Blasphemy Prosecution for Putting on Play

Reuters reports:

Actors and the producer and director of an American play in Greece that depicted Jesus Christ and his apostles as gay ["Corpus Christi"] have been [criminally] charged with blasphemy [after Bishop Seraphim of Piraeus lodged a lawsuit against those involved in the play] ….

A production of “Corpus Christi” in Athens was canceled this month after weeks of almost daily protests outside the theatre by priests and right-wing groups, including deputies from the ultra-nationalist Golden Dawn party….

Dozens of demonstrators, including some from Golden Dawn, blocked the entrance of the theatre and clashed with police on the night of the play’s premiere last month.

Bearded black-robed priests holding crosses were shown on television tearing up posters promoting the play….