Protesters gather at the entrance to Disney World and take a stand against Disney’s ‘liberal agenda’

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Over the weekend, groups of people gathered just outside one of the entrances to the Walt disney World Resort calmly expression Disney’s response to a Florida law regarding classroom instruction for children in kindergarten through third grade.

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A group of around 100 protesters gathered near the entrance to disney world near Disney Springs. the expression was organized by a group called Moms for America who said they were there to expression what they call Disney’s “liberal agenda”.

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Protesters carried American flags and signs carrying messages about the group’s stance on Disney’s stance against the Parental rights in education law. A sign read: “Revoke Disney autonomy; stop child grooming,” while another had only the word “groomers” written on it with Mickey Mouse ears drawn from the two “o’s” in the word.

“The answer here is that real people aren’t afraid of big business,” explained John Di Lemme of the Conservative Business Journal. “Disney cowers to a handful of people.”

Florida”Parental rights in education” invoicecalled the “Don’t Say Gay” invoice by those who oppose the legislationbeen passed on March 28 when Governor Ron DeSantis signed the invoice in the lawsaying he “doesn’t care what big business says”.

Ron DeSantis

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The law prohibits the classroom teaching of gender identity and sexual orientation in kindergarten and in first, second and third grades, but that does not preclude informal conversations about gender identity or sexual orientation with children in these classes, nor prohibit the use of the word “gay”, despite the name given to it by opponents of the legislation.

Shortly before Governor Ron DeSantis signed the invoice in the law, disney CEO Bob Chapeck spoke out againsthaving kept silent about legislation up to this point. Chapek’s statement, however, don’t speak for everyone at disneyaccording to a cast member who is currently running for a Florida congressional seat and says Disney only listens to a small minority of its employees regarding Florida law.

Disney CEO Bob Chapek apologizes for Don't Say Gay Bill response

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During the expression near Disney Springs, counter-protesters arrived to speak out against those who had gathered to take a stand against Disney’s response. At least one counter-protester carried a sign reading “Villains Disney Movies Warned You About,” nodding to those who gathered to protest Disney’s stance.

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“As Floridians, some of us need to step up and let these people know they’re not welcome here,” said TSI Day Smith, who showed up at the scene Saturday to counter-expression.

According to Fox35 Orlando, the expression remained peaceful throughout its duration.

“We are really here to show our support for Governor DeSantis,” said Michael Thompson, who joined the expression against Disney’s response to the new legislation.

Thompson said part of the message of the expression was that if Disney continued with this “type of agenda”, it the waltz disney Company would continue to face opposition.

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