OMG! Kids Might SEE Gay People!

Last Saturday was the annual Gay Day at Disney World, accompanied, of course, by the annual freakout by the bigots over the whole think. The Florida Family Association now hires airplanes to fly around the park for several days leading up to the event with banners warning families that if they go in, their kids might actually see gay people.

Thanks to the generous support of concerned citizens across America, Florida Family Association will fly TWO aircraft most of the day Thursday, June 5th and Friday, June 6th and one aircraft the first half of Saturday, June 7th to warn tens of thousands of families about Gay Day at Disney…

The primary objective of this project is to warn families before they expose their children to Gay Day’s revelry and before they pay Disney for parking and admission.

Florida Family Association has had a team attend several past Gay Days at Disney. This team has routinely witnessed thousands of people enter the park after they paid for parking, tickets and novelties only to see the gay day revelry and leave the park immediately. In several years past, the team has witnessed as many as 10,000 people enter the park only to promptly exit before 1:00 pm.

Some of the email they’ve received from families who were grateful for the warning are pretty funny:

We are staying at the __ __ hotel right now. Thank God we looked up and saw your banner! Our children are 8 and 10, they go to a private Christian school. They are beautiful, innocent children and we are so appreciative you warned us! It’s so sad that we paid a lot of money to be here and we can’t go to a Disney park tomorrow. God Bless you and thank you again.

Sincerely,

K.S.

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  • dingojack

    Or Slovakia, or Russia or even Iran (ann’t a single gay person in the whole country – honest!)

    @@

    Dingo

  • Kevin Kehres

    That “grateful” e-mail really made me laugh. What do they think the gay people are going to do at Disney? Walk around in leather codpieces (and nothing else)? Have buttsecks in the “Small World” teacups?

    Some people are seriously weird.

    I do put a lot of the blame on the mainstream media, however. Not even Faux News, but all of them. Because every time any TV station does a “gay pride” story, what do they show? Drag queens and leather boys.

    I know the gay community would probably reject this suggestion out of hand, but how about the next time you have a gay pride parade, everyone show up in khakis and a polo shirt? You know, like every other day of your lives?

    The TV cameramen would have a stroke–they wouldn’t know what to shoot. Everyone would look so … normal.

  • reddiaperbaby1942

    I have a feeling it’s not just about “seeing” gays; maybe they’re afraid that their “beautiful, innocent children” might be seduced by what they see, and turn gay themselves! I especially like that second adjective, “innocent”; seriously, are these people all still living back in the 1950s?

  • sugarfrosted

    All those gays at Disney World doing hedonistic things. Like taking their kids on space mountain, buying souvenirs and worse… watching the electric right parade before heading home. Won’t someone think of the children?

    In several years past, the team has witnessed as many as 10,000 people enter the park only to promptly exit before 1:00 pm.

    Fun fact: As many as 10,000 is 0-10,000. I think they’re way overstating this number and if it is that many… I don’t really feel bad. “Oh god Johnny cover your eyes, TEH GAYS ARE BEING NORMAL!!!!11111!!!!”

  • http://www.thelosersleague.com theschwa

    I hate Gay Day at Disney. The lines for the glory holes are like 2 hours longer than normal!!

  • http://en.uncyclopedia.co/wiki/User:Modusoperandi Modusoperandi

    Oooo. It’s like The Sixth Sense. They see gay people.

    In several years past, the team has witnessed as many as 10,000 people enter the park only to promptly exit before 1:00 pm.

    Who knew that out of the 40,000+ attendees per day 10,000 would be frightened enough of The Gays to spend only a half day there? I’m guessing that many people are frightened away by The Gays even when it’s not Gay Day. Gayhomos are that powerful! I know!

  • RickR

    The Glory Holes….that’s right next to Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride, right?

  • dingojack

    Some time back, someone here commented that amongst child protection professionals (and this particular commenter claimed to be one themselves) the use of ‘innocent’ when referring to children (especially their own kids) sets off a seven-bell alert…

    No doubt these parents wouldn’t want to take their kids to Gay Day at the ‘Happiest Place on Earth’* just in case their kids ran away, latched onto some nice gay couple and tried to claim asylum from their (possibly) abusive parents.

    :/ Dingo

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    * happy and gay? Go figure.

  • dingojack

    Are those ‘up to 10,000’ part of the ‘7 – 10 million’ that launched the successful Second American Revolution?

    Enquiring minds….

    Dingo

  • http://en.uncyclopedia.co/wiki/User:Modusoperandi Modusoperandi

    I went on Gay Day, but had to leave once I saw Mickey dressed up as Minnie and Minnie as Mickey.

  • dingojack

    MO (#10) – that was CROSS-DRESSING day. It’s when pimply-faced teens are paid minimum wage to dress up like piss-poor characters from unspeakably saccharine animations of days gone by*

    Dingo

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    * Sort of cos-play, but completely drained of the fun.

  • John Pieret

    Modus:

    had to leave once I saw Mickey dressed up as Minnie and Minnie as Mickey.

    Even worse was Pluto dresses up as Goofy and Goofy wearing nothing but a dog collar.

  • Taz

    Thanks to the generous support of concerned citizens across America, Florida Family Association will fly TWO aircraft most of the day Thursday, June 5th and Friday, June 6th and one aircraft the first half of Saturday, June 7th to warn tens of thousands of families about Gay Day at Disney…

    Damn, I accidentally clinked on The Onion.

  • minxatlarge

    Kinda smells like a fundraising scam to me. A couple of airplanes, because Disney’s publicity is not sufficient to notify the public of Gay days? And then the letter from the ‘grateful parents’, so sad about wasting their money. See? That money you gave us was well spent (on margaritas and porn maybe, it’s still Florida after all). Please send more money so we can continue this Important Mission.

  • lldayo

    The wife and I are planning on taking our kids down there next year. Seems the best time to go would be on Gay Day since the park’s average population dwindles down by 25% by 1pm! Every line would be shorter!

  • DonDueed

    I’ll bet the Disney folks are mighty pleased with all the free advertising for their Gay Day.

  • abusedbypenguins

    Mickey dressed as Minnie being lead around on a leash and collar by Minnie dressed as Mickey. A little light S&M on Gay Day at Disney, what fun.

  • Curt Cameron

    I’d like to see some data about the “up to 10,000” people who left by 1:00 pm. What was the real number? And how many leave by 1:00 pm on a typical day? After all, there are four or five other amusement parks on that same campus, and it’s easy to bounce around to the different ones. Some people would go to the main Magic Kingdom park in the morning, then when it gets hot, head over to the Water Park or Animal Kingdom.

  • http://Reallyawakeguy.blogspot.com somnus

    My wife and I got married seventeen years ago. We took part of our honeymoon at Disney World, and one of our days there happened to coincide with Gay Day at Disney. There, we were exposed to horrific sights of “gay revelry,” such as… ummm… people. Walking around (some in – gasp! – matching T-shirts). Eating at restaurants and enjoying the rides and shows. Just like… y’know… people.

    But at least the protestors helped keep the lines short. So there’s that.

  • http://www.facebook.com/kitwalker1990 chriswalker

    @DonDueed: It’s not an officially sanctioned Disney event and official directives are to treat it like any other normal summer weekend – which, incidentally, is kind of a perfect response in my opinion (not gay, so take my perspective as you will.

  • John Pieret

    DonDueed @ 16:

    Actually, it isn’t Disney’s Gay Days (it’s 3 days, with other events as well). It is organized by the gays and they just show up at Disney World on the first Saturday in June. Of course, the homophobes blame Disney but what can it do? Deny entry to people because they think they may be gay? Even if it isn’t against Florida law to discriminate against gays, that would be terrible publicity.

    Now Disney certainly isn’t against it; they get a good attendance guaranteed come rain or shine that weekend but they apparently tell their staff to treat it as any other day.

  • teawithbertrand

    @18

    That bit about seeing 10,000 people turn around and leave when they discovered they were in the park on Gay Day? Complete and total fucking bullshit. I guarantee it.

  • JustaTech

    Ugh, Florida in June, no thanks. And seriously, how many of those “10,000” people who left by 1pm left because their children had a complete meltdown? Every time I’ve been to Disney World there have been considerably more than 10,000 strollers there (and 9,999 have run into the backs of my legs), and by 1 in the afternoon I’m sure that at least some of them are in need of a nap.

  • busterggi

    Why do I get the feeling that Disney world – land of princesses, fairies, rainbows and lots of outrageously dressed (and required to be so) employees – might contain a few gay folks even on unofficial days?

  • http://cheapsignals.blogspot.com Gretchen

    It’s so sad that we paid a lot of money to be here and we can’t go to a Disney park tomorrow.

    “Kids, I know we flew all of the way out here from Minnesota, and have been planning this trip for a year, and you’ve nearly wet yourselves with excitement approximately ten times per day since we initially told you about it…and now we’re here in town, planning to go see Mickey and everyone tomorrow.

    I’m sorry, but we’re not going after all. We’re going to turn around and head home, because we’ve heard there will be some men with boyfriends and women with girlfriends there tomorrow.”

    I hope their children scream for days.

  • sabrekgb

    @ 11 dingojack

    I’m convinced this is how furries come into being. That, and 4chan.

  • Randomfactor

    They musta pissed off a bunch of kids who will grow up to despise their parents’ prejudices.

  • freehand

    So, not only are the crowds 25% smaller, but the remaining are a nicer bunch of people!

  • kimberlyherbert

    The 1:00 mass exit made me laugh. Back when Astroworld was still around My friends and I would leave the park at about 1:00 to go eat our lunch from the cooler we brought and stored in the locker area at the front gate. Then we would go back in till 4 when a parent would come pick us up.

    Maybe they are just seeing a bunch of people leave for lunch.