‘Hamilton’ Fans Rush to Shut Down ‘Unauthorized’ Church Texas Version
Musical comedy hamilton is probably the most successful performance of its kind.
Hence, he has many fans of the production. These fans rushed to stop a recent “unauthorized” performance of the historic show after a church in Texas presented its own version that critics said included homophobia.
The Door Christian Fellowship Ministries of McAllen, Texas have received a lot of criticism lately for two reasons: performing the musical without the rights and also for doing so by altering the text, including adding religious messages, and ending with a speech that offered alleged homophobic views. .
Hemant Mehta shared some of the church’s edited lyrics on social media. A change includes the song “It would be enough”. The original lyrics go, But I’m not afraid/I know who I married/As long as you come home at the end of the day/That would be enough” and they were changed to “But I’m not afraid/I know who I married/My hope is in Jesus/If you could just give him a chance/That would be enough.
Another change occurred in the song “Who Lives, Who Dies, Who Tells Your Story”. The lyrics have been changed from I help raise hundreds of children. I see them grow at I introduce Jesus to hundreds of children as they grow up
During the Aug. 5 performance at Door Christian Fellowship Ministries, a pastor gave a sermon that included, “I don’t know what you’re going through,” noting drugs and homosexuality and adding, “God can help you.”
A spokesperson for hamilton shared a statement with Newsweekwho said : “hamilton does not grant any amateur or professional license for stage productions and has not granted any to The Door Church. On Saturday, August 6, we were notified of the unauthorized staging of HAMILTON by The Door Church in McAllen, TX, which took place on Friday, August 5, and their plans for additional performances. We have issued a cease and desist letter for the unauthorized use of hamiltonof intellectual property, demanding the immediate removal of all videos and images of previous productions on the Internet, including YouTube, TikTok, Facebook, instagramtheir own website and elsewhere.
The statement added, “We would like to thank our dedicated fans for bringing this to our attention.”
An anonymous person from Door Christian Fellowship McAllen said Newsweek“We are unable to make a statement at this time.”
Tony’s Winner hamilton premiered on Broadway in 2015. Written by Lin-Manuel Miranda, it became a phenomenon with a largely POC cast.
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