Was God for or against Gays when he "smote" Miami with SNOW?

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    Oct 12, 2014 8:02 PM GMT
    I remembered the Miami day I woke up to, and walked to school in, "snow" which browned lawns, killed most coconut palms and decimated the state's citrus industry. But I forgot what happened the day before - a local gay rights near-defeat led by Florida Orange Juice spokeswoman Anita Bryant: http://flashbackmiami.com/2014/02/26/the-day-it-snowed-in-miami/. Weird coincidence, or divine intervention?

    Has anyone seen the documentary? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CBf8LMXzP-c It hasn't "snowed" in Miami since.
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    Oct 12, 2014 8:11 PM GMT
    Maybe it's just me but I'm picking up on a bit of a gay vibe Re: Mr. Bryant...icon_smile.gif
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    Oct 12, 2014 8:17 PM GMT
    He died at 80 in 2012...

    Bob Green, a onetime radio DJ who married pop singer and Miss Oklahoma Anita Bryant, was found dead Jan. 26 at his home in Miami Beach. He was 80.

    Mr. Green managed his wife’s rise to stardom as an entertainer and Florida citrus spokeswoman, then followed her into anti-gay activism, which ultimately destroyed their careers — and marriage in 1980. For more than 30 years, Mr. Green lived quietly, alone and resentful.
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    Oct 12, 2014 8:21 PM GMT
    A guy comes walking up to your wife at a press conference with a pie in his hand and a gleam in his eye...what did you think he was gonna do? Slice her a piece? He sits there in his turtleneck like a lox.
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    Oct 12, 2014 9:38 PM GMT
    NJDewd saidMr. Green managed his wife’s rise to stardom as an entertainer and Florida citrus spokeswoman, then followed her into anti-gay activism, which ultimately destroyed their careers — and marriage in 1980. For more than 30 years, Mr. Green lived quietly, alone and resentful.

    Guess that answers the question.
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    Oct 12, 2014 9:39 PM GMT
    bon_pan saidA guy comes walking up to your wife at a press conference with a pie in his hand and a gleam in his eye...what did you think he was gonna do? Slice her a piece? He sits there in his turtleneck like a lox.
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    But it gave her an immortal comeback: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BmJUdLUo8HQ
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    Oct 12, 2014 10:01 PM GMT
    "God's Wrath" is a rather plastic concept. It was used by fundamentalist US Christians to explain Hurricane Katrina's devastation of New Orleans. As God's judgment against a city that was gay friendly.

    Also a primitive concept, that also once resulted in human sacrifice to appease the gods, and witch burnings in Europe. None of us should engage in it.

    Though it is fun to satirize those who do, in this day & age. BTW, I go to the Colony Theatre on Lincoln in Miami Beach, where this appears to have been shown. The Gay Men's Chorus of Miami often performs there, I've seen some great shows in that house. One of them written, composed and directed by a good friend of ours.

    A principle character in his musical production was a Miami TV gay weather forecaster in real life. He was a hoot, portraying a pink flamingo, of all things. I later took our friend and many of the principles out to the Lincoln Mall for a late outdoor supper.

    So I have a lot of good memories of the Colony. But I have not seen this documentary. Can it be seen online? You posted a trailer.
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    Oct 12, 2014 10:29 PM GMT
    Art_Deco said"God's Wrath" is a rather plastic concept. It was used by fundamentalist US Christians to explain Hurricane Katrina's devastation of New Orleans. As God's judgment against a city that was gay friendly ... Though it is fun to satirize those who do ...

    The Gay Men's Chorus of Miami often performs there, I've seen some great shows in that house. One of them written, composed and directed by a good friend of ours. A principle character in his musical production was a Miami TV gay weather forecaster in real life. He was a hoot, portraying a pink flamingo, of all things.

    Finally, someone gets that I'm being satirical about God's plagues smiting cities!

    I also have a friend in that chorus. I went to one of their Christmas productions to surprise him after the show. I really enjoyed the weather forecaster - he played the personal training elf "Chest-nut."
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    Oct 13, 2014 6:28 PM GMT
    Art_Deco said"God's Wrath" is a rather plastic concept. It was used by fundamentalist US Christians to explain Hurricane Katrina's devastation of New Orleans. As God's judgment against a city that was gay friendly.

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    Oddly enough the part of the city that is the epicenter of gay life (French Quarter) was relatively unscathed and the outlying, good Christian, god-fearing, family oriented neighborhoods and suburbs were the most devastated. In fact, many churches and houses of worship were severely damaged too. Hummmmmmmm? So now what exactly was the message that was god trying to send?

    If there really is a god, those who have the gall to speak for him/he/it and accuse him/her/it of such horrible acts will have Hell to pay or so I would suspect.
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    Oct 13, 2014 6:33 PM GMT
    eagermuscle saidI remembered the Miami day I woke up to, and walked to school in, "snow" which browned lawns, killed most coconut palms and decimated the state's citrus industry.

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    So god hates lawns, coconut palms and citrus?! Wouldn't the message be a tad bit more clear if it was only the lawns, coconut palms and citrus owned by gays that were affected?

    God seems to need a better strategy if he/she/it wants to make his/hers/its message clearer.
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    Oct 13, 2014 7:10 PM GMT
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    Art_Deco said"God's Wrath" is a rather plastic concept. It was used by fundamentalist US Christians to explain Hurricane Katrina's devastation of New Orleans. As God's judgment against a city that was gay friendly ... Though it is fun to satirize those who do ...

    The Gay Men's Chorus of Miami often performs there, I've seen some great shows in that house. One of them written, composed and directed by a good friend of ours. A principle character in his musical production was a Miami TV gay weather forecaster in real life. He was a hoot, portraying a pink flamingo, of all things.

    Finally, someone gets that I'm being satirical about God's plagues smiting cities!

    I also have a friend in that chorus. I went to one of their Christmas productions to surprise him after the show. I really enjoyed the weather forecaster - he played the personal training elf "Chest-nut."

    My husband's sister, a retired opera singer and now a voice coach, has a number of students in that chorus.

    A very good group, and I do recommend them. They are a gay chorus that goes beyond static singing while standing on risers like a church choir, and put on entire musical shows, with an actual storyline with acting scenes.

    I probably missed the one you referenced. Was the short guy featured, who usually gets the juvenile/kid role? He's just adorably cute!
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    Oct 13, 2014 11:33 PM GMT
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    Yes, he was a featured elf, and boy do I give that weatherman credit for being so openly gay as to regularly perform in the chorus - Sam Champion (who I met when he was 27, a local anchor, when he'd sunbathe regularly in Sheep's Meadow) should take a lesson from him. Roles in that show were either cast perfectly or written/picked specifically for the chorus members. Yes, it wasn't a chorus just standing around in robes, it was a full-on musical revue with lots of costumes! I think the standout, mascara-streaking solo number was the mean-spirited, bitter midlife elf singing "The Little Boy That Santa Claus Forgot" (I never heard that Christmas song before, it's AWESOME: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JgCNbfbQltQ) with the standout ensemble piece being a platoon of cowboys two-stepping to "Hava Nagila" revealing yarmulkas under their hats!
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    Oct 16, 2014 10:04 PM GMT
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    Oct 17, 2014 9:42 AM GMT
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    WTF is this??? And he has posted it on many other threads...