A Town Council In Britain Rejected a Performance of ‘The Passion of Christ’, Because they Thought it was a Sex Show…
I sometimes wonder…. how some people manage to survive- being so ignorant.
Through centuries and across countries, it has remained a staple of traditional Easter celebrations.
But that rich history, it seems, has been rather lost on one council bureaucrat – who forced a church to cancel its Passion play because he apparently thought it was a sex show. The performance, telling the story of the crucifixion of Christ, had been planned for Good Friday by St Stephen’s House Theological College and Saints Mary and John Church in Oxford. That was until an official at the local Labour council refused to rubber-stamp the event, forcing the church to scrap it at short notice. The worker in question apparently did not know that a Passion play was a religious affair – and thought it was an obscene production. Last night ministers, MPs and religious groups criticised the ‘unbelievable’ actions of Oxford City Council, saying it showed Christians were becoming increasingly marginalised in society.
Oxford…. come on. Folk are supposed to be smart in Oxford. This is the sort of thing you’d expect to happen in Scotland.