Gotta love people who feel the need to go to extraordinary lengths to ruin things for groups they don’t like.
ORLANDO, Fla.—The airspace above Walt Disney World has been free of aircraft since March, when the government said the resort was a terrorism target of symbolic value. But a Christian organization that wants to send banner-towing planes over the theme park during this week’s Gay Days festivities believes the no-fly zone equals no free speech.
The Virginia-based Family Policy Network seeks to preach during Gay Days “the truth that Christ can set them free from the sin of homosexuality,” according to the organization’s Web site.
The 13th annual Gay Days, which starts Thursday and lasts four days, is expected to draw more than 100,000 gay and lesbian tourists. While Disney doesn’t sponsor Gay Days, which includes several events planned around the weekend under no single organizer, the Magic Kingdom theme park is the center of its activities.
Part of FPN’s outreach program, said FPN president Joe Glover, would be planes pulling banners reading: “JESUS CHRIST: HOPE FOR HOMOSEXUALS.COM.” The same banner was flown in 2001 without incident, FPN said.
But Federal Aviation Administration restrictions now prohibit aircraft from flying within 3,000 feet of ground level or within three nautical miles of the resort, located about 25 miles southwest of Orlando. No-fly zones also cover Disney parks in Anaheim, Calif.
A lawsuit by FPN and an aerial advertising company, AirSign, seeking a temporary rollback of the flight restrictions is expected to be filed in U.S. District Court in Orlando this week, with the American Family Association Center for Law & Policy handling the legal work.
Here’s an idea: Try minding your own damned business for a change and leave these people alone. Surely there are better things you can do with your time and money than filing lawsuits to remove no-fly restrictions so you can harass a group you don’t like. Like, I dunno, maybe feeding the poor or something.
Found via Boing Boing.