The Logic of Intolerance

Northstar at the People’s Republic of Seabrook writes about the small kerfuffle in Scotland over a theatrical play that portrays Jesus as homosexual. The protestors want charges brought against the people behind the production.

Here’s a quote from the article.

LONDON, England (Reuters) — A group of Christian protesters in Scotland has called on police to prosecute a theater company for blasphemy because it is putting on a play about a gay Jesus.

“If there is a blasphemy like this, Christians have to stand up,” said Stephen Green of Christian Voice who protested outside a theatre showing Terence McNally’s controversial play “Corpus Christi” at St Andrews University.

“Jesus Christ is being portrayed here as a foul-mouthed, drunken, promiscuous homosexual and that is an insult to my faith,” Green told BBC Radio.

The play’s director, Zsuzsi Lyndsay, was quick to respond:

“He is not portrayed as a drunken foulmouth. He doesn’t say one bad word throughout the play.”

Aye, and there’s the rub. You see, in the eyes of Green, being homosexual means that one is always foul-mouthed, drunken and promiscuous. The other sins are part and parcel with the “sin” of homosexuality.

May the Lord open his eyes.

Rowan Atkinson defends the right to offend, and does an exceptionally good job. Go read it. (Link courtesy Teledyn)

It’s been a bit too busy to write, so that’s why my posting rate has slipped this season. It’s likely to stay that way until January. Lots of cleaning to do, and lots of other preparations. The good news is, our shopping list is done.

Myself and a lot of people around me are also under the weather. Some illness is manifesting itself in different ways to different people. Dan is majorly fatigued. Erin’s been nauseous, and I myself have been having intestinal problems. Not pleasant. I hope these things are on the wane in time for the holidays.

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