did another post, I said, listen, free speech is an important. principle. And everybody obviously can make their own decisions about whatever media they and their families are going to consume. But a corollary to that is that Christians, the people of faith, have the freedom to fulfill our biblical obligation to speak the truth in love. And that’s especially important if the message and the truth is not popular. And so that’s what we have to do. We have to call it out. And I’m grateful that this has raised awareness. And, you know, hopefully it has the desired effect. [00:46:05][67.6]
STARNES: [00:46:06] And I think, quite frankly, it also did something that is really a miracle these days. Snopes actually got something right on one of their fact checks. [00:46:15][9.2]
JOHNSON: [00:46:16] Yeah, right. It caused such a uproar that they demanded that Snopes do a fact check. And yeah, they came out this morning and they said Representative Johnson’s post is true. Everything in there, look Todd, you know, I’m a lawyer. I’m not going to put something out there that’s not well documented and thought out. And I assumed that people would disagree with this so everybody can go verify this for themselves, I’m not making a bit of this up. And, you know, their claim is, oh, don’t worry, this is marketed to adults, right? Don’t worry, it’s on the streaming service. It’s on FX, and you have to go find it. Well, it’s a cartoon, of course it’s going to attract teens. But the main protagonist, the main character in the program is the Antichrist. They’ve depicted as a 13 year old girl, right? They know what this is about. It is about the almighty dollar and controversy attracts viewers. And they know that kids are going to find this stuff. By the way, it’s already streaming on Disney plus overseas. That was verified this morning as well. So just be on guard. That’s it. We have to know what we’re up against. And this isn’t a game. [00:47:15][59.1]
STARNES: [00:47:15] Well, I think it’s great advice and I’m glad your pointed it out. I think parents do need to know about these kinds of things. And the rule now is you can’t even trust Disney to have the best interest of your kids at heart, whether it be promoting Satanism or promoting this radical sex and gender philosophy and ideology these days. [00:47:37][21.4]
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JOHNSON: [00:47:38] Well, that’s right. And there is a battle for the minds and for the hearts of our kids. And they’re exposed to things in classrooms now that we couldn’t have imagined even a decade ago. The popular culture has gone completely to the dark side. And I mean, think of what Walt Disney would say about this. I mean, can you imagine. How far this company has gone, and, you know, again, they’re not hiding it. They’re like, yeah, challeng us. That’s fine. We’re going to market this. And so you just need to be on guard. This is not your your your parents Walt Disney Company. Okay. And it is not your parents classroom either. [00:48:17][38.7]
STARNES: [00:48:17] All right. Well, Congressman, we really appreciate you jumping on the show today to bring us up to speed on this. And sorry about the football game. Good luck. It’s a long season. [00:48:27][9.7]
JOHNSON: [00:48:28] That’s right. Thanks, buddy. [00:48:30][1.3]