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Plymouth State University Staging ‘Vagina Monologues’ In Church

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David Krayden Ottawa Bureau Chief
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Students at taxpayer-funded Plymouth State University are staging “The Vagina Monologues” inside a local church on Feb. 24.

According to The College Fix, Plymouth Congregational Church, in Syracuse, N.Y., will be the site of this feminist play that is a graphic discussion of the female sexual anatomy. Organizers are offering the proceeds from ticket sales to local non-profit groups that assist women.

The non-linear play is stitched together with series of scenes that feature various actresses ranting at the audience about subjects like “My Angry Vagina,” “Reclaiming Cunt,” and “The Woman Who Loved to Make Vaginas Happy.”

The production has been praised by leftist feminists as empowering because the frank and non-stop expatiation on the female sexual organ somehow confirms a woman’s individuality.

Plymouth Congregational Church, which will be transformed into a theater of controversy for two performances this month, is not exactly an orthodox denomination. Its website presents a catechism that has more in common with a social justice primer than any known statement of Christian faith.

“We affirm the necessity of all nations working together to ensure that people everywhere are able to meet their basic needs, including the right of every person to food and clean water, adequate health care, decent housing, basic education, and the means to provide for these needs for themselves and their families in an atmosphere of freedom from exploitation, oppression, violence and torture,” reads its “Just Peace” statement.

Lest anyone confuse its mandate, the church proclaims its support of rights “including but limited to “race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, disability, national or social origin.”

It’s not the first time that Plymouth State has worked in such spiritual union with its ideological-twin church.  The two co-sponsored the highly contentious “Queering the Spirit” lunchtime discussions in the spring of 2016 that promised to “explore the historical alienation of LGBTQ+ people from some faith traditions.”

The Facebook write-up for this event suggested that these unnamed “faith traditions” and “religious institutions,” have created “tensions” of “homophobia and transphobia” that “has led to alienation and prejudice on all sides.” The discussions offered the opportunity to “explore these tensions as well as the need for dialogue, reconciliation and inclusive, affirming spiritual communities.”

In 2013, student groups at Plymouth State demonstrated their daring again with a special screening of “Just Say Love,” a film about two gay men enjoying their relationship.

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