THEY DON’T KNOW HOW TO LOVE HIM

From THE BBC:

A theatre in the south Russian city of Rostov has dropped a production of Jesus Christ Superstar after protests by Orthodox Christians. A Russian company was due to stage the Andrew Lloyd Webber rock opera at the Rostov Philharmonic next month. Protesters had complained the opera projected the “wrong” image of Christ.

What on earth do they mean, “The wrong image of Christ?” In all the productions of “Jesus Christ Superstar” I’ve come across he has had long hair, a hippy beard and he’s white. How more accurate can you get?!

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THEY DON’T KNOW HOW TO LOVE HIM — 6 Comments

  1. Although, I have to admit I was impressed that Jesus knew how to sign as well, which must have pretty handy what with all the deaf people he must have met 🙂

  2. Yes, I can see how signing could help. It must have been a bit disconcerting to the deaf and dumb man having a complete stranger putting his fingers in your ears then spitting in his mouth. Round where I came from you’d have to be a messiah to get away with that sort of behaviour.