I just took my sister and her kids to see the fun 3D movie "ParaNorman." I was pleasantly surprised to discover that the likeable, if slightly dim-witted, jock was casually outed as gay near the movie's end.
Leaving the cineplex, I thought: Wow, with gay characters in kids' movies, we've come a long way; there must be controversy about this. From Google, I discovered conservatives are having a fit. They overwhelmed Chic-fil-A; now they're fuming at "ParaNorman."
William Bigelow at the conservative Breitbart website whines that the ending plot twist is a trick by nefarious gays: "It's a time-honored technique of the gay community to hide the fact that a character is gay until the audience has developed a real affinity for him/her, then catch the audience off-guard by divulging that the character is gay." So gay characters should only be pathological, never likeable?