It’s been called blasphemous.
There are demonstrations outside the theatres that it is performed as itÃ‚Â goes onÃ‚Â its UK tour.
The archbishop of Wales has said that he believed its content “crossed a line”.
…but I’ve got my tickets!
There’s nothing quite like pissing off the christian faith. They get so up tight about it. It’s quite hilarious.
I am of course referring to Jerry Springer: The opera
Featuring Jesus as a fat guy in a nappy, God and the virgin Mary as guests on the show it’s promising to be blasphemously funny.
Now, don’t get me wrong, I have no problem with people believing in God, and all that goes with it, as long as they don’t step on my toes, and in this case, I believe that I am being aggrieved.
My belief is this.
A religion is basically a club, like a political party.
If I don’t want to belong to that club, I shouldn’t have to suffer the knock on effects of their protests.
Freedom of speech and freedom of expression are basic human rights.
If I want to go and see a play that manages to incorporate over 300 swear words and ridicule one of the many so-called Gods, then I should be able to.
Those who find such remarks offensive should simply not watch the performance. Simple as that. The will of a minority cannot be imposed upon the majority.
Also, the opera is not just one big christ-bashing fest. From what I know of it, Jesus, Mary & God only play a very small part in the show and is entirely tongue-in-cheek.
So, out of my way protesters, Laura and I will be gracing theÃ‚Â hall this Saturday night for the final performance. My report will be due soon afterwards.