Gay school play mocks Bible & religion - getting national attention
by Mass Resistance
Recently we reported about the "transgender" agenda coming into Massachusetts schools by way of a state mandate. That's just the tip of the iceberg. The depths of depravity into which school officials are actively leading kids seem to have no bounds. Watch for this to spread around the country if not confronted.
This weekend a charter public school in South Hadley, Massachusetts is presenting a play that is so depraved and offensive that it's already gotten national attention.
The Pioneer Valley Performing Arts Charter Public School (PVPA) in South Hadley, Massachusetts describes itself as "A public school dedicated to academic and artistic excellence" and includes grades 7-12.
|The playbook and an ad for past productions of the play.||
How bad is the play?
The school is performing the play, "The Most Fabulous Story Ever Told," by Paul Rudnick. It's billed as a "comedy." But it's described by many as "blasphemous and hateful." The play retells stories from the Bible using homosexual characters in a pornographic and mocking fashion.
The play begins with a retelling of Genesis using a homosexual couple, Adam and Steve, instead of Adam and Eve, along with other homosexual characters who are are very sexually explicit in their speech and actions. As one review puts it, this re-telling of Genesis "gets so specific as to be a gay how-to sexbook."
It includes a depiction of Steve having a sexual relationship with an animal during the Noah's Ark scene. After several other hideous defamations of Bible stories, the first act ends with Adam and Steve being two of the wise men at the Nativity. The second scene appears to be a modern-day depiction of the birth of Jesus in a New York apartment with the "wise man" Steve now being HIV-positive and the pregnant Mary being a lesbian who (among other things) exclaims: "I'm not supposed to be pregnant, I'm a bulldyke!"
See reviews of the play HERE and HERE and HERE
All of this is apparently considered to be quite hilarious by the school administration. The school's website describes the play as "cheeky, raucously funny, surprisingly tender and ultimately wise as it dissects history, relationships, gay politics and the mystery of faith."
Outrage from around the country -- and the school's reaction
Over the last few weeks as word of this has gotten out, various religious groups from around the country have protested vociferously. A local newspaper reported last week said that the school had received nearly 12,000 emailed petition messages against the production.
The school's reaction has been quite arrogant. The PVPA Head of School, Scott Goldman, told the local Daily Hampshire Gazette that the school has no intention of cancelling the play or changing it. The paper said the school considers much of the criticism to be "filled with hatred and intolerance of differing beliefs and backgrounds."
The article described Goldman's statement on the controversy:
In a statement issued Wednesday night, Goldman reiterated the school's commitment to producing the play, which he said is consistent with the school's philosophy and is, in the school's view, an appropriate theater piece for PVPA high school actors and a high school and adult audience. The production is not intended for younger audience members, according to school officials.
In his letter to the school community, Goldman said PVPA hopes the school play raises important questions about the intersection of politics and faith, as well as the need for all people to come together to discover what they have in common and how difficult that can be in today's world.
In a statement issued Wednesday night, he asked, "Is it the role of public school to facilitate an exchange of ideas on the themes explored in this particular play? This is an excellent question, with answers that I imagine will be debated in what I hope will be climate of civility, and a desire to understand others' viewpoints."
This is crazy. But they actually believe this. Here's what the play's director said in another local newspaper article:
It's not a play that bashes religion but it does make fun of some religious attitudes," director Chris Rohman said earlier this week during a rehearsal, adding: "Although it's full of jokes -- some of them at the expense of religious fundamentalism -- the play, is, at its heart, a thoughtful investigation of the meaning of faith and family.
In that same article, the Bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of of Springfield, the Most Rev. Timothy A. McDonnell, gave a perfect response:
I didn't know it was the responsibility of charter schools to teach religious bigotry.
We couldn't have put it better.
Play supported by local liberal establishment
Not surprisingly, the local liberal establishment is on board. On Monday, the Springfield Republican newspaper published smarmy, self-righteous editorial: "Let the curtain go up at Pioneer Valley Performing Arts Charter Public School."
A psychological challenge for conservatives
We have long observed that conservatives (and most people generally) tend to have a strange, dissodant reaction to this kind of news. We get confused and just feel helpless. That's because the idea that adults would even think this way, much less act this way, is way beyond the experience or comprehension of most people. Especially adults running schools.
It's a similar psychological phenomenon to the "big lie" theory: People can confront a small lie, but a huge overwhelming lie will cause people to doubt their own ability to process knowledge clearly, or how to respond. And then they're told that if they react strongly they're being "hateful" or something similar (as the School Head said). So too many of us simply freeze. We can't confront something this monsterous, and so we rationalize that these are just people with different opinions that we strongly disagree with and try to move on.
That is the worst thing we can do. We need to internalize the uncomfortable fact that there are monstrous people -- many of them who are attracted to the public schools -- who are eager to do this to children's' minds (especially to other peoples' children). And there are many, many others in the liberal camp to whom this is not bothersome, and who actually support it. It's very frightening. Many of you have seen this close up, and it's pretty mind-numbing.
Those of us who have interacted with these people have seen and experienced how passionately they hate religion, the Bible, and especially individual religious believers. They seem to enjoy denigrating and humiliating us whenever possible. And they seem obsessed with pushing these horrible things on impressionable and vulnerable children with no regard for the phychological and physical effects.
Notice who they don't try to offend
Of course, many have observed that these same "progressives" would never put on a play that in any way denigrates Islam or Mohammed. That's because Muslims react very strongly, as we all know. Or imagine if a school produced an "anti-gay" play. The leftists would be vicious and unrelenting in their response. But our side tends to be passive and "reasonable" in our objections.
But if good people don't stand up to this, things will not only continue but get worse.
Other recent outrages we've reported on
This is not the first time MassResistance has reported on homosexual indoctrination and religious hatred in offensive school plays. Here are some other ones:
"The Laramie Project" at Acton Boxborough High School
"Falsettos" - homosexual themed play at Concord-Carlisle High School
"The Wedding Story" homosexual-themed play in Attleboro that was canceled by parents!
And, of course, the incredibly vulgar play "The Vagina Monologues" has been at high schools around the state. And the latest homosexual-themed play to make the rounds this year in schools is "Legally Blonde - The Musical" which we plan to be writing about soon.
Take some action
Contact page for Pioneer Valley Performing Arts Charter Public School
Main phone number for school: 413-552-1580
Head of School Scott Goldman: email@example.com
State Board of Education (which approves charter schools): firstname.lastname@example.org
Fri Mar 15, 2013 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Sat Mar 16, 2013 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Sun Mar 17, 2013 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Academy of Music Theater (where the play is being performed)
Box Office: Tu - Fr, 3PM - 6PM
PHONE : (413) 584 - 9032 X 105
EMAIL : email@example.com
If you live in the area and want to protest this weekend, email us and we'll direct you to the right people.