PARIS — Disneyland Paris has announced that it plans to host its first official “Magical Pride” event on June 1 in observance of homosexual and transgender Pride Month.
“Join us for this celebration of pride at the place where dreams come true,” the site Magical Pride states. “Primarily attracting people from the LGBT community and their friends and families, Magical Pride warmly welcomes anyone and everyone. Come and party, play and stay at Disneyland Paris during this unique event—taking place in June 2019.”
While there have been other pride events at the theme park, 2019 marks the first year that the French Disney park will be holding the offering officially. According to Disneyland Paris, the day will include a parade and dance party, and rides will remain open “late into the night.”
“For the first time, Disneyland Paris [is] making Magical Pride an official Disney event—with a Magical Pride party taking place at Walt Disney Studios Park,” the site outlines.
A photo in the online photograph gallery of past observances also shows The Hollywood Tower hotel lit up in rainbow lights.
“Mickey can’t wait to meet guests young and old at the #magicalpride party! We hope he gets a rainbow outfit!” a post on the Instagram page for Magical Pride reads.
“Disneyland Paris … LGBTQ Pride … And one MASSIVE party! I can’t think of a better way to spend the night on 1st June,” another post reads.
As previously reported, last year, photographs and videos emerged of the rainbow Mickey Mouse hat that is being sold at Disney’s theme parks in Florida and California. The red hat features rainbow ears and embroidery of two Mickey hands forming a rainbow heart.
“Disney World got gay ears and I need to get them just to [vulgarity] off old religious people,” one visitor posted to social media.
“Disney now has gay [expletive] ears!” another wrote.
The company, known for its “Magic Kingdom” and theatrical representations of magical powers and sorcery, has also been including homosexuality in its movies and Disney Channel productions in recent years.
In 2017, the second season premiere of the teen series “Andi Mack” featured a “coming out scene,” as one of the main male characters acknowledged that he is jealous of his female friend’s new relationship as he likes the boy that she is dating.
The same year, an episode of the preschooler-geared Disney Junior cartoon “Doc McStuffins” featured an animated depiction of the lesbian mothers of two children.
Disney also aired its first-ever same-sex kissing scene during a broadcast of its cartoon “Star vs. the Forces of Evil.”
Bill Condon, director of Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast” live-action remake, similarly revealed that that the film would include a subtle “gay moment.”
Condon told the outlet Attitude that homosexuals have had a history with “The Beauty and the Beast” as the man who wrote the lyrics for the animated version of the film, released in 1991, had been fighting AIDS while working on the project. Howard Ashman died before the movie was released in theaters.
“It was his idea not only to make it into a musical, but also to make Beast one of the two central characters,” Condon outlined. “Until then, it had mostly been Belle’s story that they had been telling.”
“Specifically for him, it was a metaphor for AIDS,” he said. “He was cursed, and this curse had brought sorrow on all those people who loved him, and maybe there was a chance for a miracle—and a way for the curse to be lifted. It was a very concrete thing that he was doing.”
As previously reported, the Bible teaches that all men are in the same predicament: All are born with the Adamic sin nature, having various inherent inclinations that are contrary to the law of God and being utterly incapable of changing themselves. It is why Jesus outlined in John 3:5-7 that men must be regenerated by the second birth, or they cannot see the kingdom of Heaven.
“Jesus answered and said unto him, ‘Verily, verily, I say unto thee, except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.’ Nicodemus saith unto him, ‘How can a man be born when he is old? Can he enter the second time into his mother’s womb, and be born?’ Jesus answered, ‘Verily, verily, I say unto thee, except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God. That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit. Marvel not that I said unto thee, ‘Ye must be born again.’
In his sermon “Profit and Loss,” the late preacher J.C. Ryle, who often spoke on the natural depravity of the human heart and the need for rebirth by the Holy Spirit, declared:
“It is written: ‘Be holy, for I am holy’ [and] ‘Without holiness no man shall see the Lord.’ What do you know of this holiness? Can you say that God the Holy Spirit has actually begun the blessed and never-dying work of sanctification within you? Do you feel any pure love towards God and your neighbors? Is it your supreme desire to advance God’s glory? Have you any zeal for the extension of His kingdom? Do you strive not to be conformed to this world?”
“Do you profess to regulate every thought and word and action by the Holy Scriptures? Do you hunger and thirst after a complete mortification of sin, and look forward with longing to the time when Satan shall be bound, and there shall be no more struggle between the flesh and the spirit? … Is your Bible your daily food, a light to your feet and a lantern to your path? Are you above the fear of men, and can you think lightly of their praise in comparison with that which is of God? Do you count all things but loss, if you can but win Christ? Do you count the life that now is as nothing compared with that which is to come? Oh, if you know not something, however little, of these things, tremble for yourself and repent!”