Snarky Stars Wage Protest in Prop 8 Musical

Jack Black is Jesus in 3-min. online rip on gay-marriage ban
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 4, 2008 11:50 AM CST

(Newser) – Hollywood found a new way to protest California’s passage of anti-gay-marriage Proposition 8: song and dance, the AP reports. Prop 8: The Musical, posted on FunnyOrDie, features Jack Black as Jesus reminding the religious right that shrimp cocktail is also a Biblical “abomination.” The hero of the day is gay-in-real-life Neil Patrick Harris, convincing everyone that “gay marriages will save the economy.”

Creator Marc Shaiman, Tony Award-winning composer of Hairspray, was boycotting a nonprofit musical theater company whose artistic director donated to the “Yes on 8” campaign, and was ready for a more light-hearted approach to protesting. The video’s star-studded cast also includes Margaret Cho as a supporter of gay marriage and John C Reilly as the conservative villain campaigning for Prop 8.