Disney Donates $1 Million to Orlando Shooting Victims

Disney Donates $1 Million to Orlando
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Disney has donated $1 million to a fund established by the mayor of Orlando, Fla., to aid those affected by the mass shooting in the city.

The entertainment conglomerate announced the cash donation the OneOrlando Fund Tuesday and said it would match additional donations from Disney employees, dollar for dollar. Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer created the fund.

“We are heartbroken by this tragedy and hope our commitment will help those in the community affected by this senseless act,” said Bob Chapek, chairman of Walt Disney Parks and Resorts. “With 74,000 cast members who call Orlando home, we mourn the loss of the victims and offer our condolences to their families, friends and loved ones.”

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The shooter who killed 49 people and injured more than 50 others in the Pulse nightclub reportedly had made prior visits to both the night spot and to an entertainment and shopping complex, Disney Springs, earlier this month.

Disney said it has been working with public agencies in Central Florida to provide support to those impacted by the shooting. The company set up five locations around its resorts for employees to donate blood to victims. The company is also providing rooms to families and friends of those caught up in the massacre.

A statement from Thomas Smith, editorial content director for Disney parks, concluded: “Our hearts are with everyone impacted by this horrific event.”

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  1. Kared says:

    Hope other companies step up. We need to wake up. There’s something seriously pathological about our whole culture/world/society. Interesting post about the violence. When will it end?

  2. John Mayor says:

    Let us now address the REAL CRUX of Islam!!… i.e., the Muslim/ Islamic confusion over who Muhammad actually was, and WHY he introduced his “DOCTRINE” to the world! And then communicate both of these PROVEN FINDINGS to Muslim/ Islamic peoples, and to the rest of the world, through our worldwide institutions! This matter of “RADICALIZATION” is– to me!– a real PUBLIC HEALTH issue!… when an entire “faith population” on our planet, is living under the DELUSION that a would-be self- styled “faith leader”, and his “faith”, is actually REAL! And it’s akin to our populations centuries ago, when millions of people believed the world was presumed flat! And it was NO LESS a PUBLIC HEALTH concern back then, than what the global Muslim/ Islamic FAITH ISSUE is today! Simply put, when people around the world began to realize that the earth was indeed round, then things began to change for the better! And the “para-dogmas” structured around the old way of seeing the world no longer had value, and social acceptance! ALL OF US are STUPID of many things!… and, if we could, somehow, learn of that of which we are inherently stupid, our lives would improve– dramatically! “THIS”, is the “T-A-C-T-I-C-A-L F-R-O-N-T L-I-N-E” that the international “community of interests” should be employing in their respective, and collective campaign/ s, re Muslim/ Islamic indoctrination!… AND!… against the likes of ISIS! And rather, than merely “REACT” to worldwide aggressions!… and!… in the process of “REACTING”, causing further “COLLATERAL DAMAGE”, and continued impetus for the “PSEUDOCAUSE” of “PSEUDO-MUSLIM/ ISLAMIC EXTREMISTS” AND THEIR EXTREMISM!

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    For those who may wonder about Islam… and its place in the world… I offer you the following…

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    JESUS CHRIST, MUHAMMAD, AND THE GOP

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    In an attempt to ascertain the Biblical Truth concerning the veracity of the “claims” attributed to the said prophet Muhammad (by whomever, and whenever), and afterupon my examination of both the Old and New Testaments of the Bible, and the Quran, I happened upon a couple of remarkable verses in the Book of Luke, in the New Testament, of the Bible (although, found elsewhere, within the New Testament!).

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    Under the Book of Luke, Chapter 16, Verse 16, we read, “The Law and the Prophets were proclaimed UNTIL (my emphasis) John (i.e., John the Baptist!).”… and, within the Book of Luke, Chapter 7, Verse 28, we read, “I say to you, among those born of women, there is NO ONE GREATER (my emphasis) than John (i.e., John the Baptist!)”! [Gideons Translation]

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    Simply stated, if the claim on page 8 of the book titled, The Quran Translated: Message For Humanity, is correct… and which reads, “… Being the last of these Prophets, Muhammad was to be God’s FINAL (and thus, ULTIMATE!) Messenger!…”… then!… the words attributed to Christ within the Book of Luke, Chapter 7, Verse 28, are UNTRUE! And so!… making Christ “confused”– at best!… or– worse!– A LIAR! But, if the words of Christ within the Book of Luke, Chapter 7, Verse 28, and, in Chapter 16, Verse 16, are TRUE!… then!… not only was Muhammad NOT the greatest of the Prophets, he (Muhammad!)– AND, MORE IMPORTANTLY!– COULD NOT HAVE BEEN A PROPHET, AT ALL (i.e., as such is described, within the pages of the Bible!)! For!… and apart from Christ’s words in Luke 7: 28 (extolling praise, glory, and the Seal of Finality on John the Baptist!)… how could the Law and the Prophets be up UNTIL John, yet– nevertheless!– a subsequent prophet (and yea!… supposedly!… THE GREATEST PROPHET!) is revealed some six hundred years after the fact, of the time of Christ (see, Quran, CH 33: 41… and note: With the exception of Ahmadi Muslims, “Khatamu ’n-Nabiyyīn”– “Seal of the Prophets”!– is regarded by Muslims to mean that Muhammad was the last of the prophets sent by God!)?

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    And thus, the battle… then!… obviously!… is between the claims proffered by the self-styled prophet of God, Muhammad!… and, the claims CLEARLY ATTRIBUTED to Christ! And as for the said appearance of Archangel Gabriel to Muhammad to bestow upon Muhammad a SPECIAL PROPHETIC DISPENSATION (as outlined in the work, The Quran Translated: Message For Humanity!), such an act by Gabriel (something not mentioned in the Bible!) would put Gabriel in conflict with the words– and will!– of Jesus Christ!… and– ultimately!– in conflict with GOD! And so, if the said prophet Muhammad did in fact receive a visit from an Angel, I would strongly assert that that Angel, was someone OTHER, than Gabriel!
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    And so!… there can be only ONE!… CLEAR!… resolve to this epistemologic dilemma!:… either Jesus Christ or Muhammad, was “confused”!… OR!… A LIAR! For!… God is not “confused”!… and God is not a LIAR! And!… as there is OVERWHELMING EVIDENCE for the veracity of the claims put forward by Jesus Christ, the “confusion”!… OR!… DISHONESTY!… IS NOT CHRIST’S! As 1 John 2: 22 states, Who is the liar? It is whoever denies that Jesus is the Christ. Such a person is the ANTICHRIST!– denying the Father and the Son. [NIV]

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    But with regard to the “conservative reaction” to Islam… the view of the “self-avowed/ averred” “CHRISTIAN RIGHT (and its supporters… e.g., the Right-wing GOP!)”, that THESE have a “DEVINE/ SACROSANCT DISPENSATION (i.e., one ‘blessed by God’!… AND YEA, ‘A RIGHT, AT THE HEART, OF THE TEACHINGS OF JESUS CHRIST!’)”, and/ or, a “SACROSANCT HUMAN RIGHT (i.e., in deference to the non-Christian, Humanist members of the GOP!)” to bare arms in defence of themselves (e.g., against the likes of ISIS!), and in defence of the “downtrodden” of the world… is… well!… SUSPECT! And!… begs the question: “Is their ‘DEVINE POSTURE’, and ‘DEFENSIVE POSITION’, JUSTIFIED THROUGH JESUS CHRIST?” Well… let us examine (i.e., those who profess Christ!) a few further New Testament passages, to find out!

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    In Matthew Chapter 05, Verse 38, Christ states: “You’ve heard that it has been said: ‘An eye for an eye, and a tooth for a tooth.’ But I say to you, THAT YOU NOT RESIST (PHYSICALLY CONTEND WITH!) EVIL: WHOSOEVER SHALL HIT YOU ON ONE CHEEK, TURN TO THAT ONE, ALSO, THE OTHER.” In Matthew Chapter 10, Verse 16, Christ states, “Be aware!… I send you out AS SHEEP, in the midst of wolves; therefore, be as wise as serpents, BUT HARMLESS, AS DOVES.”

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    Next, the ensuing is a question put to Christ from a Pharisaic lawyer… in an effort to tempt Christ! In Matthew, Chapter 22, Verse 36, the Pharisaic lawyer asks (in an attempt to catch Jesus in some act of pompous pontification, and religious sophistry!): “Master, which is the GREAT COMMANDMENT in the Law?”; V37) Jesus said unto him, “YOU SHALL LOVE THE LORD YOUR GOD WITH ALL YOUR HEART, AND WITH ALL YOUR SOUL, AND WITH ALL YOUR MIND”; V38) “THIS IS THE FIRST AND GREAT COMMANDMENT”; V39) “AND THE SECOND IS LIKE UNTO IT!… ‘YOU SHALL LOVE YOUR NEIGHBOR, AS YOURSELF'”; V40) “ON THESE TWO COMMANDMENTS, HANG ALL THE LAW, AND THE PROPHETS!”

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    Next, are the words of Paul to the Ephesians, concerning the Christian’s struggle with evil: In Ephesians Chapter 06, Verse 12, Paul states: “FOR WE (CHRISTIANS!) WRESTLE NOT AGAINST FLESH AND BLOOD; BUT, AGAINST PRINCIPALITIES, AGAINST POWERS, AGAINST THE RULERS OF THE DARKNESS OF THIS WORLD, AGAINST SPIRITUAL WICKEDNESS IN HIGH PLACES.”

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    Next, in advance of His anticipated sojourn to the Garden of Gethsemene, Jesus sought to convey an important message to His entourage– and, to all others who might bear witness (then, and in the future!)!– about the error of physically resisting/ contending with evil (in an effort to vanquish it!)! And!… in preparation!… set in motion, the ensuing means– whereby!– His message to be told, could be told!

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    In Luke, Chapter 22, Verse 36, Christ states to His entourage: “But now let the one who has a moneybag take it!… and likewise, a knapsack! And let the one who has no sword, sell his cloak, and buy one (a sword!)”; V37) “For I tell you, that this Scripture must be fulfilled… in Me: ‘And He was numbered with the transgressors.'” “For what is written about Me, has its fulfillment”; V38) And they said (those with Christ!): “Look, Lord, here are two swords.” And He (Jesus!) said to them: “It is enough”; V39) And when Jesus came out, He went (as was His custom!) to the Mount of Olives; and His disciples followed Him.

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    Subsequently, and upon completion of His efforts in the Garden of Gethsemene, Jesus stood ready to confront the evil, advancing upon Him and His followers. In Matthew, Chapter 26, Verse 46, Jesus states: “Rise, let us be going. See… My betrayer is at hand”; V47) While He was still speaking, Judas came (one of the original twelve disciples!)… and, with him, a great crowd… with swords, and clubs… from the Chief Priests… to the elders of the people; V48) Now the betrayer had given them (those with Judas!) a sign; and, saying to them (those with Judas!): “The one I will kiss, is the man… seize Him”; V49) And he came up to Jesus, at once, and said: “Greetings, Rabbi!”… and he (Judas!) kissed Him (Jesus!); V50) Jesus said to him: “Friend, do what you came to do.” Then they (those with Judas!) came up, and laid hands on Jesus… and seized Him; V51) And suddenly, one of those who were with Jesus stretched out his hand, drew his sword (i.e., Simon… Peter… see, John 18: 10)… , and struck the servant of the High Priest… cutting off his ear; V52) Then Jesus said to the one (Peter) who drew the sword: “PUT YOUR SWORD BACK INTO ITS PLACE. FOR ‘ALL’ WHO USE THE SWORD, WILL PERISH BY THE SWORD”; V53) “DO YOU THINK THAT I CAN’T APPEAL TO MY FATHER?… WHO WILL, AT ONCE, SEND ME MORE THAN TWELVE LEGIONS OF ANGELS!”; V54) “BUT HOW, THEN (if God were to do this!… Jesus continued!) SHALL THE SCRIPTURES BE FULFILLED?”… THAT THUS, IT MUST BE SO (i.e., that the prophesied events should happen in the manner, as was prophesied!)?”

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    An interesting response to His disciples– to say the least!… and, after having compelled them to buy, and bring the weapons, in the first place! And!… at a time, of the greatest physical threat to the life of Jesus!… that would lead to His very crucifixion! But!– and as it turned out!– to teach them (and all who would eventually receive these actions, and words!), an important lesson:… VENGENCE IS GOD’S PREROGATIVE!– NOT MAN’S!; VENGENCE IS NOT THE RESERVE OF THOSE CLAIMING CHRIST!; AND, IT IS NOT TO BE METED OUT, IN THIS WORLD! And!… Jesus adds an additional reinforcement, in the Book of John…

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    In John, Chapter 18, Verse 36, Jesus states: “MY KINGDOM ‘IS NOT’ OF THIS WORLD!… IF IT WERE, MY SERVANTS ‘WOULD HAVE FOUGHT (and I’ll add here… when Judas, and his gang, met Christ!)’, THAT I MIGHT NOT BE DELIVERED OVER TO THE JEWS!…”

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    In other words, the servants of Christ DID NOT PHYSICALLY RESIST EVIL!… EITHER TO SAVE CHRIST, OR THEMSELVES!… AND!… MOST IMPORTANTLY!… WERE COMMANDED BY CHRIST, NOT TO DO SO!

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    And so, are we (who profess Christ!) to adopt the view… today!… in 2016!… that THIS WORLD (the world that Christ declared was NOT His Kingdom!), IS TO BE MADE HIS KINGDOM!… IS TO BE MADE “OUR” KINGDOM!… THROUGH BLOODSHED? AND!… AS IF!… THE KINGDOM OF HEAVEN, HAD ARRIVED!

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    And further… and in a perverse– SATANIC-BACKED!– attempt to subvert the simple story of the AGAPE LOVE of Jesus Christ for God, and for mankind, the following Bible passage is often cited as some kind of “DEVINE SUPPORT” for the position, that “CHRISTIANS” should “BATTLE EVIL THROUGH THE FLESH”!

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    In John, Chapter 15, Verse 13, Christ states: “GREATER LOVE HAS NO ONE, THAN THIS: THAT ONE LAY DOWN ONE’S LIFE, FOR ONE’S FRIENDS!”

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    The questions to be asked here, are these: “Is the ‘laying down’ of one’s life for one’s friends (AS A CHRISTIAN!), the same as TAKING THE LIFE OF ANOTHER, OR THE LIVES OF OTHERS, IN ONE’S DEFENCE OF ONE’S FRIENDS?” “And if so, how can/ does such a position remain CONSISTENT, with the totality– AND CLEAR!– teachings, of Jesus Christ?”

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    Simply put, given all of the aforenoted Scriptures (and those unstated!), there can be ONLY ONE INTERPRETATION of/ for John, Chapter 15, Verse 13… and that is: “OUR ‘LAYING DOWN’ OF ONE’S LIFE FOR A FRIEND– I.E., AS A TRUE CHRISTIAN, AND IN THE SPIRIT OF GOD!– MUST BE IN THE MANNER, OF JESUS CHRIST (I.E., ‘WITHOUT’ THE SHEDDING OF THE BLOOD, OF ANY OTHER)!”

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    As a footnote– AND PLEA!– to the followers of Islam, and to the Global Muslim Community (leaving aside, for the moment, those who are of other faiths!): remember!… Islam attests to the existence of the person of Jesus Christ; however, the Old Testament (the Testament and Bible, of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob!… and to which, Islam subscribes!) DOES NOT ATTEST TO THE PERSON OF MUHAMMAD! And a Testament, and Bible, that preceded the birth of Jesus Christ!… and!… His New Testament!

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    One can only speculate as to why Muhammad, and Islam emerged! Possibly the encroachment of Judaism!… and possibly the additional encroachment of the Roman Catholic movement (the latter of which, St. Paul… in tears!… warned the 1st century Christians, would arise! And!… which took the lives of many Christians, and non-christians alike!… and!… in the name of God, and Christ!)! But, whatever the reasons!… the words of Christ are clear!… John the Baptist!… was!… THE ONLY FINAL!… AND GREAT, PROPHET OF GOD!

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    Please!… no emails!

    • Because CAPITALIZING random WORDS makes your POINT more STRONGLY and TOTALLY doesn’t ALIENATE YOUR READER.

    • Nikki says:

      Well, I’ve found it. Congratulations, sir. You are the winner of my Today In Crazy award. It’s rare that I hand it out before 10PM, I like to leave my options open and consider all candidates, but I’m fairly certain that no matter what happens, I’m not going to find anything crazier by midnight.

  3. mel says:

    Surprised? Walt Disney World in Orlando has so many homosexuals and transgender freaks working there…you never know what sexual freak is under that furry costume – hugging your child.

  4. gabe says:

    great movie disney

  5. nobody important says:

    Great PR move and glad that they’re doing it anyways.

  6. Leah says:

    I’m so happy I’m going to be working for such an amazing and compassionate company. I start the college program in Orlando in a few months. I’m just so sad something like this would happen at all

  7. Michele Smith says:

    Wow so proud to be a former employee and current shareholder of this amazing company. So sad for the victims and families of this senseless tragedy.

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