LSU expands alcohol sales in Tiger Stadium
LSU football fans 21-years and older will be able to buy beer in the “The Chute,” a ground level venue with the capacity for 1,250 customers at any one time.
Before last year, alcohol sales were restricted to premium seating areas associated with the “Stadium Club” and suites. The “Skyline Club,” a section of 1,500 seats in the upper level of the south end, opened for beer and wine sales in 2017.
LSU officials seem intent on following the example of the University of Texas, which began stadium-wide alcohol sales in 2015, and Ohio State, which began to sell beer and wine stadium-wide last year.
Drag Queen movement expands in Louisiana
Lafayette joins New Orleans in hosting a public library reading time for kids, targeting children 3-6 years old, led by a drag queen.
The latest “Drag Queen Storytime” effort is being led by Delta Lambda Phi, a fraternity for gay, bisexual and transgender men, at the University of Louisiana-Lafayette.
Lafayette Parish Mayor-President Joel Robideaux has ordered a review of the library’s “approval process for taxpayer-funded events.” But library officials shot back that the program is needed to show children “every person is unique and should be treated with equal respect.”
Meanwhile, in Alexandria, D.C. Sills, a staff member with the First United Methodist Church, is advertising a “Gospel” drag queen brunch at a local bar and eatery.
Inviting the public to “eat, pray & slay,” his ad promises “ministering in word and song.”
Army chaplain’s convictions upheld
The First Liberty Institute announced the U.S. Army will abandon its “dereliction of duty” prosecution of Chaplain Scott Squires for his decision to stick to his biblical convictions and not conduct a marriage retreat open to same-sex couples.
Squires, a Southern Baptist, issued a statement saying, “I look forward to being able to focus on continuing my career serving my fellow soldiers,” adding that he was “eternally grateful” to First Liberty for “fighting to restore my religious liberty.”