Friday, May 31, 2019

Disney Threatens Pro-Life Georgia--Oh, the Hypocrisy

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Walt Disney Company Chief Executive Officer, Bob Iger, told Reuters News this week that it will be "very difficult" for Disney to continuing filming in Georgia if their new abortion law takes effect because many Disney employees will not want to work in the state.


Guess where they're considering opening a new resort.

Be informed.

Iger told Reuters it would be difficult to continue doing business in Georgia if the new state abortion law takes effect on January 1, 2020.

Disney has filmed several blockbuster films in Georgia, including "Black Panther" and "Avengers: Endgames."

The entertainment industry creates 92,000 jobs in Georgia. About 455 motion picture productions were shot there in 2018.

He said, "I don't see how it is practical for us to continue to shoot there. We're keeping an eye on things there."

As you likely know---we've reported it here in this column--- Georgia's Republican pro-life governor signed into law on May 7, a ban on abortion after a doctor can detect a heartbeat---about 6 weeks into a pregnancy. The law is effective Jan 1.

Governor Brian Kemp, who signed the bill into law, says, "Georgia is a state that values life. We protect the innocent, we champion the vulnerable, we stand up and speak for those that are unable to speak for themselves."

While pro-life people across the country celebrated the passage of this law, it has been met by strong opposition by the Left pro-abortion. They've threatened to boycott Georgia's vibrant television and film industry.

We have now reached a point in America where those with power, who don't agree with your religious---especially Christian--beliefs, will make you pay or compromise your faith.

Clearly, there were compelling tax incentives and other positive reasons for Disney and other entertainment companies to Georgia in the first place.

The only thing that has changed is a biblical, moral stand for life.

And it's that reason that Disney will likely pull out of the state.

Activists and advocates for abortion, same-sex "marriage" and other anti-biblical, immoral behaviors value their beliefs above the best interests of their stockholders---Then cast their decisions as "moral" and "fair" ------choices of equality.

So far a number of actors have threatened to refuse to work in the state if they passed such a law, but the production companies have generally been silent---until now.

Netflix also produces a lot of film content in the state.

Ted Sarandos, Netflix's chief content officer, told Variety Magazine that his company is working with the ACLU to fight the new law.

Sarandos and his wife also contributed $143,000 to Georgia politicians who opposed the law this past year.

It's sad that threats and retaliation have become the norm toward a state, a private company---think Chick-fil-A, who also happens to be based in Georgia--- or an individual that stands for their deeply held biblical religious beliefs.

"If you don't believe as we believe we will work to destroy you," they say.

However, there's an irony in all of it.

Here's the hypocrisy.

While Disney is leaving Georgia over their support for abortion, they are strongly considering opening a new Disney Resort in Saudi Arabia.

And are looking toward Egypt as well.

They also did some filming in China last year.

Saudi Arabia, Egypt, and China are all on the list of worst countries for women's rights.

Where is the morality, concern for women's right to abortion, human rights, women's rights, fairness, equality, tolerance, etc. etc. etc.?

Selective morality.

Relative values.

Vanishing virtue.


As Vice President Pence told the graduating class at Liberty University recently. "Easy Christianity in America is gone."

But God is in control.

Be sure to join Franklin Graham and millions of Christians who will be offering a collective prayer for President Trump this Sunday.

"The Lord is good, a stronghold in the day of trouble; He knows them that trust in Him" ( Nahum 1:7).

Be Informed. Be Discerning. Be Vigilant. Be Prayerful.