OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – State Rep. John Bennett said Friday he would like to urge Oklahoma’s elected officials to join him in condemning a controversial rendition of a Christmas tale scheduled to take place in Oklahoma City.
“As a Christian and legislator I completely condemn what they are trying to do and openly call on all legislators and Oklahomans to call on the City Space Theatre to withdraw this show,” said Bennett, Sallisaw-02 (R). “I ask all Oklahomans to contact their senators, representatives and the governor to voice your concerns and ask them to stop this show. I join the pastors and community leaders in condemning this show.”
In 1965, United Artists released an epic movie on the life of Jesus Christ called “The Greatest Story Ever Told.” Now in an overtly offensive play, the Bible is publicly mocked in the “The Most Fabulous Story Ever Told” which is scheduled to open in the City Space Theatre at the Civic Center in Oklahoma City just in time for Christmas.
The playwright retells the Bible from a flamboyantly gay perspective, beginning with the Adam and Steve in the Garden of Eden. In addition, the writer calls Eden a “myth” and says the Bible is “absurd.”