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On Friday, May 19th, 2006, a benefit concert was to be held at St. Mary's Parish Center in Manahawkin, NJ. The proceeds of this event, organized by Brianna Taylor, a 13 year-old girl with cerebral palsy, would have gone to the Sunshine Foundation.

With only a week till the event, two parish ministers were informed that one of the bands scheduled to perform was called Divinity Destroyed and displayed a sense of humor on their website they found disagreeable. Without making any attempt to understand the band's name and its members, they immediately cancelled the show.

Despite the pleadings of youth group members who helped schedule, book, and promote the show, their decision stood. A member of Divinity Destroyed then scheduled a meeting with the ministers, during which every misinterpretation was corrected and every misunderstanding clarified. Still, they chose to leave it cancelled to "preserve the integrity of their parish".

The event was expected to draw hundreds. By cancelling it, these men of the cloth turned their backs on the youth that looked up to them and successfully prevented thousands of dollars from reaching an organization that provides help to kids like Brianna.

We, the Undersigned, agree that their actions make little sense, lack reason and compassion, and that the show must go on!

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Latest Signatures

  • 10 February 20161000. Dyri Bentley
    I support this petition
  • 03 February 2016999. Linda Michelled
    I support this petition
  • 01 February 2016998. Tom Usewicz
    St Mary's has aways sponsored a lot of youth acticvities. I'm sorry to see a quick knee-jerk reaction spoil all that. It's usually just something our politicians do...
  • 21 January 2016997. Ken G
    They performed for me in Philadelphia, nothing offensive, I'll reaffirm this by phone if you'd like 215 512 8974. They are good guys.
  • 08 January 2016996. Nicole Wagner
    I support this petition
  • 08 January 2016995. Camilla W
    I support this petition
  • 08 January 2016994. Wonder B
    Ill solve this problem..
  • 29 December 2015993. Tom P
    I support this petition
  • 28 December 2015992. Brian F
    I support this petition
  • 28 December 2015991. Heather Schroeder
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  • 26 December 2015990. Theresa P
    Isn't it odd how the Catholics can deprive dying children of this much needed money, and still sleep soundly at night?
  • 23 December 2015989. Pete B
    Seriously, it's for a good cause. The guys in the band are great guys, the priests shouldnt be so discriminatory.
  • 22 December 2015988. Andrew Khan
    I support this petition
  • 20 December 2015987. Sam N
    this is bull
  • 11 December 2015986. Chris G
    I support this petition
  • 07 December 2015985. Stephanie Greene
    Goodluck guys. hope this works. :]
  • 02 December 2015984. Wijnand Juarez
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  • 30 November 2015983. Frank M
    I support this petition
  • 27 November 2015982. Aaron B
    I support this petition
  • 27 November 2015981. Brian Fc
    I support this petition
  • 26 November 2015980. J C
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  • 23 November 2015979. Steven D
    The show must go on. Not for rocks sake, but for the good of the people it will benefit.
  • 20 November 2015978. Lauren F
    Divinity Destoryed tought me how to worship Sattan.
  • 19 November 2015977. Scott S
    I think that the church should be more worried about a bands lyrics rather than there name.
  • 13 November 2015976. Gabriele H
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  • 05 November 2015975. Susan B
    Are we all God's children? or just a select few that meets your approval. what a sad world we live in..
  • 05 November 2015974. Michael Af
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