The rise of the luvvie lynch mob

Mar 3, 2021 by

by Lloyd Evans, spiked:

Seyi Omooba was cast out of the theatre world for her Christian beliefs.

In March 2019, 25-year-old actress Seyi Omooba auditioned at Leicester Curve for a new musical, The Color Purple, based on Alice Walker’s classic American novel. Omooba was cast in the lead role. Her character, Celie, struggles against the tyrannical power of men and secures a reunion with her long-lost sister, Nettie. Part of the story is Celie’s discovery of romantic happiness in a lesbian affair. But Omooba, a practising Christian, holds unfashionable views about lesbianism and has posted her opinions on Facebook.

In September 2014, before her acting career began, she wrote:

‘It is clearly evident in 1 Corinthians 6:9-11 what the Bible says on this matter. I do not believe you can be born gay, and I do not believe homosexual practice is right, though the law of this land has made it legal doesn’t mean it is right.’

The news that she was to play Celie in a big new musical (co-produced by Birmingham Hippodrome) brought her to the attention of others in the trade. An actor not associated with the show discovered her Facebook comments from 2014 and posted them on Twitter:

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