Charleston Mayor Amy Goodwin cancels appearance over author’s homophobic views


AND CHARLESTON MAYOR AMY GOODWIN HAS CANCELED HER UPCOMING APPEARANCE AT THE WEST VIRGINIA BOOK FESTIVAL OVER A PRESENTATION BY AN AUTHOR WITH HOMOPHOBIC VIEWS. GOODWIN SAYS SHE OBJECTS TO THE FINANCIAL SUPPORT OF “ENDER’S GAME” AUTHOR ORSON SCOTT CARD, WHO SHE SAYS HAS A “HISTORY OF HOMOPHOBIC, TRANSPHOBIC AND RACIST VIEWS.” SHE ASKED EVENT ADMINISTRATORS TO CANCEL HIS PRESENTATION. A FESTIVAL SPOKESPERSON SAYS CARD WAS INVITED BECAUSE OF HIS NOVELS, NOT HIS OPINIONS. IT LOOKS LIKE IT MIGHT GET A LITTLE COOLER, BUT IT’S STILL A BEAUTIFUL DAY. LET’S TURN OUR ATTENTION OVER TO METEOROLOGIST BRYAN HUGHES. BRYAN?

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