Christians protest at portrayal of Jesus as transsexual woman

Nov 6th, 2009 | By | Category: Signs of the Times (click on article name)

Christians protest at portrayal of Jesus as transsexual woman

Martin Williams
HeraldScotland
Published on 4 Nov 2009

Christian Protesters

Christian Protesters

More than 300 Christian protesters demonstrated in the centre of Glasgow last night against a publicly funded play that portrays Jesus as a transsexual woman.

The demonstrators, who waved placards and sang hymns and gospel songs, blocked Chisholm Street for about two hours from 6.30pm as they held a candlelit vigil outside the Tron Theatre where Jesus, Queen of Heaven will run until Saturday.

A ecumenical congregation including Catholics and evangelical Christians voiced their disapproval of the show, which presents Christ as a man who wants to become a woman.

One placard said: “Jesus, King of Kings, Not Queen of Heaven”.

Another stated: “God: My Son Is Not A Pervert”.

The production is part of the Glasgay! arts festival, Scotland’s annual celebration of homo­sexual culture, which receives funding from Glasgow City Council and the Scottish Arts Council.

The Christian Institute, which is opposed to equality for gay people, has said the festival is “further proof of an agenda to use taxpayers’ money to fund assaults on Christian values.”

Protesters said last night that they did not feel their demonstration would give more publicity to the show they wanted banned.

Jack Bell, pastor of the Zion Baptist Church in Polmadie, said: “We are here to protest against the blasphemy of this play.”

Another demonstrator, Peter Campbell of St Andrew’s Roman Catholic Church in Greenock, said: “I am here to say enough is enough. I feel I have to do something because I don’t feel this is right and I have to stand up for the cause of Jesus.”

Publicity material for the play shows the writer and lead performer of the piece – transsexual Jo (formerly John) Clifford – posing as Christ with crucifixion wounds and a halo.

Glasgay!, which is supported by the city council quango Culture and Sport Glasgow, has already provoked outrage over an exhibition that encouraged the public to graffiti a Bible.

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  1. It took me a few days before I even dared to read this article. I just didn’t want to hear it!

    Satan has declared an all out war against the last members of the Body of Christ. He sought to wear them out for the 1260 days and now that we are at the End, he has doubled his efforts. We are engaged on all fronts: Islam is vigorously attacking and trying to silence, the Sexual Deviant group is slandering and mocking, and the Atheists are trying to make us go away.

    Fight the good fight of faith, lay hold on eternal life, whereunto thou art also called, and hast professed a good profession before many witnesses. (1Ti 6:12)

    Know ye not that they which run in a race run all, but one receiveth the prize? So run, that ye may obtain. And every man that striveth for the mastery is temperate in all things. Now they do it to obtain a corruptible crown; but we an incorruptible. I therefore so run, not as uncertainly; so fight I, not as one that beateth the air: But I keep under my body, and bring it into subjection: lest that by any means, when I have preached to others, I myself should be a castaway. (1Co 9:24-27)

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