My children have been participating in some plays at a childrens’ theater for the last year. The owner is a bit batty, though extremely talented,
I speculate that a good majority of the children that particpate in the play are Catholic since it is a predominantly hispanic area and Catholicism is the predominant religion in this area.
The owner is Mormon. I have more than enough experience with Mormons since my husband was an ex-Mormon Catholic convert. In general all my posts are here in the the non-Catholic forum about Mormonism anyhow.
Anyhow, it was incidental to me that she happened to be Mormon. So what? I expected the pro-Mormon slant in the rambling, bizarre, newsletters she put out every month, she wrote and directed some plays about Mormonism (the kids didn’t do these), etc.
So last night was the last performance of the kids’ current play. We’d gotten there early and she came up and handed everyone sitting in the audience a copy of her latest newsletter and said it was “Hot off the press”.
I always found her “editorial” ramblings and opinions so weird and amusing, that I started reading right away while waiting for the play to start.
I came across the usual pro-Mormon ramblings. This time she “reviewed” the so-called anti-Mormon movie “September Dawn” (without seeing the movie obviously :rolleyes: ) I just chuckled to myself until I came to the next section and the pit of my stomach fell to the floor and I could not believe my eyes.
"The Catholic Church says we must have a priest talk to God for us. Or get some saint to intercede for us.
Baloney! God is the father of our spirits, &, as with all proper fathers, we can talk to him.
Speaking of the Catholic Church, perhaps we can thank it for keeping Christianity alive in the Dark Ages, albeit in a twisted & corrupted manner.
Remember the Emperor Constantine started the Catholic Church to make his subjects more manageable.
After the death & resurrection of Jesus Christ, the apostles, & others, went thru the Mediterrean area preaching Christianity. But by the time a couple of hundred years had passed it was totally corrupted, taking on the trappings of idol worship.
There were three basics of idol worship: use of alcohol & drugs, animal sacrifice, which always metamorphosed into human sacrifice, & temple prostitiution…"
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The play was just starting, but I promptly got up, yanked off my kids’ costumes and threw them to the floor, and pulled them out the door and left.
My oldest was a main character.
It made quite the scene, but I wonder if I shouldn’t have done more? I feel today I should have stood up and interrupted the entire play and asked for a show of hands who was Catholic and draw their attention to what was written in this newsletter? I should have called her out on the carpet.
She ended up chasing me out the door, but I was already in my car. She stopped the whole play and called my husband who was home with the other kids.
She had no clue what prompted me to do what I did. So my husband called me on my cell very worried until I READ to him what was printed in this newsletter that she handed to me and everyone else sitting in the audience. He was LIVID.
He called back and talked to the stage manager since the owner was continuing on with the play apparently. The stage manager was shocked and said he hadn’t read that. He apologized,but he wasn’t the one who wrote it.
The owner did call back and my husband let her have it. He gave her an education and she did concede that she was ignorant about what she said about Catholicism and what she published was wrong and she did apologize.
She can prostyletize all she wants, or feel she can in a place of business, but once she starts publishing her anti-Catholic sentiments in a place of business where many Catholics are present–she better be ready for the fall-out and consequences of that.
We’re never going back. I feel bad for my kids that loved doing those plays. I explained to them why it was unacceptable for us to continue to associate with such a person and/or business.