Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Protests Over Play

Students and their parents are calling on Gallaudet University to cancel a play at the deaf tschool they are calling offensive and blasphemous. The production is called Corpus Christi and in it Jesus and his disciples are portrayed as gay. Tarleton State University in Texas canceled a planned performance after a protest. Gallaudet's theater department has scheduled three performances from April 8-10 where Jesus will be portrayed as both gay and deaf.

A Catholic group called The American Society for the Defense of Tradition, Family and Property has launched an online petition here. The group says Gallaudet does not have the right to let the play be performed. So far, the university is standing by its production.

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