This is from Friday morning:
This is from Friday evening:The president of Tarleton State University said he thinks a play about a gay Christ figure, which a student is presenting this weekend on campus, is "offensive, crude, and irreverent."
"Like every citizen of the country, the student who chose to direct excerpts from the play enjoys his right to free speech," wrote President F. Dominic Dottavio in a letter published today on the Tarleton State University Web site.
"This right is protected by law even if the speech is offensive to others."
He emphasized, however, that the university did not endorse the decision by student John Otte, 26, to present Corpus Christi as an assignment for an advanced directing class.
Tarleton State University has canceled Saturday's performance of 'Corpus Christi'.
The controversial student-directed play portrays Jesus as a homosexual and there had been a public outcry.
The class professor called the play, citing safety and security concerns for the students, along with the need to maintain an orderly academic environment.
Student director John Jordan Otte defended the play, saying he is gay and a Christian.
He says he hoped to help other gay students who may be struggling with their faith.