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Religious Right Groups Protest 'Gay Day' at Disney Theme Parks

| by Michael Allen
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Several Religious Right groups are protesting Disney's annual 'Gay Day' at their theme parks, which is scheduled for the first week of June.

The Florida Family Association said in a press release that “the State of Florida does NOT prohibit discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation” and called on Disney to use its  “right to prohibit people from entering the park with tee shirts that promote LGBT behavior.”

The state of Florida has discriminated against gay people since 2008, when the state voted to ban gay marriage.

The Florida Family Association told InstantAnalysis.net that it has two airplanes flying banners in English and Spanish over Central Florida, warning people to avoid Disney World because there will be people “promoting their various alternative lifestyles.”

The Christian-advocate group One Million Moms claims Gay Day “is planned with the intent to expose and desensitize children to this lifestyle by same-sex couples holding hands, hugging and kissing.”

In their e-newsletter, One Million Moms states: "How would you feel if you entered the Magic Kingdom anticipating a normal day of fun with your family only to witness thousands of same-sex couples holding hands, hugging, kissing and wearing tee-shirts that promoted their lifestyle?"

Sources: FloridaFamily.org, OneMillionMoms.com, InstantAnalysis.net, Queerty.com