College Play's Gay Christ Irks Texas Town

Jesus also performs marriage of two male apostles
By Will McCahill,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 25, 2010 8:05 PM CDT

A college production of a play in which Jesus Christ is portrayed as gay and performs a marriage ceremony between two of his male apostles has fueled protests in a central Texas town. Tarleton State University moved Saturday’s performance of Terrence McNally’s Corpus Christi to 8am and limited the audience to family and invited guests of those involved in hopes of keeping protests to a minimum, but that hasn’t assuaged Stephenville’s Christian community.

“It infuriates me that somebody would be given a platform to be able to demean and degrade the Son of God,” one pastor tells Fox News. The student director says the play isn’t an attack on Christians. “I believe tolerance is a key message in this play,” says John Jordan Otte, himself a devout Christian. “None of us, not one of us, should ever feel alone or separated from God or whomever we believe in.”
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