NEW YORK — Thursday’s annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade featured two women kissing during a performance of the Broadway musical “The Prom,” a story about a lesbian who is prohibited from taking her girlfriend to the prom.
The cast of the show performed a song from the musical shortly after the opening of the broadcast, which aired live on NBC. “The Prom” tells the story of an Indiana high school student who is prohibited from bringing her female love interest to the prom, and those who back her efforts after hearing her story.
“We’ve got trouble, folks, right here in Indiana, and when Broadway’s brassiest hear a student is unceremoniously sidelined from a small-town Indiana prom—and the press is involved—they are ready to kick-ball-change the world,” Playbill writes.
“Starring Tony winner Beth Leavel (The Drowsy Chaperone) and Tony nominees Brooks Ashmanskas (Something Rotten!) and Christopher Sieber (Shrek the Musical), ‘The Prom’ is a new Broadway musical comedy about the power of love—and a good 11 o’clock number,” it states.
The show premiered in 2016, and is scheduled for performances at the Longacre Theatre in New York through the end of the year.
On Thanksgiving Day, a time when families gather to give thanks to God for their blessings, the cast of “The Prom” sang and danced for Macy’s parade viewers nationwide, as the two lead characters, Caitlin Kinnunen and Isabelle McCalla, held hands and ended their performance with a same-sex kiss.
“Real, true love is God, and that also means following His commandments. It is overwhelmingly apparent to me that the secular media is anti-God. They cannot be trusted to espouse the truth ever again,” one commenter said.
“Giant cartoon character balloons, whimsical floats and Santa Claus. You would almost think that they were targeting very young children with the performance and message. Nah, couldn’t be,” another remarked.
“I can’t even allow my kids to watch the Thanksgiving Day parade because the musical ‘Prom’ features a lesbian kiss 20 minutes into the broadcast!” a third lamented.
In his sermon “A Call to Anguish,” the late pastor and author David Wilkerson urged Christians to let their hearts break over the wickedness in the world, and to be moved beyond mere concern to tears of anguish before God.
“You see, a true prayer life begins at the place of anguish,” he said. “Your heart begins to cry out, ‘Oh God, Your name is being blasphemed. The Holy Spirit is being mocked. The enemy is out trying to destroy the testimony of the Lord’s faithfulness and something has to be done.'”
“There is going to be no renewal, no revival, no awakening until we are willing to let Him once again break us. … Folks, it’s getting late, and it’s getting serious.”