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Pastor Gives Sermon Supporting 'Kinky Boots' During Post-Thanksgiving Parade Backlash

You would think that there we had launched into a nuclear winter the way that religious zealots reacted to hit Broadway show Kinky Boot's inclusion in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. 

Macy's, thankfully, stepped up to the plate to defend the show (which is centered around a shoe factory that finds success in the drag queen market) over the weekend in this statement:

“Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade has always spotlighted the best of Broadway since the ’60′s, and this year is no exception," the rep said. "As 2013′s Tony award-winning best musical, ‘Kinky Boots’ is not only a hit with Broadway fans, but Black Friday shoppers… Please have them call us and we’ll set them up with our personal shoppers.”

But Atlanta's Pastor Rev. Michael Piazza's sermon defending the performance amidst a high-pitched hysteria lobbed by conservatives takes the cake: