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Was this an unauthorized performance ?

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  1. Salty

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    'Hamilton' team blasts Texas church’s unauthorized, homophobic performance
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    SCOTT GLEESON
    August 9, 2022, 10:39 AM


    The theater team behind the renowned "Hamilton" production denounced "unauthorized changes" made by a South Texas Church that reenacted the popular play with Christian-centric and homophobic lines.

    The Door Christian Fellowship, a nondenominational church in McAllen, Texas, performed "Hamilton" on Aug. 5 and 6 with edited lines to reference Jesus Christ, according to viral footage of the production circulated over social media. A sermon was also added to the production in which a speaker likened homosexuality to drug addiction, alcoholism and financial struggles.

    "'Hamilton' does not grant amateur or professional licenses for any stage productions and did not grant one to The Door Church," Shane Marshall Brown, a spokesperson for "Hamilton," told USA TODAY in a Tuesday statement. "We issued a cease-and-desist letter for the unauthorized use of Hamilton’s intellectual property, demanding the immediate removal of all videos and images from previous productions from the internet, including YouTube, TikTok, Facebook, Instagram, their own website, and elsewhere."

    “The Hamilton family stands for tolerance, compassion, inclusivity and certainly LGBTQ+ rights. We are in the process of reviewing the unauthorized changes made to the script to determine further action."
     
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    Unauthorized? Yes, it’s clear it wasn’t authorized.

    Was it appropriate, legal, constitutionally protected speech? Hummmm not really sure just yet

    peace to you
     
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    I don't know. I am not an attorney.
    I don't know what percentage of change circumvents a copyright.
    USA Today obviously deems Christian belief as "Homophobic".
     
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    The godless left constantly pours corrosives upon America's former Christian culture. Back when movie rentals at storefronts, you could order "clean" versions of "R" movies for a while, until the leftist court claimed you could not edit the movies.

    But I do recall when a cleaned up version of "The King's Speech" was made available for younger audiences.

    Another example of arbitrary enforcement against Christian views, but silence when the actual words of historic figures are altered to espouse godlessness.
     
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