“Angels are just Prozac for poor people,”
For readers not living in Oklahoma City there has been much drama and trauma among the flat-earth religious community, tightly twisting its knickers, over the production of the sacredly satiric play, The Most Fabulous Story Ever Told, by Paul Rudnick.
Last night was the opening performance and it was protested by a small group of foolish virgins who, inspired by the sacrifice of their Lord, stood in the teen-temperature wind chill holding professional signs to declare how smartly filled with gay-hatred they are.
|Andrew W. Griffin / Red Dirt Report|
A national attempt was made to coerce government officials from the governor on down to mayor to stamp out the theater company's First Amendment right to express ideas and engage in creative interaction to mock mainstream mindlessness.
One of the complaints made against the play was that community standards were being assaulted. These complainers naturally overlook that two of their family-model icons, Governor Mary Fallin--caught in a smoking tryst with a highway patrolman doing double-duty as a bodyguard--and Oklahoma City Mayor Mick Cornett, are both divorced. Odd isn't it how in the imagination of the flat-earthed that marraige requires the blessing of religion but divorce requires only the consent of a civil judge.http://newsok.com/mayors-wife-responds-to-filing/article/3529880
After the fiasco of trying to suppress an Academy Award winning movie several years ago, The Tin Drum, and putting the tax-payers on the hook for a $700,000 damage award, officials kept two arm lengths away from the controversy, pointing out that no animals were harmed nor were any obscenity laws being broken.
The link below will fill you in on the details.
On a personal note I want to point out that my partner and I have been married in our atheist minds for 37 years, longer than either of the alleged Christian couples mentioned in this story.
OKLAHOMA CITY – Despite the ongoing controversy and the grim-faced protesters out front decrying the “blasphemy and filth” that was about to take place in the City Space Theatre in the basement of the Civic Center Music Hall in downtown Oklahoma City, the show went on, as they say in the entertainment world, and those who caught this Thursday night “preview performance” of The Most Fabulous Story Ever Told were awarded a glittering holiday treat.