Northern Ireland: Council reverses Bible play ban

30 January 2014

A council in County Antrim has reversed a decision to cancel a play that some councillors had said was blasphemous. Newtownabbey Borough Council’s artistic board last week cancelled the Reduced Shakespeare Company’s ‘The Bible: The Complete Word of God (Abridged)’. The comic play was booked to run at the council’s …

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Northern Ireland: Bible comedy play banned on accusations of blasphemy

28 January 2014

A light-hearted play about Christianity written almost 20 years ago was cancelled by councillors in Northern Ireland who deemed it “blasphemous”. Northern Ireland’s Culture, Arts and Leisure Minister Carál Ni Chuilín expressed disapointment about the cancellation and said she supported the ‘right to freedom of expression’. “I am saddened that …

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