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Russian theatre shelves 'offensive' 'Jesus Christ Superstar'
france24.com ^ | September 29th, 2012 | Staff

Posted on 09/29/2012 10:30:04 PM PDT by bronxville

AFP - A theatre in southern Russia has stopped selling tickets to the musical "Jesus Christ Superstar" after prosecutors launched a probe into whether it is offensive to devout Christians, officials said Saturday.

Saint Petersburg's Rock Opera company was to perform the Andrew Lloyd Webber musical -- a 1970s classic that has been regularly performed in Russia -- at the Philharmonic in the southern city of Rostov-on-Don on October 18.

However prosecutors launched a probe after a group of local residents complained that the musical presented a distorted image of Jesus Christ.

"A probe is under way, and subsequently the appropriate decision will be taken," a spokesperson for the Rostov prosecutors told the Interfax news agency....

(Excerpt) Read more at france24.com ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: jesuschristsuperstar

1 posted on 09/29/2012 10:30:10 PM PDT by bronxville
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In before the statists.


2 posted on 09/29/2012 10:37:16 PM PDT by Gene Eric (Demoralization is a weapon of the enemy. Don't get it, don't spread it!)
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To: bronxville

Good. This mawkish spectacle of recycled legends has nothing new or interesting or authentic or in any sense worthwhile to say about Jesus


3 posted on 09/29/2012 10:41:09 PM PDT by Romulus
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To: bronxville

It’s just bad ‘70s theater.


4 posted on 09/29/2012 10:49:16 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (If you like lying Socialist dirtbags, you'll love Slick Willard)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

just bad theater...yes it is.


5 posted on 09/29/2012 10:59:24 PM PDT by dalebert
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To: dalebert

Even worse, thanks to that headline, I now have that stupid title song playing over and over again in my head.


6 posted on 09/29/2012 11:03:57 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (If you like lying Socialist dirtbags, you'll love Slick Willard)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

Hopefully it is at least the Ian Gillan from Deep Purple version of Jesus Christ Superstar you are hearing in your head.


7 posted on 09/29/2012 11:08:33 PM PDT by Blue Highway
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To: Romulus

Thank you. I was so offended by this as a teenager.


8 posted on 09/29/2012 11:13:39 PM PDT by KGeorge
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To: bronxville

Jesus Christ Superstar was great. Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice at their best. What’s wrong with all these perpetually offended?


9 posted on 09/29/2012 11:23:07 PM PDT by SpaceBar
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To: SpaceBar

Agree, it’s a slippery slope once started. Start doing it for us and the Islamists will have their way.


10 posted on 09/29/2012 11:28:26 PM PDT by bronxville (Margaret Sanger - “We do not want word to go out that we want to exterminate the Negro population,)
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To: bronxville

Jesus Christ Superstar IS offensive.

Jesus is not a rock star. He is not a superstar. He does not parade around on a stage singing to crappy rock music. He is not your buddy you go listen to tunes with.

He is God. he is Lord. He is Savior. And when He comes back in full glory and power all the people who looked at Him as some tune singing, redneck fantasy to be mocked and ridiculed as the butt of their small jokes, are going to be clawing the carpet.


11 posted on 09/29/2012 11:32:18 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: bronxville

The above is obviously a rhetorical question, but the real answer is that the mind nazis want to dictate what you think. Mohammed blows goats through chain link fence.


12 posted on 09/29/2012 11:33:53 PM PDT by SpaceBar
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To: Secret Agent Man
Jesus Christ Superstar IS offensive.

No it isn't. But if you think it is, move to pakistan.
13 posted on 09/29/2012 11:35:29 PM PDT by SpaceBar
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To: Secret Agent Man
He does not parade around on a stage singing to crappy rock music.

Maybe they should have done Godspell instead.

-PJ

14 posted on 09/29/2012 11:38:27 PM PDT by Political Junkie Too ( It doesn't I naturally when you're not natural born.)
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To: SpaceBar

You can worship crappy musicals, I will worship the real Jesus Christ.

And I have the 1st Amendment, so you can move to Pakistan, jerk.


15 posted on 09/29/2012 11:40:10 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: Secret Agent Man

I seem to have touched your “inner taliban”.


16 posted on 09/29/2012 11:42:35 PM PDT by SpaceBar
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To: Secret Agent Man

Ok, but do you support censorship of this production?


17 posted on 09/29/2012 11:48:03 PM PDT by VanDeKoik
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To: SpaceBar; bronxville; Secret Agent Man
Jesus Christ Superstar was great. Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice at their best. What’s wrong with all these perpetually offended?

The most significant problem is that Jesus Christ Superstar leaves Jesus Christ as dead -- just the way Satan would have liked Him to have remained.

Jesus Christ rose from the dead and His purpose on Earth was to conquer death -- the consequence of sin. His personal sacrifice which conquered death is what allows for man's eternal salvation.

Funny how you refer to those who care about such an important doctrinal point as the "perpetually" offended.

The ignorance found in your statement actually carries with it "perpetual" consequences.

FReegards!


18 posted on 09/29/2012 11:58:52 PM PDT by Agamemnon (Darwinism is the glue that holds liberalism together)
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To: VanDeKoik

Don’t they as a people have a right to determine that on their own? If they believe so strongly in it, defy the government, do it anyway, take it to court. They have the right to determine what they think is offensive, through both the government and citizen action.


19 posted on 09/29/2012 11:59:56 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: Secret Agent Man
Don’t they as a people have a right to determine that on their own?

You inadvertently redeemed yourself.
20 posted on 09/30/2012 12:04:52 AM PDT by SpaceBar
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To: Secret Agent Man
And I have the 1st Amendment

Which isn't applicable on a private entity like FR.

21 posted on 09/30/2012 12:07:13 AM PDT by A.A. Cunningham (Barry Soetoro is a Kenyan communist)
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To: A.A. Cunningham
Which isn't applicable on a private entity like FR.

You're as blind as the target of your post.
22 posted on 09/30/2012 12:12:56 AM PDT by SpaceBar
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To: Agamemnon
Forgetting His death also has eternal consequences.

"But we preach Christ crucified, unto the Jews indeed a stumbling block, and unto the Gentiles foolishness: But unto them that are called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God, and the wisdom of God." 1 Corinthians 1:23-24

"For as often as you shall eat this bread, and drink the chalice, you shall shew the death of the Lord, until He come." 1 Corinthians 11:26

23 posted on 09/30/2012 12:14:53 AM PDT by A.A. Cunningham (Barry Soetoro is a Kenyan communist)
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To: SpaceBar

Having your head in your dirt chute renders you acutely myopic.


24 posted on 09/30/2012 12:23:40 AM PDT by A.A. Cunningham (Barry Soetoro is a Kenyan communist)
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To: A.A. Cunningham

You’re everything wrong in one convenient package. Lewd, sexual references. Scatalogical if I’m not mistaken. Go on.


25 posted on 09/30/2012 12:31:33 AM PDT by SpaceBar
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To: A.A. Cunningham

I’m tired of dirtbags like you on freerepublic. Who dragged you out of a 13’th century stone fortification to tell us how to interpret the gospels or anything else?


26 posted on 09/30/2012 12:36:08 AM PDT by SpaceBar
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To: Secret Agent Man

Our local theater company put on a hideous production of it with Christ as a Black with dreadlocks, and the rest of the cast were all street bums. It was horrid and we cancelled out annual theater subscription and haven’t been back since.

People were walking out soon after it started. (We did too.)


27 posted on 09/30/2012 1:02:00 AM PDT by holyscroller ( Without God, America is one nation under)
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To: SpaceBar
"Jesus Christ Superstar was great. Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice at their best. What’s wrong with all these perpetually offended?"

Roger that. JCS is how I learned the Gospel story. My family was not religious and I was not taught the Gospel as a child. The music (and music is a part of virtually ever Christian church service) is excellent and the lyrics are true to scripture. I have no idea why any one would consider it anti-Christian. It was an awesome evangelistic work and I am proof of that.

28 posted on 09/30/2012 3:29:05 AM PDT by circlecity
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To: bronxville

For myself, i liked the album. It’s no more offensive that the old passion plays that the church used to support.

The movie, however, is an affront to anyone who appreciates acting, singing, photography or any other aspect of the art of film making. On the other hand, it wasn’t as bad as Tommy or Hair. Hollywood just doesn’t know how to do rock.

In my opinion, of course.


29 posted on 09/30/2012 5:27:18 AM PDT by JoeDetweiler
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To: bronxville; All

Russians concerned with “offending Christians”...while the US govt is basically committing genocide against them?

First “Womens Reproductive Organ Riot” is jailed for trashing Christianity....and now this....gosh Russian sure like Christians better than the US govt


30 posted on 09/30/2012 6:30:27 AM PDT by SeminoleCounty (Political maturity is realizing that the "R" next to someone's name does not mean "conservative")
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To: Secret Agent Man; All

I hate to say this but we do have a thing called FREE SPEECH!!!! What do you think about the Book of Mormon??


31 posted on 09/30/2012 6:33:33 AM PDT by KevinDavis (Romney / Ryan 2012)
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To: bronxville
Russian theatre shelves 'offensive'

I agree. Russian theatre shelves are DISGUSTING!

'Jesus Christ Superstar'

What of it? Fine musical.

32 posted on 09/30/2012 6:35:58 AM PDT by Lazamataz (The American news media, the 'Pravda Press', is fully Soviet-ized.)
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To: KevinDavis

Idiot. I said it’s offensive, I never said I would censor it.


33 posted on 09/30/2012 8:41:57 AM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: SpaceBar

I have nothing to redeem. Regarding something as offensive but being for free speech are perfectly fine and non-conflicting positions to have.

Finding something offensive doesn’t necessarily mean it must be censored. That may be an assumption others make, but I don’t.


34 posted on 09/30/2012 8:44:38 AM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: A.A. Cunningham

Thanks for missing the point. You really added to the conversation by doing so.


35 posted on 09/30/2012 8:45:27 AM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: Lazamataz

You will spend eternity dusting Russian theater shelves.


36 posted on 09/30/2012 8:50:41 AM PDT by Larry Lucido (Romney/Ryan 2012)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

lol


37 posted on 09/30/2012 10:14:26 AM PDT by Taffini ( Mr. Pippen and Mr. Waffles do not approve and neither do I)
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