Who has the bigger closet, gays or atheists? It sounds almost comic, I know, but listening to the painful stories of atheists who did come out reminded me of all the stories I've heard from gay friends in similar circumstances.
In a genre not known for its subtlety, this musical stayed away from stereotypes, portraying its two missionary heroes as deeply earnest, deeply flawed, and often deeply conflicted about their own beliefs.
The production is hardly a surprise attack by the nose-thumbing partners. It could be said they're going after Christianity as a whole with the appearance of a slang-spouting Jesus in a lustrous blond wig.