My hosts Eileen and James and I were reading the paper over coffee just now and read this upsetting piece on the closing of a tiny local theatre which had planned to show “Bent” this weekend.
One of the members of the UU fellowship has close connections to Avenue 10 and immediately filled us in over the phone about the miserable situation.
I have written a letter to the editor and hope you might consider doing the same. This isn’t about code compliance, it’s about censorship. Letters can go to email@example.com.
The Avenue 10 group has found an alternate space for tonight’s show, but the UU fellowship leadership is in conversation about providing the venue for next weekend’s shows at the church. Lawyers from the congregation are on the phone to other lawyers within the congregation, because the show features full male nudity. The phone is ringing like crazy over here, and did you know that the UUs recently made a fundamentalist blacklist called “REPENT AMARILLO!??” Of course I congratulated the fellowship for this last Sunday morning when I spoke to them, and suggested that they host a huge party for all the other organizations that made the list.
REPENT, Amarillo, indeed.
Hey, “anonymous complainer,” thanks for this opportunity to witness to our values and to “commit news.”