“CORPUS CHRISTI” NIXED
Catalyst May Issue 2010
We are pleased to note that after we launched a vigorous protest, Tarleton State University in Texas canceled the gay-Jesus play “Corpus Christi”; it was scheduled to be shown on March 27, on the eve of Palm Sunday.
On March 24, we blasted Tarleton State for hosting hate speech against Christians on the eve of Holy Week. Though the play was a class production, and not a University-sponsored performance, the nature of the play, and the timing, were still offensive. We called it hate speech directed at Christians.
“Safety and security concerns” were cited as the reason for its cancellation. No matter, we were pleased to read that the president of Tarleton State, F. Dominic Dottavio, branded the play “crude and irreverent.”