"Corpus Christi," Terrence McNally's infamous play which portrays Jesus as a homosexual was performed in Santa Ana, California last weekend -- in a church.
"That's why we're doing this," Pastor Michael Holland said, "for all those families out there who don't feel accepted. The Bible does not condemn homosexuality as an orientation, it condemns certain homoerotic acts which had nothing to do with people being in love, like we're doing today....Jesus was about love and inclusion and affirming people as children of God, and that's what we're doing tonight."
Among those attending was Claire Richardson, a graduate of the Pacific School of Religion in Berkeley, who said she wants to be an ordained minister in Disciples of Christ faith community. "I support art and I support interpreting the Bible for oneself," said Richardson, who attended with her parents.