The Gospel According to Jesus, Queen of Heaven Summerhall, Edinburgh 24th August 2015

Unholy row over church’s play which portrays Jesus as a transgender woman who refers to God as ‘Mum’

A play that portrays Jesus as a transgender woman who refers to God as ‘Mum’ is to be performed in a Church of England church today.

To the fury of critics who say the play is deeply offensive, the Bishop of Manchester, David Walker, will not block the staging of The Gospel According To Jesus, Queen Of Heaven.

The one-woman play by Jo Clifford, an award-winning Scottish playwright who has herself changed gender, imagines Jesus returning to earth as a ‘trans woman’ and retelling the parables with a transsexual slant.

  • DMB

    At this point in time if the Church of England would have Richard Dawkins as its leader it might actually be an “improvement” for them.

    • True.

    • BillyHW

      Michael Coren is going to be the new Archbishop of Canterbury.

      • Justin St.Denis

        Before or after his gender reassignment?

        • BillyHW

          The operation is going to be part of the ordination ceremony.

  • Sick souls think that if they describe the world in a certain way their sickness will become health. That is, they think that their sickness is a matter of description and not a matter of objective reality.

    • It is all make believe.

      • Self-delusion.

        • Martin B

          If only they would keep their delusions to themselves.

          • Oh, but they can’t – they need our belief to feel secure in their delusions, even if they have to force us.

    • Justin St.Denis


  • Gary

    Note how once again we see that nobody has the guts to do this play about Muhammed and islam .
    But also make note how muslims will claim that they respect Jesus because he’s in the quran and yet they stay quiet where Jesus is mocked .

    • occupant 9

      Leftards have no issue with Islam as Islam hates just as much as they do. They miss the better “creative” opportunity because Mo could meet them halfway as he liked to dress in women’s clothing … and that’s only a scandal because it is true, and embarrassing to Muslims, therefore considered “slander” in Islamic terms.

  • Ed

    You want to get the bishop mad? Try a play where the story is that christianity is better than islam.

    • David Murrell

      …or a play that portrays contemporary Israeli Jews in a positive light.

  • Hard Little Machine

    The best line of dialog from the show “Person of Interest” is when Root is in the mental hospital and she tells her doctor “God is a 12 year old girl and she talks to me. We’re arguing about whether I’ll kill you”

  • Ron MacDonald

    I can’t wait for the day when these idiots are once again locked up for being insane.

    • Yeah, that’s where they belong – the loony bin.

  • Frances

    An “award-winning Scottish playwright” – would anyone attend its plays unless there was controversy such as this?

  • 945dad21

    Stupid deviant. Stupid Bishop. Stupid church close-ranking with the proselytisers of a deep sickness not of the afflicted’s making in order to try and preserve its sinecures rather than serve its needy, deserted flock. A plague be upon them.

  • Maggat

    Here’s hoping that her next gig is a similar play portraying mohamed in the same manner. That bring out the crazies.

    • occupant 9

      These ill-informed dhimmis only want theatrical assaults; they’d never do anything that would actually make a dangerous point about life with Islam in the free world. That would be too harshing on the mellow.

      The Left attacks only those they KNOW are not like how the Left portrays them. If “right-wingers” were really as mindlessly dangerous as Leftists describe them, professional Leftists of any kind wouldn’t be tolerated, period.

  • tom_billesley

    They still use the word “Church”?

  • ontario john

    No wonder Michael Coren wants to be an Anglican priest. At least the united church wouldn’t do this, because they don’t believe in God.

  • john700

    I think that people in the Western world really deserve what’s coming to them.

  • felis gracilis

    Our crazy western world in microcosm. All that is missing is for a son of the Prophet to show up at the end of the play and blow everyone up.

  • Change the figure to Mohammad.

    Play closes in two seconds.

    Problem solved.