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Movie Called Corpus Christi
Released in 2001That Featured a Gay Jesus-Fiction!
Summary of the eRumor: This email encourages people
to add their names to the bottom of a list and circulate it sort of like
a petition around the Internet. It's designed to protest a movie that is
described as coming out in 2001 which says that Jesus and his disciples
were gay. It says the movie has been successfully banned in some
Update 4/14/12 Corpus Christi: Playing with Redemption
- Documentary screening date released
Update 6/21/10 Growing
concerns about a gay Jesus film in production called, "Corpus Christi:
Playing with Redemption"
Update 5/11/01: There is a new version of this eRumor
circulating that says the name of the movie is going to be Corpus
Christi, the same name as a play about a gay Jesus.
The Truth: There was no 2001 movie release
featuring a gay Jesus or gay disciples based on the stage play written
by Terrence McNally called "Corpus Christi."
There is a production
in the works called Corpus Christi: Playing with Redemption, according
to the spokesperson for the company that produces the stage play, 108
Productions. There will be a special screening of the documentary
on April 29, 2012 in San Francisco, CA. The documentary is about
Corpus Christi and its reception with comments from audience, supporters and
protesters. In 2006 the play "resurrected," according to the
108 Productions web site and began touring again. In 2010 the stage play
appeared mostly throughout California in North Hollywood, San Francisco,
Berkeley, Ojai, and Orange County. There was recent performance in
Dallas, Texas in early June, which lasted two days.
History of this eRumor
The 2001 eRumor
appeared to be a new, Internet version of a older rumor we investigated in
1986 when an article in a magazine in the state of Illinois in the
United States claimed such a film was being proposed. The movie project
was authentic, but never got off the ground. A rumor about the movie was
circulated far and wide, however, and multitudes of letters were
received by an Illinois state agency which, for some reason, became the
focus of the protest. The movie never had anything to do with Illinois
but had merely been mentioned in a publication from Illinois. The rumor
as it is appeared on the Net was very weak, lacking specific information
as to who was producing the movie or where anyone could write to
effectively protest it. to who was producing the movie or where anyone could write to
effectively protest it.
encouragement to add a name to the list and forward the email is
useless. Who is going to send the final version and to whom?
The stage play has created
controversy wherever it was presented. It featured a lead character with
the name Joshua, which is a variation of the name Jesus. In the play,
Joshua is a young gay man who fled form his home town of Corpus Christi,
Texas, because of persecution over being homosexual. He returns,
assembles a group of disciples, with whom he has sex, faces violent
opposition, is betrayed by his friend Judas, and is crucified.
According to the
Internet Movie Database (IMDB) there was a film that was released in
1997 by the title of "Corpus Christi" but it was not based on the
McNally stage play but it was, in fact, a French documentary on Jesus
that featured interviews of scientists, theologians and archeologists.
Click for IMDB
A real example of the eRumor as it has
appeared on the Internet:
Version 1 (2001)
MOVIE COMING OUT SAYING JESUS WAS GAY!
I canít believe it. There is a movie that is coming out in 2001 saying
Jesus and his disciples were gay! There is already a play that went on
for a while, but never stopped! Maybe we can all do something! Please
send this to ALL of your friends to sign to stop the movie from coming
out. Already certain areas in Europe have started to ban it from coming
to their country and we can stop it too! We just need a lot of
signatures and you can help!
Please do not delete this! Deleting it will show your lack of faith and
a lack of respect for our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ who died for us!
SIGN AND SEND TO EVERYONE YOU KNOW! PLEASE. IF WE WORK TOGETHER WE CAN
BAN THIS! PLEASE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
TYPE OUR NAME AT THE END OF THE OTHER NAMES LIST. THEN SEND THIS LETTER
ON TO ALL OF YOUR FRIENDS AND CHURCH MEMBERS AND PASTORS, NEWSPAPERS, TV
STATIONS ANDY INTERNET SITE WITH AN EMAIL ADDRESS SUCH AS CNN, NBC, CBS,
JUST SENDING TO PEOPLE AND FRIENDS YOU KNOW WILL NOT HELP.
SEND TO THE MEDIA ... THE PLACE WHERE MOST OF THWE WORLDS PROBLEMS
LET IT KNOWN THAT WE THE FOLLOWING PEOPLE ARE ADAMANTLY AGAINST ANY
MOVIE OR MEDIA ATTEMPT TO PORTRAY OUR SAVIOR, JESUS CHRIST, OR ANY OF
HIS DECIPLES AS GAY. WE HEREBY DEMAND THAT THIS MOVIE BE BANNED FROM OUR
STATE AND FROM THIS COUNTRY AND HEREBY STATE THAT WE WILL BOYCOTT ANY
THEATRES OR PRODUCTION COMPANIES WHO WOULD DARE SHOW SUCH A MOVIE AS
VILE AND IRREVERANT AS THIS. WE WILL ALSO STATE HEREIN THAT WE WILL
NEVER AGAIN VOTE FOR ANY POLITICIAN WHO WOULD SUPPORT SUCH A BLASPHEMOUS
THING. BE YE WARNED OF OUR POSITION ON
Version 2 (2009)
The movie Corpus Christi is due to be released this June to August.
I totally agree with the message below.
Let's stand for what we believe in and stop the
mockery of Jesus Christ our Savior. Where do we stand as Christians?
At the risk of a bit of inconvenience, I'm forwarding
this to all I think would appreciate it too. Please help us prevent
such offenses against our Lord. It will take you less than 2 minutes!
If you are not interested, and do not have the 2
Minutes it will take to do this, please don't complain when God does not
have time for you, because He is far busier than we are. A disgusting
film set to appear in America later this year depicts Jesus and his
disciples as homosexuals! As a play, this has already been in theatres
for a while. It's called Corpus Christi ' which means 'The Christ Body.'
It's revolting mockery of our Lord. But we can make a difference. That's
why I am sending this e-mail to you. If you do send this around, we will
be able to prevent this film
from showing in America and South Africa.
Hey, it's worth a shot! Apparently, some regions in
Europe have already banned the film. All we need is a lot of prayer and
a lot of e-mails.
Remember, Jesus said 'Deny Me on earth and I'll deny
you before my Father'.
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