Uses violent death of college student to condemn biblical view as hateful
Kevin Jennings, President Obama’s “safe schools czar,” is president of the board of the Tectonic Theater Project, which created “The Laramie Project,” a play about the 1998 murder of University of Wyoming homosexual Matthew Shepard that condemns traditional biblical views on homosexuality as hateful and bigoted.
The play, performed by dozens of colleges and high schools around the nation, ridicules a Baptist minister for preaching the biblical perspective on homosexuality as a sin. The pastor’s expression of hope that Shepard repented of his sins before dying is described as hateful.
A Mormon leader who notes that “God has set boundaries” also is portrayed as a bigot.
Concerns about the play were raised by investigators at Mass Resistance, a Massachusetts non-profit that battles the advance of homosexual promotions in public schools and government programs. The play features the 21-year-old man who, according to a 2004 ABC News “20/20” report, actually was killed by drug-using thugs intent on robbery – a fact ignored by the production. Continue reading . . .