Thursday, June 07, 2007

Maine "Church" Performs Transsexual Play

And they encouraged children to attend! It will be no surprise that this took place at a Unitarian "church". The trans desensitization campaign across the country has picked up speed. Reprinted by permission from the Christian Civic League of Maine:

Maine Church Performs Tranny Play; Minors Encouraged to Attend "Hidden: A Gender"
By Mike Hein, Christian Civic League of Maine (6-7-07)

On June 1, 2, and 3, the First Universalist Church of Auburn (Maine), presented the radical transsexual/transgender play "Hidden: A Gender." The play was written by the real-life transgendered Kate Bornstein, formerly Al Bornstein. Bornstein is a self-described "Buddhist, male-to-female transsexual performance artist, and gender educator." He authored the book "Gender Outlaw."

The play was recently described this way: "Through transgressively gendered performances, eight actors converge on the battlefield called gender and bring to life the struggles of Herculine Barbin, an eighteenth century woman with ambiguous [physical characteristics] later forced to assume a male role in society, and Herman Amberstone, a present-day male-to-female transsexual who's life experiences are remarkably similar to those of the author.

After three failed marriages and many years as a Scientology spokesman, Al Bornstein decided to become Kate. Bornstein eventually decided that he was neither male nor female, but a separate gender of his own.
In his book , Bornstein writes, "I know that I'm not a man...and I've come to the conclusion that I'm probably not a woman, either..."

[The play] was sponsored by the church's Social Justice Committee, whose mission is to educate the church and wider community about Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgendered issues. The First Universalist Church of Auburn's minister is the Reverend Doctor Jodi Cohen Hayashida....

Perhaps more disturbing than either the transsexual nature of the play itself or the play being performed in a church by church members is who was encouraged to attend the play: minor children....

The First Universalist Church of Auburn (ME) can be reached at 169 Pleasant Street , Auburn , ME 04210 , (207) 783-0461, and by email at The Rev. Dr. Jodi Cohen Hayashida can be reached at (207) 777-3196 and by email at