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Gay Jesus Play Kicked Off Another Stage



    Gay Jesus Play Kicked Off Another Stage
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    Who knows where this play will surface next.

    And, the play is off again.

    We really shouldn't be surprised at this point, but a controversial play that depicts Jesus Christ as a gay man is once again canceled.

    We reported Thursday that the play, Corpus Christi, was back on and was going to be held on a Fort Worth stage.

    The play had originally been scheduled to play at Stephenville's Tarleton State University, where student director John Jordan Otte attends school.  The school later rescheduled and then canceled the play over safety concerns.

    On Thursday, Adam Adolfo, executive director of the Rose Marine Theater, offered the theater free of charge and said he wanted to give the students "a place that is safe and supportive" to present their work.

    Apparently, that place isn't the Rose Marine Theater.   The board of directors have rescinded Adolfo's offer and told the Fort Worth Star-Telegram that the venue and organization are not appropriate for such a play.

    The theater said it had received a violent threat on its Facebook page following the announcement that they would host the students.

    We expect more rescheduling and cancellations in the future.  Stay tuned.