Bill DeSantis, fight with Disney gets backing from evangelical leader

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Florida Governor Ron DeSantis has at least one diehard Christian on his side in the politician’s battle with Disney, according to the

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Evangelical pastor Franklin Graham, son of Billy Graham, told his 10 million Facebook followers he was glad Disney’s finances had been battered after the company spoke out against the so-called law ” Don’t Say Gay” by DeSantis.

“What happened at Disney was a moral failure,” Graham said. “The morals of corporate executives at Disney today are in the gutter, and they want to redefine family against God’s original design and display sin.”

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis has sparked controversy with his so-called “Don’t Say Gay” bill. REUTERS FILES

Graham, whose Facebook post included photos of rainbow-laden Disney pride items for sale at a drug store, said he was in Orlando for a fundraising event and urged families Visiting to avoid Disney.

On Friday, DeSantis signed new legislation that ends Disney’s power over his Orlando-based Walt Disney World Resort, which resulted after Disney spoke out against the so-called ‘Don’t Say Gay’ bill. DeSantis.

The Parental Rights in Education Bill prohibits teaching in public schools about gender and sexuality between kindergarten and third grade.

Following the public row, Disney shares have been hammered by about a third in recent weeks and now sit at just US$118.27 (or C$150.48) per share.

Barry F. Howard