Never EVER cross a show queen

A friend tells me that there’s a BIG musical theater in Sacramento, California called the California Music theater. It’s been around for decades and, you might be shocked by this, but apparently there are gays who work in musical theater. Well, anyway, word get around in the past few days that the Artistic Director of the theater, one Scott Eckern, a nice Mormon boy, donated $1,000 to the hateful bigoted Yes on 8 campaign that repealed marriage for gay couples in California. And I checked the database of every donor (it’s quite fun, check it out and look up your neighbors), and what do you know – Scottie did give a $1,000 to the hatemongers.

Now, here’s the funny part. About two weeks ago, the hateful religious right and Mormon bigots running the Yes on 8 campaign threatened the livelihood of anyone who donated to the No on 8 campaign. Uh oh. I see a little goose and gander coming.

And what do you know. It seems our friend Scott has, um, angered the gays, to put it lightly. Marc Shaiman, composer of HAIRSPRAY, called Scott’s theater, I’m told, and said he is pulling the rights from any of his shows, and is talking to other colleagues about doing the same. And a well known musical actress is now urging her friends to boycott working at the theater. Gosh, sounds like it’s going to be hard for that theater to survive with Scott working there.

It’s really too bad Scott’s hateful bigoted friends in the religious right and in the Mormon Church outright threatened the livelihood of anyone donating to No on 8. That pretty much gives license to the other side – that would be the side protesting in the streets across California and Utah – to target the livelihood of anyone donating to Yes on 8.

Payback is a bitch. With very sharp heels.


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