Springer protest news

As the national tour of Jerry Springer: The Opera continues, so do the protests by offended Christians. The protests at the Theatre Royal in Newcastle have already started, even though the show doesn’t open there unit May 1. One of the protestors was fined £50 for littering when she was handed a promotional flyer for the show and threw it away in disgust.

One of her born-again accomplices said:

She probably took one look at the contents and threw it away in disgust. I don’t blame her. Jerry Springer – The Opera, is blasphemous and evil. But she shouldn’t have been littering. A bin would be the right place for it

Quite right too.

Meanwhile, protests have been going on in Edinburgh, where the show is currently being staged. One protestor, Paul James-Griffiths, dressed up as a blood-spattered Christ bearing a crucifix.

This is my artistic response to something where I feel people have pushed the boundaries too far

he explained.

Sometimes it is hard to tell the difference between genuine Christian protestors and the free speech defenders taking the piss out of them.

3 Responses to “Springer protest news”

  1. sconzey says:

    Hehe, that’s genius…

    So… deliciously ambiguous.

  2. Bartholomew says:

    A bit of background, via Answers in Genesis:

    Paul James-Griffiths has a B.A. in ancient history with classical studies from the University of Leicester, and a P.G.C.E. from the University of London. After teaching for three years, he joined the London City Mission. For the last five years he has been a West End Theatre Chaplain and a missionary to the New Age Movement, from which he was converted 20 years ago.

  3. Andy Gilmour says:

    Argghhhhhh!!! He’s one of Ken Hamm’s ultra-fundies!
    Warning – Absolutist “Bible is the Inerrant Word of Bob” Creationist Nonsense on the starboard bow…!

    He should be really easy to sidetrack…just ask him how old the earth is, then hit him with the old double whammy of rapid-flow sedimentation & plate tectonics. And if he mentions carbon dating (which AiG people still erroneously bang on about in relation to the age of the planet), then just ask him to name the other 48 (or thereabouts) radiometric dating methods. He might even get a bit ‘cross’…

    (sorry, couldn’t resist that)

    Let’s not get on to their Creationist Dinosaur Museum in Kentucky…(yes, it’s every bit as anti-scientific as you can imagine…and the model of ‘Adam’ looked suspiciously like a young Ken H. when I was there…)