The happiest place on earth just got a little less happy. Or a little less Christian, at least. After 34 years, the Disney execs have decided a Christian music festival no longer has a place in its entertainment lineup.
The Daily Wire has this on that.
A spokeswoman for the park reportedly confirmed to the Orlando Sentinel that “last year was our last event,” adding that the decision was made in the interest of “continually changing our offerings.” The Facebook page for the “Night of Joy” has also been deleted.
“The resort has hosted the Christian concerts in September since 1983, mostly in Magic Kingdom but with two years at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, and at ESPN Wide World of Sports complex for its final two years,” reports LifeSiteNews.
… The signs for its decline began to show last year when Hurricane Irma forced it to cancel after just one night. Despite the cancelation, Disney World’s Epcot Center will still host the annual “Eat to the Beat” concert featuring Christian artists MercyMe and Tauren Wells.
The park’s West Coast twin, Disneyland, has surprisingly continued a Christian tradition since the 1950s. Whatever the reason for its mainstay, once a year Disneyland actually holds the “Candlelight Ceremony,” where choirs sing classic Christmas carols and someone reads the Nativity story from Luke’s gospel.
Maybe it’s not a complete elimination of Christianity, but it sure looks like a slippery slope. How does a piece of Americana like Disney diminish Christianity, upon which America’s foundation was built?