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Christians Outraged Over Most Fabulous Story Ever Told: VIDEO

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Some Christians are reportedly outraged over a Massachusetts charter school's production of The Most Fabulous Story Ever Told, a gay reteilling of the Bible's creation story, Raw Story reports:

AdamsteveChristian Broadcasting Network (CBN) on Sunday reported that Pioneer Valley Performing Arts Public Charter School (PPVA) has been flooded with emails and phone calls calling the adaptation of the Genesis story “blasphemous and hateful.” Some messages threatened to organize protests through churches in the South Hadley area.

“While we have no control whether organizations from other states decide to protest the show, it is clear to me that many of the most recent emails are attempts to coerce PVPA into canceling the play,” Head of School Scott Goldman said in a statement last week. “Allowing this to happen would very much go against the grain of our unique, artistic and intellectually rigorous PVPA community and the larger Pioneer Valley Community.”

The show will be going on for three nights this weekend.

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  1. Typical American "Christians": they are in favor of charter schools so that different values can be taught to the public system -- until one of those charter schools disagrees with their Christianism -- then they're TOTALLY against them!

    Posted by: Strepsi | Mar 11, 2013 10:12:07 AM


  2. Wouldn't it just be easier to announce when Christians (or at least the Christian Right) AREN'T "outraged"? Assuming it ever happens, of course.

    It's kind of like how the Weekend Update on the original SNL would always announce, "Generalissimo Francisco Franco is STILL dead." Of course they're outraged. They LIVE to be outraged. Because they're the "real victims" in all this, don'cha know. Just ask them, they'll tell you.

    Posted by: Caliban | Mar 11, 2013 10:27:22 AM


  3. STREPSI--Excellent point. Funny how so many people hate how that freedom sword cuts both ways. Fundamentalist pastors are probably going to try to issue fatwas next.

    Hopefully anyone living nearby will organize some large groups to attend and maybe even counter-protest if necessary.

    Posted by: Thomas | Mar 11, 2013 10:35:42 AM


  4. One can only hope some Christianist heads will explode, thus ridding the world of more ingnorant hate-mongers.

    Posted by: Jack M | Mar 11, 2013 10:36:55 AM


  5. And, yet, they are perfectly happy to denigrate, be hateful toward, and "blasphemy" against other religions, such as Islam, but are the first to shout "Religious Freedom" when they're accused of being "blasphemous and hateful".

    The far right christianists really are so brainwashed into thinking that what they say and do is "love for their fellow mankind" that they are unable to see the true extent of their hypocrisy and ignorance and hate.

    Posted by: AggieCowboy | Mar 11, 2013 10:37:13 AM


  6. What ever happened to the first amendment? Oh I forgot the Christians only like it when it benefits them.

    Posted by: Will | Mar 11, 2013 11:01:30 AM


  7. My parents are going to move from the upper midwest and retire in the Pioneer Valley in two weeks. Can't wait to visit. And this makes me like the area even more.

    Posted by: Aepol1 | Mar 11, 2013 11:50:08 AM


  8. Just remember only they can manipulate and change the stories in the bible to suit themselves.

    Posted by: Peter | Mar 11, 2013 1:08:10 PM


  9. There's no such thing as bad publicity....

    Posted by: norseman | Mar 11, 2013 1:15:02 PM


  10. This just in: Christians are outraged.

    More at 11.

    Posted by: Firestorm | Mar 11, 2013 1:48:58 PM


  11. I saw the original production of this play off-Broadway (not the original cast, but toward the end when Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Lea DeLaria were in it) and it's terrific and just the sort of thing that I can see being interesting for high schoolers to tackle. However, the original production featured a lot of full frontal nudity and I wonder how the school is handling that. I saw another production at a regional theatre in Memphis some years ago and what they did there was to have the cast where flesh-colored tights with cardboard circles hiding their naughty bits, as if to approximate the black dots that used to be used to censor television before the blurred images became fashionable.

    Posted by: Jere | Mar 11, 2013 3:46:45 PM


  12. Oh, but what happened to freedom of speech and freedom of religion? Did the Christians forget about those, or are they only trotted out for specific instances in which they can be manipulated to suit their fancy?

    Posted by: millerbeach | Mar 13, 2013 1:59:41 AM


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