There's been no shortage of conversation and debate surrounding Disney Pixar's new animated film Turning Red. The movie, a coming-of-age story about a 13-year-old girl named Meilin who starts magically turning into a giant red panda, has one pastor warning about its themes and asking, "Is it demonic?"
Mike Signorelli, senior pastor of V1 Church in New York City, recently released a video on social media taking parents through his spiritual concerns over the film and the reasons he concluded it's simply not a kids' movie.
"I believe that every parent not just a pastor, but a parent—has a mandate to actually screen material," Signorelli told CBN's Faithwire. "Because every single device you have in your home is a portal, either a window into the things of God or, unfortunately, things that I believe are demonic."
The preacher said he is the parent of a young child and wanted to screen Turning Red to understand its contents better. Watch Signorelli detail his warnings:
"Within the first eight minutes, I was absolutely appalled," he said, noting the theme deals with ancestral communication, among other topics that don't align with a biblical worldview.
"We know in Hebrews 9:27, it's appointed once to live and then to die and we face judgment, and it's strictly forbidden, in the Christian context, to communicate with the dead," Signorelli said. "And so, even within the first eight minutes, you have chanting, communication with ancestors, and immediately a red flag should start to go off."
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