The Walt Disney Company goes to war over a Florida state law banning classroom instruction on homosexual and transgender issues for K-3 students, raising questions about its respect for parental rights and democratic pluralism.
By Joan Frawley Desmond, EWTN News,
Joan Frawley Desmond Joan Frawley Desmond, is the Register’s senior editor. She is an award-winning journalist widely published in Catholic, ecumenical and secular media. A graduate of the Pontifical John Paul II Institute for Studies of Marriage and Family, she lives with her family in California.
Last week, the Magic Kingdom lost some of its luster for U.S. parents who have made Disney movies and theme parks a staple of their precious family time.
After LGBTQ advocates within Disney attacked the company for failing to block a Florida law that banned classroom instruction on sexual orientation and gender identity in grades K-3, the corporation vowed to overturn the law, while announcing plans to boost the number of LGBTQ characters in future productions.
“Our goal as a company is for this law to be repealed by the legislature or struck down in the courts, and we remain committed to supporting the national and state organizations working to achieve that,” read a statement issued by Disney, as it faced blowback from activist employees for failing to block the law. …