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June-18-97

Baptists Consider Boycott of Disney for "Gay-Friendly" Policies

Southern Baptists will vote on June 18th on whether or not to boycott Walt Disney Co. parks and stores. Some leaders of the 15.7 million member group have been angered by what they term Disney's "gay-friendly" policies. They point to "gay day" at Disney parks, the company's extension of health benefits for partners of lesbian and gay employees, and the airing of ABC's Ellen (Disney owns ABC) in which the main character reveals that she is a lesbian. Disney officials have refused to comment but have said the company remains a leader in family entertainment.

Media Resources: The Washington Post - June 18, 1997