Monday, February 13, 2012

Presenting The Vagina Monologues - in church

What: The Vagina Monologues, presented by clergy from the Anglican Diocese of Niagara
By Angela Scappatura, Standard Staff
posted Feb. 13, 2012

Reverend Pamela Guyatt calls it the Virgin Mary complex.

The idea that women should sensor their words and temper discussions about female sexual issues. Especially if they’re in a church.

So Guyatt, along with six other female clergy members from the Anglican Diocese of Niagara, plan to address the issue — four letter words and all — from the most holiest of places. The altar.

They’re staging a production of the Vagina Monologues at St. George’s Anglican Church on Feb. 14. All proceeds from the event will go to Bethlehem Housing and Support Services and the Sexual Assault Hotline.

“The language in the play, 90% of us women have said it or thought it,” she said, while sitting in a pew inside St. George’s. Three of the other priests performing sat nearby. “It’s about being what we are and being it in a church.”

The production features a series of monologues recited by different women. Each scene tells a story related to the vagina — some comical, others dealing with heavier issues. the rest

Comments at Stand Firm

4 Your foes have roared in the midst of your meeting place;
they set up their own signs for signs. 

5 They were like those who swing axes
in a forest of trees.
6 And all its carved wood
they broke down with hatchets and hammers.
7 They set your sanctuary on fire;
they profaned the dwelling place of your name,
bringing it down to the ground. 

-Psalm 74:4-7


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