OF DISNEY COMPANY
An initial boycott of the Disney Company 1,2 was organized by the Catholic
League. 3 They objected to a movie "Priest" which had
been released by Miramax Co. in 1995. A year later, the Southern
Baptist Convention (SBC), disturbed at Disney's equal treatment of
heterosexuals, bisexuals and homosexuals, threatened a boycott. 4 Later that year, the Assemblies of
God started an independent boycott. It was motivated by a wide range
of concerns: a book, a movie, and theme park policies. 5 In 1997, the SBC initiated its boycott.
6,7This was joined by a number of other agencies and denominations: one
Muslim, two Jewish, one mainline Christian denomination and dozens of
conservative Christian faith groups. By 2001-MAR, these boycotts remained in
place, but are not particularly visible in the media.
Various of the boycotts were terminated in 2005.
Topics covered in this section:
- The CEO of the Disney Company can be reached at: Michael Eisner, c/o The Walt Disney
Company, 500 S. Buena Vista St., Burbank, CA 91521-1010. You can leave a recorded message
at (818) 560-2413.
You can send an Email to:
The Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights has an essay on
Disney at: http://www.catholicleague.org/Disney/disney.htm
A copy of the 1996 SBC resolution is at: http://web.idirect.com/~clements/boycott3.html
The Assemblies of God has a 1996 press release about its Disney boycott at:
Lou Irwin, "Southern Baptists vote Disney boycott: 'Gay-friendly' policies
bashed", Times-Picayune, 1997-JUN-19, at http://www.bayview.com/~enigma/disney_boycott.html
"Southern Baptist Boycott of Disney is Unprincipled Hypocrisy"
Post-Tribune, Gary, IN, at: http://plato.divanet.com/mansco/qnn/1997/jun/
Copyright © 1997 to 2006 by Ontario
Consultants on Religious Tolerance
Original essay split into a menu and 3 essays: 2000-NOV-28 for size
Latest update: 2006-JUL-29
Author: B.A. Robinson