Church Group Concerned About Busch Gardens Halloween Show

By: AP
By: AP

Lakeland, Florida (AP) --

A central Florida church and several members of a local school board are expressing their concern about a Busch Gardens Halloween show.

At a news conference Thursday, October 14 the youth pastor of Ignited
Church said the featured scene of the theme park's Howl-O-Scream
show promotes revenge and violence.

The skit, "Revenge Rocks," tells the story of a young woman
who becomes the girlfriend of a grunge rock singer. He betrays her
and she takes over the band.

The audience learns that she has imprisoned him and severed his
fingers before murdering him.

In a letter, the church asked that the park reconsider the theme
of its show.

Busch Gardens said its Halloween show is intended for adults and
only as entertainment.


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  • by PAT Location: bainbridge on Oct 16, 2010 at 03:20 PM
    I AGREE THAT THIS B.S. PLAIN AND SIMPLE!! NOBODY ASK THESE GOOD PEOPLE TO ATTEND ANYWAYS. SO STAY HOME OR GO TO CHURCH. OTHER PEOPLE CAN ENJOY THAT WAY!
  • by Kent Location: Tallahassee on Oct 15, 2010 at 01:26 PM
    So let me get this right Grace. Christians are the only people left in America who are not allowed to be offended??????? Just because something is not right for some doesn't mean that they are trying to change the offenders. They just don't want it shoved in their face. Only GOD can change people to be righteous, not people. And I guess the media is the be all- end all now? Not for me. I am very offended. Just remember where we started and how we as a nation have strayed from that. Now look how great a nation we are.
  • by me on Oct 15, 2010 at 11:01 AM
    Grace - a whole lot of movies and a whole lot of TV is about violence and murder. Look at the NEWS every night. What about Passion of the Christ - is all that violence okay because it had to deal with Christ? I tend to agree with they're crazy. Organzied religion is a menace... they do not think about themselves, they think how they can change everyone else to think like they do. they do things in the name of god..instead of whats actually right and a whole lot of these people who are heavily into organized religion are hyprocrites.
  • by Roz on Oct 15, 2010 at 10:11 AM
    That's just ignorant. If you don't like it, don't go. I can't stand that show Criminal Minds because it disturbs me - so guess what - I don't watch it. I'm not trying to stop you from watching! The bad thing is that these idiots vote.
  • by no offense Location: tally on Oct 15, 2010 at 10:09 AM
    GRACE...what is "reconsidering the theme" which is what the group asked. That's more than an opinion or concern, they are attempting to change it."I think any rational person could understand the need for concern when violence and murder in a potential real-life situation is promoted as entertainment".....you haven't been to the movies lately have you? This group should be protesting every movie out there...
  • by Christian on Oct 15, 2010 at 08:50 AM
    If you don't like it, don't go see it. Simple as that.
  • by Grace on Oct 15, 2010 at 08:48 AM
    Organized religions that speak out against the glamorization of violence are a menace to society and have warped values? No one is "inflicting" values on anyone. I think any rational person could understand the need for concern when violence and murder in a potential real-life situation is promoted as entertainment. Raising a concern and expressing an opinion is NOT the same as imposing a belief or value onto someone else. But thanks for sharing your really rational and well thought-out opinion that those involved in organized religion are crazy morons who are menacing society by trying to inflict their warped anti-violence values on everyone else.
  • by Gadsden COunty Boy Location: Gadsden County on Oct 15, 2010 at 08:39 AM
    LOL! What did they expect at a Halloween Show??!Praising and uplifting.. Not!
  • by they're crazy on Oct 15, 2010 at 07:54 AM
    Organized religions, like this one, are a menace to society. Why do they think they need to inflict their warped values on everybody else? Mind your own business. If you want to do something, cook a meal for the homeless and distribute it, not try to stop a Halloween Party. Morons...
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