MASHROU’ LEILA CONCERT BANNED IN JORDAN: should we be surprised?
A concert by Lebanese band Mashrou’ Leila, scheduled for 29 April in Amman, Jordan, has been called off by Jordanian authorities.
Government spokespersons have explained that the performance “would have been at odds with the ‘authenticity’ of the site…”
This in the context of the band being famously promoters of homosexual lifestyles….
The performers have asked the Kingdom of Jordan to “reconsider its stance towards our message, and our art…to choose fighting alongside us, not against us, during this ongoing battle for a culture of freedom….”
People who do homosexual acts merit respect as persons — but are they not typically enslaved by habits arguably harmful at the personal level and also anti-social?
To use pop-music appearances to groom vulnerable audience-members into considering adopting similar lifestyles — that is something any government might reasonably try to prevent.