Skip to comments.California Musical Theatre director steps down
Posted on 11/12/2008 10:50:53 AM PST by mykroar
Scott Eckern, artistic director of the California Musical Theatre, is resigning his post and leaving the organization.
A boycott of the theater was called Tuesday by some in the national arts community when news broke that Eckern contributed $1,000 to the Yes on Proposition 8 campaign, which supported the ban on gay marriage.
The measure passed last week.
Scott Eckern said in a prepared release that he chose to express his view through the democratic process, and he was deeply sorry for any harm or injury he cause by doing so.
I am leaving California Musical Theatre after prayerful consideration to protect the organization and to help the healing in the local theatre-going and creative community, he said. I am disappointed that my personal convictions have cost me the opportunity to do what I love the most.
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Poor guy didn't know that the democratic process doesn't apply here.
It looks like some industries are so thoroughly dominated by deviants that no decent person can work there.
Ahhhhh, isn’t the homosexual version of “tolerance” fabulous!
If you're sure you're right, and you're paying a price because you're right, don't apologize to the mob that has come to lynch you. If its too late to fight or run, stand up and take it like a man. And don't apologize.
A musical theater director giving money to an anti-gay measure? Doesn’t he know his audience?
Dems dump their “moderates”.
Reps put them at the top of the ticket.
I doubt that’s the real reason he quitting - probably since he was ratted out on a donation he didn’t want to be investigated like Joe the Plumber.
“Doesnt he know his audience?”
His “audience” probably consists of families. It is his workforce that is the problem. The inmates have completely taken over that particular asylum.
Open minded and tolerant liberal alert!
The payback will come in the form of a US Constitutional Amendment to define marriage. That’s the only way to stop this crap for right now.
Coming to a workplace near you.
I am disappointed that my personal convictions have cost me the opportunity to do what I love the most.
Disappointed, but I get the feeling he knew the potential cost and did the right thing anyway. That’s courage.
Wait one second ... wasn’t there a story about a guy who was pro gun control who had to leave his post as CEO of a big gun company? Isn’t this the same thing? Come on..MUSICAL THEATER?
We need a Fairness Doctrine in the American Theater!!!1!
“The payback will come in the form of a US Constitutional Amendment to define marriage. That’s the only way to stop this crap for right now.”
Will never happen, especially now that the Rats are going to have full run on the joint. Besides it was already tried years back with a more “conservative” Congress and they wouldn’t even pass it. Even McCain voted NO and said it was “a State issue”. Thanks for nothing RINOS.
Agree with that.
The Reign of Terror may not be far behind, at this rate.
Do his personal opinions have to reflect the audience that pays to see the shows?
Only in Kollifornia . . .
How is this different from what happened to Cooper rifles? Or Zumbo?
And yet people still run for Congress.
“She’s not naked. It’s art!”
You can be sure he does. It seems he knows his beliefs and his standards as well, and that they were more important.
IMO, this is what happens when the political starts to become highly personal and becomes a standard by which people judge and everything and everyone around them.
The guy I refer business to what I'm overbooked or on vacation is 180° off from me on politics and religion, but he also happens to be highly competent and exceptionally honest and ethical when dealing with clients, and is also ready to lend a hand to anyone in the business whenever he has the opportunity irrespective of their politics or religion.
I don't socialize with with him, I don't want to listen to the radio stations he listens to or read the books he reads or leave the life he leads, but we are really tearing up the country over things that people are just never going to agree on, to the point where it's just about impossible for people to work together even on the things they do agree on.
IMO, both Dan Cooper and Scott Eckern should be at work today.
They are going through all the donor lists and boycotting restaurants, etc. I suspect they will kill supporters next....the like Animal Rights folks keep trying to do at UCLA.
This is exactly how the “radicals” took over colleges in the 60s, which has turned them into the bastion of marxism that they are now.
McCAin et al triet to satisfy the rubes with a BS move to put the flag burning amendment BS.
With the exception of the black vote who are lock step with the democrat party, a voter backlash can be very real in 2010.
Connecticut just adopted formally homosexual based marriages. This makes NY Mass and CT the states that allow for homosexual based marriages.
California will probably be back in the homosexual pack because the courts redefined nomal to include homosexual behaivior and the Calif SC is saying it is ABNORMAL to have man and woman only marriage.
Did he fire himself?
When this first became public, I had read about his claim that he was only trying to hurt Hilary and that he had given money to McCain and the RNC. Looks like he lied about that part and had really just gone to the other side.