Orlando Sentinel: Apologize for attack on LGBTQ

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On June 12, 2017, tens of thousands of people gathered together on the one year anniversary of the Pulse shooting tragedy. 

People of all races, and all sexual orientations, wrapped their arms around one another, to provide support and comfort in response to the direct attack on Orlando's LGBTQ community. 

Nearly 72 hours after the anniversary, Orlando Sentinel launched a hateful attack itself on the entire Orlando community by publishing an "opinion piece" that lacks truth nor accuracy. This is not journalism, this is insulting. 

By publishing "As Disney reports drop in guests, is Orlando's post-Pulse embrace of LGBT too tight?" on June 14, 2017, Orlando Sentinel gave a ammunition to a weapon of hate. 

In summary, the author of the article says Orlando's LGBTQ community is to blame for Walt Disney World's drop in attendance. The piece, nothing more than a shilling PR piece for religious-focused amusement attractions, attacks not just Disney, not just those in the LGBTQ community, but the Orlando community as a whole. 

Orlando Sentinel allowed this article to be published without regard for facts, which this article lacks. 

Had Orlando Sentinel had safeguards in place for opinions to be substantiated with facts, then it would know that there is no correlation between Orlando's mission of being seen as a loving and accepting community has no correlations to theme park attendance. 

Had Orlando Sentinel striven for facts, it would know that Disney World's decline in attendance is the end result of a new business plan that is also supported by a boost in profits. Orlando Sentinel should also know that Universal Studios has seen growth in attendance, and Florida overall last year welcomed more than 105 million visitors to the Sunshine State -- all FACTS that further silences the viewpoint of the unqualified author who is working no further than as a PR for Kentucky religious-based attraction; attractions that the author, while wanting to appear as an outsider, has reportedly had direct roles and relationships with the religious attractions and helping them obtain local government financial incentives, and continues to fail to live up to. 

Orlando Sentinel. You say the opinion piece does not reflect your opinion, but the truth of the matter is, it does. You allowed it. You allowed a direct attack on your community and did nothing to defend it. You allowed it. 



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