I didn’t do a very good job yesterday of explaining why I think the South Park Mohammed/death threats/censorship thing is similar to lots of things that have been caused by good, Jesus-fearing Americans. Glenn Greenwald lays it out much better, citing this:
A Fort Worth theater that had agreed to show a student-directed play with a gay Jesus character has withdrawn its offer. The board of directors of Artes de la Rosa, which runs The Rose Marine Theater on North Main Street, decided Thursday against offering the venue for the production of Corpus Christi, just one day after saying it would. A March performance set for a directing class at Tarleton State University in Stephenville was abruptly canceled after the school received threatening emails.
The Dixie Chicks were deluged with death threats for daring to criticize the Leader, forcing them to apologize out of fear for their lives.
I’d add that when George Tiller was murdered, the same people treating SouthParkGate as the worst thing ever were openly blaming the murder, not on the murderer or his associates, but on supporters of reproductive rights.
The Taliban wing of American Christianity just isn’t that different from the actual Taliban. The main difference I suppose is that there are no actual Taliban apologists writing for the New York Times.