Friday, March 25, 2016

The Call to BOYCOTT Marvel Studios, Walt Disney and AMC

This blog post is going to be a hard pill to swallow. Like many of you, we grew up reading, watching and imitating Disney and Marvel characters..Superman, Batman..Spiderman and Mickey Mouse. Our kids grew up watching the Disney Channel and have enjoyed movies produced by Marvel Studios. We were looking forward to seeing the latest  he latest Batman vs Superman movie...UNTIL...we learned of Disney and Marvel's recent threat to the state of Georgia.

As you may or may not know the Religious Liberty Bill is currently pending before Governor Nathan Deal. Georgia legislators recently passed the bill. It protects religious officials from having to perform same-sex marriage ceremonies, and would allow faith-based organizations to deny services or employment to those who violate their “sincerely held religious belief.” The legislation has received opposition from business groups in the state, who fear it will trigger the kind of backlash that forced Indiana to reconsider its religious liberty legislation that passed last summer. While the LGBT community disagrees, this bill is not about discrimination. It's about protecting our religious leaders and churches from being forcefully placed in the position of having to go against the word of God.

The Walt Disney Co. and Marvel Studios voiced their opposition to the Georgia religious liberty bill pending before Gov. Nathan Deal, saying that they will take their business elsewhere “should any legislation allowing discriminatory practices be signed into state law.”Human Rights Campaign president Chad Griffin urged studios and production companies to refuse to commit to any further productions in Georgia if Deal does not veto the legislation.

So bottom line, they have made it about money. According to the state’s Dept. of Economic Development, $1.7 billion was spent on production in fiscal 2015. These production companies are basically blackmailing the state of Georgia by saying (in laymen's terms) that if they choose to protect the rights of our religious leaders and  churches, they are going to hit them where it hurts. THE POCKETS! The love of money is truly the root of all evil.

Governor Deal released a statement before the current bill was passed saying that he would not sign legislation he thought could be used to discriminate. And if that wasn't enough, AMC Networks, which makes “The Walking Dead” in Georgia, recently joined in by issuing a statement opposing the legislation.“As a company, AMC Networks believes that discrimination of any kind is reprehensible,” a company spokesman said. “We applaud Governor Deal’s leadership in resisting a previous version of this divisive legislation and urge him to reject the current version as well.” Viacom,  the world's sixth largest broadcasting and cable company in terms of revenue, later weighed in by issuing the following statement “Viacom is proud to champion diversity and acceptance, which are core values of our company. We have enjoyed doing business in Georgia for many years and we urge Governor Deal to continue to resist and reject the patently discriminatory laws being proposed.”

My question to you is...are you willing to hit THEM where it hurts by boycotting their movies, their theme parks and their television shows in support of religious freedom? Are you willing to put your flesh aside and stand for righteousness? Are you willing to turn the channel in support of your pastor's rights, the rights of your church and the rights of your family? Are you willing to stand for Christ?

We  encourage you to stand with us as we BOYCOTT all movies, tv shows, theme parks and affiliated with these companies until they acknowledge our rights as a body of Christ.Yes, it's a hard pill to swallow but if we don't stand for God, we will fall at the hands of satan.  STAND! 

In Christ,
First Lady Bridgett Mack


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