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Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Theater Director Forced to Resign Because Prop 8 Support-THE BLACKLIST IS BACK

During the horrible years of the '50s many people in show business weren't able to work. They were blacklisted because of their leftist political views. Now its happening again. This time to people who supported Proposition 8, the California Constitutional Amendment defining Marriage as between a man and a woman.

Scott Eckern, artistic director of the California Musical Theatre is being forced to resign his post and leaving the organization due to a donation to the movement supporting the amendment. Because of Eckern's support, playwrights and other artists mounted a boycott of the theater and promised not to stop unless Eckern resigned.

Isn't it ironic that a profession built around expressing one's emotional and moral views is forcing someone out of a job that they have held for 20 years because of his views? Read the rest by CLICKING HERE