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Some parents upset over school field trip during Gay Days in Orlando (Disney)
Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel ^ | May 6, 2004 | Jamie Malernee

Posted on 05/06/2004 5:28:44 PM PDT by PJ-Comix

Some parents are upset over the timing of a school field trip that sends Broward County students to Orlando theme parks in the middle of Gay Days.

Gay Days, which is expected to bring about 140,000 people to the Orlando area in early June, is advertised as "creating a gay and lesbian atmosphere" throughout the region by organizing "theme park visits, over-the-top dance parties, and round-the-clock good times."

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Extended News; US: Florida
KEYWORDS: disney; disneyworld; fieldtrip; gaydays; homosexualagenda; orlando; tlbshow
Williams says she knew because she was in Orlando visiting with her family a few years ago when Gay Days happened to be going on. At Disney World and Universal Studios, she and her husband were offended by men groping each other in the streets, she said. She had her family left Disney early when, she says, she saw men wearing sexually explicit T-shirts and her husband saw a man in drag with no underwear beneath his skirt.

LOL! This doesn't surprise me a bit. Find out more about what happens on Disney Gay Days by reading this excerpt from "Al Gore's" MOVIE REVIEW of Pirates Of The Caribbean:

Disney World Gay Day has grown into a really big event in the Gay world and attracts about 100,000 "alternative lifestyle" folks on that occasion. The big problem is what happens to other visitors to Disney World who are unaware that they have arrived on Gay Day.

Of course, as a liberal Democrat, I am fully supportive of Gay Day at Disney World. Recently, Senator Russell Feingold even attacked a vicious right-wing judicial nominee for canceling out on taking his kids to Disney World when he found out he would be visiting there on Gay Day. As a fellow liberal, I applaud Senator Feingold for using that incident to attack the bigoted nominee. However, I wonder just how comfortable Feingold would be if he visited Disney World with his son on Gay Day. The father-son conversation would probably go like this:

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"Father, why is this day different from all other days?"

"This day is different, son, because it is Gay Day. I brought you here not only to enjoy the rides but also to learn to appreciate and tolerate alternative lifestyles."

"So why are there so many guys wearing small metal hoops on their chests?"

"Uh, those are actually nipple rings, son. However, please remember not to be judgmental."

"And why are those guys over there wearing shiny little pants?"

"Um . . . they're wearing leather jockstraps son. Let's not condemn them for their incredibly kinky preferences."

"Why are so many people sticking their tongues out at each other?"

"It's just their way of showing affection, son. Remember to keep your mind open and non- condemnatory."

"Is it also a form of affection for them to lick each other's tummies like those guys over there?"

"Never mind, son. Let's just take a bathroom break and go on some rides."

"Okay, Dad . . . Why are those guys riding each other bareback over by the toilet stalls?

"Son, I think it is time we leave Disney World and go home."

"And is that a corn dog that other guy on his knees is munching on?"

"Let's leave . . . NOW!!!"

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Yeah, in theory Gay Day sounds like a good idea but even folks as liberal as Senator Feingold and me would be very uncomfortable taking our kids to Disney World on that day. Perhaps, in order to save people embarrassment, there should be flashing street signs on all roads leading to Disney World letting everybody know that "TODAY IS GAY DAY!"

And if people are still too clueless to figure out the implications of this, Disney World should be surrounded by loudspeakers blasting out the following message:

"TODAY IS GAY DAY! DISNEY WORLD WILL BE FLOODED BY 100,000 GOD-FORSAKEN SODOMITES COMMITTING UNNATURAL ACTS! PLEASE BE WARNED THAT YOU WILL BE BRINGING YOUR CHILDREN HERE AT YOUR OWN RISK! YOU WILL HAVE TO ANSWER INCREDIBLY EMBARRASSING QUESTIONS FROM THEM ABOUT WHAT THEY WILL SEE HERE. THEY WILL BE SUBJECTED TO SHOCKING MENTAL IMAGES THAT WILL HAUNT THEM FOR THE REST OF THEIR LIVES . . . HAVE A NICE DAY AND ENJOY YOUR VISIT TO DISNEY WORLD."

Yeah, so we liberals will continue to denounce Republicans as bigots for avoiding Disney World on Gay Day but that doesn't mean we will take our own children there on that day. SHUDDER!

1 posted on 05/06/2004 5:28:46 PM PDT by PJ-Comix
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To: PJ-Comix
So bring 'em out to the real Disneyland in Anaheim...the weather's better and you can see the Angels PLAY BALL!
2 posted on 05/06/2004 5:37:31 PM PDT by kellynla (U.S.M.C. 1/5 1st Mar Div. Nam 69&70 Semper Fi http://www.vietnamveteransagainstjohnkerry.com)
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To: kellynla
I'm suspicious about the timing of this field trip. The Broward School Board folks in charge of scheduling must have known about Gay Days. It is always on the first Saturday in June. Methinks this was an attempt by a "multi-culturalist" to expose school kids to "alternative lifestyles." All this will do is incite the gays to act even more outlandish when they see those kids.
3 posted on 05/06/2004 5:41:45 PM PDT by PJ-Comix (Saddam Hussein was only 537 Florida votes away from still being in power)
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To: PJ-Comix
Steve Kane show is covering this - I say its more than just a koinkydink.
4 posted on 05/06/2004 5:51:24 PM PDT by corkoman (Logged in - have you?)
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To: PJ-Comix
One of the mothers has already said that this school trip was historically planned in May...before Gay Days. She thinks someone moved the time back to specifically coincide with it.
5 posted on 05/06/2004 5:56:07 PM PDT by cwb (Liberals: Always looking for social justice in all the wrong places.)
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To: PJ-Comix
We sold ALL our stock in Disney for this very reasons several years ago. There are lots of other fine parks in this great land of ours, and thousands of beautiful natural wonders; like the Grand Canyon, Yellowstone, Yosemite and historical places like Gettysburg National Military Park. There are hundreds more in each an every State of the Union. Check out our National Parks, http://www.nps.gov/ they are yours and mine by birth right pardner. You don't have to take your kids to a dang queer festival, visit our great and glorious country.
6 posted on 05/06/2004 5:56:53 PM PDT by ColoradoSlim (Shoot first, ask questions later.)
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To: PJ-Comix
Disney's gone to the dogs.
7 posted on 05/06/2004 5:57:49 PM PDT by Minuteman23
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To: kellynla
I guess I would tell my kids...NO
8 posted on 05/06/2004 6:01:12 PM PDT by joesnuffy (Moderate Islam Is For Dilettantes)
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To: Minuteman23
And Michael Moore is one of those dogs
9 posted on 05/06/2004 6:04:06 PM PDT by sgtbono2002 (I aint wrong, I aint sorry , and I am probably going to do it again.)
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To: PJ-Comix
"Yeah, in theory Gay Day sounds like a good idea . . ."

Sounds like a politically correct patronization of a group of people who want to be treated - like everyone else - but want to be socially exempt from any rules of 'engagement' in public.

Why not a 'special day' for those who are adherents to S&M. . .or whatever?

10 posted on 05/06/2004 6:05:17 PM PDT by cricket (Liberals are a scourge . . .)
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To: PJ-Comix
Now why would the be upset...


11 posted on 05/06/2004 6:14:44 PM PDT by gogov
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To: PJ-Comix
Wait, we have the wrong guy...


Disneyland Tooth Fairy

12 posted on 05/06/2004 6:19:06 PM PDT by gogov
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To: corkoman
Steve Kane show is covering this - I say its more than just a koinkydink.

Yup! I first heard about this story while listening to the Steve Kane Show this morning. He said that Disney Gay Days participants act so outlandish because it is like saying a collective "FU" to the rest of society.

13 posted on 05/06/2004 6:19:12 PM PDT by PJ-Comix (Saddam Hussein was only 537 Florida votes away from still being in power)
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To: PJ-Comix
Solution to this problem: Keep kids away from all Disney, all the time. No problem.
15 posted on 05/06/2004 6:31:20 PM PDT by mommybain (not Walmart greeter material)
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To: PJ-Comix
To paraphrase Seinfeld:

"Not that there's anything *Wrong* with that...."

LOL, Yeah, right.
16 posted on 05/06/2004 6:40:34 PM PDT by VRWCer
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To: PJ-Comix
This is no accident on both parts. The broward county school board adopted the GLSEN curriculum to indoctrinate students to homosexual lifestyle with the help of GLSEN and their "Gay Straight Aliance" clubs.

The is why these homosexuals selected the first week in june. This is when schools end, this is when schools do summer trips. The homosexuals WANTED ACCESS TO CHILDREN.

17 posted on 05/06/2004 6:44:21 PM PDT by longtermmemmory (Vote!)
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To: kellynla
Why doesn't the MSM do a documentary on Gay Day at Disneyworld and the partying that follows?

I am sure what is on public display for anyone to watch makes the "atrocities" pics in Iraq look like Captain Kangaroo.
18 posted on 05/06/2004 6:50:47 PM PDT by not2worry
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To: PJ-Comix
Mike Record, a gay teacher at Plantation Middle School, says he has been to the parks during Gay Days and "very little goes on that a parent would have to be concerned about." He called concerns to the contrary "homophobia."

"The perception that children don't belong among gay people is what [we] have been fighting for so long," he said. "It feeds into that perception that gay people are pedophiles."


MIKE RECORD IS THE HOMOSEXUAL IN CHARGE OF BROWARD'S GLSEN! He is not just a "gay" teacher, he is the head recruter of children.

This homosexuals statements sum everything up, he is out to indoctrinate children as to the "normalcy" of choosing the homosexual lifestyle.

He is very aware of the FACT that homosexuals are far more likely to be pedophiles. There have been enough threads here on FR covering this. This was set up and this is now going to cheat some kids out of a reward for hard work.
19 posted on 05/06/2004 6:52:27 PM PDT by longtermmemmory (Vote!)
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To: longtermmemmory
With all the publicity on this I expect to see a lot of Broward parents bailing out on letting their kids go to Disney during the Gay Days. I definitely see a lot of trip refund checks being sent out.
20 posted on 05/06/2004 7:02:02 PM PDT by PJ-Comix (Saddam Hussein was only 537 Florida votes away from still being in power)
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To: PJ-Comix
Anyone planning any sort of student/kid trip to the Orlando area during "Gay Days" is an idiot - or trying to indoctrinate the kids to the queer lifestyle.

On the other hand - my personal opinion is that the default approval and support of "GAY DAYS" by Disney is enough reason to not patronize that theme park.
21 posted on 05/06/2004 7:02:20 PM PDT by TheBattman (Leadership = http://www.georgewbush.com/)
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To: TheBattman
There was a thread here on FR about Dollywood sending a cease and decist letter to a homosexual gaydays planned for dollywood. disney should have done that years ago.

Disney gives overt support and approval. The travel agents get blocked rooms and special parties are planned for the event. The event organizers also have permission to use the Disney logos.

Disney would have a far more difensible position in this whole mess if THEY WOULD WARN PARENTS!!! Disney's refusal to warn parents is inexcusable.

The only effort they have put into warning normal people is to offer non-red shirts to unwary guests who blunder into the park during this STD event.
22 posted on 05/06/2004 7:07:19 PM PDT by longtermmemmory (Vote!)
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To: Papatom
Adolf Hitler. He put the gays in concentration camps.

I don't agree with Gay Days at Disney World, but segregation of people is pretty horrific.

23 posted on 05/06/2004 7:13:25 PM PDT by You Dirty Rats (WE WILL WIN WITH W - Isara)
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To: mommybain
Solution to this problem: Keep kids away from all Disney, all the time. No problem.

Yep.. 4 kids (13,11,9,7).. haven't been there in 5 1/2 years.. too much cr#p both in the studio product and "political" statements.. I go to Busch Gardens, Universal, Cocoa Beach (NASA), SeaWorld, Arabian Nights, Dolly Partons Horse Theater, and about 1000 other things within 100 miles of Orlando.

Of course living in Florida makes it easy to find out the alternatives.

screw Disney...

24 posted on 05/06/2004 7:14:26 PM PDT by Dick Vomer (liberals suck....but it depends on what your definition of the word "suck" is .)
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To: PJ-Comix
By Jamie Malernee
Education Writer


Notice how this writer quotes only the homosexual teacher as the voice of reason.
Notice furter how this "writer" INTENTIONALLY leaves out this homosexual activist connection.
Notice how his involvement in the GSA clubs is conveniently omitted.

This reporter is trying to do a whitewash by omission.
Who makes this decision on the Board?
Could it be the board member with the homosexual son?

This reporter is protecting someone in an election year. (is this reporter a homosexual like many at the sential?)
25 posted on 05/06/2004 7:14:31 PM PDT by longtermmemmory (Vote!)
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To: You Dirty Rats
How about the simple courtesy of warning parents? It would take no effort to say that a homosexual event is happening at the park on june X.

It would even be fair to say this is a sexual event in a children's park. It is after all centered on the sexual behavior of those fetishists.
26 posted on 05/06/2004 7:17:01 PM PDT by longtermmemmory (Vote!)
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To: PJ-Comix
How anyone in this country could not be aware of "Sodomite" day at Disney is beyond me...
it should be called, "National Pedophile Day at Disney." We quit going to them both, and no longer spend money on anything connected with these animals. Ya got to take a stand sometime... just look at todays headlines regarding Disney refusing to market Michael Moore's new movie... they are finally getting it! Enough! ;)
27 posted on 05/06/2004 7:41:24 PM PDT by Terridan (God help us send these Islamic Extremist savages back into Hell where they belong...)
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To: Terridan
Imagine the quandry that Disney would have if they were to lobby against a proposal for a law requiring such "open to the public" parks to warn parents of sexually oriented events like "gay days". (Disney has full warning since they give discounts to homosexual tour groups for this event.) Mr. Eisner would have to explain his opposition to warning parents.
28 posted on 05/06/2004 8:40:22 PM PDT by longtermmemmory (Vote!)
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To: PJ-Comix
This time also coincides with the end of school. Perhaps those who support Gay Days also like the influx of young crowds. After all, there has to be some motivation behind choosing an expensive children's playground for a homosexual rights celebration.
29 posted on 05/07/2004 2:36:01 AM PDT by weegee (NO BLOOD FOR RATINGS. CNN ignored torture & murder in Saddam's Iraq to keep their Baghdad Bureau.)
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To: Terridan
...just look at todays headlines regarding Disney refusing to market Michael Moore's new movie... they are finally getting it!

Disney's outrage over distributing Michael Moore's campaign ad is a bit of hypocrisy and too little too late. Last year they publicly denied any financial ties to the project (even though they were revealed to be liars at the time).

The truth will out.

Boycott Disney (they already supported the project).

30 posted on 05/07/2004 2:38:19 AM PDT by weegee (NO BLOOD FOR RATINGS. CNN ignored torture & murder in Saddam's Iraq to keep their Baghdad Bureau.)
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To: You Dirty Rats
He put the gays in concentration camps.

Some homosexuals were sent to concentration camps. Reportedly there was a gay subculture among Nazis.

31 posted on 05/07/2004 2:40:23 AM PDT by weegee (NO BLOOD FOR RATINGS. CNN ignored torture & murder in Saddam's Iraq to keep their Baghdad Bureau.)
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To: weegee
...just look at todays headlines regarding Disney refusing to market Michael Moore's new movie... they are finally getting it!

That is what I meant, that their hypocrisy isn't going to save their sorry investment... a little too late. No matter what they change now, will not bring us back. We've stopped with Disney since the late 90's when my nephews who worked there began telling us what was going on in the parks. Disgusting and profane.
32 posted on 05/07/2004 7:23:08 AM PDT by Terridan (God help us send these Islamic Extremist savages back into Hell where they belong...)
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To: weegee
Actually it is Roy Disney's Save Disney Campaign that struck a chord. The problem is that there are two groups here. One groups mere presense at the park causes the second group to not attend. This means the park will cater to those providing the dollars.

The only way to have stopped this was for disney to stop offering any discounts to the promoter group. As it is, based on pictures posted here at FR, the homosexuals take great efforts to wear sexually oriented T-Shirts and wear attire that pushes the so called disney dress code.

Disney should take a page from Gibson's Passion. Disney needs to be LESS PC. Then need to remember their roots and realize their buisness is not rooted in homosexual sex.
33 posted on 05/07/2004 9:20:54 AM PDT by longtermmemmory (Vote!)
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To: Terridan
BTW you should have your nephew communicate his observations to the http://www.savedisney.com website run by Roy Disney.

He is still pushing to remove Eisner.
34 posted on 05/07/2004 9:23:08 AM PDT by longtermmemmory (Vote!)
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To: longtermmemmory
I will forward this on to nephew, but I thought Eisner was history as of last week or so???
36 posted on 05/08/2004 9:32:42 AM PDT by Terridan (God help us send these Islamic Extremist savages back into Hell where they belong...)
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To: Terridan
Eisner was demoted in name only. His position was split into two parts and and is board pal was given one of his jobs. The name escapes me but it was a former democrat party majority senator.

Roy Disney said they were just shuffling the chairs on a sinking ship. He has survived, for now.

The key will be to get the rest of teh cronies out and have a proper succession plan in place. Unlike GE, Eisner has made zero provisions to have continuous effective leadership.
38 posted on 05/08/2004 5:16:03 PM PDT by longtermmemmory (Vote!)
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To: Papatom
Odd how the left does not condemn what Castro does to homosexuals. He quarenteens them, literally.
39 posted on 05/08/2004 5:18:32 PM PDT by longtermmemmory (Vote!)
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To: PJ-Comix

Parents were told in advance that it was Gay Day at disney. I was there as a participant. I did see some things that I felt were inappropriate, but to come up with a blog about sexual practices going on in bathrooms? Get a grip. Most of us were inconspicous, enjoying the park with our friends and loved one's. This is not the 1950's and we need to stop allowing biases based on fabricated tidbits such as this to fester on old fears of being gay, as that of being a disease. If the parents were truly upset they should have talked with a park employee they would have addressed the issues at hand professionally and quickly! I did ask a parent who stayed at the Gay days host hotel what he thought about his son seeing all the guys dressed oddly and showing each other appropriate affection, he stated "as long as he gets the answers from me and not a stranger, let him be as inquisitive as he wants to be, some of his questions will be answered when he is old enough to understand."


40 posted on 06/08/2005 12:28:05 AM PDT by worriednstpete (welcome to the 21st century)
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To: worriednstpete

Gee...maybe your reply might have some slight credibility with me if you had not registered with the FR TODAY. Also I notice that this is your ONLY post here.


41 posted on 06/08/2005 4:01:37 AM PDT by PJ-Comix (Join the DUmmie FUnnies PING List for the FUNNIEST Blog on the Web)
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To: PJ-Comix

This might explain it.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/1418526/posts

Some guy named "meat popsicle" is recruiting trolls. ;D


42 posted on 06/08/2005 4:26:45 AM PDT by hellinahandcart
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To: worriednstpete

This resurrection was brought to you by worriednstpete.

43 posted on 06/08/2005 4:30:44 AM PDT by hellinahandcart
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To: PJ-Comix
Don't these families yet understand that everything the public school system does is part of a larger agenda.
44 posted on 06/08/2005 4:33:50 AM PDT by patriot_wes (papal infallibility - a proud tradition since 1869)
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To: worriednstpete

On your way to a short stay? We don't care for trolls here.

And by the way, I happen to know an EMPLOYEE at Disney who has shared some pretty ugly stories about goings-on durring Gay Day. It's not pretty, but the Disney staff pretty much turn a blind eye. As I don't know you from squat, but do know the employee (that I believe and trust) - I choose to not believe you.

You say you did see some things you felt were inappropriate - well, considering that 99.9% of homosexuals, by their decision to be homosexual, alrady demonstrate poor judgement - I don't buy your view.


46 posted on 06/08/2005 6:18:35 AM PDT by TheBattman (Islam (and liberals)- the cult of Satan)
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To: worriednstpete

You just HAD to hit an article from May 6th 2004, didn't you.


47 posted on 06/08/2005 10:14:10 AM PDT by Darksheare (Hey troll, Sith happens.)
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