Some families across the country are reconsidering their previously Disney-friendly stance in their homes or their lives — including the movies, the streaming service, the theme parks and other offerings from the entertainment and media conglomerate.
That's partly because Disney's CEO, Bob Chapek, has opposed a new bill signed into law this week by Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis; it's known as the Parental Rights in Education bill.
The law prohibits Florida teachers from instructing very young students — those in kindergarten through third grade — about gender identity and sexual orientation. Initially, Chapek had not taken a public stance on it, but some people believe he ultimately caved to a minority of far-left "wokers" who are upset about the new law.
Patti Garibay, the executive director and founder of American Heritage Girls, a faith-focused alternative to the Girl Scouts from Ohio, who is a parent and grandparent, told Fox News Digital this week via email, "It is time to void your household of all things Disney." "Walt Disney most often cited his most important lesson as that of ‘goodwill always triumphs over evil.’ Today's Disney promotes a full spectrum of lifestyles that rarely align with the biblical values of good and evil, which God calls us to," she told the network. "It has been said before and it bears saying again, ‘Walt would turn over in his grave’ to see what his beloved company has become." A father from Tennessee, who has an infant daughter, said, "As a new father, I have decided not to expose my baby to any of Disney's products — anything they stream, or the theme parks. There are so many other wholesome options for her. "I will let her watch the older Disney films on DVD that I was raised on — they taught values that kids need and can understand, things like loyalty, friendship, working through obstacles, and the love of family," he added. "Disney doesn't seem to understand that parents have so many options now. Ultimately, I think they're going to lose on this wokeness gamble." "I gave up on Disney years ago when they started opening the parks up for gay pride activities while families were there," a mother and grandmother in her early 60s who lives outside Boston, Mass., noted further. "A children's theme park is no place for this. You can't promote both innocence and sex at the same time. This was a clear signal to families about where they are headed as a company." "As a Christian grandmother, my job is to protect, guide and love." She said that "participating in anything Disney forces me to abandon all three," she noted further. The Disney of old is long gone, but only Americans voting with their pocketbooks will change the company's far-left insanity. Sources include: FoxNews.com CelebrityReputation.com
Statement from The Walt Disney Company on signing of Florida legislation: pic.twitter.com/UVI7Ko3aKS— Walt Disney Company (@WaltDisneyCo) March 28, 2022
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