(LifeSiteNews) — A prominent country music artist has won a lawsuit lodged against him after he canceled a concert over the venue’s addition of a COVID vaccine passport requirement.
John Rich, a member of the Big & Rich duo and an outspoken conservative, announced last Thursday that a venue promoter had lost his case against him. A spokesperson for Rich confirmed to Just the News that a judge had dismissed the promoter’s lawsuit.
Rich, known for his public opposition to COVID mandates, wrote on Twitter that the unnamed venue included a vaccine passport requirement for attendees after he had already agreed to perform.
“During the lockdowns, I stated I’d NEVER play a concert venue that forced fans to show their ‘papers’ for entry concerning Covid,” the country artist tweeted. “One venue added that rule after I agreed to play, so I cancelled it. The promoter sued me. He LOST the case today!”
“Happy to say I never bent the knee,” he added.
During the lockdowns, I stated I'd NEVER play a concert venue that forced fans to show their "papers" for entry concerning Covid. One venue added that rule after I agreed to play, so I cancelled it. The promoter sued me. He LOST the case today! Happy to say I never bent the knee.
— John Rich🇺🇸 (@johnrich) January 19, 2023
Rich, who had not received the COVID vaccine as of September 2022, tweeted a follow-up statement last Friday: “I never thought the news I shared below would get so much coverage. I’ll tell ya, it was a long battle but well worth it. If we refuse to comply to [sic] their tyranny, and instead make them take us head on, in the end, they will lose. Never bend, never bow, never break.”
The radical LGBT agenda infiltrating the Catholic Church is persecuting another brave priest, who now desperately needs your help to speak on his behalf.
Fr. Joachim Wernersbach has been SUSPENDED by his abbot of the Benedictine Tholey Abbey for preaching against gender ideology and the heterodox Synodal Way — pushed by Pope Francis and the German Synod of Bishops.
Fr. Wernersbach is also suspended from performing pastoral activists in the surrounding parish, and is being subject to “an ecclesiastical investigation.”
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Pro-life and pro-family priests around the world are being silenced and cancelled, while pro-LGBT activists get hand-written letters from the Pope, like Fr. James Martin.
Fr. Wernersbach simply reiterated Catholic teaching in his Christmas homily: "You hear about gender and transgender, transhumanism and reproductive health, wokeness and LGBTQ, diversity and identity. Of multiple genders and gender reassignment, plus this devastating new understanding of revelation from the Synodal Way," he said.
"My dear friends, even the terms are absolutely disturbing. They all have one thing in common: they lack beauty, they lack coherence, and they lack naturalness. They are not aligned, not in harmony with the inconceivably beautiful Divine Order."
For this denunciation of anti-Catholic trends, Fr. Wernersbach has been suspended by his own abbot. The entire homily has also been removed from YouTube.
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At a private Trump-hosted dinner in January 2021, the country music star ostensibly got into an argument with Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham over the emergency use-authorized COVID jabs. Graham had “praised” the experimental vaccines while Rich “vociferously criticized” them, according to reports.
Rich has previously spoken out against the country music industry over its treatment of conservative artists. In January 2021 he tweeted about a “growing” number of fellow artists who felt “muzzled by the industry.” Then last February, Rich claimed that an “A list player” was fired from performing with “one of the biggest artists in country music” for refusing the experimental jab.
“If singers believe in their stances, why won’t they say it in public? Why do they rain down wrath on their employees in the dark halls of a tour bus, then walk out into the spotlight and give you a high five as they pretend to be like you?” he added in a separate tweet.
Recorded with an A list player today who was FIRED from one of the biggest artists in country music for not taking the jab. Tears flowed, but in the end she did not bow down. GOOD for her! These "country" artists market to you, but they ain't you. You'll find out names, soon.
— John Rich🇺🇸 (@johnrich) February 2, 2022