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Breaking Into Heaven

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This is my attempt at writing a bit of dialogue for a radio play. I have no idea of the correct format or whatever yet. So please bear with me...

Snippet of Breaking Into Heaven by The Stone Roses.
Sound of intercom buzzing as button is pressed.

Peter: Hello?
Fred: Oh, hi. I’m here to see the boss. Can you let me in please?
Peter: Oh, my darling. I’m afraid that won’t be possible. We don’t want your sort here.
Fred: My sort? What do you mean my sort?
Peter: Well, you, my darling. You’re so hateful.
Fred: Hateful? I’ve only ever loved.
Peter: Oh, my darling man. Do you really call picketing funerals ‘love’?
Fred: Yes, I do call it love. Trying to save America from the pits of Hell is definitely an act of love.
Peter: And who are you to judge that, darling?
Fred: I am an instrument of God.
Peter: Oh, my darling man. Whilst I must concede that you are a tool, I do not see how you are an instrument of God.
Fred: I do God’s work, as commanded in The Bible.
Peter: Oh, darling. Where does it say in The Bible to picket funerals?
Fred: Leviticus 18:22, “Thou shalt not lie with mankind, as with womankind: it is abomination”.
Peter: Oh, that old chestnut. Where does it say in that, darling, to picket funerals?
Fred: I am simply trying to save America from the wrath of God.
Peter: Oh, my darling man. God is love. How can you have read The Bible and not have understood that?
Fred: Not so. Corinthians 6:9, “Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God”.
Peter: And who are you to judge that, darling? It says quite literally in The Bible, “Judge not, that ye be not judged”.
Fred: Yes but I am an instrument of God.
Peter: As I said before, darling, you may be a tool but you are no instrument. You have forsaken God.
Fred: Never. I do God’s work.
Peter: Oh, my darling. You are deluded. God does her own work. And, yet again, it says exactly that in The Bible. You, my darling, were called upon to “live peaceably with all”; Romans 12:18.
Fred: But I do God’s work.
Peter: You’re really getting tiresome now, darling. Écoute moi. God does her own work.
Fred: And I’m just helping out.
Peter: God does her own work.
Fred: And...
Peter: God does her own work.
Fred: Oh, never mind you. Let me speak to the boss man.
Peter: God is no man. God is love, darling, and you have forsaken love. So you have forsaken God. So you are not coming in.
Fred: Let me in, God damn you!
Peter: God does not damn me, darling. God is love, darling, and if you are not prepared to understand that simple concept then I have nothing more to say to you. Good day.
Fred: Let me in, God damn you!

Sound of fists pounding on the door  
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