Hairspray composer Marc Shaiman (whose boycott lead to the resignation of Sacramento's California Musical Theatre creative director Scott Eckern following his donation to Prop 8) wrote and conceived this hysterical short piece (presented with a wink and a nod by the 'Sacramento Community College Players'), which was directed and staged by Hairspray director and choreographer Adam Shankman and features plenty of folks you will recognize.And now Dr. Gary Cass of the CHRISTIAN ANTI DEFAMATION COMMISSION has his undies in an uproar and is demanding an apology. In their latest press release the CADC asserts that the "low budget musical farce that defames Christ, mocks Christians and distorts the teaching of the BIBLE, ...and condones shameful, homosexual acts", describes the campy show as an affront to all people of faith. (SOURCE: CHRISTIAN NEWS WIRE)
Shaiman plays the piano. Jordan Ballard, Margaret Cho, Barrett Foa, J.B. Ghuman, John Hill, Andy Richter, Maya Rudolph, Rashad Naylor, Nicole Parker star as 'California Gays and The People That Love Them'. John C Reilly as a Prop 8 leader, and Alison Janney as his wife. Kathy Najimy as his second wife. Jenifer Lewis as a riffing Prop 8'er. Craig Robinson as a preacher. Rashida Jones, Lake Bell, Sarah Chalke as Scary Catholic School Girls from Hell. Katharine "Kooks" Leonard, Seth Morris, Denise "Esi!" Piane, Lucian Piane, Richard Read, Seth Redford, Quinton Strack, and Tate Taylor as The Frightened Villagers. Jack Black stars as Jesus Christ, and Neil Patrick Harris is billed as 'A Very Smart Fellow'. (SOURCE: TOWLEROAD)
Shameful! Really, Dr. Cass, did you have to go there?
I am not ashamed of my personal relationship with a Triune Deity of incestuously homosexual male (with some effeminate male) and female personifications! Why should you be? After all, It was the Prophet Jeremiah whom said "You seduced me O LORD and I let myself be seduced by You! (20)" (or by St. Jerome's text, "seduxisti me Domine et seductus sum; fortior me fuisti et invaluisti."). Here is the full text from 20:7-11 of the NEW AMERICAN BIBLE, just to be fair and for full context:
You duped me, O LORD, and I let myself be duped; you were too strong for me, and you triumphed. All the day I am an object of laughter; everyone mocks me. Whenever I speak, I must cry out, violence and outrage is my message; The word of the LORD has brought me derision and reproach all the day. I say to myself, I will not mention him, I will speak in his name no more. But then it becomes like fire burning in my heart, imprisoned in my bones; I grow weary holding it in, I cannot endure it. Yes, I hear the whisperings of many: “Terror on every side! Denounce! let us denounce him!” All those who were my friends are on the watch for any misstep of mine. “Perhaps he will be trapped; then we can prevail, and take our vengeance on him.” But the LORD is with me, like a mighty champion: my persecutors will stumble, they will not triumph. In their failure they will be put to utter shame, to lasting, unforgettable confusion. (SOURCE: USCCB)