DON'T SAY GAY

Disney


I guess we can’t be too harsh on Florida, at least a first glance. After all, it has the

Everglades, great beaches and space rocket launch-sites, to name but a few. It is sad

then that all those Floridian positives are over-shadowed by a majority of it being Trump

Nation and having potential GOP presidential hopeful Ron DeSantis as its governor. As

a protégé of Trump, DeSantis is proving to be a chip off the old bigoted block. And

nothing more so shows that than his recent signing into Floridian law of the highly

controversial “Don’t Say Gay” measure that prevents schools teaching things like

gender identity or sexual preference until after third grade.


To its credit, Florida’s Walt Disney Company, the largest private employer in the state,

has been a prominent voice in opposing this blatantly prejudiced measure. Disney CEO

Bob Chapek has let it be known that the company is concerned about the discriminatory

nature of the measure, and that Disney is committed to seeing the legislation either

overturned or thrown out by the courts. Further, Disney will be making a $5 million

donation to various human rights organizations, including those which strive to defend

the rights of LGBTQ+ individuals.


Needless to say, DeSantis and his army of bigots have decried Disney for making this

praiseworthy stand. DeSantis has even gone as far as suggesting that the special self-

governing status previously given to Disney in 1967 by way of state legislation should

be repealed. However, Disney are sticking to their guns and continuing to highlight how

the “Don’t Say Gay” measure could be weaponized to discriminate against some kids

and their families.


DeSantis and the GOP’s obsession with sex, sexuality and supposed “woke” politics

continues to grow by the day. For a party that continually claims to stand for “freedom”

and “personal choice”, they sure seem awful picky about what goes on behind bedroom

doors and how people, of any age, choice to identify as a human being. Having a gun?

A God given right! Being attracted to someone of the same sex? Never – completely