Numerous Southern Baptists Found at Disney Parks Despite Boycott
After a declared boycott of the Walt Disney Company by the Southern Baptist Convention, plenty of Southern Baptists could be found at Walt Disney World. Kay Sanders of Daytona Beach, Florida commented, "I'm not going to boycott. It's crazy. Kids have to be someplace, and there aren't many places safer than Disney World. And if they don't watch Disney movies, what are they supposed to watch. You can't just keep them in church all the time." Many Baptist ministers in the Orlando area have said they will not urge their congregations to boycott. Many of the church members are employed by Disney. The Southern Baptist Convention voted to boycott Disney because of what it termed as "gay friendly" policies.
Media Resources: The Nando Net - June 23, 1997