Yesterday I wrote about our experience at Buskerfest on Saturday night. We were only there an hour or so, just long enough to catch the flavor of the event which is in its fourth year. This was our first time attending, and we were mainly there to support our friend Adam, who performs original poetry under the stage name “Adosh.”
Adam has since shared with me the guidelines from the committee, which were sent to him three days prior to the event.
Here’s the salient excerpt (emphasis mine):
Buskerfest 2013 was underway tonight in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Virtually any kind of street performer you could think of was represented, and people roamed the free event at will, dropping a dollar in an artist’s tip jar if they were pleased, walking on by if they were not. The audience was quite diverse, and seemed to represent a good cross section of age and ethnicity in our city. The occasional spurts of light rain kept it cool if damp; overall, people looked amused. Our granddaughter was enthralled.
But my husband and I were disappointed.
You see, it was a sadly sanitized event. Not that it was squeaky clean…there were provocatively-clad belly dancers. There was plenty of goth dress, with abundant piercings and tattoos–among the performers and the audience members.
But there were no Christian performers that I could see or hear. Also no Jewish or Muslim ones. Faith and religion apparently had no place at the festival.
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Senator Ted Cruz recently made headlines when he offered the following question to fellow Senator Diane Feinstein:
“The question that I would pose to the senior senator from California is,” said Cruz to Feinstein, “Would she deem it consistent with the Bill of Rights for Congress to engage in the same endeavor that we are contemplating doing with the Second Amendment in the context of the First or Fourth Amendment, namely, would she consider it constitutional for Congress to specify that the First Amendment shall apply only to the following books and shall not apply to the books that Congress has deemed outside the protection of the Bill of Rights?”
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