A Christian Group Tried To Hold A Haunted House That Depicted The Homophobic Mass Shooting In Orlando
SMH- According to Windy City Times, Tyrone Tappler Productions put a call out via Facebook in August for people to take part in recreating the scene: "Club Pulse, Dancers, Victims … CAGED PEOPLE/SCREAMERS, Extras needed trying to escape a cage! … SOUNDS INTERESTING? COME OUT THIS SATURDAY!!!"
Tickets for the event, scheduled to run on Saturday and Sunday nights, were selling on Eventbrite for $10-$20. Tappler tweeted that the school pulled out of the event on Friday evening.
While it beggars belief that anyone could think depicting this mass hate crime would be appropriate for Halloween, it gets worse: the event description suggests the experience was about making moral choices and "facing the consequences of your actions."
Visitors to 'The Room' would walk through 10 rooms, the description states, in which they were to "encounter individuals who will make choices. The choice is life or death; sin or salvation; heaven or hell."
The Pulse massacre wasn't the only off-colour scene set to be shown in the house. It was also reportedly set to depict a botched abortion, and the Charleston massacre in which nine black Christians were gunned down in a church by 21-year-old white man Dylan Roof.
Happy Halloween!!! Just when you think the you're done with haunted houses because they are all pretty much the same some religious zealot comes along, recreates the scene of a discriminatory mass murder, and sucks everyone right back in. Turns out you can only throw so many goblins and ghouls at people before they become desensitized, and clowns have clearly worn out their welcome in recent weeks. Almost had no choice but to use a children's holiday to push some Christian narrative that alternative lifestyles are an unforgivable sin that is punishable by fiery eternal damnation. Tyrone Tappler isn't trying to monetize the death of innocent people that met their demise solely because of their sexuality, he's just trying to recoup the value of the shock he undoubtedly created. It's the dawn of the dead...homosexuals and transgenders that were just trying to enjoy each other's company in a social setting when they were viciously gunned down by a someone who was shamed into believing he wasn't also a member of the community he tried to eradicate with a host of semi-automatic weaponry!
You wanted scary? What's scarier than being subjected to a representation of a real life scenario that claimed the lives of over hundred people and the well being of hundreds of thousands of people like them? That'll really make the breath leave your lungs and your heart drop into the pit of your stomach. BOO! It's the ghosts of homophobia's all-too-recent past! Seems a bit strange that they were trying to confront all entrants into their house of horrors with "moral choices", but it was to take place at a school so it had to be somewhat of a learning experience. Real shame that the school in question canceled the event and deprived people of such an all-inclusive understanding that hate crimes can be justified and used for entertainment given the right circumstances. Pretty disingenuous to interrupt Tyrone was just trying to do the "Lord's work".
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