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DC's Gallaudet Plans Gay Jesus Play

DC's Gallaudet University is the latest school under attack for planning a performance of Terrance McNally's Corpus Cristi. Last week an 8am private performance of the play was canceled at Tarleton University in Texas after death threats rained in from God's gentle people. Fresh from their intimidation campaign in Texas, the red-caped Catholic loons known as the American Society for the Defense of Tradition, Family and Property have launched a petition drive against Gallaudet.
"No. Blasphemy does not qualify as free speech," said TFP Student Action director John Ritchie. "Just as everyone is entitled to their own good reputation, Gallaudet University has no right to harm and slander the spotless reputation of the God-Man with blasphemy, then run to academic freedom for cover." Gallaudet University was founded in 1864 by an Act of Congress, and President Abraham Lincoln signed its charter. Since then it has received generous federal tax dollars. In fact, the university now receives approximately 70% of its funding from the federal government according to its web site. Therefore, if the university does not cancel Corpus Christi, it will be using tax dollars to bash the faith of 68 million Catholics. TFP Student Action is inviting its members to contact the president of Gallaudet University with a simple message: cancel the play.
Gallaudet serves a primarily deaf and hard-of-hearing student body. The play is scheduled for April 8-10.

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