At an institute of “higher learning.” one would expect high standards. However, this is not the case at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) which is staging the play The Most Fabulous Story Ever Told. In reply, the American Society for the Defense of Tradition, Family and Property (TFP) and its America Needs Fatima campaign is protesting this production which they consider blasphemous.
Paul Rudnick’s play will be shown on May 15-17 at MIT’s Kresge Little Theatre. It is a distortion of the Bible story told from a homosexual perspective. It begins with scenes of “Adam and Steve” expelled from a Garden of Paradise with full frontal nudity and ends with the Blessed Mother portrayed as a lesbian mother.
“This is not higher learning,” said director Robert E. Ritchie who is coordinating the protest. “This is a caricature of art and learning and an affront to all Catholics.”
The American TFP and its America Needs Fatima campaign are sending out tens of thousands of protest postcards. On its part, the TFP website is coordinating a e-campaign directed to the board of the sponsoring acting company, MIT Community Players, the MIT Alumni Association, and MIT Chancellor Philip L. Clay.
“Our email protest, together with the protest postcards, will send a big message to the education community,” says TFP Webmaster John Horvat. “American Catholics expect much, much more from their institutions of higher learning than anti-Catholic presentations.”