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Cast Out

The public library in Belchertown, Mass., has banned Lord Jesus Christ. No, not the Bible, but a guy named Lord Jesus Christ III, a local artist who legally changed his name because, he said, God told him to. But librarians say Christ has been a nuisance at the library, cutting in line in front of other patrons to ask questions, ask to borrow scissors, or whatever. “He was very rude,” said the library’s director, Owen Maloney. Christ, 50, says it’s discrimination: “I’m black, I’m transsexual and my name is Lord Jesus Christ,” he says, as if that is enough to show bias. Maloney says it was a very big step to ban anyone. “Lord Jesus Christ is the first” person ever banned, he said, “and I suppose I’m going to burn in hell because of it.” (RC/Springfield Republican) ...If only people could get “Get Out of Hell Free” cards on the Internet!
Original Publication Date: 03 October 2010
This story is in True’s book collections, in Volume 17.
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