Michigan's Calvin College Says No to Neko & Her Fellow Pornographers, Cancels Concert

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Calvin College, a Christian university in Grand Rapids, Michigan, has canceled a scheduled New Pornographers concert on their campus because of the band's naughty

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Michigan's Calvin College Says No to Neko & Her Fellow Pornographers, Cancels Concert

  • Michigan's Calvin College Says No to Neko & Her Fellow Pornographers, Cancels Concert

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    Calvin College, a Christian university in Grand Rapids, Michigan, has canceled a scheduled New Pornographers concert on their campus because of the band's naughty name.

    According to the Grand Rapids Press, the school released a press statement saying:

    After weeks of discussion and consideration, the irony of the band's name was impossible to explain to many. The band's name, to some, is mistakenly associated with pornography. Consequently, Calvin, to some, was mistakenly associated with pornography. Neither the college nor the band endorses pornography.

    We regret the message we have sent to the band and their fans with this cancellation. We have been in contact with the band to explain this regret and the breakdown in our own processes that led us to first invite them and then withdraw that invitation. Calvin College remains committed to the difficult, yet important work at faithfully engaging popular culture.

    Students who have already purchased tickets can exchange them at no extra cost for front-row seats at a James Dobson seminar.

     
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