After Being Cancelled by Christian Politicians in Northern Ireland, Satirical Bible Play is Back On and Sold Out

A few days ago, I mentioned that evangelical Christians in the Northern Ireland’s Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) wanted to censor two performances of a comedy play called “The Bible: The Complete Word Of God (abridged)” because they felt it was too blasphemous:

Well, they changed their minds pretty damn quickly after everyone started laughing at them. The shows are back on!

DUP members had branded the pay blasphemous and an attack on Christianity, but the decision caused outrage and made international headlines.

But on Monday night the artistic board announced it had reversed its decision – an announcement that was backed by the full council.

Councillors who supported the staging claimed the decision to ban made them look like a laughing stock and there were bitter exchanges at the meeting on Monday when the council agreed for the production to go ahead as scheduled.

The best part about the controversy? The production is now selling out tour dates all over the UK.

Hopefully, some of those politicians can check it out for themselves and realize they had nothing to worry about in the first place.

(Thanks to Andy for the link!)

About Hemant Mehta

Hemant Mehta is the editor of Friendly Atheist, appears on the Atheist Voice channel on YouTube, and co-hosts the uniquely-named Friendly Atheist Podcast. You can read much more about him here.


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