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Oral Roberts' Gay Grandson Launches "Boring" Performance Art Piece

Randy Roberts Potts, the openly gay grandson of televangelist Oral Roberts, has launched a traveling performance art piece meant to demonstrate the normalcy of gay home life. Details reports:
Randy Roberts Potts is pushing the gay agenda by watching TV. And by ironing a shirt. Also by doing a puzzle, vacuuming a rug, simmering stew in a slow-cooker, and intermittently stroking the nape of his boyfriend Keaton's neck in a subdued, abstracted manner, the way his Munna might have stroked his hair when he was a child. It could be a typically staid and eventless evening for Randy, with one fat exception: He's doing all this on a 6-by-16-foot set on a patch of downtown sidewalk, surrounded by drifting crowds of passersby. With folded arms and befuddled frowns, the onlookers try to make sense of the sceneā€”to the right, atop rugs laid directly on the concrete, there's a farm table and a bookcase stocked with cans of black-eyed peas and stewed tomatoes; to the left, a leather couch sits before a black-and-white television on which a silvery episode of The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp is flickering.
Potts says: "It's a visual that people haven't ever really seen in conservative towns. A lot of people immediately jump to images of sex or a pride parade. Well, here's another visual. This is what gay couples look like when we're together as a couple in love. There's really nothing to watch, and I want to leave people with that impression."

The show will tour across the red states in rented storefronts. I'll post some video as soon as I get it. (Tipped by JMG reader Justin.)

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