Catholic League President Bill Donohue comments on the new head of Disney:
Bob Chapek, who was fired as Disney’s CEO, certainly made enemies inside and outside of Disney. But he is not entirely to blame. Much of that goes to his predecessor, and now his successor, Bob Iger.
Few outside of Disney had heard of Chapek until he made a big splash poking his nose into politics earlier this year. In March, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis signed into law the “Parental Rights in Education” bill, a measure that prohibits attempts to sexualize young boys and girls in grades kindergarten through third grade.
Chapek’s initial stance was to stay out of the controversy. But Iger, who had retired, could not resist undermining the man he personally handpicked to succeed him.
On February 24, as the bill was being debated in Florida and across the country, Iger tweeted his opposition and sided with President Biden. Our “devout Catholic” president called the attempt to protect children from being sexualized “hateful.” Iger added that the bill “will put vulnerable LGBTQ youth at risk.”
Less than two weeks later, Chapek retired. On March 7, he promised his opposition to parental authority. “I want to make it very clear: I and the entire leadership team unequivocally support our LGBTQ+ employees, their families, and their communities.” On March 11 he became more entrenched when he apologized to the radicals who were pressuring him.
It would be a mistake to think that Iger is opposed to parental rights for business reasons. No, he does it for moral reasons.
On March 31, CNN aired an interview that Iger had recorded with Chris Wallace a few weeks earlier.
“Many of these issues are not necessarily political. It’s about right and wrong.” Similarly, he said: “When it comes to right and wrong or when it comes to something that has a profound impact on your business, I think you have to do the right thing and not worry about the possible backlash.” it’s.”
Iger’s statement could not be clearer. The man who now runs Disney believes it’s morally right for teachers to ask kids if they’re happy being a boy or a girl; that is exactly the kind of preparation exercise that DeSantis and millions of Americans oppose.
Look for things to deteriorate further, at least on the moral front.
Chapek’s biggest weakness was working with the creative team at Disney. One of Iger’s first comments as CEO was to ensure that this will be corrected. “It is my intention to restructure things in a way that honors and respects creativity as the heart and soul of who we are.”
By “creativity,” Disney’s masters of awakening mean things like women kissing in kids’ movies. That’s why the LGBT crowd lobbied executives to include a gay kiss in the movie “Lightyear.” They got what they wanted.
Well not exactly. Disney did not show the girls kissing in the Middle Eastern and Asian version, choosing not to offend Muslim despots and communist slavers in China. As for religious people in America who would like to save themselves that fee, that’s too bad: they need to be re-educated.
It’s not just Iger who wants to morally contaminate America, it’s Disney CEO Karen Burke. She likes to brag that she has “a transgender son and a pansexual son.” More importantly, she boasts that Disney has “lots, lots, lots of LGBTQIA characters.”
Disney won’t stop until parents riot. While there are some very encouraging signs that parents have had it, there needs to be more resistance from those who want to eroticize children. We need to teach Iger what “right and wrong” should really mean.