Leave aside, for just a minute, that Hollywood studios decided to debut a trailer about a gay teen's coming out right before a musical. Nope, no stereotyping there. Nope. The issue is the grumbling I'm hearing from loads of families who felt ambushed. I mentioned it a week or so ago on Twitter after hearing from several people and it has only ballooned since then.
If you haven't heard, there's a movie coming out soon that celebrates the coming out of a teenager. The movie is called "Love, Simon," and it is clearly designed to normalize the coming out process, which an be terribly traumatic for gay teens. The problem, of course, is that The Greatest Showman is a movie a lot of faith families are going to see and "Love, Simon" is rather in your face about its topic.
I'm not sure there is a good way to handle it and we live in a society that has decided this is all normal and Christians are hateful bigots for not going along with it. Nonetheless, it seems trailers probably ought to be catered to local audiences and there are plenty of areas of the country that are not down with the theme of the movie. Instead, what we are getting is relentless preaching and normalization where you and especially your kids will be made to care.
Regardless, just be warned if you take your kids to see The Greatest Showman. You'll probably have to explain a few things to your kids about the "Love, Simon" movie and you probably can use it as an opportunity to minister to your kids about loving others while holding fast to the convictions of your faith.