April 8, 2004

The Passion of the Bunny

I’d like to preface this by saying most Christians are not sadistic lunatics. But apparently, Christianity is practiced a little differently in Glassport, PA.

Church’s Easter show shocks crowd with bunny whipping

many parents and children got upset when a church trying to teach about Jesus’ crucifixion performed an Easter show with actors whipping the Easter bunny and breaking eggs.

People who attended Saturday’s show at Glassport’s memorial stadium quoted performers as saying, “There is no Easter bunny,” and described the show as being a demonstration of how Jesus was crucified. […]

Performers broke eggs meant for an Easter egg hunt and also portrayed a drunken man and a self-mutilating woman, said Jennifer Norelli-Burke, another parent who saw the show in Glassport, a community about 10 miles southeast of Pittsburgh.

One attendee describes her son crying and asking why the bunny was being whipped. I guess they were lucky there wasn’t any vivisection in “The Passion of the Christ” else these people would have gotten a few more creative ideas.

But you should see their Christmas pageant. Santa shoots up heroin and beats up his stable of prostitutes.

[Thanks, Julie, for sending this along]
[A semi-related humor image from ViralMeister]

Posted by James at April 8, 2004 12:44 PM
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Is there a teachable moment here? If so, I've missed it.

Does anyone else see a parallel here with the Fells Acres Day Care abuse case? (Remember, children were purportedly told if they didn't comply, rabbits would be harmed, etc.).

Sick-o, beating on the Easter Bunny. I hope people got up and left.

Posted by: Patti M. at April 13, 2004 3:08 PM

wow. just... wow. i'm with Patti - and the lesson here would be... what, exactly?

Posted by: beth at April 13, 2004 5:36 PM
wow. just... wow. i'm with Patti - and the lesson here would be... what, exactly?

Perhaps the lesson is that sick fanaticism is not confined to Islam?

Posted by: Chuck S. at April 14, 2004 12:06 PM

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