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Gov. Fallin's office responds to queries about play built on biblical satire

by William Crum Modified: November 27, 2013 at 4:30 pm •  Published: November 27, 2013
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Gov. Mary Fallin’s office is sending the following letter in response to anyone who writes her office about “The Most Fabulous Story Ever Told.”

The play opens Dec. 5 at CitySpace, a theater in Oklahoma City’s Civic Center Music Hall. It is produced by Oklahoma City Theatre Company, a community theater.

Paul Rudnick’s play has homosexual characters, satirizes biblical stories and includes scenes of simulated gay sex.

Dozens of pastors have signed a letter condemning the play and calling on elected officials to take a stand.

Here’s the letter provided by Fallin’s office:

“Thank you for contacting the office of Governor Mary Fallin regarding the Oklahoma City Theatre Group. I have shared your correspondence with the governor and she has asked me to respond.

“The play referenced in your letter, ‘The Most Fabulous Story Ever Told’ is not a state funded project and no state tax dollars have been allotted to support this production. Governor Fallin would not support using state funds for an event that would be intentionally offensive to Oklahoma’s faith based community. The Oklahoma Civic Center is a city funded entity and the governor’s office does not have authority over municipal governments.  Governor Fallin supports your decision to express your opinion about this play. She suggests you contact the Oklahoma Theater Company and explain why their decision to parody and subvert Biblical tales during the holiday season is offensive. You may call them at (405)-626-6605

“Thank you again for contacting the governor. Please feel free to contact us if we can be of further assistance.”

Sincerely,

Cody Inman

Senior Public Affairs Officer


by William Crum
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OU and Norman High School graduate, formerly worked as a reporter and editor for the Associated Press, the Star Tribune in Minneapolis, and the Norman Transcript. Married, two children, lives in Norman.
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