Furor Over Play in Which Jesus Is Gay

March 23, 2010

The negative reviews have started for a student play at Tarleton State University even though the critics haven't seen the production. The Fort Worth Star-Telegram reported that Christian groups are mad that the university has allowed students to put on Corpus Christi, a Terrence McNally work that depicts Jesus as gay and has him perform a gay marriage. Student actors have been pressured to quit, the newspaper said, but the university has defended the project, citing the values of academic freedom.

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