(LifeSiteNews) — Firefighters and nurses on Sunday will march in solidarity with Disney employees who oppose a jab requirement from the entertainment company.
“After our first march through Disney World last week we heard from Firefighters Unions, Police officers, Healthcare workers, especially nurses who all expressed outrage that their employers are acting like they own the bodies of their employees,” organizer and cast member Nick Caturano said in an emailed statement to LifeSiteNews. “We are not their slaves. We have rights, and the most important right is the governance over our own bodies.”
Caturano, a Disney employee of 16 years, organized a protest with about 50 people last week in Orlando against the company’s jab mandate.
“About 50 Walt Disney World cast members protested Friday against the company’s vaccine mandate,” the Miami Herald reported. “Members held signs near Disney Springs reading ‘coercion is not consent’ and chanted, ‘My body, my choice.’”
Caturano runs a website called goofyvaccine.com, where he provides more information about his objections, as well as resources for people who want to learn more about how to object to the jab requirement.
“I also hope to provide Disney & businesses the shade needed to change course before they essentially commit, what I feel, are crimes against humanity by obliterated freedoms of medical choice, informed consent, of conscience & right to provide for oneself & family,” Caturano wrote.
Many Americans remain concerned that the vaccines have not been sufficiently studied for negative effects given their accelerated clinical trials, and some harbor ethical reservations about the use of cells from aborted babies in their development. Still other simply consider them unnecessary given COVID-19’s high survivability among most groups, low risk of asymptomatic spread, and research indicating that post-infection natural immunity is equally protective against reinfection.
While Caturano himself initially remained open to the benefits of inoculation, he soon saw the issue a different way.
He said “pressure started to mount” and described the coercion as “cultic” laced “with self righteous overtones.”
“[P]eople also began to become aggressive enforcers, pressuring & calling out the unvaccinated, blaming them for all that is wrong in the world,” he wrote.