Going to Hell?
Bill Donohue, President of the Catholic League, the man who battled with Opie and Anthony and the creators of South Park, is now picking on producers Randy Weiner and Jeff Beacher over their new Off-Broadway show, Stairway to Hell, which performs every Friday Night at Snitch in New York City.
Donohue stated in his press release: "Men and women are dying everyday in Iraq to keep America free. It is sickening to note that some young Americans think freedom means the right to insult, degrade and abuse the sensibilities of Christians. The man behind this barbaric assault is Randy Weiner. In a sane society, he would be run out of town. Unfortunately, there are elements in our society that see him as a champion of liberty."
Says Weiner, "It saddens me that Mr. Donohue is trying to exploit the suffering of our American soldiers to further his own crusade."
Mr. Beacher is scared that Mr. Donohue’s statements might incite violence among his more radical followers against the Stairway To Hell cast and crew. Mr. Beacher has gone so far as to hire bodyguards for Weiner and the actors until any threat of violence that might be stirred up by Donohue’s press release dies down. "Weiner’s a genius; I can’t let anything happen to him because Donohue has called out his Storm Troopers. As with any form of art, we have the right to say what we want. It is called the first Amendment." Beacher believes this is not an issue of the bible vs. the first Amendment, this is about one man’s distorted interpretation of the bible to serve his own personal agenda.
Beacher concludes, "Donohue hates Stairway To Hell, which makes it a perfect show for my audience. Donohue says the show deserves to be in Hell, so I’m taking it to Vegas where it belongs!"