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Carly Rae Jepsen pulls out of Boy Scouts performance due to anti-gay policy

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  1. Good on her!

  2. Brett Gibson 5 Mar 2013, 5:10pm

    I knew she would. It seems like they’re heading towards a real turning point for gay rights over in North America and about time too! It really seems that FINALLY the voice of idiotic, uneducated “christians” is being weighed down by the voice of reason and equality. “Christians” who eat prawns and bacon, who destroy their planet with needless consumerism and travel, who couldn’t give a shit about people less fortunate than them and who probably own a gun even though I’m pretty sure one of those “10 commandments” is ‘thou shall not kill. Bunch of fucking hypocritical arseholes.

    1. Darren Theoret 5 Mar 2013, 6:24pm

      Brett, please don’t lump Canada in with the US on this issue. We’ve had equal marriage in Canada for years and some Christians are educated BTW. My partner and I have been asked to stand as G-dparents to our new born niece—in the Anglican Church in my small home town of Cornwall. I don’t even visit the USA. Anything I might say of my opinion of that place will probably get me in trouble here, I’ll just say, I’m happy just to stay in Canada with the grown-ups.

      1. I think most outside the US and Canada see North America is a completely separate entity from Canada. When someone in the UK says North America, they’re usually just talking about the United States, not the North of the continent as a whole.

        I could be wrong.

        Besides, we all know Canadians are the most groovy people and I don’t think many would compare you to Americans ;)

        1. North America is a Continent, Shared by Canada and the United States. Just as I would not Include Britains to be French just because you are part of Europe. I would expect you to know that Canada is not part of the United States even though we share a continent. As well we do not share the same culture and values, anymore than you do with Germany.We have stood for human rights here for a long time. Unlike the US,we support Gay rights and Equal marriage rights Unlike The UK for quite some time. It is finally nice to see you,knucle dragging Brits getting on board with LBGT rights ,as for your American cousins, who knows when they will wake up. Maybe never. First theyhave to cleanse themselves of all the Religious hate they feel for one another.

  3. I knew I liked her. Well done to both artists for taking the stand.

  4. Jonathan Wright 5 Mar 2013, 8:12pm

    As much as I’m happy that Carly Rae Jepsen and Train are pulling out and will not support the BSA in these policies, I also feel sorry for the children: The stupidity of adults has spoiled their day to celebrate their hard work and achievements.

    The sooner the BSA understand that we are all the same underneath and that to daemonize any one person is to daemonize everyone, the better (and more important, happier) we’ll all be!

  5. Good on them! It’s things like this that really make a difference.

    It’s so depressing to see acts like “No Doubt” repeatedly working with outspoken and proud homophobes while daring to appear chumming it up with Ellen and making gay pride t-shirts. Nothing is ever said about it.

    Gwen Stefani dares to make happy clothes about “equality” while getting into the studio to collaborate with homophobes. It’s so hypocritical it makes me want to vomit.

    Finally some influential people are showing some morality and back bone.

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