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Will Deaf University Gallaudet Cave to Booing Over Gay Jesus Play?

Corpus Christi, Terrence McNally’s Jesus-as-a-gay play that Tarleton State University canceled, is now being attacked at Gallaudet University, the school for the deaf in Washington D.C. created by Congress and founded under President Abraham Lincoln — courtesy protests from “concerned parents.” That would be concerned parents, led by something called the American Society for the Defense of Tradition, Family and Property, who don’t want taxpayers, who fund some 70 percent of Gallaudet’s budget, funding any gay-themed art.