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An Outrageous Student Play in Texas? I’m Bored


So a Texas town is buzzing because a college student is producing a play that labels Jesus as the “King of Queers.”

Someone wake me when it’s over.

Honestly, I’ve reached the point where I’m just tired of “outrage” over “radical” words (or plays or movies or songs). When will we realize that the entire point of such expression is to cause any given targeted community to jump like trained seals in anger? If you really want to limit the amount of blasphemy and crassness in public life, stop pouring kerosene on the fire. Such “artists” thrive on public controversy in the same way that a Sith Lord feeds on the suffering of his enemies.

Your screams of anger give them strength. Your yawn of boredom? It works like this.


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