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Tumbleweaves and same-sex marriage

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"They hijacked the civil rights movement and say it's the same thing, but it's not the same thing." — Memphis pastor Bill Owens, founding president of the Coalition of African-American Pastors, explaining why he opposes same-sex marriage. Owens is encouraging religious leaders to engage in civil disobedience to protest the Supreme Court's marriage equality ruling. "When we sat at the counters at restaurants, we knew we were going to be arrested. You do things to get arrested, to call attention to it," Owens said.

In related news, Charles Lee was released on probation after sending a slur-filled bomb threat to the Memphis Gay and Lesbian Community Center and decorating his delightful missive with a German swastika. Authorities had hoped to charged Lee with a hate crime, but charges were reduced because Tennessee's anti-intimidation laws cover race and religion but don't include sexual orientation.

Hair Loss

We've all seen them. The flipped wig. The tumbling tumbleweave. Memphis is a city of feral hairpieces separated from their owners and left to rot in the street like roadkill. Fly on the Wall is reaching out to readers and asking them not to ignore all this senseless hair loss. If you see a lost wig or some lonely extensions, take a picture and email it to the Fly on the Wall blog. We'll post it in the hopes that we can reunite some good people with their good hair. Send your photos to davis@memphisflyer.com.

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Also, if you know whom this hair belongs to, contact Fly on the Wall. We'll tell you where it was last seen but can't guarantee a successful reunion, because we're not touching that.


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