|Gay acceptance/rights/stuff like that Duet?
||[May. 31st, 2007|04:51 pm]
Oral Interpretation Library
Hi, I was wondering if anyone knew of a Duet or Readers Theatre piece concerning the acceptance of gays. I got the idea from this quote I read and I was thinking about writing my own, but our Interp Coach said that the only things that could be original are Readers Theatres. So that's out. But I would still like to use that quote as an introduction. I wanted to get it organized this summer in preparation for the Interp season next fall. Here's that quote/introduction if it helps:|
"An engineering professor is treating her husband, a loan officer, to dinner for finally giving in to her pleas to shave off the scraggly beard he grew on vacation. His favorite restaurant is a casual place where they both feel comfortable in slacks and cotton/polyester-blend golf shirts. But, as always, she wears the gold and pearl pendant he gave her the day her divorce decree for her last marriage was final. They're laughing over their menus because they know he always ends up diving into a giant plate of ribs but she won't be talked into anything more fattening than shrimp.
Quiz: How many biblical prohibitions are they violating? Well, wives are supposed to be 'submissive' to their husbands (I Peter 3:1). And all women are forbidden to teach men (I Timothy 2:12), wear gold or pearls (I Timothy 2:9) or dress in clothing that 'pertains to a man' (Deuteronomy 22:5). Shellfish and pork are definitely out (Leviticus 11:7, 10) as are usury (Deuteronomy 23:19), shaving (Leviticus 19:27) and clothes of more than one fabric (Leviticus 19:19). And since the Bible rarely recognizes divorce, they're committing adultery, which carries the rather harsh penalty of death by stoning (Deuteronomy 22:22).
So why are they having such a good time? Probably because they wouldn't think of worrying about rules that seem absurd, anachronistic or - at best - unrealistic. Yet this same modern-day couple could easily be among the millions of Americans who never hesitate to lean on the Bible to justify their own anti-gay attitudes."
If you have any that apply to that, let me know, I'd really appreciate it.