Big Easy Mayor Bans Christian Singer from City Over Mask Scoffing

The Democrat mayor of New Orleans has banned a Grammy-winning Christian singer because she did not wear a mask during a recent performance.

Absurdly claiming that Christian singer Lauren Daigle “harmed” the city by not wearing a mask, New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrel has banned the singer from New Orleans.

In November, Daigle performed the song “Let Us Worship” in the French Quarter’s Jackson Square. The protest against the city’s coronavirus policies was organized by evangelical activist Sean Feucht and was held without a city permit.

Mayor Cantrel was furious over the event and slammed the singer for her participation. And the mayor also insisted that Daigle should not be allowed to sing during the upcoming New Year’s Eve show.

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“Ms. Daigle cannot and should not be rewarded with national media exposure and the public spotlight,” Cantrell told Dick Clark Productions in a December 9 letter, discussing the upcoming Dick Clark’s Rockin’ New Year’s Eve show.

“She harmed our people, she risked the lives of our residents, and she strained our first responders in a way that is unconscionable — during a public health crisis. This is not who we are, and she cannot be allowed to represent New Orleans and the people she willfully endangered.”

What utter nonsense.

But the nonsense was enough to force the Dick Clark production to cancel Daigle’s part in the show.

The mayor’s foolishness infuriated many other officials including Louisiana Lt. Gov. Billy Nungesser.

“In the long run, this action will not only hamper any efforts for New Orleans to recover from the pandemic, but also every city in the state which offered to host the event, and the state as a whole,” Nungesser wrote in a statement.

Other officials agreed. Lafayette Mayor-President Josh Guillory even slammed Cantrel and her dangerous dip into the cancel culture.

“We’ve just seen the tremendous cost of mindless negativity,” Guillory wrote. “This was a wonderful chance to showcase our state and one of our premier talents to the world. Now, it’s gone.”

“Now, one of our greatest shining talents is kept from a worldwide audience waiting for her message of hope. And our most famous city is again left behind. It’s this kind of unthinking venom, lashing out without regard, that is destroying our country, he added.

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Warner Todd Huston has been writing editorials and news since 2001 but started his writing career penning articles about U.S. history back in the early 1990s. Huston has appeared on Fox News, Fox Business Network, CNN, and several local Chicago News programs to discuss the issues of the day. Additionally, he is a regular guest on radio programs from coast to coast. Huston has also been a Breitbart News contributor since 2009. Warner works out of the Chicago area, a place he calls a "target rich environment" for political news.
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