NBC News reports:
A Texas church has come under fire for a Christian-themed — and allegedly unauthorized — rendition of the acclaimed Broadway musical “Hamilton” that appeared to conclude with a sermon by a church pastor comparing being gay to being addicted to alcohol or drugs.
The two-hour performance, which was produced and livestreamed Friday by The Door Christian Fellowship Ministries in McAllen and RGV Productions, included several biblical references not originally included in the Tony Award-winning musical.
On Stage Blog reports:
The church also decided to add and change text throughout the show. For instance, they added a scene where Hamilton is “saved” right before “It’s Quiet Uptown. At the conclusion of the show, a pastor delivers a sermon that includes anti-LGBTQ messaging.
The pastor states, “Maybe you struggle with alcohol, with drugs, with homosexuality, maybe you struggle with other things in life, your finances, whatever, God can help you tonight. He wants to forgive you for your sins.”
The hate knows no limits. That’s where we are today in America — both in the Republican Party and in the religious right.
The challenge for decent Americans is “how to put the barbarians out of business, out of power.”
“Books and ideas are the most effective weapons against intolerance and ignorance.”
Imagine wearing this in front of all bigots.
Stealing for Jesus?
The fundamentalist lunatics have the ultimate “get out of jail” card. Their god forgives any abomination, any crime, they commit — as long as they do it in “Jesus’s name.”
Fundamentalist religion (make or model, irrelevant) is the biggest scam in the history of Planet Earth, to date.
Like a pesky legal “Cease and Desist” order is going to stop them from entertaining their congregation, after all this is the new Christofacist Theocracy they’re trying to build.