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Will Carnegie Hall cancel blasphemous Jerry Springer show?

January 25, 2008 - 9:37 PST

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HANOVER, PA (JANUARY 25, 2008) - Catholics nationwide are calling for the cancellation of "Jerry Springer - The Opera in Concert" scheduled for performance at Carnegie Hall in New York City on January 29 and 30.

The controversial production is being opposed by The American TFP and its America Needs Fatima campaign. The group's web site, www.tfp.org, is asking its readers to voice their concern by signing an e-mail protest addressed to Mr. Sanford Weill, Chairman of the Carnegie Hall Board of Directors.

The e-mail message states: "The show is vulgar beyond description and is an egregious display of blasphemy. Over 82% of America is Christian. Millions feel insulted by this show."

The "opera" has earned a blasphemous reputation. In London, the debut was the subject of a libel suit for defaming Christians. When it was to be aired on the BBC, it drew more than 60,000 complaints.

"We're hoping Carnegie Hall will just cancel the show and avoid becoming a center for the promotion of blasphemy and indecency," said TFP spokesman Robert Ritchie. "The show mocks everything Catholics hold sacred: the crucifixion, Jesus and the Virgin Mary. The Annunciation is described as a rape. Nudity and profanity abound and Catholic beliefs are ravaged."

"Defamation and blasphemy are not part of the fine arts," continued Ritchie. "And just as children naturally defend the good name of their parents, I will peacefully defend the adorable person of Our Lord Jesus Christ, the honor of the Virgin Mary, and the good name of Holy Catholic Church."

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Contact

Tradition Family Property
http://www.tfp.org
PA, US
John Ritchie - Student Action Director, 717 225-7147

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