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“Disney Elevates Homosexual”

Jim Burroway

October 13th, 2009

That’s the headline the American Family Association plastered above their post about Disney’s naming Rich Ross as studio chief. Ross was awarded his position after having revived the Disney Channel. I guess he’s gay and doesn’t want to live in the closet, which is an unforgivable affront to these people. And not hiding in the closet is what makes him an “activist” according to Peter LaBarbera:

“The sad reality is that whenever you see a homosexual activist at the top, nine times out of ten they end up pushing that gay agenda using their influence to push it wherever they can,” states LaBarbera.

“It’s the way the homosexual movement ends up influencing the country far beyond its tiny numbers,” he explains. “They get in key positions of power, and then they use that power to advance their agenda.”

A man does his job well and is rewarded for it, but anti-gay activists see it as “pushing that gay agenda.” I smell a boycott. Imagine the outcry if he had been named to a post in the Department of Education or something.



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Hmm.. sounds an awful lot like anti-Semitism there..

I don’t see Disney making a movie with a gay protagonist any time soon, so they’re making much ado about nothing.

Timothy Kincaid
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Disney’s sin: employing a gay person and promoting him based on his job performance.

And they claim that there is no need for ENDA?

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This right here shows what the bigots REALLY mean when they say ‘activism’ and ‘militant’, They mean ‘pride’ and ‘uppity’. any gay person who has the slightest bit of self-respect is an ‘activist’ and according to them should hide in the closet and stop their ‘activism’

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What a sad little world these people live in, where everything has to have a hidden agenda.

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since he is credited with the success of hannah montana and high school musical, you would think these people would be looking for hidden homosexual messages in these programmes.

Emily K
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They could’ve said “Disney Elevates Jew” and it would have been just as true and just as offensive. Except this isn’t socially acceptable (as much).

Stefano A
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Agreed, Emily K and Burr.

And this isn’t to mention the fact how the AFA et al spend their every waking moment attempting to get “their people” elected in order to turn this country into a theocracy which adheres to only their own narrow interpretion of “Christian”.

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Please, God, let them boycott. Disneyland is far too crowded these days. I need less people to show up when my partner and I are there. ;)

Ben Mathis
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Reminds me of the saying (I forget the originator): I don’t know what a GLBT Activist is, I just know I’m accused of being one whenever I do anything to differentiate myself from a doormat.

Ken in Riverside
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@Ben Mathis:

I myself have never been able to find out precisely what feminism is: I only know that people call me a feminist whenever I express sentiments that differentiate me from a door mat or a prostitute. ~Rebecca West, “Mr Chesterton in Hysterics: A Study in Prejudice,” The Clarion, 14 Nov 1913, reprinted in The Young Rebecca, 1982

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Can’t Labarbera and his mentally left-behind flock get raptured off, just like in Tim Laye’s ghastly novels?

On that subject, I can’t imagine Disney ever making ‘family-friendly’ movies celebrating a time when pilotless planes and unmanned oil tankers crash and cause carnage everywhere. Al Qaida and the AFA have more in common with each other than they could care to admit.

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Let the bigots boycott all they want. There plenty of gay people that will have a fun time at all of the Disney places. There are so many dimwitted people in this world who aren’t happy unless they are trying ruin something for some one else…..

Regan DuCasse
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Hmmm…looks like every time they mention gay folks there will be ‘activist’ just before or just after the word, homosexual.

A gay person can be a lawyer, minister, soldier, parent, nurse, doctor, teacher, computer tech, athlete, performer, artist or engineer…but to them, none of these things matter, it’s the ‘activist’ label that gets all the attention.
They like that word, ‘activist’. The other word is ‘militant’.

‘Agenda’ is another.
They make those words so dirty and perverted now.

There are only TWO kinds of gay people in their tiny little world.

A militant activist gay person.
Or a doomed or dead one.

Considering the limits of HIS aim and vocabulary, this Peter LaB is about the most excruciatingly BORING man in Creation!
If HE got his way, and there were no gay people to point to, utterly invisible and nowhere to be found, what WOULD he do with his own life?

Apparently it’s gay people who give him a reason to get up in the morning to face another day.
Kinda pitiful, really.

Lynn David
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Well, the AFA is already boycotting Pepsi and they claim they have 500,000 signatories to the boycott…. which leads one to wonder why only 20% of members of the AFA (they claim 2.5 million members) support their own boycott?!

Christopher Waldrop
October 14th, 2009 | LINK

The funny thing about their boycott of Pepsi is that Coke also supports gay rights. I’m not sure what the AFA is going to do for carbonated soft drinks.

Alex said, “What a sad little world these people live in, where everything has to have a hidden agenda.” It’s called projection. The AFA and similar groups see everyone else having a “hidden agenda” because they have a hidden agenda of their own which is to use scare tactics to convince people to give them money. Sometimes I think the last thing the AFA really wants is to actually succeed, because then they’d lose their source of revenue.

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AFA has given up boycotting Disney. Every time they do, Disney attendance/profits go up. Also, YOU try telling your 7-y.o. daughter she is not allowed to have/watch anything associated with Disney (“Princesses,” Muppets, etc.). Disney is far too pervasive today to boycott. It’s easier to boycott oxygen (the gas, not the network).

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If they boycott maybe we’ll be able to get my mom to go, she haes lines, (although them boycotting may do the opposite, which my mom would point out….darnit!)

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