A father in Baden-Württemberg was unable to bear the idea of his son’s wearing a cross in a school play. The family turned out to be Muslims, however, and not vampires.
Many thanks to JLH for translating this article from the Badische Zeitung:
Not That, Too!
Muslim Flips Out Over a Cross
by Elena Borchers and Karl-Heinz Fesenmeier
July 23, 2019
Recurring uproars are a part of theater. But what happened at the premier of “The Three Musketeers” at the Lise-Meitner school in Grenzach-Wyhlen broke the mold for the usual theater uproars. After the performance, a father dragged his actor son from the hall, hit him and bellowed at him.
That is how it was reported by witnesses. Police investigations are in progress. The presumed reason for the Muslim father’s flip-out: Apparently he became so upset because his 17-year-old son was playing a cardinal and wore a cross around his neck. In telephone conversations the day after with the school principal and the drama director, he tried to explain does not allow his son to be seen wearing a cross. Ultimately, the school found a striking “compromise” with the father. The son would continue to play the cardinal — but without the cross. And the pertinent photos in the program will be removed.