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Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Jerry Springer--the Opera, and Blasphemy

The group Christian Voice is pursuing its attempt to hold Mark Thompson, the Director General of the BBC, and Jonathan Thoday, the director of the opera Jerry Springer--the Musical, for blasphemy, in an appellate court. A lower court has already dismissed the action. The group maintains that the opera depicts Jesus as a "sexual deviant." The BBC broadcast the work in 2005. The opera has been performed in the UK and in New York. Read more here. MediaPal@LSE posts about this story here.

I posted an earlier story about the BBC's broadcast of the opera here.

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