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Controversial Play in Northampton Brings Out Protesters and Supporters

Play ProtestNORTHAMPTON, Mass. (WGGB) — Big crowds were inside and outside the Academy of Music in Northampton tonight for the debut of a controversial performance there.

The show put on by the Pioneer Valley Performing Arts is titled “The Most Fabulous Story Ever Told” and is a satire about different stories in the Bible.

Recently it caused a national uproar when people found out the performance depicted the story of “Adam and Steve” instead of “Adam and Eve.”

Tonight both people in support of and against the play stood outside the Academy of Music with signs to express their views on the situation.

Pamela Hibbard who was there to protest the performance told us, “Most of us that are standing here today are Catholic, we believe in our faith, and this is truly blasphemy against our faith done as a joke to hide it.”

Sarah Butex who attends the First Congregational Church in Hadley shared with us her view point on the subject saying she supports the performance.

“We wanted to come and be a positive Christian presence and let people know that just because we’re Christian doesn’t mean we can’t take a joke and that we believe God loves everyone,” explains Butex.

You can decide for yourself by catching the play at the Academy of Music tomorrow night at 7:00 p.m. or Sunday at 2:00 p.m.


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