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  • Broadway's Audra McDonald Just Took Down Indiana Gov. Mike Pence In A Glorious Twitter Rant

    Superstar Audra McDonald's Twitter handle isn't @AudraEqualityMc for nothing. She just earned that "Equality" name ten times over.

    Audra McDonald has won more Tony Awards than any other actor – six – and if there were a Tony for Twitter, the amazingly talented Broadway actress and singer would have just won one, too.

    In response to Indiana Governor Mike Pence today signing a wide-sweeping anti-gay "religious freedom" – aka "license to discriminate" bill into law, McDonald went on a glorious Twitter rant and took down the conservative Republican governor.

    Yes, she schooled him, and good.

    Take a look:

    (Six tweets – refresh the page if they do not all appear.)

    Bam! Thank you, Audra, from the bottom of my heart.

    UPDATE: Tweet of The Day: Apple CEO Tim Cook On Anti-Gay 'Religious Freedom' Laws

    By the way, that photo up top? That's Audra McDonald in 2011:

    "Broadway star Audra McDonald entertains the audience at an LGBT Obama 2012 campaign event in New York City."

    For more on the Indiana anti-gay Religious Freedom Restoration Act, read these articles from today:

    George Takei Calls For A Boycott Of Indiana

    $4 Billion Corp. To Indiana: We Warned You About RFRA, Now We're 'Forced To Dramatically Reduce Our Investment'

    Breaking: Indiana Governor Mike Pence Has Signed 'Religious Freedom' Bill Into Law


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    • commented 2015-04-19 01:13:51 -0400
      “stick closer to how she was brought up than to the world of politics and entertaiment industry standards”

      What’s that, a euphemism for homophobia? Homophobia is not acceptable in Fresno (a place I’m very familiar with) or anywhere else. Audra IS setting a great example for young people—-can you say the same for yourself, Patrick?

    • commented 2015-04-18 10:17:50 -0400
      Those who are familiar with Audra and her family in Fresno, California would probably like to see her stick closer to how she was brought up than to the world of politics and entertaiment industry standards. It would be a much greater witness and example for young people.

    • commented 2015-03-31 17:15:59 -0400
      Yes, your hierarchy of options was perfect, Ms. Audra, but please, if you want the money to go to actually fighting the new law, give it locally. Freedom Indiana killed the antigay marriage amendment there and has been doing a good job fighting what nobody in Indiana politics thought anyone could make a hair’s difference on. I know the money will be more efficiently used. I do not live there nor am I a member of either HRC nor Freedom Indiana., I’ve just observed a lot.

    • commented 2015-03-29 14:29:52 -0400
      Shut Indiana down! I hope social media will ruin the new law and will be reconsiderd.Shame. I hope all celebritis will boycott the state as well.

    • followed this page 2015-03-29 14:26:35 -0400

    • commented 2015-03-28 16:28:40 -0400
      Ask Lowe’s CEO Robert Niblock to reconsider locating their new customer support center to Indiana because of SB 101 Please re-post and tweet

    • commented 2015-03-28 11:43:45 -0400
      Audra? Why not just take the money and don’t perform?

    • @rcarter56 tweeted link to this page. 2015-03-27 15:23:28 -0400

    • posted about this on Facebook 2015-03-27 15:23:27 -0400
      Audra McDonald Just Took Down Indiana Gov. Mike Pence In A Glorious Twitter Rant #RFRA

    • commented 2015-03-27 12:47:08 -0400
      I hope she sends the money to Lambda Legal instead of HRC

    • commented 2015-03-27 08:58:57 -0400
      She is one courageous beauty . . . Thank You, Audra ! ! !

    • commented 2015-03-27 08:58:55 -0400
      She is one courageous beauty . . . Thank You, Audra ! ! !

    • commented 2015-03-27 06:46:56 -0400
      I admit my limited knowledge of who is in the fight for LGBTQ rights, but now I am galvanized to do what I can, I admit I never heard of Audra McDonald but I will quickly learn more about this spokeswoman who stands firm to justice and equality. She is a force to do good. I, too, will boycott Indiana. I reject all bigotry.

    • commented 2015-03-27 04:53:41 -0400
      Love the sentiment, just not to the HRC. There are actual organizations that aren’t too busy throwing self-congratulatory dinners and balls with their rich celeb friends and paying themselves absorbent salaries and bonuses to donate to.

    • commented 2015-03-27 02:58:45 -0400
      Its funny how these so called religious ignore the vary words of the lord of christianity Jesus teaching of loving everyone and treating everyone the same …he says to go in your closet to pray…not where you can be seen thinking your someone special for your religion….watch for wolf in sheeps clothing

    • commented 2015-03-27 02:39:45 -0400
      Love her!

    • commented 2015-03-26 22:30:05 -0400
      Audra McDonald’s tweets are brilliant! It is time to make these states know that we will no longer just sit back quietly and allow them to make laws that will discriminate against us.

    • commented 2015-03-26 21:34:48 -0400
      Took me three tries but I can see tweets now! Spectacular ..and she gets it, why doesn’t gay press understand. These are Freedom to Hate bills NOT ANTIGAY.. The law can be used against Anyone for Anything! SEE HERE FROM NCRM BLOG!
      Lawmakers in the #Georgia House Judiciary Committee just voted to “table,” or drop, an anti-gay “religious freedom” bill. The legislation, one of an increasingly popular kind know as Religious Freedom Restoration Acts (RFRA), would have allowed anyone to discriminate against anyone else, merely by citing their sincerely held religious beliefs.

    • commented 2015-03-26 21:33:09 -0400
      For Blacks, Women, Gays, and many others, the struggle for Civil Rights in the USA continues: Equality is the most fundamental American principle and value – “We hold these Truths to be self-evident, that all Men are created equal…”. Those words are the cornerstone of the moral and legal foundation of our country. Anybody who doesn’t like that is un-American. Pence is using Christianity as a mask to hide his real hatred of American values.

    • commented 2015-03-26 21:22:28 -0400
      The only “freedom” the Republican party want is the right to refuse to sell food, education, healthcare, accommodation, transportation and other goods and services to gay people. With “deeply held religious belief” now legally enforceable, overturning the 14th Amendment to the Constitution, comes the right to turn away Jews, Muslims, atheists, African Americans, humanists, and “not the right kind of Christian”.

      Muslim shop owners can now legally refuse to serve women unaccompanied by their husbands, women with their clitoris intact, educated women, women not obscured by the burqa, women who drove a car to the shop, non-Muslims, or anyone with an iTunes account. These are all “deeply held religious belief” enshrined in Qu’ran / Hadith / Shariah.

      A supermarket employee whose religion teaches against smoking, drinking, contraception and divorce can refuse to sell cigarettes, alcohol or contraceptives to a customer, or anyone who is divorced, because of their religious belief against smoking, drinking, contraception and divorce. The supermarket will be unable to sack them for refusing to do their job.

      The GOP disingenuously know SCOTUS may overturn all these laws, but want their acolytes to know “at least they tried” to write anti-gay animus into law.

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