The Country Music Association has, like the rest of the entertainment industry, become infected by liberal progressives. A few members recently decided that Governor Mike Huckabee is too mean and homophobic to serve on the CMA foundation board.
Governor Huckabee, the loving and protective father of White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders, loves children and country music. That is why he graciously accepted an appointment to CMA foundation. Unfortunately, his involvement didn’t last long. Opposed to his conservative views, progressive association member Jason Owens called Huckabee’s appointment to the board “grossly offensive.”
“Huckabee speaks of the sort of things that would suggest my family is morally beneath his and uses language that has a profoundly negative impact upon young people all across this country,” Owen wrote to the CMA’s CEO.
Owens, along with several others, subsequently bullied the CMA by threatening to withhold money from programs that connect children with music. In other words, they are willing to make the kids suffer to further their own agendas.
It’s a tiresome and pathetic performance, but it’s not new.
At least not for Leftists anyways. However, it does signal a shift in ideologies in the country music world. An industry once built on a foundation of faith, family, and friendship, now embraces hip-hop and hate.
Nevertheless, the Arkansas governor proved he lives by his principles by rising above the haters who targeted him. Rather than distracting from the program and letting the children suffer, Huckabee chose to resign from the CMA Foundation.
In his resignation letter, posted on his website, he countered the attacks against him as well as other like-minded conservatives. The letter, quite lengthy and worth reading, in part said:
“The message here is “Hate Wins.” Bullies succeeded in making it untenable to have “someone like me” involved. I would imagine however that many of the people who buy tickets and music are not that “unlike me.” I hereby tender my resignation effective immediately. I hope this will end the unnecessary distraction and deterrent to the core mission of the Foundation which is to help kids acquire musical instruments and have an opportunity to participate in music programs as students.
Pure class. Something this industry needs a whole lot more of.