I am friends with a lot of Christians who attend mainline churches. Sometimes, the topic of Disney comes up. I try to talk to them about Disney’s actions on politics and social issues. But they don’t listen. For them, the fiction that Disney makes to entertain them is more important than the “culture war”. They know very much more about Disney fictions than they do about Disney facts.
Let’s see some Disney facts from this story in Daily Wire: (H/T Laura)
A Florida sheriff said that his department “always” caught Disney employees during undercover operations, while revealing the results of a week-long investigation into human trafficking.
The large investigation, known as “Fall Haul 2,” was spearheaded by the Polk County Police Department and involved a week-long sting operation in central Florida that netted over 150 arrests.
“Our goal is to identify victims, offer them help, and arrest those who are fueling the exploitation of human beings (Johns) and those profiting from the exploitation of human beings. Prostitution is not a victimless crime – it results in exploitation, disease, dysfunction, drug and alcohol addiction, violence, and broken families,” Sheriff Grady Judd said in a statement.
People from Florida, Georgia, Michigan, New York, California, North Carolina, Kentucky, Mississippi, and Arizona were all arrested during the undercover operation. Notable arrests included a Disney bellhop, a Georgia police deputy chief, and a high school physical education teacher.
The Disney employee, 57-year-old Guillermo Perez, was arrested for soliciting a prostitute. Perez is a bellhop for Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort. While showing Perez’s photo while at the press conference, Judd suggested he was not surprised to have arrested a Disney employee.
“Now, where would we be with an undercover operation and no Disney employees?” he said. “Oh yes, we always have Disney employees.”
Also arrested was an independent photographer who the sheriff’s department said is occasionally “contracted by Disney.”
Now, you might be thinking “well, that’s just Disney employees. The company itself doesn’t take a stand on pedophilia or gr00ming children, does it?”
Here’s a report from Life News.
Walt Disney World, a company founded to bring joy and entertainment to children, told employees Friday that it will pay their travel expenses to have their unborn babies aborted.
The news came after the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade in a historic ruling Friday morning. The Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health decision means states may protect unborn babies by banning abortions again,.
The Orange County Register reports Walt Disney World announced the new employee “benefit” in direct response to the high court ruling.
The company, which employs about 80,000 people in Florida, described the killing of unborn babies in abortions as “quality healthcare” and told Reuters that it is “committed” to ensuring its employees have access to abortions, according to the report.
A new Florida law that bans abortions after 15 weeks is scheduled to go into effect July 1. Though not a total abortion ban, pro-life advocates believe the law will save thousands of unborn babies from mid- and late-term abortions every year.
The facts of that article were also picked up in other places, like the New York Post, but I prefer to link to Life News.
Here’s an article by The Federalist, talking about the Disney employee who does the voice of the main character in a recent Disney movie:
In response to the criticisms of the bigots who complain about the presence of a same-sex kiss in a film for children, Evans, the voice of this version of Buzz Lightyear, spoke bluntly in a recent interview with Reuters Television, insisting that those who oppose LGBTQIA characters in children’s films are not worthy of your concern. Their complaints will perish with them. Their bigotry will be swept into the dustbin of history. You simply need to wait for them to enter extinction.
Previously, I wrote about how Disney opposed a religious freedom bill, and about how they supported grooming children with LGBT propaganda.
I try not to buy anything from Disney and related companies like ESPN, because I don’t want to give money to people who war against my Christian worldview and values. But it seems like in the church, people know more about Star Wars and Disney than they know about the historicity of the resurrection of Jesus. It’s astonishing, but it’s true. There’s all this emphasis on fun activities and worship songs, but no one can give a defense of the most basic Christian truth claims. Community is more important to them than knowing truth and showing their work to discover truth to others who still believe lies. “Don’t Judge!” is the new religion of the woke elites. Star Wars is their Bible. And Disneyland is their Mecca.
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I fell for it too in my atheist years – took my young family there 3 times, the last time over 20 years ago. I really enjoyed the foreign booths at Epcot and the more quaint rides, like Small World and The Great Movie Ride and DreamFlight and such. It certainly was NOT Christian, nor was I, but it was viewed back then as sort of a safe child friendly place. That was the view anyway.
Then they started having a Gay Day. Sick. I can only imagine what happens in the bathrooms and on the rides on such a day.
But, it might even be argued that Disney’s satanism goes back to the very beginning, with its emphasis on magic and witchcraft, etc in many of its cartoons and movies.
It’s a sick world after all!
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This ain’t your grandpa’s Disney.
Walt himself was a family man (although he had the vice of smoking) and was very pro-American. He had wanted a family-friendly set of parks (as opposed to say, Coney Island of the early 20th century, which had a freak show/burlesque vibe).
Sadly, over the last number of decades, DIS has become a media and corporate giant and Disney is very interested in advancing an agenda that’s NOT in agreement with Christian principles. Disney is also very interested in very much being in the public consciousness.
Unfortunately, Disney is very pervasive. My son was participating in an extra-reading program not expecting anything and the few kids who did it all year won a ticket to see Buzzyear. Except there’s a same sex couple and kiss, arrrrggh.
I have to be super-careful in vetting what my kids see. There’s a lot of garbage, wastes of time, and unwholesome content. It’s quite unfortunate because when kids are younger, they lack a lot of critical facilities so they are very susceptible to various messages and agendas. New Atheists like to accuse Christians who teach their faith as “brainwashing” — and isn’t feeding an agenda to young kids likewise “brainwashing”?
(Just as an aside, I love classics, so at some point in the not-too-distant-future, I’d lke my oldest to start some of the classics, like “The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn” and “The Count of Monte Cristo.” Except I don’t think son is quite ready for the Count of Monte Cristo yet — so why should he exposed to Disney’s agenda at his age?!?!?!)
Like WK, I did not grow up “in the church.” However, I do understand a lot of the Christian subculture from watching (like the campy Christian songs, VBS, etc. that then lends itself to some teen ministries, some college ministries, some young adult groups, etc.)
You’re right that many of these kids:
1/ haven’t developed a biblical worldview or thought about what that might entail
2/ aren’t able to articulate the Gospel and a cogent defense thereof
I have found some reasonable possibilities like:
1- some Christian movies (e.g., by Walden Media)
2- some Bible-related stuff
e.g., Superbook (tells Bible stories in an animated format)
3- some various animated movies
(Even Prince of Egypt, I might give slightly positive reviews)
5- For older teens, Del Tackett’s “The Truth Project”
6- again for older teens, Summit Ministries
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