Blasphemy charges[ edit ] The show has caused great consternation to many in the Christian community who consider it blasphemous and offensive as it contains a large amount of profanity, sexual references and the depiction of the key figures from Christianity: The first act of the opera is also noted for its "anti-American" stance, such as with its parody commercials regarding guns and Jesus. Christian Voice , an evangelical Christian lobbying group, and their leader Stephen Green protested  outside the offices of the BBC and various executives at the BBC had to move their families into police safe-house protection due to the fear of threats. They eventually attempted to bring a private criminal prosecution against the BBC's then Director-General Mark Thompson for blasphemous libel. Many secularists and political left-wingers state that it was these actions Christian Voice's that prompted the government to expand the laws against blasphemy in the United Kingdom to include other religions as well. By threatening boycotts, pickets and PR humiliation, Christian Voice managed to get Maggie's Centres to not accept the donation.