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Atlanta Theater faces criticism for gay versions of Bible stories

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posted on Apr, 17 2017 @ 03:20 PM
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Adam and Steve is the subject of the play that Out Front Theater Co (only shows plays from gays, bi's, or trans) has decided to play, it is called the Most Fabulous Story Ever Told.

www.nytimes.com...
What if it really was Adam and Steve? That’s what the Out Front Theater Company in Atlanta, which stages shows created only by people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or questioning, will set out to answer for audiences during a three-week run of “The Most Fabulous Story Ever Told,” starting April 27.


Who could have guessed there would have been some criticism. The work is an alt version of stories from the old testament. The stories are through the eyes of a gay couple and a lesbian couple, the play also has comedic send up of the old testament stories.


However, its decision to do so has provoked a torrent of criticism over the play, which has been called “blasphemous.”

The work is an alternate version and comedic sendup of stories from the Old Testament, presented through the eyes of a gay couple named Adam and Steve and a lesbian couple named Jane and Mabel. It was written by Paul Rudnick and premiered Off Broadway in 1998. The New York Times called it, a “seriously silly theology treatise of a play.”


A Catholic group called America needs faith is circulating a petition (40,000 signatures) are up in arms. The same group had a problem with the Da Vinci Code.


The main driver of the protest seems to be a conservative Catholic group called America Needs Fatima, which circulated an online petition that has garnered more than 40,000 signatures. The group has protested earlier productions of “The Most Fabulous Story Ever Told,” along with other works it found objectionable, such as 2006’s movie adaptation of “The Da Vinci Code.”

edit on 17-4-2017 by seasonal because: (no reason given)




posted on Apr, 17 2017 @ 03:25 PM
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It's a pity both these parties feel the need to constantly antagonise each other
It also pulls neutral groups in and creates bitterness

Yes, the "christians" are probably the ones who started it by condemning the lifestyle of others



posted on Apr, 17 2017 @ 03:26 PM
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a reply to: Raggedyman

Perhaps it is their religious belief?



posted on Apr, 17 2017 @ 03:31 PM
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If it would have been Adam and Steve, we wouldn't be fighting about it now, would we?

"We wouldn't be"

If you don't like it, don't go see it. Simple enough.



posted on Apr, 17 2017 @ 03:34 PM
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a reply to: seasonal

And they say that liberals are snowflakes? LOL.

I'd love to see that play. It's good to see another perspective, especially if it's humorous.



posted on Apr, 17 2017 @ 03:35 PM
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Sounds like a cheap attempt to gain attention.



posted on Apr, 17 2017 @ 03:38 PM
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originally posted by: Bluntone22
Sounds like a cheap attempt to gain attention.


Yep!

Yet those who would scream bloody murder if something like this was done using Mohammad and making fun of Islam, the same crew making fun of those who are offended by this would be OUTRAGED!?

Divide and Conquer

Deus vult



posted on Apr, 17 2017 @ 03:42 PM
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a reply to: chiefsmom

Of course that is a logical response.

It is funny how we bend over back wards to not offend where people defecate, but any criticism about the "approved" subjects is A-OK.



posted on Apr, 17 2017 @ 03:42 PM
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Who cares, it's acting,art,fake,make believe, entertainment...
There's been worse satirical take on the Bible's stories.

Mission accomplished, people are talking about it...



posted on Apr, 17 2017 @ 03:42 PM
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God is a big boy, he doesn't need us being offended for him.



posted on Apr, 17 2017 @ 03:43 PM
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Don't believe in same-sex marriage? Don't marry someone of your same sex.

Don't believe in abortion? Don't have one.

Don't believe in religious parodies? Don't go see one.

... anyone see a trend developing here?



posted on Apr, 17 2017 @ 03:46 PM
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The plagiarism of older stories is the going rate for most identity politicians.



posted on Apr, 17 2017 @ 03:47 PM
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originally posted by: Gryphon66
Don't believe in same-sex marriage? Don't marry someone of your same sex.

Don't believe in abortion? Don't have one.

Don't believe in religious parodies? Don't go see one.

... anyone see a trend developing here?


Yea I do!

Christians just get offended!

If this happened in a Muslim nation, these actors would be thrown off of a roof!



posted on Apr, 17 2017 @ 03:49 PM
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originally posted by: seeker1963

originally posted by: Gryphon66
Don't believe in same-sex marriage? Don't marry someone of your same sex.

Don't believe in abortion? Don't have one.

Don't believe in religious parodies? Don't go see one.

... anyone see a trend developing here?


Yea I do!

Christians just get offended!

If this happened in a Muslim nation, these actors would be thrown off of a roof!


What's your point?

If it happened on the moon, everyone would be cold and short of breath.

Christians can be offended, no one is forcing them to see the play, are they?

I'm offended by what goes on inside most of their churches on most Sundays ... okay for me to shut it down if I can find 39,999 more folks to sign a petition?



posted on Apr, 17 2017 @ 03:50 PM
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a reply to: seeker1963

To be fair if this happened in a Christian nation in Africa they would be jailed or killed.



posted on Apr, 17 2017 @ 03:52 PM
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a reply to: Gryphon66

Don't like Christians.

Don't be one.

How about them apples ?



posted on Apr, 17 2017 @ 03:52 PM
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a reply to: Gryphon66

No one forces anyone to do a lot of things that libs and righties get undies tied up about.



posted on Apr, 17 2017 @ 03:53 PM
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originally posted by: neo96
a reply to: Gryphon66

Don't like Christians.

Don't be one.

How about them apples ?



LOL ... not a problem.

... is there a point to this great profundity?



posted on Apr, 17 2017 @ 03:53 PM
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originally posted by: seasonal
a reply to: Gryphon66

No one forces anyone to do a lot of things that libs and righties get undies tied up about.



A wide-ranging generic statement that probably means the same if you replaced "libs and righties" with "people."

(By the way, you might want to let your readers know that the photo you chose is from the 1998 version of the play put on in New York.)

edit on 17-4-2017 by Gryphon66 because: Noted



posted on Apr, 17 2017 @ 03:56 PM
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originally posted by: Gryphon66

originally posted by: seeker1963

originally posted by: Gryphon66
Don't believe in same-sex marriage? Don't marry someone of your same sex.

Don't believe in abortion? Don't have one.

Don't believe in religious parodies? Don't go see one.

... anyone see a trend developing here?


Yea I do!

Christians just get offended!

If this happened in a Muslim nation, these actors would be thrown off of a roof!


What's your point?

If it happened on the moon, everyone would be cold and short of breath.

Christians can be offended, no one is forcing them to see the play, are they?

I'm offended by what goes on inside most of their churches on most Sundays ... okay for me to shut it down if I can find 39,999 more folks to sign a petition?


My point was to interject on the topic to look as foolish as you did with your post!



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