Monday, April 5, 2010
Protests at Gally
Some students and their parents are calling on Gallaudet to cancel a play at the school they are calling offensive and blasphemous. The production is called Corpus Christi and in it Jesus and his disciples are portrayed as gay. Gallaudet's theater department has scheduled three performances from April 8-10 where Jesus will be portrayed as both gay and deaf. Tarleton State University canceled a planned performance of Corpus Christi after a protest at the Texas school. A Catholic group called The American Society for the Defense of Tradition, Family and Property has launched an online petition here. The group says Gallaudet does not have the right to let the performance take place. So far, the university is standing by its production.