A teaching union in Scotland is set to promoted a play featuring a transgender Jesus in order to ‘celebrate’ LGBT pride at the end of the school year.
‘The Gospel According to Jesus, Queen of Heaven’ is written by Jo Clifford, a man who identifies as a woman.
Excerpts from the play are set to be performed as part of an LGBT event organised by the Education Institute of Scotland (EIS).
The EIS, who claim to represent around 80 per cent of lecturers and teachers in Scotland, say the play ‘invites us to imagine Jesus coming back to earth in the present day as a trans woman’.
The Christian Institute’s Education Officer John Denning said the play is deeply inconsiderate of the Christian members of the EIS.
He said: ‘This play deliberately re-imagines Jesus as a trans woman and puts words into his mouth that he never said, misrepresenting him.
‘That’s deeply distressing and offensive for many Christians who value him and his teaching above all.
‘It is hard to see how a teaching union justifies using the subscriptions paid by members, including Christians.’