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California Director Quits After Supporting Prop. 8 — Right Call?

Even though 52 percent of California seems to agree with Scott Eckern's stance on gay marriage, the artistic director of the California Musical Theatre stepped down after it was revealed that he donated $1,000 to the Yes on Proposition 8 campaign.

In a statement, coming after a boycott of the theater was called Tuesday, Eckern said:

I am leaving California Musical Theatre after prayerful consideration to protect the organization and to help the healing in the local theatre-going and creative community. I am disappointed that my personal convictions have cost me the opportunity to do what I love the most.

The director's support for Prop. 8 was discovered on, a website that lists individuals who donated to the efforts to ban same-sex marriage. Do you think the director made the right call by resigning?


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