Heated Debate on Anti-Christian Theater Play Portrays Christians Negatively

Country: France

Date of incident: November 16, 2011

The Golgota Picnic (Golgotha Picnic), a provacative anti-Christian play written by the Argentine-born author Rodrigo Garcia, has drawn the anger of French Christians who protested outside the Garonne Theatre in Toulouse. While the theater's manager, Jacky Ohayon, insisted the play be harmless and ran previously in Spain "with no trouble", Catholic Bishop Dominique Rey of Frejus-Toulon said that "Garcia's play shows Christ as 'madman, dog, pyromaniac, messiah of Aids, devil-whore, no better than a terrorist'."

The media has reported extensively of the anger of French Christians who has been insulted consistently by blasphemous theater plays promoted and sponsored with the use of public funds. The play is scheduled to be shown in Paris during the Christmas season. The Golgota Picnic comes right after another blasphemous play "Sur le concept du visage du fils de Dieu" by author Romeo Castellucci, has been shown during October on Théâtre de la Ville, in Paris. The BBC reported that "a counter-demonstration in support of freedom of speech is being organised by leftist groups". However nothing has been said about the respect due to the beliefs and sacred icons of the people who hold a particular creed. The BBC called the demonstrators "Christian fundamentalists".

The Observatory covered the play Golgota Picnic on this link: