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Biblical play with gay characters stirs controversy at South Hadley school(MA)
Masslive ^ | March 7, 2013 | AP

Posted on 03/08/2013 5:16:27 AM PST by libertarian27

Edited on 03/08/2013 5:26:27 AM PST by Admin Moderator. [history]

SOUTH HADLEY, Mass. (AP) The head of a western Massachusetts charter school says a student production of a play that retells the biblical story of Genesis with gay characters will go on as planned despite objections from some who say it's offensive to Christians.


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TOPICS: Culture/Society; US: Massachusetts
KEYWORDS: charterschools; gayagenda; homosexualagenda; homosexuals

1 posted on 03/08/2013 5:16:27 AM PST by libertarian27
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To: libertarian27

Anything good and wholesome that the left can corrupt, they will... for their de facto “master and lord”.


2 posted on 03/08/2013 5:19:40 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: libertarian27

It’s called SODOM and GEMORRAH!!! Let the Fire and Brimstone rain down......They were destroyed BECAUSE of Homosexuality! Yes, Hadley....PLEASE do a play about this!!


3 posted on 03/08/2013 5:23:43 AM PST by Ann Archy (ABORTION........the HUMAN sacrifice to the god of CONVENIENCE.)
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To: libertarian27

I really don’t care. It’s Massascrewsits. Anyone still living in this state better think carefully about what they’re doing.


4 posted on 03/08/2013 5:25:34 AM PST by Viennacon
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To: Ann Archy
It’s called SODOM and GEMORRAH!!!

It was "Gomorrah" actually.

They were destroyed BECAUSE of Homosexuality! Yes, Hadley....PLEASE do a play about this!!

Are you asking for your loving god to murder an entire Massachusetts town? Awesome. Are you sure there are no gay people in your town?

Just to be clear here, you are begging this entire town to be mass-murdered? Fantastic. We need more clear-headed people like you in this country.
5 posted on 03/08/2013 5:29:55 AM PST by whattajoke (Let's keep Conservatism real.)
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To: whattajoke

America needs God’s judgment. Those who promote what God calls an abomination are demanding God’s judgment. America has turned away from God. Adults are dragging children down the path of sin against God and no one is doing anything about it. I have no problem with fire and brimstone. We deserve it.


6 posted on 03/08/2013 5:39:19 AM PST by ilovesarah2012
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To: ilovesarah2012

>> Adults are dragging children down the path of sin against God

Yes. Such “adults” are predatory scumbags.


7 posted on 03/08/2013 5:43:42 AM PST by Gene Eric (The Palin Doctrine.)
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To: Ann Archy

I emailed them.

Asked why they didn’t show mohammed as a homosexual.

http://www.southhadleyschools.org/contact.cfm


8 posted on 03/08/2013 5:43:43 AM PST by ilovesarah2012
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To: Gene Eric

Yes they are and MA seems to agree with corrupting children at the youngest ages possible.


9 posted on 03/08/2013 5:46:13 AM PST by ilovesarah2012
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To: ilovesarah2012
Saudi Arabia needs Allah'’s judgment. Those who promote what Allah calls an abomination are demanding Allah’s judgment. Saudi Arabia has turned away from Allah. Adults are dragging children down the path of sin against Allah and no one is doing anything about it. I have no problem with fire and brimstone. We deserve it.

I like the pretend those are the types of societies with people who think like this.
10 posted on 03/08/2013 5:57:13 AM PST by whattajoke (Let's keep Conservatism real.)
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To: libertarian27

It is being done for the attention which is most of what gay, lesian, transwhatever is about. Have you seen that tv commercial that says gay teens are 5 times more likely to attempt suicide than straight teens? Notice, this isn’t actual suicides but attempts. Attempts are nothing more than whaaa look at me, whaaa the more I act out the more attention I get, whaaaa if my family and friends think I’m troubled and might attempt it again they’ll cater to my every whim!!!


11 posted on 03/08/2013 6:45:45 AM PST by bgill
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To: whattajoke

You can accept sin if you want but I won’t. And I won’t accept public schools promoting homosexuality as biblical.


12 posted on 03/08/2013 6:46:23 AM PST by ilovesarah2012
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To: ilovesarah2012

It’s a Public Charter school - not the regular town school
http://www.pvpa.org/


13 posted on 03/08/2013 6:48:23 AM PST by libertarian27 (FreeRepublic Cookbooks 2011 & 2012 - Click Profile)
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To: libertarian27

http://www.southhadleyschools.org/index.cfm

Still a public school.


14 posted on 03/08/2013 6:51:15 AM PST by ilovesarah2012
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To: whattajoke
"Are you asking for your loving god to murder an entire Massachusetts town? Awesome."

It's not a question of if but when. And there can be no love without justice. But, if there are just 10 righteous men there......

15 posted on 03/08/2013 6:51:22 AM PST by circlecity
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To: whattajoke; ilovesarah2012

We deserve the judgment of God. We knew Him, as a country, and have rejected Him. The acceptance and aggressive pushing of homosexuality is a sign of how corrupt our country has become. Apart from repentance, we have only judgment ahead. I hope we will repent, but I see no sign of it.

If you don’t think the founders would have been revolted at what we’ve done, you misjudge them. They weren’t aggressive evangelicals, but neither were they God-hating men.


16 posted on 03/08/2013 6:51:30 AM PST by Mr Rogers (America is becoming California, and California is becoming Detroit. Detroit is already hell.)
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To: whattajoke

If God doesn’t judge America, he owes Sodom and Gomorrah an apology.


17 posted on 03/08/2013 6:52:40 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: libertarian27

If it’s offensive to Christians the show must go on

If it’s offensive to non-Christians the show is cancelled

anyone see a pattern here?


18 posted on 03/08/2013 6:53:16 AM PST by silverleaf (Age Takes a Toll: Please Have Exact Change)
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To: whattajoke

They are the ones who wake up miserable that God has not killed everyone with whom they disapprove.


19 posted on 03/08/2013 6:56:46 AM PST by wrcase
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To: libertarian27

“retells the biblical story of Genesis with gay characters.......it’s offensive to Christians.”

Not only is it offensive to Christians, but it is also offensive to logic. How would “gay” Adam and Eve populate the earth? Just how would a “gay” family exit the ark and repopulate the earth?

As I remember Genesis, it revolves around the creation of the earth and the population/repopulation of the earth. That is NOT POSSIBLE to accomplish with gay behaviour.


20 posted on 03/08/2013 6:57:09 AM PST by CSM (Keeper of the Dave Ramsey Ping list. FReepmail me if you want your beeber stuned.)
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To: Mr Rogers

Mr. Rogers, I completely agree.


21 posted on 03/08/2013 7:01:14 AM PST by ilovesarah2012
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To: whattajoke
Are you asking for your loving god to murder an entire Massachusetts town?

Sorry to interrupt you're little moral superiority rant there but:

Hyperbole (pron.: /haɪˈpÉœrbÉ™liː/ hy-PUR-bÉ™-lee;[1] Greek: ὑπερβολή hyperbolÄ“, "exaggeration") is the use of exaggeration as a rhetorical device or figure of speech. It may be used to evoke strong feelings or to create a strong impression, but is not meant to be taken literally.[2

22 posted on 03/08/2013 7:13:01 AM PST by tbpiper
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To: silverleaf

Yes, the “pattern” is

Christ and His people
vs
Everyone else.


23 posted on 03/08/2013 7:14:14 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: ilovesarah2012
I have no problem with fire and brimstone. We deserve it.

I am sitting pretty close to 'ground zero' (New England), and I wholeheartedly agree. Some begin to understand what it was like for Lot to have lived in Sodom and Gomorrah.

24 posted on 03/08/2013 7:17:31 AM PST by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: tbpiper

That would be a perfectly acceptable rebuttal except that most of the christians here take the bible literally and certainly take the Sodom and Gomorrah thing literally and actually DO believe in magical terrible places with lakes of fire and whatnot.

I’m am absolutely confident that the person wishing destruction upon South Hadley really does thing a magical vengeful sky king reigns death upon towns.

And by the way, this is a charter school with kids from many, many different towns. I hope god knows this when he begins his destruction.


25 posted on 03/08/2013 7:25:32 AM PST by whattajoke (Let's keep Conservatism real.)
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To: whattajoke

By definition, God cannot “murder”.


26 posted on 03/08/2013 7:27:18 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: CSM

If you can accept the population bottlenecks and incest necessary with the literal bible stories, you can accept gay people having kids somehow.


27 posted on 03/08/2013 7:28:01 AM PST by whattajoke (Let's keep Conservatism real.)
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To: libertarian27

I just read more about this. The main complainants are Catholic. How many gay priests molested little boys in Massachusetts in the last 40 years?

These people know no shame.


28 posted on 03/08/2013 7:30:25 AM PST by whattajoke (Let's keep Conservatism real.)
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To: whattajoke

If you aren’t a Christian, you probably wouldn’t care that God is mocked, but a lot of us do and it is our duty to express our outrage at this. And because homosexual priests are in the church that makes it okay to promote homosexuality to children and to blasphemy? Not to me, it doesn’t.


29 posted on 03/08/2013 7:46:30 AM PST by ilovesarah2012
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To: whattajoke; Ann Archy

Just to be clear here, you are begging this entire town to be mass-murdered?


Get a life. You don’t know anything about the Bible, so shut your pie hole.

It’s a big deal for homo perverts to use Christian children and the Bible to mock God. Not to you, becuase you mistake yourself for being above God or the Bible.

Not that you are owed an explaination about a God and faith you reject, but no one “calls God’s fire down” on anyone else. The poster is correct that there is a history of things turning out badly for evil people who act aggressively in their perversions like this and for the people who allow and cooperate with them. If you don’t like that, too bad. There is probably a butt god for you to worship somewhere.


30 posted on 03/08/2013 7:47:41 AM PST by SaraJohnson
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To: libertarian27

Could you imagine the reaction in Saudi Arabia or Iran if a school produced a play with Mohammad as gay?

I doubt the governments of Saudi Arabia or Iran would permit much a school play.


31 posted on 03/08/2013 8:15:49 AM PST by OKRA2012
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To: whattajoke

I’m not equipped with enough biblical knowledge to discuss your response. However, I can see that you are pushing some meme.

My point was that it is an impossibility for their liberal logic to be valid, which is true in every case that I get to see liberal logic.


32 posted on 03/08/2013 8:39:54 AM PST by CSM (Keeper of the Dave Ramsey Ping list. FReepmail me if you want your beeber stuned.)
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To: SaraJohnson
Get a life. You don’t know anything about the Bible, so shut your pie hole.

Thank you for your concern. I have a wonderful life - and I've spent many of my 40 years learning abou the Bible. I see no reason to "shut my pie hole," though. This post is in News/Activism, not Religion.

you mistake yourself for being above God or the Bible.

I guess this is some sort of insult. I'm pretty humble, actually. I'm not the one who thinks a magic sky king created the heavens and the earth for a tiny slice of certain humans to live in everlasting glory while everyone else perishes in eternal hellfire. To me, that's the height of hubris.

there is a history of things turning out badly for evil people who act aggressively in their perversions like this and for the people who allow and cooperate with them.

Riiiight. You do realize this sound no different than any other delusional religionist who worships their One Trve God, right? This is a stupid high school student play. It doesn't offend me in the least because I couldn't care less about it. Is your god so weak that he can't handle a stupid high school play that subverts the stuff nomadic bronze age goat herders verbally passed down for a few thousand years? Sheesh.

There is probably a butt god for you to worship somewhere.

Annnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnd there it is! Freepr moral crusaders can NEVER go half an hour without exposing their own gay fantasies. Cheers!
33 posted on 03/08/2013 8:43:40 AM PST by whattajoke (Let's keep Conservatism real.)
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To: CSM

nah, no meme. Just every now and then (maybe once every 2 years), I can’t stay away from the more extreme christians FR attracts. Granted, JimRob is one himself, so it makes sense.

I usually stay far away. This type of stuff has no bearing on my life. As you can tell, I’m not part of the christian wing of the conservative movement. I find it has damaged the efforts more than it has helped. I’ts fine to morally object to a stupid play in a far off state that you feel denigrates your religions. I get that.

But to take it to the next level and pretend that god is going to judge the town (even if it’s a charter school with kids from all over) and possibly destroy it - is, I’m afraid, asinine.

It’s only one step below the psychopaths who kill cartoonists for daring to draw their god.


34 posted on 03/08/2013 8:54:13 AM PST by whattajoke (Let's keep Conservatism real.)
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To: libertarian27

“Don’t be deceived. God is not mocked. Whatever man sows, that he will reap.”
(Galatians 6:7)

“Vengeance is mine. I will repay, says the Lord.” (Deuteronomy 32:35)

The fact that you don’t believe it doesn’t change God’s mind.


35 posted on 03/08/2013 9:08:43 AM PST by txrefugee
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To: whattajoke

“It’s only one step below the psychopaths who kill cartoonists for daring to draw their god.”

That is one mighty big step then. It is a long way from anonymous posting on an internet discussion board to actively hunting down and actively murdering “heretics” in the name of their god. In fact, I’d say that there is at least one step in between, which are those that hand out candies in celebration of the killing of a Jewish family in their own home.

But that’s just me being objectve....

Feel free to flame away at folks for their religion, I won’t stand in your way, however you should really go back and read your posts with a special eye towards moral relativism.


36 posted on 03/08/2013 9:19:19 AM PST by CSM (Keeper of the Dave Ramsey Ping list. FReepmail me if you want your beeber stuned.)
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To: whattajoke

You’re such a pooooor victim of someone with Christian knowledge, standards and morals. How dare they “judge” aggressive queers debasing the Bible in public schools and warn about what happened to Sodom!

You have studied something for forty years. But I think you missed the Bible. Yeah, you are a joke.


37 posted on 03/08/2013 10:00:49 AM PST by SaraJohnson
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To: whattajoke
I hope god knows this when he begins his destruction.

Don't worry. HE's way smarter than you.

38 posted on 03/08/2013 10:50:10 AM PST by tbpiper
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To: tbpiper
Don't worry. HE's way smarter than you.

My comment was more for his fans who are cheering on the impending doom - to make sure they pray the right way.
39 posted on 03/08/2013 12:03:45 PM PST by whattajoke (Let's keep Conservatism real.)
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To: CSM
That is one mighty big step then.

This is true and you are right. I enjoy your posts to me. Thanks.
40 posted on 03/08/2013 12:04:36 PM PST by whattajoke (Let's keep Conservatism real.)
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To: SaraJohnson
You’re such a pooooor victim of someone with Christian knowledge, standards and morals. How dare they “judge” aggressive queers debasing the Bible in public schools and warn about what happened to Sodom!

I'm not understanding. I'm a victim? I'm not a victim. Who said I'm a victim? You can judge and get fired up about anything you want. I get it, you feel as though the country is doomed. And if this is your criteria, it is. (I believe it is too, but for entirely different reasons than a tiny little charter school in MA putting on some silly play for 3 days.)Anyway, since you're hung up on it, can you or one of the other bible scholars here give me the chapter and verse that condemns Sodom for being too gay?

And no, "anasim" is not gay. My favorite part of the whole Sodom thing is that one of the main reasons God decided to torch the place (beyond their inhospitality) was that they were fat and lazy. Ezekiel 16:49-50

LOL. I can't really think of a fatter lazier place than America today. Oh wait! Maybe you ARE on to something here!
41 posted on 03/08/2013 12:18:23 PM PST by whattajoke (Let's keep Conservatism real.)
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To: whattajoke

OK, your reply made me chuckle. I do have to give you credit for admitting that you are purposely pushing certain buttons.

Have a good weekend.


42 posted on 03/08/2013 12:32:14 PM PST by CSM (Keeper of the Dave Ramsey Ping list. FReepmail me if you want your beeber stuned.)
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To: libertarian27

Genesis? Are they going to make the Garden of Eden with “Adam and Steve” instead? And exactly how do they go about obeying Genesis 1:28-

“And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth.”


43 posted on 03/13/2013 4:01:30 PM PDT by ReformationFan
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To: whattajoke
The Bible tells us of the wickedness of Sodom and Gomorrah. Though homosexuality was not the only vice of these cities, the Bible makes it clear that this sin was one of the main reasons why God judged them. Genesis 19:1-11 speaks of the men of Sodom gathering at Lot's house and calling out to Lot, saying, "Where are the men who came to you tonight? Bring them out to us that we may have relations with" (Genesis 19:5). Lot's two visitors were actually angels who manifested themselves as men. Lot's carnal attempt to rescue his visitors was his offer to provide the men of Sodom with his two virgin daughters (Genesis 19:8). But, the men of Sodom rejected Lot's offer. Finally, the angels miraculously struck the immoral men with blindness (Genesis 19:11). Jude, commenting on the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah, wrote, "Just as Sodom and Gomorrah and the cities around them, since they in the same way as these indulged in gross immorality and went after strange flesh, are exhibited as an example, in undergoing the punishment of eternal fire" (Jude 7)

Attributed to Dr. Phil Fernandes

44 posted on 03/13/2013 7:41:40 PM PDT by cport (How can political capital be spent on a bunch of ingrates)
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