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One Million (Bigoted) Moms Protest Disney Gay Pride Day

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gay-rainbow-handsIn case you haven’t heard of them, One Million Moms is an organization made up of women who are sick and tired of smutty filth like “The Biggest Loser” and Skittles commercials and Ellen Degeneres poisoning the minds of our vulnerable children. Well, they’re at it again, and this time they’re emailing Disney’s CEO in an attempt to strike down Disney’s Gay Day.

The One Million Moms website details their campaign against this longstanding celebration of an important demographic, the LGBTQ community. But instead of posting an excerpt from their ridiculous website, I’m going to play a little game! Let’s take some of their paragraphs and replace terms like “homosexual couples” with “interracial couples” to really shed light on how stupid these people are going to look in fifty years. My changes in bold:

Warning! Not everyone there will be excited, innocent children anticipating a fun weekend at Disney World. The first Saturday in June, black people, Asian people and Mexican people will be at the Magic Kingdom with an agenda and purpose different than what would be expected at Disney.

This event is planned with the intent to expose and desensitize children to this lifestyle by interracial couples holding hands, hugging and kissing. In short, an Interracial Marriage Day participant’s main goal is to be seen versus seeing Disney World.

On June 1, unsuspecting families will witness a well-orchestrated event that Disney says they have no control over.

Disney has taken no action to stop this, which leaves families stunned and offended. So instead of a normal day at this popular theme park, parents will be angry at the harm this causes families.

Disney has been irresponsible for far too long. Disney representatives and security need to maintain a family-friendly atmosphere and require proper conduct and dress code on a daily basis.

Just, ugh. I don’t understand why the OMM think that Disney should take action to stop this gay pride day. Maybe these moms haven’t noticed, but if Disney is really out to “desensitize children to this lifestyle,” they’re doing a horrible job.

As it is, the whole Disney brand is completely saturated with hetero culture. There’s not a single Disney TV character, movie character, animal, prince or princess (though I guess some have made conjectures about Merida) who is openly gay. All Disney romances are rigidly traditional — love, marriage, baby carriage! Period end of story! So why, for the love of god, in the vast straight traditional ocean of Disney, is a single Gay Day so much to ask?

These moms need to get their asses out of their ivory towers and get with the times.

(photo: nito / Shutterstock)

43 Comments

  1. Tea

    May 12, 2013 at 1:30 pm

    One Million Busybody Bigots is at it again!

    Also, Gay Day isn’t park sponsored or official, and it’s been doing on since I was really little, it was originally a local meet from the early days of chat programs. Our vacation once fell on it by accident, and as a sugared up 7 year old, I didn’t notice a thing.

    That, and having met a lot of cast members, and even dated one, OMM would be less keep on attending knowing just how high of an LGBT percentage crew they have.

    • chickadee

      May 12, 2013 at 1:41 pm

      Yes, exactly. We were there for Gay Day, and it was lovely. You know, all kinds of couples holding hands, enjoying the park….OMM is disgusting. Also, does she think that straight couples don’t act like boors in the park? Because the vulgar behavior we saw when we were there occurred between males and females.

    • goofyjj

      May 14, 2013 at 11:06 am

      wasn’t that the day the earth stopped spinning and fire and brimstone rained on Disney?

    • chickadee

      May 14, 2013 at 11:18 am

      Well, yes, but I’m pretty sure that was due to MY incompatibility with the whole Disney concept.

    • meteor_echo

      May 13, 2013 at 12:48 am

      I prefer to call them Several Hundreds of Malfunctional Parental Units. At least it’s closer to the truth 🙂

  2. Cee

    May 12, 2013 at 1:48 pm

    How does this harm their families? Does it cause fights amongst husbands and wives? Does being there that day turn a spouse or child in that family gay? Oh no. It forces parents who told parents who told their children that only straight couplings exist to talk about gay couples *gasp*

    And dress code? Please, you know all those lgbtq shirts worn on gay day are awfully creative and you wish you had one just as cool.

    • whiteroses

      May 12, 2013 at 8:03 pm

      This. If OMM has such an issue with it, then they can stay home for the day. I doubt anyone would notice. Also- I hope their kids don’t have any Disney products at home.

    • Psych Student

      May 13, 2013 at 9:16 pm

      Now, Cee, we all know that when a gay couple kisses, a straight couple fights and when a gay couple marries, a straight couple breaks up. When is why straight couples have been getting divorced for decades before gay marriage was a thing. . . oh wait . . .

  3. Rachel Sea

    May 12, 2013 at 2:15 pm

    As conspirator for the Gay Agenda, I can see where these women are coming from. Instilling a fear of non-conformity is, of course, the best and most righteous parenting tool, and if kids see that gay people are normal, and happy, they might cease to conform in all sorts of ways. I’m furthering The Agenda and even I can see that it is fiendish.

    • EmmaFromÉire

      May 12, 2013 at 2:59 pm

      hush! don’t let them know about The Agenda!!!

    • Tea

      May 12, 2013 at 5:32 pm

      Darn it Rachel, Rule 2 is that we can’t talk about The Agenda!

      Rule 1 is that we can’t bring snacks to meetings unless we bring enough for everyone.

  4. LiteBrite

    May 12, 2013 at 2:28 pm

    “Disney has been irresponsible for far too long. Disney
    representatives and security need to maintain a family-friendly
    atmosphere and require proper conduct and dress code on a daily basis.”

    Which they do, even on “gay day.”

    Sometimes I think “One Million Moms” needed one million better things to do.

    • Blueathena623

      May 12, 2013 at 7:11 pm

      I wonder if the million moms thinks all gay people dress as the village people or something, hence the dress code part.

  5. Melissa K.

    May 12, 2013 at 2:31 pm

    So much for tolerance.

    • Tea

      May 12, 2013 at 5:31 pm

      We totally tolerate their opinions. They can have them all they want, they can protest if they choose, I fully support their right to do so. But petitioning to Disney won’t do a thing since this isn’t Disney sponsored and has been a 20 year annual get-together, one where the conduct is no more risque than any other day. And by supporting the Disney label, they’re still supporting a company that has offered same-sex partner benefits for over 20 years.

    • Roberta

      May 12, 2013 at 6:32 pm

      Not to mention that just because we tolerate their ideas doesn’t mean we can’t think they are stupid ideas to have.

    • whiteroses

      May 12, 2013 at 8:05 pm

      Tolerance means being tolerant of everybody- gay, straight, black, white, fat, thin. OMM can’t claim that they’re being tolerant when they’re not. And if you think straight couples aren’t all over each other in amusement parks just as much if not more than gay couples, you haven’t been to one in a long time.

    • allisonjayne

      May 13, 2013 at 10:53 am

      Melissa K., you seem to have an agenda of claiming that folks calling people out for homophobic behavior are being ‘intolerant’. Can you please explain yourself a bit more, because I really don’t quite get what you’re talking about in all of your comments?

    • Cee

      May 13, 2013 at 2:35 pm

      You say this a lot. I dont think it means what you think it means.

    • Psych Student

      May 13, 2013 at 9:19 pm

      Yay!

  6. Kat

    May 12, 2013 at 5:13 pm

    I love to tell people like this that they’re obviously just uncomfortable with their own sexuality, and it’s okay to be unsure. KILLS them everytime.

    • Amanda Low

      May 12, 2013 at 11:31 pm

      Hahahaha yes.

  7. Amber

    May 13, 2013 at 12:23 am

    Why does anybody give a damn about one million moms anyways? They are a hate group. They’re just a bunch of racist, homophobic losers with nothing better to do than ignore their children and make up reasons to be outraged.

  8. CW

    May 13, 2013 at 2:03 am

    Engaging in homosexual behavior is a CHOICE. Being a certain race isn’t. HUGE difference and why interracial marriage is a terrible analogy for gay “marriage”.

    • Athena

      May 13, 2013 at 4:20 am

      Being gay isn’t a choice, you’re born gay. I’m never going to wake up some day and think: ‘You know, I’m sick of men, I think I’ll become a lesbian instead!’. Considering how hard it is to come out to people and live with constant judging and discriminating, doesn’t seem like something you would choose now does it? Or do you think people who are gay should just be single forever because you’re not comfortable with same sex couples expressing their love as straight couples do? It’s not children who feel shocked, it’s the adults, and they forward all their bigotry over to their kids. Nobody’s born a homophobe.

    • MIC

      January 28, 2014 at 7:40 pm

      its a choice just like being a terrorist, child molester, or drug attic! Its a choice no such thing as born that way!

    • jessica

      May 13, 2013 at 7:07 am

      I think you meant to say “Homophobia is a CHOICE.”

      Also, I’d like to point out that even if you do honestly and earnestly believe that homosexuals choose to engage in the behaviors they do, it isn’t really any of your business anyway in the same way that it isn’t your business to butt in and throw a hissy fit if I choose to feed my kid candy or let my son wear pink head to toe. Living in a free society means having to accept the fact that other people are allowed to choose to do what they want within reason.

    • LiteBrite

      May 13, 2013 at 8:11 am

      While being born a certain race certainly isn’t a choice (much like homosexuality, btw), dating or marrying someone from a different race IS. So, I’d say the analogy is appropriate.

      Nice try, though.

    • whiteroses

      May 13, 2013 at 11:53 am

      Not really. Both issues are about a person’s right to marry who they love.

      Mixed race people have passed as white because they needed to. Gay people have pretended to be straight to save their lives. I don’t see the difference. It’s 2013, not 1913. In an age of smartphones, smart cars, and the Internet, it amazes me that we aren’t more enlightened.

    • K.

      May 13, 2013 at 12:26 pm

      There’s pretty much no point in me saying this to you because you probably just won’t choose to believe it, but: homosexuality is not a choice.

      You are straight, I assume. …Did you ‘choose’ to be straight? No, right? People who are gay do not ‘choose’ to be gay, either. Stand back and think about how it feels to be straight–to be attracted to someone of the opposite gender, to be married or romantically involved with someone of the opposite gender and so on and so forth.Your entire being is invested in that heterosexual norm. Okay, now go ahead and imagine that as natural as it is for you to be heterosexual, it is EQUALLY and COMPLETELY as natural as a gay person to be homosexual. For a gay person, being attracted to someone of the same sex is completely a natural, biological drive, separate and beyond any intellectual ‘choice.’

      And if you think about this logically, would it make ANY sense to make that choice, intellectually? What person looks at our culture (assuming you are American) and says:

      “Gee. If I decide to be homosexual, then I can also enjoy: fighting for basic rights like marriage and job security; having a much, much smaller dating pool; possibly ruining ties to my parents and family; having my locker defaced/car broken into/house spray-painted on and other forms of vandalization to my personal property; being culturally ghettoized; and worrying about my personal safety and emotional well-being all. the. time. because no matter where I go or what I do, someone, somewhere will have a problem with me, even if all I’m doing is filling up my tank, buying sunscreen, watering my lawn, or eating a Waffle House waffle. And a percentage of those people may inflict actual violence on me or my loved ones.

      Yeah, that seems like a totally awesome ‘choice.’ That’s the right ‘decision’ for me.”

      Honestly, I could make a better argument that interracial marriage is more of a a ‘choice’ than being gay.

    • Psych Student

      May 13, 2013 at 9:21 pm

      Even if homosexuality was a choice (it’s not), *why* would that be bad and deserve criticism and judgement?

    • Ann B.

      May 14, 2013 at 11:35 am

      I mean, under the same argument, becoming involved with someone of another race is still a CHOICE. I mean, 60 or so years ago, I think people probably made the argument “even if you’re attracted to/in love with/whatever people of another race, you should still just ignore it and marry within your own race.” So, no, it’s not apples and oranges.

  9. Shelly Lloyd

    May 13, 2013 at 7:39 am

    Is it wrong of me to wish that we as a society could get to the point where it doesn’t matter whether someone is born gay or chooses to be gay? I know that right now it is important to prove that those the homophobic people out there that those who are gay can not just magically choose to not be gay. But wouldn’t it be nice to be at a place in society where someone can say, “hey I’m gay” and noone would bat an eye and everyone would be ok with it?

    • faifai

      May 13, 2013 at 11:24 am

      I would like to get to a point where boys can bring their boyfriends home to meet the family without having to officially “come out”. Where people can get married without having to bemoan the lack of, or praise the availability of, gay marriage. Where Pride Parades don’t exist because no one even cares.
      In short, I want the day to come where we don’t need the labels “gay” or “straight”, where people are just people.

  10. Jessie

    May 13, 2013 at 10:21 am

    Oh, Goddess bless. If this is how they react to a non-Disney sanctioned/sponsored day, then I’d LOVE to see how they react to Bat’s Day, which is a day where people of the Gothic subculture all convene and swarm the Disney park and has ALSO been happening for a number of years, much like Gay Pride day. They’d probably accuse us of attempting to mass-convert their children to Satanism or some crap
    Disney pretty much has no power to stop this, because they aren’t the ones who organize it. It’s just a large number of people in the LGBT community who decide to go to Disneyland/Disney World on the same day, much like if a large family decided to have their family reunion at a Disney park. Disney can’t turn away paying customers just for being gay without having a HUUUUUGE PR problem on their hands.

    Now if only One Million Busybody Bigots (to adopt Tea’s wonderful term for them!) could get that concept through their idiotic heads.

  11. Facebook User

    May 13, 2013 at 10:58 am

    why arent these women worried about all the kids joining the military getting raped or committing suicide?

  12. ALE515

    May 13, 2013 at 1:28 pm

    Almost everyone in my family has worked at Disney World at one point. I know that they have been offering health benefits to same sex couples for decades. I for one, love that. I appreciate when a company treats their employees as people. Not one of use complained working there. And we will continue giving them our business. All those one million moms can get their family fun else where!

  13. Great Mom

    May 13, 2013 at 3:00 pm

    When I was fifteen, I went to Europe with my church choir group. We were in Munich, Germany, and just happened to be doing our “everybody explore the city and tour” day at the same time as the worldwide gay pride festival was going on.

    You know what? It was a blast. Never, have I ever had so much fun. The people were funny and nice, and I even got to dance on a stage. And because it was in the city, not in a theme park, there were no restrictions on outfits. I literally saw more body parts during that gay pride festival that I would walking in a red light district in Amsterdam.

    When we all returned home from our trip, every single member of our church choir announced that we were gay. We burned bibles and we destroyed the lives of our families.

    Oh wait, we didn’t. We got back on our group tour bus, went to Switzerland, and went on with our lives. No damage done, even to all of our virgin fifteen year old Christian eyes.

    If parents are so disturbed by their children seeing homosexual people, they could always pick a different day to go to Disney World. As a mother, I let my four year old hold hands with her girl best friend all the time. She is four. She doesn’t understand gay or straight. If she went to Disney World on gay pride day, I doubt she would even notice! She would be way too excited about seeing Cinderella in person. *rolls eyes*. OMM needs to get a life.

  14. Suburban Sweetheart

    May 14, 2013 at 11:33 pm

    One Million Moms hates basically everything. I’m on their mailing list just to be among the first to learn what sort of crazy, ridiculous bullshit they’re protesting today – but mostly it pisses me right off.

  15. Maggie

    July 25, 2013 at 10:31 am

    Oh, the irony. This article pushes a “bigoted”, simplified caricature of any person with a belief system similar to that of OMM. Where is your precious tolerance as you slander and denounce those with differing beliefs?

    First, you are incorrect in asserting that Disney pushes a “hetero culture.” Regardless of how you feel about the straightness of silly princesses, the Disney corporation is extremely pro-gay rights. Score of supporting data to that fact are but a google search away.

    “Get with the times”? There is nothing new under the sun, my dear. These times are no different than many before; it is only the speed of the change that has quickened, thanks the electronic media age. Perhaps what these OMM ladies realize is that ultimate truth is unchanging. It is people who falter and wander. Examine your compass before hitching it to that (or to those) which turn like the seasons. Why has support for gay marriaage risen so in the last generation? Because of some great evolution of our minds? Hardly. Public opinion is notoriously fickle, and is always slighted toward issues that pique our lustful desire for autonomy, and the continuing rape of our consitution has made America a breeding ground for the oxymoronic government-mandated-autonomy.

    It is sheer ignorance that would attempt to equate same-sex marriage with the plight of interracial couples. If one used the Bible as their moral guideline (which I bring up because most, not all, OMM members do, and therefore whether you realize it or not, it’s the basis you’re arguing against) interracial marriage is not condemned, but encouraged. To marry into one’s one “kind” (you might not know it, but it is this scripture verse that is usually twisted to fit this particular agenda,) refers to their belief in the one true God, not to race. I don’t want to turn this into a forum to argue current politics, but I will say that understanding the foundation for their beliefs, it should be clear that when that same Bible is where the very idea of “marriage” came from (not civil unions, not legal partnerships, but marriage) the assault to redefine anything introduced by one of those ultimiate truths I mentioned, is an offense worth defending against. But, you prefer to make the galactic jump to infer OMM’ers are racist, instead of understanding the principles behind that which you mock.

    I’m curious: how can one be “behind the times”, suggesting that they are passe, yet at the same time be labeled “conformists”? It is “traditional” beliefs that are in the minority now, so technically, those who hold them are ANTI-conformists.

    Perhaps what you should consider are these neutral questions: Is it necessary to force political agendas into children’s arenas? Is it appropriate to invade the parameters of each parent-child relationship’s personal approach to handling sensitive subject matters, that regardless of your opinion, you can’t deny are in fact sensitive?

    Finally, if I were your friend, whom you sat down with over a cup of tea to discuss this matter with, I would be personally hurt by the patronizing, dismissive tone with which you wrote this blog. Don’t be so quick to write OMM off as antiquated. Perhaps you could glean some wisdom.

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  17. MIC

    January 28, 2014 at 7:34 pm

    Disney should not have taken sides and certainly not put this crap on their tv show and its funny how I heard the show is about to go off the air. Good going one million moms glad their are some groups that are against the glad and lgbt hate groups!

  18. Parent vs. The People

    August 10, 2014 at 11:48 pm

    This is a difficult one for me. I fully support marriage equality and sponsored pride nights (or days, in this case) and I believe in upholding civil rights. However, I would also support a parent’s decision to not be in attendance with his or her children on those dates, for whatever the personal reasons may be and whether or not I agree. In the end, I can only decide what’s best for my own children and no one else’s. It would be wonderful if these designated “days”, official or not, didn’t have to be branded as such, and just be any other day. I do agree, however, that the protest is ridiculous and highly presumptuous.

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