Once upon a time, the name “Disney” stood for wholesome entertainment that promoted traditional family values, but in the woke world of today’s corporate America, it now serves as a platform for advancing the gay agenda.
During a staff meeting addressing Florida’s Parental Rights in Education bill — LGBT radicals call it the “Don’t Say Gay” bill — an executive producer at Disney said she was advancing a “not-at-all-secret gay agenda” and “adding queerness” to children’s animation.
Latoya Raveneau, executive producer for Disney Television Animation, talked about how the studio’s treatment of her progressive ideas defied her negative expectations of the company in the video below obtained by journalist Christopher Rufo. Instead of vetoing her pitches for LGBTQ-friendly Easter eggs or overt references in her series, Disney gladly accepted and included them, she claimed.
SCOOP: I've obtained video from inside Disney's all-hands meeting about the Florida parental rights bill, in which executive producer Latoya Raveneau says her team has implemented a "not-at-all-secret gay agenda" and is regularly "adding queerness" to children's programming. pic.twitter.com/eJnZMpKIXT
— Christopher F. Rufo ⚔️ (@realchrisrufo) March 29, 2022
“In my little pocket of Proud Family Disney TVA, the showrunners were super welcoming . . . to my not-at-all-secret gay agenda.”
“Maybe it was that way in the past, but I guess something must have happened . . . and then like all that momentum that I felt, that sense of ‘I don’t have to be afraid to have these two characters kiss in the background.’ I was just, wherever I could, adding queerness. . .. No one would stop me, and no one was trying to stop me.” (emphasis mine)
Disney’s “gay agenda” priorities were backed up by President of Disney General Entertainment Content Karey Burke when she called for adding “many, many, many LGBTQIA characters in our stories” because her two kids are “transgender” and “pansexual.” She also stated that she wants to see a minimum of 50 percent of Disney characters to be LGBTQIA and racial minorities. This was also captured on video obtained by Christopher Rufo:
SCOOP: Disney corporate president Karey Burke says, "as the mother [of] one transgender child and one pansexual child," she supports having "many, many, many LGBTQIA characters in our stories" and wants a minimum of 50 percent of characters to be LGBTQIA and racial minorities. pic.twitter.com/oFRUiuu9JG
— Christopher F. Rufo ⚔️ (@realchrisrufo) March 29, 2022
There are many faux conservatives cheering Gov. Ron DeSantis for signing the Parental Rights in Education bill into law as evidence that there are some in the Republican Party willing to defend family values against “woke” corporations like Disney, but recent actions by the party indicate otherwise.
Do you remember the Republican Party fundraiser hosted by Donald Trump at Mar-a-Lago a few months ago when he and the party teamed up with Log Cabin Republicans to embrace the LGBT agenda and unveil the first ever ‘RNC Pride Coalition’ ahead of the 2022 midterm elections?
In making the announcement, Republican National Committee Chair Ronna McDaniel said that the RNC is “committed” to working with the Log Cabin Republicans — the country’s largest Republican organization dedicated to representing LGBTQ conservatives and allies — and called the organization “a partner to fight for our country’s future.”
“Conservatives in Log Cabin don’t just share our vision for a free, secure and prosperous America — they enrich it by adding unique perspectives to our party and recruiting even more diverse candidates and supporters to join our cause.”
“The RNC is launching our first-ever RNC Pride Coalition” and will “work alongside our other coalition groups to invest in communities and mobilize support for the upcoming midterms.” (emphasis mine)
The number of so-called conservatives within the Republican Party who embrace and have become activists for the LGBT agenda is growing.
For example, in recognition of the fifth anniversary of the mass shooting at a “gay” nightclub in Orlando, FL. during last year’s “Pride Month,” faux conservatives Rick Scott and Marco Rubio of Florida celebrated their role as LGBT activists when they introduced H.R. 49 to establish the “National Pulse Memorial.”
Five years ago, we lost 49 innocent lives in a terror attack against our state, nation, & Hispanic & LGBTQ communities at the Pulse Nightclub. We will never forget them. Today, @marcorubio & I honored their memory & passed our bill establishing the ‘National Pulse Memorial.’ pic.twitter.com/aPuNJLUDD4
— Rick Scott (@SenRickScott) June 9, 2021
H.R. 49 passed by “unanimous consent,” which means that no one was put in the politically uncomfortable position of officially going on-the-record for or against it before Joe Biden signed it into law. It’s disappointing, but not surprising, to see so-called conservatives acquiescing to the gay agenda — a stark reality in the Age of Trump.
During his 2016 acceptance speech, Trump sounded a lot like Joe Biden when, using the Orlando shootings for cover, Trump promised to “protect” the LGBT community from violence:
“Only weeks ago, in Orlando, Fla., 49 wonderful Americans were savagely murdered by an Islamic terrorist. This time, the terrorist targeted the LGBTQ community. No good, and we’re going to stop it. As your president, I will do everything in my power to protect our LGBTQ citizens from the violence and oppression of a hateful foreign ideology. Believe me.”
In one of Trump’s first actions as president, he and Ivanka reaffirmed an Obama-era executive order legalizing discrimination against faith-based businesses by requiring government contractors to embrace the LGBT agenda or lose their right to do business with the federal government. Shortly afterwards, Mike Pence — who has a history of his own when it comes to caving to the LGBT agenda — came to the rescue and defended the decision to extend the order.
One of the attendees at Trump’s RNC Pride Coalition fundraiser was former U.S. Ambassador to Germany Richard Grenell who, as the highest ranking openly gay official in the Trump administration, was there to reinforce Trump’s commitment to the LGBT agenda.
After hearing the news of the RNC Pride Coalition, Grenell, who received the “Game Changer” award at Trump’s event for the work he did for his former boss, reflected on the evolution of the Republican Party and its “phenomenal” progress:
“In 1992, I was working on the Bush-Quayle re-election campaign on national staff, and I sat and listened to Pat Buchanan speak at the Houston Republican Convention,” Grenell told Fox News. “He outlined a strategy where gay people were not welcomed in the Republican Party.”
“I can remember sitting there, listening, and vowing to not allow that to stand,” Grenell continued. “Because I knew, as a consistent conservative, that to embrace people who wanted limited government, and limited government involvement in their lives, and more personal responsibility, was the conservative principle, and that he was wrong.”
“Now, 29 years later, we were at an event where the former president of the United States and first lady are welcoming us, and hosting 600 influential gays, lesbians and their straight allies,” Grenell said. “It is phenomenal for me to look back and see this and to champion an organization like Log Cabin.” (emphasis mine)
During Trump’s reelection, Grenell was hand-picked by Ronna McDaniel to serve as senior adviser focused on outreach to LGBT voters. In that role, Grenell released a video ad claiming that his boss was “the most pro-gay president in American history” — a video promoted by Log Cabin Republicans. Trump responded by retweeting Grenell’s declaration, calling it a “great honor”:
— Log Cabin Republicans (@LogCabinGOP) August 19, 2020
Activism is defined as: a doctrine or practice that emphasizes direct vigorous action, especially in support of or opposition to one side of a controversial issue. Sounds like a right-on-target description of the anti-family-values gay agenda being crammed down the throats of America’s children by the activists working for Disney.
How you handle this as a consumer and a voter is up to you, but we can’t continue allowing corporations like Disney or the Republican Party to blur the lines on family values any longer. When something is wrong, it’s wrong, and we should act accordingly.
David Leach is the owner of the Strident Conservative. He holds people of every political stripe accountable for their failure to uphold conservative values, and he promotes those values instead of political parties.