Soap Actress Says She Was Fired Because of Religious Beliefs
If you tuned in to the soap "One Life to Live" this week, you may have noticed there's been a change of character. One character in particular. Actress Patricia Mauceri says she was fired and abruptly replaced for objecting to a gay storyline because of her religious beliefs.
Mauceri, 59, a devout Christian, told FOX News that character Vega's gay-friendly dialogue was not in line with the character she helped create by drawing on her own faith.
"I did not object to being in a gay storyline. I objected to speaking the truth of what that person, how that person would live and breathe and act in that storyline," she said. "And this goes against everything I am, my belief system, and what I know the character's belief system is aligned to."...
"It should not be left out that the American Congress, following the famous Declaration of Independence, passed a resolution that declared, "Whereas true religion and good morals are the only solid foundation of public liberty and, happiness, Resolved, that it be and hereby is earnestly recommended to the several states to take the mar: effectual measures . . . for the suppression of theatrical entertainments . . . and Such other diversions as are productive of idleness, dissipation, and a general depravity of principles and manners."
((Quoted from S.M. Houghton, "The Christian and Theatrical Entertainment," The Banner of Truth, December, 1971, p. 29))