Wednesday, December 03, 2014

Why is Disney Blocking "God?"

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The Disney Channel has been asking people, kids I presume, to post on the Disney site what they are thankful for.

But apparently they didn't want the truth.

Last Sunday Lilly celebrated her 10th birthday.

After church and lunch at the Golden Corral, the Anderson family went home.

Lilly, their 10 year old, headed for the computer.

She loves the Disney Channel, so she got on their web site and noticed an invitation to post, "What are you thankful for?"

So Lilly typed in her answer: "God, my family, my church and my friends."

She pressed the enter key and waited for her post to appear on the Disney site.

It didn't. But why?

Instead, a message popped up in red.

It said, 'Please be nice."

She tried again---same response.

She told her parents. They tried. Same result.

Finally, together, they figured out that the word "God" was the problem. When they removed "God" the message was posted on the Disney site.

Lilly's mother Julie then contacted Todd Starnes with Fox News and told him once they removed the word "God," Lilly's message was posted with no delay.

Starnes called Disney. They explained that it must be an error and they would work on it or look into it.

My personal tolerance is stretched a bit to believe blocking "God" was an honest error.

The implication was that thanking God publicly was "not nice"---so removing God "is" nice?

That's naughty. And it is deceptive.

Julie says, "We've always told her that inevitably there would come a day when she would be discriminated against for her faith, but we never thought Disney would be the source."

Julie said, "I want my daughter, and all children of faith, to know that it is okay to share God and Jesus with their peers. I want her to know that she doesn't have to be silent about her faith. I want her to be strong and soldier on."

Starnes says he thinks the Disney Channel has gone "looney tunes."

I agree. But this kind of opposition to God runs deeper than mere ignorance---much deeper.

Rejecting God is not a Premiere Disney creation.

Isaiah (28:16) spoke of this same attitude more than 700 years before Christ was born.

Psalms 118:22, written centuries before Christ, says, "The stone which the builders rejected has become the chief cornerstone."

The Disciples understood the concept of rejecting God and His Son and its consequences. It's referenced in Matthew 21:42; Mark 12:10,11; Luke 20:17 and in Acts 4:11

If Disney wants to be the "Happiest Place On Earth," perhaps they should at least allow 10 year old kids to acknowledge the true source of joy and happiness. And blessing.

Perhaps Santa will drop off a bag of air polluting coal at the Disney offices this Christmas.

Be Joyful. Be Vigilant. Be Discerning. Be Prayerful. Be Bold. Be Blessed.


  1. Faith and Freedom staff7:14 AM, December 03, 2014

    Disney has now issued the following: “Disney employs word filtering technology to prevent profanity from appearing on our websites. Unfortunately, because so many people attempt to abuse the system and use the word “God” in conjunction with profanity, in an abundance of caution our system is forced to catch and prevent any use of the word on our websites. The company would have been happy to explain our filtering technology to the inquiring family had they contacted us.”

    1. Disney then needs a better filtering system. Don't things have to actually be read in order to find out if they are naughty or nice?

  2. Starnes at Fox did contact them. I'm wondering why they didn't know why they were filtering when he called?

  3. God gave us his Word and his Spirit which may serve us as a filtering system.

    I'm thankful to God for his Word and his Spirit.

    The Word of God and his Spirit is what Disney should use, which would require real people being employed thereby.

  4. I think this is another fairy tale from Disney.

  5. Disney creates some good entertainment. This is a result of trying to be naughty and nice simultaneously. Please all the people all the time. They should get the coal.

  6. Why blame Disney? Their leadership is just following the trend set by Hollywood, the U.S. Government, the U.S. Military, and the culture supported by too many of us. Isn't it time we woke up and began to realize we have a lot of work to do? Vancouver, Washington


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