It’s possible people stopped watching award ceremonies, like the Grammys, to save themselves from being subjected to the rabid leftist political thoughts and opinions of those in America’s arts and entertainment sector.
In which case, you would have missed the 30 plus couples, many same-sex couples, who married in a mass ceremony Sunday night live during the 56th Grammy Awards.
Queen Latifah, “recently deputized by Los Angeles County to legally conduct wedding ceremonies,” officiated and signed all the marriage certificates, Fox News reported.
“The event took place on a stage set to resemble a giant chapel with stained-glass windows during a performance by hip-hop duo Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, in which they sang their hit tune ‘Same Love,’ a song embraced by the LGBT community last year,” the article said.
“This song is not a love song for some of us, but for all of us,” Latifah said before introducing the performers.
Madonna, Mary Lambert and Trombone Shorty also appeared on stage with Macklemore and Ryan Lewis.
“I mean I wouldn’t do any old song with any old artist, but history is going to be made tonight,” Madonna said, “while speaking through a gold grill,” the Hollywood Reporter noted.
Some lyrics from “Same Love”:
The right-wing conservatives think it’s a decision
And you can be cured with some treatment and religion
Man-made rewiring of a predisposition
Playing God, aw nah here we go
America the brave still fears what we don’t know
And God loves all his children, is somehow forgotten
But we paraphrase a book written 3500 years ago
And though groups like GLAAD hailed the event, not everyone was thrilled about being subjected to the same-sex marriage debate during the show.
According to Fox:
[Some] viewed the Grammy show-stopper as both inappropriate for a music awards show and a blatant attack on religious values.
“Why can’t the event just be about the music? So tired of political and social messages being infused into everything,” one tweeted. Others referred to it as “anti-Christian” and “propaganda,” while another weighed in: “I don’t care if they are gay or straight this is wrong. Quit shoving your leftist agenda down my throat. Enough is enough.”
If you care to watch, here is the video segment from the Hollywood Reporter: