Texas Board Votes to Sell Its Disney Stock

Associated Press

The Texas Board of Education voted Saturday to sell its more than $43 million in Walt Disney Co. stock because of the sex, violence and drugs in movies put out by Disney’s Miramax subsidiary.

The 8-4 vote came after the American Family Assn. of Texas, which is involved in a Disney boycott, sent members a videotape of Disney-owned Miramax film excerpts, including scenes from “Pulp Fiction” and “Chasing Amy.”

In addition, members of the Southern Baptist Convention have been boycotting Disney for a year because of its practice of extending health insurance to same-sex partners of employees and of having “Gay Days” at its amusement parks.