Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Aww - Poor Leo Brent Bozell The Third

The Most Fabulous Story Ever Told
The rabidly anti-gay and antisemitic L. Brent Bozell III doesn't like a play. From his Media Research Center site, Leo Brent Bozell The Third writes "Gay and Godless on the Public School Stage." This was originally posted on March 30 but MRC re-pushed it to their RSS feed today. And what was bothering Leo Brent Bozell The Third?
... the taxpayer-funded Pioneer Valley Performing Arts Charter School in the People’s Republic of Massachusetts. The school is in South Hadley ... MSNBC host Rachel Maddow has a house there.

Smack dab in the middle of the Lenten season ... they scheduled performances of a play called “The Most Fabulous Story Ever Told.” Make no mistake: This is a deliberate, and intentionally vicious attack on Christianity.
Aside from the "vicious attack" hyperbole he seems to think that it is important to know that Rachel Maddow lives in this school district. Leo Brent Bozell The Third does not; LBB-3 lives in Virginia. LBB-3 also failed to note that this was the Passover season as well. No surprise there as Bozell has little use for Jews.

At issue is a satirical comedy. It should be no more offensive to him than SNL's Hanukkah Harry is to me (and I always thought that Harry was a hoot). But let me make things even simpler for Leo Brent Bozell The Third;

If you don't like it     Don't see it!

However that would ruin Bozell's favorite pastime; Self-victimization. Bozell's favorite thought process is "poor me." It pervades everything that his organizations do.

In point of fact, there is much more to "Fabulous" than Bozell is capable of appreciating. Written by multi-award winning playwright and screenwriter Paul Rudnick, The Most Fabulous Story Ever Told is his comical retelling of the Bible with Adam and Steve and Jane and Mabel beginning in the Garden of Eden.  

After being banished, the quartet survives the centuries - including time on the ark, slavery in Egypt, and finally life in contemporary New York - with their one-liner-spitting tongues firmly planted in their cheeks.
New York Times critic Ben Brantley described the original New York production by noting "While a work that retells the Bible from a flamboyantly gay perspective might seem to be only an exercise in impiety, there's reverence in Mr. Rudnick's irreverence, and an earnest warmth beneath the frivolity Line by line, Mr. Rudnick may be the funniest writer for the stage in the United States today, and he confirms that reputation with Fabulous."

By the way, Rudnick lives in New York City with his partner, Dr. John Raftis, a sports medicine and rehabilitation specialist.
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