Entertainers who don’t want to perform at the inauguration don’t have to

Andrea Bocelli

This is America. It seems like some have forgotten that if a dancer, singer, or member of the Hollywood elite doesn’t want to offer their talents to President-elect Trump’s inauguration, they should be under no legal obligation to do so.

There should be no way to compel a singer or an actor or any other provider of services to perform their job responsibilities when they have a moral objection. The news recently has highlighted many such people who have chosen not to offer their talents to Donald Trump’s inauguration because their personal belief system runs contrary to what they’re being asked to support. As free Americans, they have that right. They’re not government employees who can be compelled to do the government’s bidding. This is their profession, their private business that they’ve worked their lives to advance. Some others may object to their choice and they too have a right to speak out or withhold their own dollars from supporting these actors or singers, but their choices should not result in legal punishment as some have suggested.

All men and women are created equal in the eyes of the law in America. Just as we should defend these entertainers’ rights to refuse over moral objections, so too should we apply this concept to every citizen.

There should be no way to compel a baker or a photographer or any other provider of services to perform their job responsibilities when they have a moral objection. The news recently has highlighted many such people who have chosen not to offer their talents to gay weddings because their personal belief system runs contrary to what they’re being asked to support. As free Americans, they have that right. They’re not government employees who can be compelled to do the government’s bidding. This is their profession, their private business that they’ve worked their lives to advance. Some others may object to their choice and they too have a right to speak out or withhold their own dollars from supporting these bakers or photographers, but their choices should not result in legal punishment as some have suggested.

This shouldn’t even be an issue. Regardless of one’s profession, their rights to offer or refuse the use of their talents should not be infringed upon for the sake of political correctness.

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JD Rucker

JD Rucker is Editor of this site as well as Soshable, a Conservative Christian Blog. He is a Christian, a husband, a father, and founder of both Judeo Christian Church and Dealer Authority. He drinks a lot of coffee, usually in the form of a 5-shot espresso over ice. Find him on Twitter, Facebook, and Pinterest.

1 Comment
  1. I was thinking the same thing, JD. What a sad day it was in my country when people of faith chose to not participate in celebrations that went against their core beliefs. I do hope this commentary becomes food for thought for some truth-starved liberal minds.

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