Saturday, March 7, 2009

Catholic News Agency Covers MHR/Play Story

San Francisco, Calif., Mar 7, 2009 / 10:47 pm (CNA).- Archbishop of San Francisco George Niederauer has ordered a parish to cancel the performance of a “gay-friendly” play directed at teens. The play was to be performed by students from a Catholic preparatory school.

Archdiocesan spokesman Maurice Healy told the California Catholic Daily that Most Holy Redeemer Church had canceled the play “Be Still and Know” at the request of the archbishop.
The parish bulletin said the play, based on the 2007 book “The God Box,” explores “the subject of homosexuality within a Christian, adolescent context.”

The book on which the play is based won an award from the homosexual advocacy organization the Lambda Literary Foundation. It was praised by the Episcopalian Presiding Bishop Katherine Jefferts Schori, who said it opens up “long-abused biblical passages often used as proof texts to denigrate homosexuality.”

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Posted by Gibbons J. Cooney


Anonymous said...

God Bless the Archbishop of San Francisco for his intervention in this matter. He has made the right decision.

Let us hope that he keeps closer tabs on what kind of plays are put on by so called Catholic schools and nips them in the bud before they rear their ugly heads again.

Anonymous said...

good thing they had the play today anyway at USF.