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Elementary School's Christian Haunted House Canceled Over Depictions of Pulse Shooting

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Not today, Satan.

Halloween's always the time for some unwarranted fuckery. If you don't have white people in blackface or THOTs out in these streets catching pneumonia wearing barely the suggestion of clothing, you're going to have someone who missed the "that's in poor taste" memo.

Case in point, Tyrone Tappler Productions, which planned to host a haunted house--billed as a "Christian interactive experience"celebrating the most Christian of holidays, Halloween. "The Room: A Journey To Hell"was scheduled to take place October 28 and 29 at Chicago's Fernwood Elemnetary School and would have recreated, among other atrocities, the Pulse massacre in Orlando that left 49 people dead.

"The Room" planned to give guests "IN YOUR FACE scenes of dark reality" in which they would "encounter individuals who will make choices. The choice is life or death; sin or salvation; heaven or hell. The scenes will be action-packed, real and jaw dropping."

According to the Windy City Times, TTP posted a call on Facebook for volunteers with questionable decision-making skills to participate in the Pulse-themed horror :

"Club Pulse, Dancers, Victims ... CAGED PEOPLE/SCREAMERS, Extras needed trying to escape a cage! ... SOUNDS INTERESTING? COME OUT THIS SATURDAY!!!"

Among other scenes dutifully depicted in The Room were a botched abortion and the 2015 mass shooting in a black church in Charleston. Consider our jaws dropped.

Someone choosing to identify themselves only as "Nat" expressed to the Windy City Times their dismay at the haunted house and its fast-and-loose definition of "choices."

"In terms of 'moral choices'--whose moral choices are we talking about?" Nat wondered aloud. "Is it immoral to just want to go out and be with your friends and dance? And what really bothered me was that this was in a public school supported by our tax dollars."

"If you want to have a haunted house with that kind of thing in it, have at it," Nat added. "But don't do it in a public school."

Or maybe don't do it all? After The Room received a collective "seriously, WTF?" in response, the Chicago Public School System pulled the plug on the sacrilegiously spooky shenanigans.

"The event organizers mischaracterized the true content of the event, and we did not approve any association with the activities the organizers have now advertised," said CPS spokesman Michael Passman. "The event will not be held on CPS property."

His dreams (nightmares?) of a Christian interactive experience thwarted, the Tyrone Tappler (of the Tyrone Tappler Productions) tweeted that the haunted house was "officially banned." In a subsequent tweet, Tappler chose to call himself a "trailblazer," to which all I can say is:

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