Thursday, 5 November 2009

free to offend

BBC News Scotland

'Transsexual Jesus sparks protests



About 300 protesters held a candlelit protest outside a Glasgow theatre over the staging of a play which portrays Jesus as a transsexual.

The protest was held outside the Tron Theatre, where Jesus, Queen of Heaven - in which Christ is a transsexual woman - is being staged....

...Festival organisers described the banners as "fairly provocative" and said they could be viewed as inciting homophobia.'

The irony is palpable.

Yet I would add, in a country which champions freedom of speech, Gay movements have the right to express their views even if these offend. Similarly Christians have a right to express their views even if these offend. Freedom of speech implies the right to offend by what we say.

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