For nearly 20 years, the Lansing (Michigan) Board of Water & Light has been hosting a “family friendly” chili cook-off. The proceeds are donated to charity.
One of the most popular events is the rubber duck race. For all you folks living in New York City’s Upper East Side – here’s how it works: You buy a duck and then dump it into the Grand River. They typically have about 500 ducks – and the first one to float across the finish line wins a big prize.
There’s just one tiny problem – it normally takes about a half hour for the rubber ducks to float down the river. That’s a lot of time to twiddle your thumbs. But this year – the folks at the BWL decided to fill the void with a Duck Dynasty look-alike contest.
After receiving a SINGLE EMAIL complaining about Phil Robertson’s religious beliefs about homosexuality, they cancelled the contest. Their statement said:
“The decision was made in light of controversial remarks by a Duck Dynasty cast member against the LGBT community,” the public utility said in a statement. “The BWL is committed to diversity and respect community differences, and we regret if the contest offended anyone.”
By which they mean, “Please don’t sic the Leftist Thugocracy on us!”
We do recall that the LGBT community is the same bunch that has DEMANDED the right to have nude public parades, regardless of how the community at large felt about it, right?
To quote the great Louisiana philosopher Uncle S, “That’s a fact, Jack.”
City utility drops ‘Duck Dynasty’ contest over LGBT fears By Todd Starnes – april 16, 2014