John R. Houk
© May 31, 2017
A Facebook friend – David Etchells – or perhaps someone pretending to be him, sent me a Facebook message about a movie to be released entitled “Corpus Christi”.
The message stipulated the movie portrayed Jesus and the Apostles as homosexuals. After reading that I was extremely displeased. My displeasure stems from placing God’s Word to a higher level than the cultural manipulation of the global Left. The global Left would have you believe that whatever feels just to culturally humanistic (man-directed) trumps what the Creator of the heavens and the earth says what is Just and good.
I was getting ready to blog the Facebook message.
The thing is I did notice the message had the flavor of a chain email. To make sure I didn’t get mud on my face I decided to do a little checking on the information.
THERE IS NO SUCH MOVIE! This is an email hoax that has been going on for nearly a decade. Apparently, the hoax has been going on for nearly a decade.
The Facebook message sent out by David was relatively harmless because it did not advocate the signing of a petition or the enticement of funds to fight the release of the movie. David’s message was simply spread the word to make others aware.
There was a play about a Gay Jesus titled "Corpus Christi", it was NEVER turned into a movie.
The play opened in 1998 and took place in the 1950s.
There was a documentary made titled "Corpus Christ", but had NOTHING to do with homosexuality.
There are many sources exposing the hoax, but I am pointing toward two. The first is a Christian website in which the homepage is Jesus-Resurrection.info. The second source is Left-Wing fact checker Snopes.
Corpus Christi Movie
The Corpus Christi Movie is causing some strong reactions. Have you heard of it? There is a play by Terrence McNally called "Corpus Christi," which portrays a gay Jesus and gay apostles. Set in Corpus Christi (body of Christ), Texas in the 1950s, it premiered in 1998 at the Manhattan Theatre Club in New York City.
The play should not be confused with a documentary film (1997) also named Corpus Christi which was made by filmmakers Gerard Mordillat and Jerome Prieur. The film explores the historical figure of Jesus and in no way portrays Jesus as gay. It has no connection whatsoever to the McNally play.
There is an email circulating which says that the "Corpus Christi Movie" (distinct from the documentary mentioned above) is going to be released (summer of 2009) as a movie. …
2. The Corpus Christi Movie is a Hoax.
you would find that there is no such thing as "The Corpus Christi Movie" talked about in the email and that such email rumors have been circulating since at least 2000. The Corpus Christi movie is not even indexed at the Internet Movie Database (www.imdb.com) and Google doesn't show anything for it.
Note that more recent listings at the Internet Movie Data Base (IMDB) for "Corpus Christi" are not for any 2009 release as suggested by the email.
Satan operates on fear. As Christians (while we want to be informed of what is true) we should be very careful about spreading anything that can generate fear (even if it is true).
Also, think twice about taking part in petitions or like actions that would restrict others freedom of expression. God gives us all a free will, even a right to choose to follow Him or not. Correctly understanding this is a wonderful revelation.
Rather than worry about people who might promote the Corpus Christi Movie, we would be better to share with others - and show in our own lives - true examples of Christianity.
Incidentally, Terrence McNally, who was responsible for the play, grew up in Corpus Christi, Texas.
… READ ENTIRETY (Corpus Christi Movie; By Ray Foucher; Jesus-Resurrection.info)
'Gay Jesus' Film
Long-standing false rumor holds that Jesus and His disciples will be portrayed as homosexual in a soon-to-be-released movie.
Jesus and His disciples are going to be portrayed as homosexual in a soon-to-be-released film. See Example(s)
This piece about an upcoming “gay Jesus film” is one of those examples that demonstrates a good petition never goes away, even when the issue it addresses has long since been settled (or was never really an issue in the first place). The “gay Jesus film” petition first hit the fan in 1984, and by the end of 1985 more than a million Christians had written protest letters in an attempt to have the non-existent movie it referenced banned.
Yes, non-existent. There never was such a film in production, but petitions likes these were circulated anyway:
Modern People News has revealed plans for the filming of a movie based on the SEX LIFE OF JESUS in which Jesus is portrayed as a swinging HOMOSEXUAL. This film will be shot in the U.S.A. this year unless the public outcry is great. Already a French Prostitute has been named to play the part of Mary Magdalene, with who Christ has a blatant affair. We CANNOT AFFORD to standby and DO NOTHING about this disgrace. We must not allow this perveted world to drag our Lord through the dirt. PLEASE HELP us to get this film banned from the U.S.A. as it has been in Europe. Let us show how we feel.
Detach and mail the form below to the address shown. Make a few copies and give them to your friends. Only one name per copy.
In the early incarnations of this call to arms, people were asked to fill out an attached form letter of protest and mail it to the Attorney General of Alabama. The message often contained the following postscript:
Evangelist Jimmy Swaggart recently reported that the above mentioned movie HAS BEEN COMPLETED!!! According to Brother Swaggart, the movie company has released word that the movie is scheduled to be shown in various locations around the country during the Christmas Season. So, the time is short to put a stop to it. We sincerely hope that all spiritually and morally minded people will band together and keep this UNGODLY type of filth out of Alabama.
Many readers fell for it, including a radio station that happily passed the story along to their listeners and later had to retract it, according to … READ ENTIREY ('Gay Jesus' Film; Fact Checker: David Mikkelson; Snopes; Published: 4/21/00 -- Updated: 1/8/17)
Below for the curious is the Facebook version being passed around. Yup, it’s Fake News.
Shared on Facebook Messenger
May 29, 2017 7:23PM
The movie "Corpus Christi " is due to be released this June to August. It is a disgusting film set to appear in America later this year which depicts Jesus and his disciples as homosexuals!
As a play, this has already been in theaters for a while. It's called "Corpus Christi" which means "The Body of Christ". It's a revolting mockery of our Lord. But we Christians can make a difference. That's why I am sending this e-mail to you.
If you do send this around, we just might be able to prevent this film from being shown in Australia, Canada and America etc. Let's stand for what we believe and stop the mockery of Jesus Christ our Savior.
Where do we stand as Christians? I am forwarding this to all I think will respect and appreciate being informed. Please help us prevent such offenses against our Lord. There is no petition to sign, no time limit, or minimum number of people to send this to. It will take you less than 2 minutes!
If you are not interested and do not have the 2 minutes it will take to do this, please don't complain if God does not seem to have time for you. Imagine what would happen if this film were depicting Mohammad in the same way...the Islamic world would be in flames!!!
Apparently, some regions in Europe have already successfully banned the film. All we need is a lot of prayer and a lot of E-mails. JUST GET THE WORD OUT!
Will God be able to find at least 50 righteous people who are willing to express their concern and voice their opinion against this act of blasphemy?