Each year as Christmas approaches, towns across the nation prepare a community play or musical to help usher in the holiday. This year, however, one city’s choice is ruffling more than a few feathers.
According to reports, the Oklahoma City Theater Company is planning to present “The Most Fabulous Story Ever Told” this December at the city-owned Civic City Music Hall.
As the title might suggest, this play is based on a blasphemous rewrite of the Holy Bible, depicting major characters from God’s Word as openly homosexual.
Beginning with Adam and Steve, a gay couple in the Garden of Eden, the play also portrays a lesbian couple — Jane and Mabel — in the Genesis-inspired propagandistic scene.
The disturbing play reportedly covers a number of Bible stories from the same pro-gay perspective, leading a number of locals to speak out against it.
Republican State Rep. Dan Fisher explained “there’s a difference between satire and pornography,” adding “this is pornography.”
He said that the production amounts to a “direct frontal attack on Christians.”
Some who have previously supported the annual play financially, including the Oklahoma Arts Council, say they will not do so this year.
According to Marketing Director Joel Gavin, the council “is not providing funding for the production” based on the group’s “grant criteria.”
As for the city itself, representatives claim they have no choice but to allow the presentation to take place on public property.
The First Amendment unequivocally gives the demented team behind this play the right to present it. Many of the same radicals who support this free speech, though, immediately try to silence any voices critical of the homosexual agenda and lifestyle.
Christians can ignore this play and other gay-themed public events, allowing such sacrilege to be disseminated on the public square. What cannot be ignored is the double standard with which homosexuality is addressed in our modern culture.
–B. Christopher Agee
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