Christians Call Transgender Jesus Play in Brazil ‘Horrific Spectacle,’ Want It Banned

As the Brazilian arts scene becomes a “battleground” for cultural wars, Christians and conservatives have reportedly been protesting against a number of art exhibits and plays, including one which portrays Jesus Christ as a transgender woman.

The Associated Press highlighted several controversial cases gripping Brazil, including court battles to get “The Gospel According to Jesus, Queen of Heaven” theatrical performance banned.

“In Brazil, we have a very ugly habit of sweeping everything under the carpet,” said Renata Carvalho, the actress who performs the one-woman controversial show.

”This just sheds light on what people think. I think it’s excellent that the masks are falling.”

The “Queen of Heaven” show has been put on more than 60 times in a tour throughout Brazil, despite conservative Christians petitioning to courts for a ban.

“The performance of this horrific spectacle is equal to the persecution suffered by Christians in the first centuries when they were thrown to wild animals in the arenas of Rome as a form of entertainment,” one such petition reportedly read.

An injunction was granted by one judge who called the play disrespectful,” ”aggressive” and “in bad taste,” but that decision was overturned on appeal. Other injunctions have been rejected.

Canada: Muslim murders wife, defense says he has “mental health issues”

Of course. Muslims who commit acts of violence always have mental health issues. But he said she was cheating on him and planning to leave him. That brings us into the realms of honor killing.

Muslims commit 91 percent of honor killings worldwide. The Palestinian Authority gives pardons or suspended sentences for honor murders. Iraqi women have asked for tougher sentences for Islamic honor murderers, who get off lightly now. Syria in 2009 scrapped a law limiting the length of sentences for honor killings, but “the new law says a man can still benefit from extenuating circumstances in crimes of passion or honour ‘provided he serves a prison term of no less than two years in the case of killing.’” And in 2003 the Jordanian Parliament voted down on Islamic grounds a provision designed to stiffen penalties for honor killings. Al-Jazeera reported that “Islamists and conservatives said the laws violated religious traditions and would destroy families and values.”

Until the encouragement Islamic law gives to honor killing is acknowledged and confronted, more women will suffer.


“LaSalle man convicted of first-degree murder of wife,” Canadian Press, October 29, 2017 (thanks to B.):

Ahmad Nehme was convicted on Sunday of first-degree murder in the stabbing death of his wife, Catherine de Boucherville, on July 5 2012, in Montreal.

The jury had been deliberating since Wednesday.

Nehme faces life in prison, with no possibility of parole for 25 years.

The 53-year-old had confessed to the murder of his wife.

The defence had argued Nehme wasn’t criminally responsible because of mental health issues.

Nehme also claimed that his wife was cheating on him and was plotting to kill him.

The prosecution claimed that he had planned the murder, because his wife had had told him a few days earlier that she was leaving him….