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Fury Over Transgender Jesus

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A protest involving nearly 300 people touched down Tuesday on Glasgow's Glasgay! arts festival over a controversial play that presents Jesus as a transgender woman.

Many in Scotland's Christian community view the Tron Theatre's presentation of Jesus, Queen of Heaven as an insult, and hundreds of them gathered at the theater on Tuesday for a candlelight protest. Jesus, Queen of Heaven was written and performed by transgender playwright Jo Clifford, and was staged as part of the Glasgay! arts festival.

"Jesus, Queen of Heaven is a literary work of fiction exploring the artist's own personal journey of faith as a transgendered person," Glasgay! producer Steven Thomson told the BBC. But Jack Bell, a pastor of the Zion Baptist Church in Glasgow, told the BBC, "You can't blaspheme God and use freedom of speech as an excuse for that. True biblical Christianity is becoming marginalized through political correctness."

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Neal Broverman is the Editorial Director, Print of Pride Media, publishers of The Advocate, Out, Out Traveler, and Plus, spending more than 20 years in journalism. He indulges his interest in transportation and urban planning with regular contributions to Los Angeles magazine, and his work has also appeared in the Los Angeles Times and USA Today. He lives in the City of Angels with his husband, children, and their chiweenie.
Neal Broverman is the Editorial Director, Print of Pride Media, publishers of The Advocate, Out, Out Traveler, and Plus, spending more than 20 years in journalism. He indulges his interest in transportation and urban planning with regular contributions to Los Angeles magazine, and his work has also appeared in the Los Angeles Times and USA Today. He lives in the City of Angels with his husband, children, and their chiweenie.