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Poll: ‘Rent’ Protesters Bigoted

  • Weekend Poll: 111 of 173 respondents (64.16%) believe that individuals protesting Lake City Playhouse production of “Rent” are bigoted against gay and transexual characters depicted in the play. 55 of 173 respondents (31.79%) said demonstrators are offering legitimate disagreement with the nature of the performance. 7 (4.05%) were undecided.
  • Today's Poll: Which approach is best to take in dealing w/the small racist protests in Coeur d'Alene, led by KKK leader Shaun Winkler?

Lake City Protesters Pray Against ‘Rent’

Also: “Rent” opens at Lake City Playhouse without incident/Bill Buley, CdA Press

Friday was opening night for the small stage version of “Rent” in Coeur d’Alene. The content of the play is a hot issue because some characters are gay and have aids. A group met at Saint Joan of Arc to pray the rosary. Protestors say the prayers are for reparations that have been committed by the musical.  A spokesperson for the group told KREM 2’s Cole heath the prayers are to counteract the blasphemous or sinful situations portrayed in the show/KREM. More here.

Question: Which do you consider more effective when you disagree strongly with something — prayer or protest?

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