Baptists boycott Disney for being `gay-friendly'

The Southern Baptist Convention, the United States' largest Protestant denomination, yesterday launched a boycott against the Walt Disney Co because of what it said were Disney's "gay-friendly" policies.

An overwhelming majority of delegates to the Southern Baptists' annual meeting approved a resolution calling on its 15.7 million members to boycott Disney and all its subsidiaries, including ABC television. Disney has drawn the anger of conservative religious groups because it offers health benefits to the partners of its homosexual employees, and has allowed "Gay Days", organised by gay rights groups, at its theme parks. Reuters - Dallas