Carolina Theatre Controversy

Carolina Theatre hosts anti-gay performance
Venue’s rental policy protects free speech

BY ZACK SMITH

Given that next weekend is N.C. Pride, and that the Carolina Theatre chose the North Carolina Gay and Lesbian Film Festival as the occasion for reopening after a summer-long renovation project, it’s ironic the theater will host a show that suggests gayness is a malady.

On Saturday, Sept. 22, You’re Not the Only One hits the boards. According to its producer, APOC Ministries, it deals with “testimonies from people who have overcome drug addition, homosexuality, suicide attempts and abuse.” (APOC stands for “Another Perspective of Christ.”)

Unsurprisingly, this raised a red flag with some fans of the Carolina Theatre.

Full story here.

Published by Zack

Zack Smith is a writer and journalist. He has written for such web sites and publications as Newsarama.com, the Independent Weekly of Durham NC, Triangle Business Journal, Comic Book Resources and the Lynchburg News and Advance. He has a Master's in Journalism from the E.W. Scripps School of Journalism at Ohio University, and a degree in English with minors in Film Studies and Creative Writing from NC State University. He also writes children's books.

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