Poetry, religion, queer things, and sometimes all three at once!
So you know how most churches have Christmas pageants? Well today I think we had a…Moses pageant? A freedom pageant? They didn’t actually talk about passover, so I hesitate to call it a passover pageant. Basically a bunch of the little kids wrote a musical about Moses and performed it and they’re all up there being adorable and all like
while I’m sitting in my seat going “gah but this is from the Old Testament and a bunch of people died and it’s actually really terrible but look at them being all cute and child-like.”
Also I think they threw in pro-union subtext? And these are 8-12 year old kids so I’m not entirely sure where that came from.
And they had frog and insect plague musical numbers where the kids dressed up like frogs and hopped around the altar. During the bug one some of the church members dangled bug puppets and plastic bugs tied to strings above the pews where the choir sits. That was awesome and hilarious but also mildly surreal.
It was an interesting service.