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matcom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 08:14 PM
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Easter Bunny Whipped At Church Show - Children Cry
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A church trying to teach about the crucifixion of Jesus performed an Easter show with actors whipping the Easter bunny and breaking eggs, upsetting several parents and young children.

People who attended Saturdays performance at Glassports memorial stadium quoted performers as saying, There is no Easter bunny, and described the show as being a demonstration of how Jesus was crucified.

Melissa Salzmann, who took her 4-year-old son J.T., said the program was inappropriate for young children. He was crying and asking me why the bunny was being whipped, Salzmann said.

Patty Bickerton, the youth minister at Glassport Assembly of God, said the performance wasnt meant to be offensive. Bickerton portrayed the Easter rabbit and said she tried to act with a tone of irreverence.

http://www.post-gazette.com/breaking/20040407bunnyp4.as...
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Cleita Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 08:15 PM
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1. Stop the world I need to get off.
Humanity is going mad.
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Kanary Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 08:16 PM
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2. No, it wasn't meant to be "offensive"
Just like other terms and actions aren't "meant to be offensive"

Doesn't mean it doesn't cause pain.

Kanary
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matcom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 08:18 PM
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3. sorry. meant to post in lounge
although i suppose it IS appropriate here too
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brokensymmetry Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 08:19 PM
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4. Oh, good grief.
Patty Bickerton is in dire need of a brain transplant.
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MrSlayer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 08:19 PM
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5. LOL! How bizzare.
Bunch of whackos. It is funny though.
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Katarina Donating Member (753 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 08:21 PM
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6. Dang!
That's nuts. Wonder what they'll come up with for Christmas? I wouldn't be volunteering to play Santa Claus, that's for sure!
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Junkdrawer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 08:23 PM
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7. I'm from the 'burgh, and many churches here had "See the Passion...
at your local theater" messages in those sign boxes you often see outside of churches.
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OC_dem Donating Member (63 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 08:23 PM
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8. Fundies like violence
just look at the president they adore.
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underpants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 08:28 PM
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9. Dupe.L ocking
Edited on Wed Apr-07-04 08:29 PM by underpants
And now children to represent the sacrifice of Jesus we will crucify this Eastern Bunny Wabbit which represents the cheap commercialisation (which is okay in the offering plate) of OUR religion....... (mutters under breath) Peter Cottontail my arse!!!!!!......

(heard from inside the bunny suit) Mmmmmppppppppppppffffffffffhhhaaaaaa??????????? :wow: :scared:
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