LGBT Community and One Concerned Mom Respond to One Million Moms’ Discriminatory Attack Against Disney
Earlier this week, One Million Moms launched a campaign against the annual Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) day at Orlando’s Magic Kingdom®, taking place Saturday, June 1, 2013. On its website, One Million Moms claims that the intent of the LGBT community is “to expose and desensitize children to this lifestyle by same-sex couples holding hands, hugging and kissing”. They are urging members to e-mail Disney officials and demand the park ‘no longer go along with Gay Day.’ In response, Darcy Christ, a heterosexual mother who strongly opposes the views of One Million Moms, has created her own Facebook page, Millions of Moms for Love, (https://www.facebook.com/MillionsOfMomsForLove). Christ is hoping to receive as many “likes”as possible to prove anti-gay beliefs are not shared by most moms in America.
“We will not stand silently while groups like One Million Moms or the American Family Foundation spread their anti-gay message,” says Ms. Christ, a mother of two from Texas. “A majority of American moms believe that every person has the right to love another person, same sex or not.”
For twenty-three years, the LGBT community and their supporters have gathered on the first day of June, wearing red shirts with pride, at the non-sanctioned event at Orlando’s Magic Kingdom®.
“One Million Mom’s homophobic message is disheartening and sad,” says Wendy Jackson of Outloud Enterprises. Jackson has attended the LGBT celebration at Magic Kingdom® for the past five years. “If children have questions about seeing a same-sex couple holding hands, hugging or kissing, it seems that Disney World, the happiest place on earth, would offer a perfect opportunity for parents to teach children about tolerance and acceptance.”
Outloud Enterprises has set up their own website calling for supporters to sign a thank you note to Disney for continuing to support the annual LGBT event and not allowing itself to be bullied by groups like One Million Moms. Visit www.outloudenterprises.com/disneyletter.
Visit Millions of Moms For Love on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/MillionsOfMomsForLove. Send a Thank You note to Disney at www.outloudenterprises.com/disneyletter.
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