Saturday, December 13, 2008
Show Tune Showdown
Ex-Mormon Jon Powell wants all of Broadway to refuse to license their work to the Mormon Church.
"Powell has talked with one artist in particular, Stephen Schwartz, the composer of the musical “Wicked” which the Young Ambassadors wants to use in their show. Powell says, “For me that material is so blatantly hypocritical... the use of it in the Young Ambassadors show.” Part of an email Schwartz wrote to Powell says, "I'm looking into it, and if this is truly a Mormon "promotional" group, rather than just student singers, I will try to do something about it."
Of course, Mor(m)ons and other are crying discrimnation and McCarthyism (where have I heard that before? Oh, yeah, outing). That's the price you pay for being evil to queens; no more show tunes!! That'll show 'em.
This should be part of a complete Mormom and Catholic product boycott.
Too bad I'm not in the market for funny underpants or bathtub Marys.
Seriously, the lengthy list is really corporate type products I wouldn't buy; cars, hotels, etc.
Newsweek takes on the biblical truth about "traditional" marriage.
"In the Old Testament, the concept of family is fundamental, but examples of what social conservatives would call "the traditional family" are scarcely to be found. Marriage was critical to the passing along of tradition and history, as well as to maintaining the Jews' precious and fragile monotheism. But as the Barnard University Bible scholar Alan Segal puts it, the arrangement was between "one man and as many women as he could pay for.'"
So, basically, to be a good old timey Christian, ya gotta be a pimp daddy.
Huh. Bet the wingnuts skip that issue.