1998 – May Releases

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“GAY JESUS” PLAY WILL NOT GO UNANSWERED

By | May 29th, 1998|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: |

Catholic League president William Donohue issued the following statement today regarding the decision of the Manhattan Theatre Club to stage "Corpus Christi," a play that features a Christ-like person who has sex with the 12 apostles; the Club previously said that it had pulled the play from its schedule due to threats and protests: "The moral [...]

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“GAY JESUS” PLAY MAY RESURFACE

By | May 28th, 1998|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: |

News reports indicate that efforts are underway to stage Terrence McNally’s play, "Corpus Christi." The Manhattan Theatre Club has already cancelled its plans to produce the play. However, it now appears that other production companies are interested in staging this play. Commenting on this latest development is Catholic League president William Donohue: "The Manhattan Theatre Club [...]

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U.S. HOLOCAUST MUSEUM LIBELS CATHOLICISM

By | May 26th, 1998|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: |

The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, located in Washington, D.C., has recently come under fire by several Jewish intellectuals for its unfair depictions of Christianity. Most of the criticism focuses on a 14 minute-movie, "Antisemitism," which seeks to establish a direct link between the teachings of the Catholic Church and the Holocaust. In the movie, Hitler [...]

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“GAY JESUS” PLAY ON BROADWAY SCRATCHED

By | May 22nd, 1998|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: |

The Terrence McNally play, "Corpus Christi," which features a Christ-like character having sex with the twelve apostles, has been withdrawn by the Manhattan Theatre Club, the producer of the play. News reports cite protests launched by the Catholic League, security concerns and public outrage as the reasons why the play was nixed; it was scheduled to [...]

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FIEGER, KEVORKIAN’S LAWYER, UNFIT TO GOVERN

By | May 13th, 1998|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: |

Geoffrey Fieger, attorney to suicide doctor Jack Kevorkian, is running for governor in Michigan. Over the past few years, Fieger and his client—from whom he has never distanced himself—have not just disagreed with the Catholic Church’s teachings on life issues, they have attacked and disparaged Roman Catholicism. Consequently, the Catholic League believes that Fieger is ill-suited [...]

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PROTEST TO MOUNT OVER “GAY JESUS” PLAY

By | May 11th, 1998|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: |

Last week, Catholic League president William Donohue wrote to playwright Terrence McNally requesting that he delete some offensive references to Christ that appear in his script for "Corpus Christi"; the play, which is scheduled to open this fall in New York, features Christ having sex with the apostles. McNally has not replied and a news report [...]

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SICKNESS IN SEATTLE

By | May 8th, 1998|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: , |

On display in the window of Seattle’s Art/Not Terminal gallery are two obscene, blasphemous paintings. As described by Michelle Malkin in Tuesday’s Seattle Times, the first painting shows "a smiling papal figure standing between two nuns. Each nun has her hand on the head of a male figure who is kneeling in front of the papal figure’s [...]

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REQUEST MADE TO ALTER “GAY JESUS” SCRIPT

By | May 6th, 1998|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: |

This fall, the Manhattan Theatre Club is scheduled to produce a Terrence McNally play, "Corpus Christi," that makes reference to Jesus having sex with the twelve apostles. Last week, the Catholic League voiced its objections to the play and is now asking playwright McNally, winner of three Tonys, to alter the script. Below is the text [...]

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