This is an actual email (sender’s name removed) that we received in reference to the play Immaculate Misconceptions.
“Dear Mr. Schrum,
After reading the flyer for the production of your monologue, I pray that it does not profane the Virgin Mary. Yes, there are many funny incidences from yesteryear about which we can laugh, but the sisters who taught us were, for the most part, truly good, dedicated women, faithful to the teachings of the church. How I pray that this is all in fun and not meant to belittle these good people for your personal gain. The Baltimore Catechism was a marvelous book. I still remember “why did God make me?” “to know Him, to love Him, and to serve him in this world and be happy with Him in the next”. I hope that you took this to heart. God be with you.”
This is a perfect example of how people often jump to conclusions and simply won’t give things a chance – exactly to the point of the play and the reason we are doing this.