April 10, 2004
The truth about the Easter bunny

By now, you've probably heard about this church play, since it's been linked all over the liberal blogworld.

A church trying to teach about the crucifixion of Jesus performed an Easter show with actors whipping the Easter bunny and breaking eggs, upsetting several parents and young children.

People who attended Saturday’s performance at Glassport’s memorial stadium quoted performers as saying, “There is no Easter bunny,” and described the show as being a demonstration of how Jesus was crucified.

Melissa Salzmann, who took her 4-year-old son J.T., said the program was inappropriate for young children. “He was crying and asking me why the bunny was being whipped,” Salzmann said.

Patty Bickerton, the youth minister at Glassport Assembly of God, said the performance wasn’t meant to be offensive. Bickerton portrayed the Easter rabbit and said she tried to act with a tone of irreverence.

“The program was for all ages, not just the kids. We wanted to convey that Easter is not just about the Easter Bunny, it is about Jesus Christ,” Bickerton said.

Performers broke eggs meant for an Easter egg hunt and also portrayed a drunken man and a self-mutilating woman, said Jennifer Norelli-Burke, another parent who saw the show in Glassport, southeast of Pittsburgh.

“It was very disturbing,” Norelli-Burke said. “I could not believe what I saw. It wasn’t anything I was expecting.”

I have good news and bad news for you. The good news is that the Easter Bunny survived this experience. The bad news is that afterwards, he was taken to...well, see for yourself.

Posted by Charles Kuffner on April 10, 2004 to General snarkiness | TrackBack

hahaha...Ah, so that's how Bin Laden kept evading capute. He played easterbunny in school Easter plays.

Posted by: Ricky Vandal on April 10, 2004 7:41 PM