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Faithful Demand Cancellation of Disney Cartoon Promoting Witchcraft to Children

Before Christmas, it was a book teaching children how to contact demons; now it’s a new Disney cartoon series called The Owl House that not only promotes witchcraft to children, it features a sorceress and a “friendly” demon who help a young girl fulfill her dream of becoming a witch.

The alarming trend of blatant indoctrination of children into the occult continued on January 10 when Disney launched a new cartoon series aimed at children ages 7+ which features a young girl who becomes a witch’s apprentice and befriends a demon who helps her to learn the trade.

As Newsweek describes, “The Owl House stars Luz, a bright-eyed teenage human girl, who wanders into a portal that leads her to the Boiling Isles. In a world full of ghouls, monsters and demons, Luz finds comfort and aid with Eda the Owl Lady, a powerful sorceress who has her own fascination with human trinkets and doo-dads. Together with King, a pipsqueak demon with a desire for chaos, Luz spends her time learning the basics of witchcraft.”

The creator of the series, Dana Terrace, who grew up in Catholic schools, has a love for religious painters such as John Bauer and Hieronymus Bosch, and thought their “twisted takes on angels and demons would make for a ‘cool show in that art style’,” she told Newsweek. “I was exorcising some demons by working from them," Terrace said.

She approached artist Ricky Cometa of the Cartoon Network’s Steven Universe to help her with the project, telling him that she wanted to “make this demon realm a part of Disney.”

He went along with her plan, saying that, "We really wanted to make this demon realm feel like home, and just had to figure out how to do it."

As a result, they created a demon world that was “70 percent made up” with the “names of demons and witches thrown in to add depth.” Newsweek reports that “the writers room for the show is full of books on witchcraft, witches and spells to take inspiration from.”

Inspiration? Is that what they’re calling it? Terrace, who also admits to being influenced by Pokemon, mentioned no concern about the spiritual dangers this kind of show might pose to children during the interview. Instead, she praised Disney for allowing the show to go on. "I am always trying to push them to go a little bit darker and weirder because I find that stuff fun."

Unfortunately, “darker and weirder” might look exciting on the silver screen, but the ideas it can put into the heads of impressionable young children can hardly be described as fun. This is especially true when the occult is presented as something to aspire to, and demons, with their enormous and terrifying powers, are naively presented as friendly little “pipsqueaks.” This combines to leave children with a “false positive” view of the occult arts that is dangerously unrealistic.

As the explains, “The show tries to portray witchcraft as a positive tool to fight evil. That's similar to what real-life witches have been promoting over the past few years as they've been putting hexes on President Trump and others in order to fight for their beliefs.”

Regardless of the popular spin being put on these practices, there's no getting around Scripture;s explicit condemnation of the dark arts in Deuteronomy 18:10 which warns the faithful not to count among themselves anyone who “practices divination, or is a soothsayer, augur, or sorcerer, or who casts spells, consults with ghosts or spirits, or seeks oracles from the dead…Anyone who does such things is an abomination to God.”

The reason these people are abominations is not because the Lord is an old stodge who doesn’t want people to have any fun. It’s because those who practice the dark arts have brought grievous suffering upon themselves and the people of God by calling upon demons whose sole goal is to destroy. They’re never “friendly” and only the grossly uninformed would present them in such a way to the public, let alone to young children.

For all of the above reasons, the American Society for the Defense of Tradition, Family, and Property (TFP) has launched a petition to Disney to immediately cancel this series.

“This is a normalization of witchcraft and Satanism to kids,” TFP writes. “Outrageous!”

If you agree, sign here!

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