Audience restrictions on Gay Jesus play in Texas

STEPHENVILLE, Texas (AP) - Security concerns prompted Tarleton
State University to change the start time and limit the audience of
a play in which Jesus is portrayed as gay.
The production called "Corpus Christi" was to be performed, at
the school in Stephenville, at 4 p.m. Saturday.
A news release provided Thursday to The Associated Press says
the student-produced play will now start at 8 a.m. Saturday. The
school says invited guests and relatives of the cast will be the
only people allowed to watch the play.
Critics say the Terrence McNally play, which premiered in 1998
in New York, is blasphemous.
The TSU statement says the school "has a responsibility to
provide a safe and secure educational environmental for students,
faculty, staff and visitors."
Stephenville is about 70 miles southwest of Fort Worth.


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