“At 3 o’clock, about eight minutes ago, our LGBTQIA+ teammates at Disney asked for our solidarity and support, including our company’s support in opposition to the Parental Rights in Education bill”
ESPN is officially a lost cause. The sports (?) network long ago leapt on the woke bandwagon with a vengeance. Although we occasionally hear murmurings from ESPN management that they want to return to focusing on sports at their sports network, their parent company, the wokest place on earth, Disney is having none of it.
To my mind, this bill doesn’t go far enough in setting the cut-off at third grade. Fourth grade (age 9-10) is still far too early to “teach” about sexuality or sex . . . replete with graphic ‘cartoons’ of same-sex oral sex. I’m not sure there’s a need for this to be “taught” in schools at all.
But over at Disney’s ESPN, they are in mourning—holding a ludicrous ‘moment of silence’—over the Florida legislature’s move to protect our very youngest and most innocent and to return decisions about when children learn about these things to the parents.
Note that the broadcasters don’t seem overly thrilled here, and they are very clear that the order for this lunacy came straight from Disney.
ESPN’s broadcasters for the NCAA women’s basketball tournament took a moment of silence in protest against the Florida bill that made it illegal to teach sexual orientation and gender identity to pre-K through 3rd graders.
— Greg Price (@greg_price11) March 18, 2022
Here’s a longer version:
Today during the Women's NCAA Tournament, ESPN's Carolyn Peck and Courtney Lyle remained silent for two minutes in opposition of Florida's "Don't Say Gay" bill.
"There are things bigger than basketball … Our LGBTQIA+ teammates at Disney asked for our solidarity and support." pic.twitter.com/d0xISZvNUh
— The Recount Alt (@therecountalt) March 18, 2022
Transcript via the Blaze:
“There are things bigger than basketball that need to be addressed at this time,” Lyle said after halftime. “Our friends, our family, our coworkers, the players, and coaches in this community are hurting right now. At 3 o’clock, about eight minutes ago, our LGBTQIA+ teammates at Disney asked for our solidarity and support, including our company’s support in opposition to the Parental Rights in Education bill in the state of Florida and similar legislature across the United States. [emphasis mine]
“A threat to any human rights is a threat to all human rights,” Peck said, before telling the basketball audience they would be taking a “pause” during the broadcast to “show our love and support for our friends, our families, and our colleagues.”
Watching the clip, I got the impression that the broadcasters were not really happy to have to do this (who can blame them?); in fact, it rather reminds me of a hostage video. I also found it . . . interesting that the broadcasters didn’t use the anti-factual smear, “Don’t say gay” bill, the radical left has adopted to mislead the public about the bill.
Maybe this is Disney’s response to Florida governor DeSantis letting them know that their divisive, destructive woke lunacy will not affect his decisions. If so, it’s a flop because the main message they send is don’t look for politics-free sports coverage at ESPN any time soon.DONATE
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