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June 3, 2003 4:49 PM   Subscribe

Walt Disney World's recent designation as a no-fly zone has had an additional consequence: Christian extremists can no longer harass gay tourists from above.
posted by donkeyschlong (28 comments total)

 
Well, there's still below, beside and, of course, behind.
posted by WolfDaddy at 4:53 PM on June 3, 2003


major LOL @ wolfdaddy
posted by TreeHugger at 4:59 PM on June 3, 2003


Yes, because we know a group of gay men who are so proud to announce they are gay, and go to one of the gayest places on Earth, yes, I am sure they are all lining up saying, "bring me your lord's message of saving me from homosexuality. I feel wrong..."

While I will not be anywhere near to them, I'd suggest I could save them from having their keys so pronounced.
posted by benjh at 5:07 PM on June 3, 2003


Ha ha

/Nelson
posted by oflinkey at 5:16 PM on June 3, 2003


Wow. The Department of Justice being in the unenviable (from Ashcroft's perspective) position of having - in effect - to protect gays from Christians. He must be grinding his teeth. Oh, well, at least as a consolation prize he's trampling all over free speech (allegedly). That must make him feel a bit better.
posted by kaemaril at 5:29 PM on June 3, 2003


It's so funny, the only thought that comes to mind: HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA. It feels so juvenile, but just so right. The forces of evil have stabbed each other.
posted by caddis at 5:39 PM on June 3, 2003


Christian extremeists, harrasing? That's some loaded language.....
posted by BackwardsHatClub at 5:45 PM on June 3, 2003


Disney's wonderful treatment of the gay community is the only reason why I can't damn it to corporate hell.
posted by lychee at 5:45 PM on June 3, 2003


lychee: Well, ask yourself this: are they genuinely for the gay community, or they just cynically cashing in on a way to rake in more of the moolah? Once you've pondered that, I think you'll be sending them to the lake of fire anyway :)
posted by kaemaril at 6:00 PM on June 3, 2003


"are they genuinely for the gay community, or they just cynically cashing in on a way to rake in more of the moolah?"

They're after their cash, which is nice. It means that gays are being treated exactly like everyone else, for a change.
posted by mr_crash_davis at 6:02 PM on June 3, 2003


Christian extremeists, harrasing? That's some loaded language.....

I prefer "fundy wackjobs" myself, but "harassing" seems about right.
posted by Armitage Shanks at 6:04 PM on June 3, 2003


hehe donkeyschlong... I like your title caption thingy.
posted by puffin at 6:23 PM on June 3, 2003


As patently stupid as special No-Fly Zones for Disney(land,world) are (as they essentially amount to discriminatory federal regulatory protection for one chunk of private property over another - where's Cedar Point's no-fly zone, dammit!), to try and knock down the no-fly zone on first amendment rights is shaky, to say the least. It's a far cry from freedom of expression to air rights.
posted by Vetinari at 6:34 PM on June 3, 2003


I have to admit, it'd make sense to do it above more amusement parks too. Personally, I'd love to see the things gone. Man are they annoying, and I always get the vague impression that one of these days one of those things is going to come crashing down on a crowd. (Or go crashing into a roller coaster, since those keep getting taller and taller).
posted by piper28 at 7:02 PM on June 3, 2003


Well I am not gay and I have never been to Florida.. . that said, I think that these planes must have had SOME entertainment value. . .I mean. . here you are, walking down the crowded walkways in Disneyworld, hand in hand with your same-sex partner (help me out Wolfdaddy, they do that there, I assume), and to have these planes flying overhead consigning you to the inner rings of Hell, well what a frigging lark!
posted by Danf at 7:06 PM on June 3, 2003


They're after their cash, which is nice. It means that gays are being treated exactly like everyone else, for a change.

Right... because during the rest of the year, DisneyWorld, like everyone, says, "Take your fag cash and go to hell".
posted by Witty at 7:11 PM on June 3, 2003


Time to make the entire country as gay as Disneyworld. For the sake of the precious little ones the terrorists want to kill. For their sake.

It's amazing how prolonged stupidity comes full circle.
posted by crasspastor at 7:12 PM on June 3, 2003


Forgive my ignorance of the nuances of fundie politics but what does Operation Rescue have to do with gays? I thought they were an anti-abortion organization.
posted by rdr at 9:48 PM on June 3, 2003


...planes pulling banners reading: "JESUS CHRIST: HOPE FOR HOMOSEXUALS.COM."

I'm just wondering if they're trying to say that Jesus Christ can help www.homosexuals.com, or if their PR guys really screwed up their website advertising.
posted by ArsncHeart at 10:18 PM on June 3, 2003


I dunno, ArsncHeart, but homosexuals.com forwards to something called xxxworld.com. Are you guys sure these were Christian Fundamentalists?
posted by arto at 2:24 AM on June 4, 2003


I can think of a few things I'd like to fly over some fundie wack job church on Sunday.
posted by Leonard at 4:35 AM on June 4, 2003


"HOPE FOR HOMOSEXUALITY.COM" = http://www.hopeforhomosexuality.com = http://www.familypolicy.net/hope/

And from there: "Anne Paulk ~ wife, mother, former lesbian" - riiight.
posted by ajbattrick at 4:45 AM on June 4, 2003


Also from there:

Thank you Trent Lott, Reggie White, and recording artists Angie and Debbie Winans for having the courage to speak the truth about sexual sin.

Wow, it sure takes courage to bad-mouth an oppressed minority!
posted by norm at 6:38 AM on June 4, 2003


I know WolfDaddy beat me to it... but here's what I was dying to post:

"Christian Extremists No Longer Able to Harass Gays from Above or Behind - Reaction from Gay Community Mixed"

Come on now - conversion fantasies are something we all share.
posted by orange swan at 8:50 AM on June 4, 2003


No way the suit will go through, not on the grounds they've chosen. It's patently not an issue of the content of the speech, or even of the existence of speech.

Meh. Whatever gives the wackjobs a sense of purpose, I guess.
posted by kavasa at 8:59 AM on June 4, 2003


I'd like the airspace restriction over 1600 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington DC lifted so I can exercise my 1st amendment rights and fly this banner:

"G. W., IS OUR CHILDREN LEARNING: HOOKEDONPHONICS.COM."

then again, "Surrender Dorothy: PLANETOUT.COM" may be a bit more succinct.
posted by m@ at 10:13 AM on June 4, 2003


I think Corky St. Clair said it best:

"[Fundamentalist Christians], I hate you... and your ass face!"

"[Fundamentalist Christians], you're all bastard people!"
posted by gramcracker at 11:55 AM on June 4, 2003


So, they are like trying to open the fly zone.
posted by newlydead at 4:51 PM on June 4, 2003


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