After a week of such crappy news, here’s a little news flash that shows us sometimes good does win:
“Mike Huckabee resigned after a day as a member of the Country Music Association Foundation Board because of a heated protest on account of his anti-LGBT pronouncements.
“Pushback was immediate after Huckabee, who now films a Christian cable network show in Nashville, was added to the board with praise for his past encouragement of teaching music in schools.”
But, you know, Uncle Sugar couldn’t just slither and crawly off the stage, he had to make a pronouncement:
On Twitter, he described the protesters as “bullies”, while in a longer written statement he complained of “irrational vitriol” and “intolerant and vicious statements”, adding: “I hope that the music and entertainment industry will become more tolerant and inclusive and recognise that a true love for kids having access to the arts is more important than a dislike for someone or a group of people because of who they are or what they believe.”
And of course, there was the biblical stuff, hellfire and tarnation!
“Until recently, the arts was the one place America could set aside political, geographical, racial, religious, and economic barriers and come together,” he wrote. “If the arts community becomes part of the polarization instead of bridging communities and people over the power of civil norms as reflected in the arts, then we as a civilization may not be long for this earth.”
Drama Queen loves drama.