Protest Achieves Victory as University Cancels "Corpus Christi" Blasphemy
|By John Ritchie|
|March 29, 2010|
TFP Student Action is glad to announce that Tarleton State University finally pulled the plug on Corpus Christi. Thank God, our prayers were answered.
The blasphemous play, which portrays Our Lord and the Apostles as homosexuals, was scheduled to perform on March 27. However, the university issued a news release on March 26 confirming the cancellation, adding that the offensive play will not be rescheduled.
How it Happened
Thousands of Catholic students and concerned parents joined TFP Student Action’s online protest. A flood of phone calls and emails ensued. "Staggering" is how one press report described the sheer amount of emails flowing into key university inboxes. The message was simple: "Blasphemy is not free speech. Cancel the play."
Countless people, including local residents in Stephenville, Texas, where the university is located, registered their rejection of the outrageous play.
Lt. Governor Condemns Play
Adding to the crescendo of peaceful protest, the Lieutenant Governor of Texas, David Dewhurst, condemned the play pointing out how freedom of speech does not give one the right to use government funds or universities to portray acts that are morally reprehensible.
"Texans don't deserve to see their hard-earned tax money used to debase their religion," he said. "This lewd display runs completely contrary to the standards of scholastic excellence and common decency that we demand in our publicly-funded institutions for higher learning."
We Acted but God Won
A word of gratitude: TFP Student Action is grateful to everyone who participated in this impressive anti-blasphemy effort. It is so encouraging to see what can be achieved with persistent prayer and peaceful action. Let us now thank Our Lord and His Blessed Mother for answering our prayers and blessing this campaign with success.
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