Florida doesn’t want another gay movie

A provision buried in a Florida tax bill prohibits a tax break to movies that display “nontraditional family values,” according to an article from the Palm Beach Post.

Governor Charlie Crist was kind enough to define what a traditional family is: “Let me define it in the positive, a traditional family is a marriage between a man and a woman. That’s traditional.”

Remove the fact this definition excludes LGBT families. Guess what else he’s eliminating? Single mothers, single fathers, widows, Dumbo (his mom was viewed as mad and her child was taken from her — the Disney version of child protective services), Bambi (his father had custody every other weekend), and little Simba (his father Mufasa died early on — leaving Simba to have psychotic delusions that he could still talk with his father).

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Merriam-Webster defines family as, “a group of people united by certain convictions or a common affiliation.” I think that is a much more positive definition.

State Rep. Stephen Precourt (R-Orlando) envisioned a different movie setting:

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“Think of it as like Mayberry. That’s when I grew up — the ’60s. That’s what life was like. I want Florida to be known for making those kinds of movies: Disney movies for kids and all that stuff. Like it used to be, you know?”

I wasn’t born in the ’60’s but I hear it was a really swell time. African-Americans who participated in the sit-ins remember the ’60s with fondness. There was nothing more wholesome than sitting at a lunch counter and having the police brutalize you, dogs attack you or just the vigor of being publicly humiliated.

I agree with you, Precourt. I wish this was like a Disney movie. I wish life was just like Disney. They have one of the best songs ever — I think you’ll love it too:

It’s a world of laughter
A world of tears
It’s a world of hopes
And a world of fears
There’s so much that we share
That it’s time we’re aware
It’s a small world after all

It’s a small world after all
It’s a small world after all
It’s a small world after all
It’s a small, small world

There is just one moon
And one golden sun
And a smile means
Friendship to every one
Though the mountains divide
And the oceans are wide
It’s a small world after all

It’s a small world after all
It’s a small world after all
It’s a small world after all
It’s a small, small world

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Posted by Nathan James

Nathan James is a former editorial intern for QNotes.