Father Tony

Livestream of My New Play: 'A Letter From The Bishop'

Filed By Father Tony | February 13, 2012 6:00 PM | comments

Filed in: Entertainment, Marriage Equality
Tags: anti-gay churches, Catholic bishops, Catholic cardinals, Catholic church, gay marriage, marriage equality, pope, sanctity of marriage

In November of 2011, I wrote "A Letter From The Bishop", a play about three gay priests and their Catholic bishop who is against marriage equality. It is also about promises, obedience and conscience.

Most of you are familiar with the energetic homophobia of the Roman Catholic bishops of America, but obscure is the soul of the gay priest who must follow that agenda. Or not.

Although the characters are entirely fictional, the business of the play is being repeated in cities across the country. The readers are Ken Averett, Philip Brisbois, Tim Rogers and Chad Thilborger. (That cast includes an Episcopalian priest, an ex-Jesuit and two professional actors. You'll be hard pressed to assign the labels correctly!) The reading is hosted by Stonewall National Museum and Archives in Fort Lauderdale, Florida tonight at 7pm. You may also choose to watch it here.

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