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-- controversial play at Massachusetts now getting national attention for mocking Bible stories the play is called the most fabulous stories ever told.
And it is a satire about different stories in the Bible.
Some call it freedom of expression others call it blasphemy.
But it raises questions about a possible double standard that may exist when it comes to religion.
Where some believe it is OK to attack some for our purposes of entertainment but other religions remain off limits.
Joining us now David -- he's hosted -- David -- show on series XM's patriot channel.
And David Silverman was president of the American Atheists I'm glad you're both on set because you both Davids and get -- -- I didn't have it right here with.
So this is -- -- being put -- by the pioneer valley performing arts charter public school.
Some are objecting to taxpayer money being used.
To what they believe -- insults the Catholic face of faith bite -- talking about Adams partner in the garden of the evening being.
Not -- but -- if not.
Well first of all I objected taxpayer dollars being -- either support or ridicule we have a First Amendment it's very clear.
Do agree with that support or ridiculed religion on behalf of the state yes -- -- I -- -- that is what I thought you would agree enough points of their.
We're starting off harmonious got you on how about -- now let's put -- let's get to.
The hypocrisy and reported in the hypocrisy in how this is dealt with the courage of their conviction by the secular movement a secularist others -- -- with that way.
It is to take on christianity.
But the cowardice is that they won't take on the Muslim religion because they face a religion.
Where some may issue -- wasn't let's call it what it is may even go out to the behead them if you will as they do and other countries potentially.
We have a situation where that's the real hypocrisy here and then you have the reporting on this Megan which is also -- doesn't happen.
Let's report on it -- a story for what it is instead it's been heralded often by the mainstream media.
President Obama defends Muslims talks about America's tolerance where is the tolerance and where is the right of Christians to not be ridiculed that's not being defended.
What do you do you think there's a double standard when it comes to mocking christianity verses mocking for example Islam.
I don't think so because I'm an American -- we market Islam all the time I talk about.
Mohammed being a pedophile prophet frequently and there's no -- wanting to integration.
But what we're talking about this specific case we're not talking about mocking christianity we're talking about people who are bigoted.
Who use christianity as a shield for their bigotry I want to make sure everybody understands.
Bigotry against -- is not a precept of christianity there -- a -- -- Christian churches out there that aren't anti gay.
But a lot of big it's.
On -- on many sides will use christianity and use religion as a defense a shield as a war against criticism for their bigotry should you reject that.
Any Christians -- the legitimate belief that.
Is is genuinely against what the Catholic Church stands for an values.
I reject that it comes from catholicism I reject that average I say that people are bigoted and then they use religion and it's not just christianity that is old testament stuff here okay.
It's it's people using religion to justify their bigotry and that's why we finance our churches they deserve -- right yeah.
-- -- it apparently didn't study the history of religion that closely because the religious beliefs of the Catholic church and the just newly elected.
Paul Francis the first are clearly outlined in his conservative views as a Catholic it when it comes to gay marriage now.
To throw bigotry into it is the attempt they often use to make it about.
All of the church and all of the members Wear the high school students here are they the big hits in training.
That they need to be rebounded -- -- -- -- -- -- is that because we saw a guy you know get arrested for making a play movies that criticize the Prophet Mohammed.
And now we see this with public taxpayer dollars will be right back on that.
-- pick up now whether there is a double standard when it comes to this type of mocking.
Harvey wanna put it because here we have this public school.
Ticking on -- and even as Adam and Steve and when it comes to a so called documentary that -- the Prophet Mohammed.
Literally -- -- being taken away in handcuffs after there were riots in the Middle East over this now I know you're not a religious man -- right.
But do you see that double standard where you know -- One there is one faction.
Of Islam not the mainstream Muslims but one faction of Islam that is so radical that it leads to protests and and threats of violence and a man getting arrested.
And is there an assumption that Christians are not gonna do that and so they're more fair game to -- I think in this country where victims of arc -- version of Muslim terrorism by and the -- people rat people -- in other countries.
In order to make us feel guilty in order to make us so -- Islamic law and we are yielding to that kind of terrorism when we make it politically correct to Obey Islamic law.
This is why American Atheists always sponsors draw Mohamed day because the fact that they say.
We have to Obey their laws is a very reason why we have to disobey it to purchase -- preserve their right.
That there is a double standard in the schools I think -- person who -- immune to movie trailer.
Didn't commit a crime I think that he was hauled away in handcuffs was an atrocity I think that's awful I think we're Bob.
Seeing them plus its position and I'm sorry that it -- opposite position on I -- self LSU though because we at the ACLU was coming on defending this play.
And yet you think that they would normally be suing over this if they had -- because it would taxpayer dollars.
They just speak about religion but here it's in a way that's you know sort of critical and arguably mocking.
Well you have to look at the ACLU for what they've become unfortunately they're pretty much a leftist -- organization.
That occasionally falls into a good case.
If this were a Christian school doing something about Mohamed calling it Mohamed and Mohammed or whatever the case may be.
The guy you're promoting -- promoting christianity the ACLU would file a lawsuit would bring -- their lawyers as they often do and especially in the small area like Northampton.
They would go in there because they can -- -- the -- with their dollars that's not true Christian school be private school they do that all the time it's completely.
They have public school at they had put on a play that was promoting christianity yeah you.
-- christianity this and I don't probably trade -- -- but some believe it at this is an important point OK there's tons and tons of Christians in this country that are not bigots I can't visit I want you make an appointment but there's a difference of view on that is the question is when they get involved and I got to -- up against a -- -- -- you guys.
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