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New Orleans Mayor Demands Lauren Daigle Be Removed from New Year's Eve Celebration

Christian Headlines - The inclusion of Christian singer Lauren Daigle in a New Year’s Eve celebration has sparked a dispute between New Orleans’ mayor and several state officials.

The controversy began when the Grammy Award-winning artist was announced as a performer in the Dec. 31 broadcast of ABC’s Dick Clark’s Rockin’ New Year’s Eve, which will be broadcast live from several locations, including from New Orleans’ Jackson Square.

New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell criticized the inclusion of Daigle, saying the singer had placed the city’s residents at risk of COVID-19 by performing at an outdoor worship protest with worship leader Sean Feucht. The worship service in the French Quarter was conducted without a permit, Cantrell said in a letter to Dick Clark Productions.

“She harmed our people, she risked the lives of our residents, and she strained our first responders in a way that is unconscionable – in the midst of a public health crisis,” the Dec. 9 letter said. “This is not who we are, and she cannot be allowed to represent New Orleans or the people she willfully endangered.”

Daigle “cannot and should not be rewarded with national media exposure,”....READ MORE

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