View Comments LeFou and Gaston are not going to like the sound of this. On March 3, Alabama’s Henagar Drive-In Theatre posted on Facebook, announcing that they will not be showing Beauty and the Beast at their theater due to the film featuring Disney’s first homosexual character. As previously reported, the film’s director, Bill Condon, recently confirmed that the character LeFou, played by Tony nominee Josh Gad, is gay.”It is with great sorrow that I have to tell our customers that we will not be showing Beauty and the Beast at the Henagar Drive-In when it comes out,” the Facebook post reads. “When companies continually force their views on us we need to take a stand. We all make choices and I am making mine. For those that do not know Beauty and the Beast is ‘premiering’ their first homosexual character. The producer also says at the end of the movie ‘there will be a surprise for same-sex couples.'””If we can not take our 11-year-old grand daughter and eight-year-old grandson to see a movie, we have no business watching it. If I can’t sit through a movie with God or Jesus sitting by me then we have no business showing it,” the post continues. “I know there will be some that do not agree with this decision. That’s fine. We are first and foremost Christians. We will not compromise on what the Bible teaches. We will continue to show family oriented films so you can feel free to come watch wholesome movies without worrying about sex, nudity, homosexuality and foul language. Thank you for your support!”The highly anticipated live-action re-make arrives in (most) theaters on March 17.Beauty and the Beast is the story of Belle (played by Emma Watson), who learns to look beyond the Beast’s (played by Dan Stevens) exterior and accept him for who he truly is. On that note, let’s watch Gad perform a clip of “Gaston” again. Josh Gad as LeFou in ‘Beauty and the Beast'(LeFou photo by Disney/Collage by Broadway.com)
CARLSBAD, N.M. – After taking the scientific approach to getting the track surface ready, Aaron Norman turns his first-year promotional efforts to publicizing events and drivers at Roadrunner Speedway.A chemical compound added to the high alkaline dirt that makes up the ¼-mile oval already helped produce a successful test and tune session. Saturday race programs start on March 21 and continue through Sept. 19 for IMCA Xtreme Motor Sports Modifieds, IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars, Scoggin-Dickey Parts Center Southern SportMods and IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks.“For a track promoter, especially an obsessive compulsive promoter, your goal is to have that perfect race program,” said Norman, the 2014 Hobby Stock champion at Carlsbad. “You’re always trying to do better than the last time you raced.”“We’re going to put an emphasis on technology and use that to our advantage to promote Roadrunner,” he added. “We’ve invested a lot of money and will use the Internet and Youtube.”Permanent restroom facilities, a not so scientific but much appreciated amenity, will be in place this season.“I grew up in the grandstands. Racing has always been a passion of mine,” he said. “My grandfather was a racer so this sport has been in our family for a long time.”Roadrunner will be part of IMCA’s Razor Chassis South Central Region for Modifieds, the EQ Cylinder Heads Southern Region for Stock Cars and the Charger Chassis Southern Region for Hobby Stocks.
Manchester United and Chelsea played out a 0-0 draw at Old Trafford on Monday in a game that failed to live up to its pre-match billing.The fixture marked the first time that David Moyes locked horns with Jose Mourinho as United manager but neither manager could gain the psychological upper hand, although the point puts the Blues clear at the top of the Premier League.Oscar tried to prise open a tight United defence in a lacklustre first half but twice wasted good opportunities with weak efforts straight at David de Gea. Robin van Persie had United’s best effort when he hit the side netting from inside the area.The second half followed a similar pattern and England international Danny Welbeck will rue his wastefulness after digging an effort wide after good work from Wayne Rooney. United also had claims for a penalty when a Tom Cleverley shot struck Frank Lampard’s hand in the box.Moyes named Rooney in his starting XI for the first time, with the striker the subject of two rejected bids during the close-season from Monday night’s opposition. Ryan Giggs dropped to the bench to allow for his inclusion.Chelsea started the game with a surprise as Andre Schurrle led the line. Kevin De Bruyne was also given the nod as Juan Mata and Demba Ba were omitted from the side that started against Aston Villa on Wednesday. Both sides struggled to create openings in a tepid opening 45 minutes. It was the away side who had the first chance in the 10th minute when a low De Bruyne cross rebounded to Oscar who hit a tame effort straight at De Gea.Chelsea had managed to quash the threat Van Persie for the opening 20 minutes but the Dutchman had United’s first meaningful effort. Michael Carrick dispossessed Ramires in midfield and the former Arsenal man picked up the loose ball on the edge of the box but he went too wide before firing his effort against the side netting.Rooney then had his first effort on goal. He showed a neat piece of skill to feint inside Gary Cahill but his shot from 20 yards was weak and rolled harmlessly to Petr Cech.United were beginning to enjoy more of the ball and, in the 38th minute, Phil Jones’s low cross was only half-cleared by John Terry and Cleverley hit a first-time shot from 20 yards that cleared the crossbar.The half ended with a weak shot from Oscar after a series of neat passes in the Chelsea midfield – the Brazilian will feel that he could have done more to trouble De Gea. After a slow start to the second half, United should have taken the lead after 56 minutes. Rooney showed good control just outside the area before slipping a neat through-ball to Welbeck but the striker fluffed his lines as he chipped his effort over from 10 yards.Cahill was unlucky with a 30-yard drive that De Gea got down well to save, before United had claims for a penalty.Cleverley’s half-volley hit Lampard’s hand in the area but referee Martin Atkinson deemed that the midfielder had not deliberately made contact with the shot.Rooney almost had the last say late on when he tested Cech with a strong 25-yard effort. The shot may have been going wide but the Chelsea man took no chances.With two minutes remaining, United had another penalty shout when John Obi Mikel turned into Van Persie’s volley but the decision would have been harsh on the Nigerian who knew had no time to dodge the shot.
BY MARIE DUFFYTwenty extra boats have been drafted in to search Lough Swilly for a Derry teenager , a week after he went missing.It is believed that the boats will be crewed by people from the area. Sean McNair, 17, from Creggan, went missing after jumping off Rathmullan pier with friends last Saturday.He was at a birthday celebration and was with a group of teenagers who went swimming.The coastguard, gardai and local volunteers have been searching Lough Swilly all week.SEARCH RESUMES IN LOUGH SWILLY was last modified: July 24th, 2011 by marieShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:lough swilly esarchRathmullanSEan McNair