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Yes I am yelling the title because I am amazed that this spam message purporting to about a movie that is coming out soon depicting Jesus and his disciples as homosexuals, is still doing the rounds. I am yelling because I am amazed that people act like Lemmings on Social Media without using their brain to actually think about things or research things before blindly forwarding on messages….Personally I am alarmed that Christians seem to be the most gullible of all. Come on Christ followers THINK FOR YOURSELVES!!!!!

I remember back in the mid 90’s this ‘Corpus Christi’ message was making its way around the email spam avenues. But since the invention of Social Media, it is a message that I conservatively estimate I would have received 200 times over the last few years….And every time I implore the sender to check these kind of messages out first before inflicting them on all their Social Media contacts….We do need to remember people that just because a message tells you to ‘hold your finger down and then press send to all contacts’ YOU DON’T ACTUALLY HAVE TO DO IT.

I repeat this mind exploding concept YOU DON’T ACTUALLY HAVE TO DO IT.

My experience is this….if a message is telling you to blindly forward a message to all your contacts:- its 100% false….I am yet to find one that was actually true.

Here is the original message…..and this is particularly manipulative because of the last passionate question….Will God be able to find at least 50 righteous people who are willing to express their concern and voice their opinion against this act of blasphemy. The actual question is Will the author of this spam message be able to find 50 gullible people who will blindly inflict this message on all their Social Media contacts without hesitation?

The movie “Corpus Christi “is due to be released this June to August. It is a disgusting film set to appear in America later this year which depicts Jesus and his disciples as homosexuals! As a play, this has already been in theaters for a while. It’s called “Corpus Christi” which means “The Body of Christ”. It’s a revolting mockery of our Lord. But we Christians can make a difference.That’s why I am sending this e-mail to you. If you do send this around, we just might be able to prevent this film from being shown in Australia, Canada and America etc. Let’s stand for what we believe and stop the mockery of Jesus Christ our Savior. Where do we stand as Christians? I am forwarding this to all I think will respect and appreciate being informed. Please help us prevent such offenses against our Lord. There is no petition to sign, no time limit, or minimum number of people to send this to.It will take you less than 2 minutes!If you are not interested and do not have the 2 minutes it will take to do this, please don’t complain if God does not seem to have time for you. Imagine what would happen if this film were depicting Mohammad in the same way…the Islamic world would be in flames!!. Apparently, some regions in Europe have already successfully banned the film. All we need is a lot of prayer and a lot of E-mails.JUST GET THE WORD OUT!….Will God be able to find at least 50 righteous people who are willing to express their concern and voice their opinion against this act of blasphemy? Boycott it…. spread to all your contacts

I looked at the Urban Myth Fact Checking Page Snopes (which is free people) and they are saying that the fake idea of a Corpus Christi movie started in 1984.

From the website

This piece about an upcoming “gay Jesus film” is one of those examples that demonstrates a good petition never goes away, even when the issue it addresses has long since been settled (or was never really an issue in the first place). The “gay Jesus film” petition first hit the fan in 1984, and by the end of 1985 more than a million Christians had written protest letters in an attempt to have the non-existent movie it referenced banned.

Yes, non-existent. There never was such a film in production, but petitions likes these were circulated anyway:

Again it seems to be the Christians that blindly react to information without thinking it through.

Here are two other ‘frustration rant blogs’ that I have written about forwarded messages:

Dear Facebook People: STOP BLINDLY FORWARDING WARNING MESSAGES. No Seriously You Are In The Naughty Corner.

I Have Been Inundated With FaceBook Messages Asking To Pray for Quaragosh in Iraq: Please Make The Messages Stop!

That last blog post on Quaragosh is my most well read blog with 35,907 reads as of 10th April 2018.

So here is my message to people…..Just don’t forward messages on mass to your Social Media contacts.

If you think that its a really important message….just don’t…..Seven years on Social Media and I am yet to receive an actually accurate and current message.

Hey and if it ends with a passionate plea apparently from God…..then even more so, do not allow that to manipulate you.

Time to end the spam people.

Time to use our brains Christians.

Anyway, that’s what I think,

Peter Pilt

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7 replies

  1. Sorry but this was on the news! We don’t want 1st time filmmakers to be lured into trying to win “1st time film awards” for such a blasphemous travesty! This 1969 play by Pulitzer winning Terrence McNally about same, has been entertained as a film idea, and I want to stop it BEFORE it happens! And guess what peterpilt, Snopes isn’t always right about some things!

  2. There was, in fact, a play by the same title in 2012. People are just worried it will become a movie. Sadly, this secular world of legalized gay marriage has people concerned that those who support homosexuality will make excuses for their life choices by saying, “But Jesus was gay.” He wasn’t gay and He didn’t have a wife because that was not God’s plan for Him. Some people never marry and some never have children. It doesn’t mean they’re gay. It means their paths and God’s purpose for them are not the same as many others’. Jesus’s purpose was to live as a human and set the example of true obedience to God. His purpose wasn’t to get married and have children. His purpose was to save us from Hell. He was 100% sinLESS. Homosexuality is a sin. People get upset, and rightly so, when the secular world thumbs it’s collective nose at God. We are supposed to be upset about things like this…real or not…because some people actually do believe Jesus was gay. They also believe He was married. Neither of those thing are true. God would not tell us, in BOTH the Old AND New Testaments that homosexuality is a sin if Jesus was gay. It’s ignorant to believe so, yet many people do. If Jesus were gay, He would not have been pure so He would not have been able to die to pay for our sins because a cleansing sacrifice had to be made using a pure lamb. Jesus was God’s pure Lamb.

    Snopes tends to be biased. I can’t remember, specifically, because it was years ago, probably 8-10 years ago, but I do remember finding something on their site that was iffy. I just know they aren’t Christ-centered. That keeps me from trusting them.

    I couldn’t find a source that said this movie was actually happening but I don’t doubt there are those in Hollywood who would jump on the opportunity to make a film adaptation from that man’s play. Hopefully it will NEVER happen. It is a disgusting and ignorant idea.

  3. Wow… Yeah I’ve had this crap in my facebook inbox several times. I’m a Christian and and I swear I’m the only one that’s checked it out. I didn’t think it was fact to be honest. I do however hate how gullible people are. This is why I don’t call myself a Christian anymore and just say I believe in the Lord Jesus Christ. So much stupidly and jealousy even in the church. Anyway I am getting off topic.. Thank you for writing this article!

  4. Better check YouTube. I found the trailer.

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