Plenty of commenters weighed in about whether the Wellmont should have booked Ted Nugent to perform.
Tonight, the show, and a planned protest will go on, according to John Atlas, who adds blogged on NJ.com, that Freeholder Pat Sebold, Freeholder Brendan Gill, who also chairs Montclair’s Democratic Party, and Montclair council member Bob Russo will be joining the protest.
“I wonder whether this is reflective of the owners views or economically driven,” said Gill. “Either way, a conscious business owner wouldn’t want to bring such a divisive figure in town. We also have to understand that under the First Amendment, people are entitled to their freedom of speech, but business owners can also make moral and ethical decisions to the community they serve.
Atlas is president of the National Housing Institute, publisher of Shelterforce, is the author of SEEDS OF CHANGE. The Story of Acorn, America’s Most Controversial Anti-Poverty Community Group(Vanderbilt University Press 2010).