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October 14, 2009

Defaming Jesus in Scotland

Filed under: Christianity,The fall of the West — David Jenkins @ 9:34 pm
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When Jesus asked Peter “who do you say that I am?” Peter replied, “You are the Christ, the Son of the living God.” Matt 15:16.

He asks us the same question: whoQueen do we believe he is?

Apparently, Jo Clifford thinks he is a transsexual woman and is performing a play about it at the Tron theatre, Glasgow, Scotland:


Jesus is a transsexual woman. And it is now she walks the earth.

This is a play with music that presents her sayings, her miracles, and her testimony.

And she does not condemn the gays or the queers or the trans women or the trans men, and no, not the straight women nor the straight men either. Because she is the Daughter of God, most certainly, and almost as certainly the son also. And God’s child condemns nobody. She can only love…

It isn’t particularly surprising to note that the Tron theatre is not only a Scottish registered charity – a word whose use is replete with irony, considering its agape etymology – and a beneficiary of the Scottish Arts Council, or the Scottish taxpayer.

Other than the obvious blasphemous aspects of this, what makes it such bad art is, first, it is cowardly: Christianity is an easy target – too easy. A play entitled “Mohammed the Paedophile” might not appeal to everyone, but at least it would take guts and have the potential for being historically accurate. Second, anything masquerading as art that has to resort to such politically correct perculsion, is sufficiently devoid of imagination that the only way it could survive is through grants from intellectually bankrupt Arts Councils. Third, it is part of the Glasgay festival, whose purpose is to:

… celebrate all things FAMILY and FEMININE. From trapped lovers to mothers on the verge, Hollywood legends, old queens, random storks, transgender goddesses and ginger stereotypes.

a statement which, as far as I can tell, is completely without meaning.



  1. Given enough time these fine folks will morph our Lord into a left handed lesbian pygmy with a severe speech impediment and a limp who sold Tupperware outside a mosque. Lord Have Mercy

    Comment by Steve L. — October 15, 2009 @ 1:34 pm

  2. I think it’s supposed to be fiction, if you read the review properly.
    It’s not my cup of tea, either, but it’s not supposed to be a historical account.
    So you’ve kind of missed the point.

    And the whole ‘you wouldn’t do it to the muslims’ whinge is beginning to get a bit tedious. Grow up.

    Comment by Roger — November 4, 2009 @ 7:26 am

  3. I think this play is a great idea. I believe in love more than god, and this idea that transsexual jesus loves all and condemns no one is much more solidly based than the ethics of christianity itself.

    Christianity is an easy target because it is huge and weak. It fails to address the problems of modern day life, and relies on information thousands of years old to make statements about the current world. Christianity is primitive and deserves to fail.

    Comment by Aaron — November 4, 2009 @ 10:47 am

  4. May Lord God Jesus Christ PARDON these People of the SIN they are committing by making a Mockery of God and Religion. God and Religion are faith of an individual in what/whom the believe. May these sort of people have a better insight of what CHRISTIANITY is All about and should learn what sacrifice Lord Jesus Christ made for them on The Holy Cross.

    Comment by Donney Samuel — November 4, 2009 @ 2:43 pm

  5. I fancy people, like Roger, only take this “Live with it!” line regarding Christianity, and things they don’t much care about – if it was something/someone they feel deeply about, their attitude quickly changes, and it’s all “evil discrimination, hate speech”. It reminds me of the far-Leftists who used to decry all police as “Fascist pigs!” – until they suffered a break-in, then, they cried about “My rights! My rights!”, and wanted the police to quickly nail the thieving bastards … Yep, it’s all about hypocrisy!

    Comment by John Thomas — November 5, 2009 @ 10:47 am

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