A Texas-based church has been sued for an unauthorized rendition of "Hamilton," which critics say contains an anti-LGBTQ message. condemned.
According to the Dallas Morning News, an unlicensed production of a popular play by the Door McAllen Church includes a It included a 15-minute sermon on.
"Maybe you are struggling with alcohol, drugs, homosexuality, other things in your life, financial issues, or other issues. God help you tonight, he wants to forgive your sins," said Pastor Roman Gutierrez.
Footage of the play surfaced on social media on Sunday.
Some "Hamilton" fans expressed anger at the production, saying the added mention changed the context and vision of the show.
"LGBTQ life is not sinful. Addiction is a disease, not a sin," writesand Howard Sherman, managing director of the Baruch Performing Arts Center. increase.
"The Church will not allow 'Hamilton' to develop as a tool to spread a message contrary to that of Hamilton, the musical or theatrical, and will make the work of the artist its own." I'm not allowed to do that either."
On Monday, a spokesperson for "Hamilton" said the church was not licensed to perform.
"Hamilton does not license any stage productions amateur or professional, nor does it license the Door Church," added, "Hamilton spokesperson Shane Marshall Brown said.
Brown also added that a cancellation letter was sent to the church after the opening of the show on Friday. On YouTube, TikTok, Facebook, Instagram, their own websites and elsewhere," he said.
Brown also said that the show "will discuss this matter with the parties behind this unauthorized production in the next few days, once all the facts have been properly vetted."
"The Hamilton family stands for tolerance, compassion, inclusivity and certainly LGBTQ+ rights," Brown said.
"We are reviewing unauthorized changes made to the script to determine further action. Thanks to our die-hard fans for letting us know about this." 81}
On the other hand, the church's pastor said the congregation was not anti-LGBTQ and that "everyone was welcome and he got legal permission to produce 'Hamilton' at thechurch." claimed.