One Million Moms v One Black Jesus
One Million Moms, a crackpot Christian organisation in the US is determined that Black Jesus, an American TV comedy series, should never be aired
WHY? Because in the series – featuring Jesus living in modern day Compton California, on a mission to spread love and kindness throughout the neighborhood with his small group of followers – is “blasphemous”.
Actor Gerald “Slink” Johnson portrays Christ in the series which is scheduled to begin later this month on Adult Swim, the late night segment of the Cartoon Network, but OMM has called for a boycott of the show and its advertisers, blasting Black Jesus for making a “mockery of our Lord.”
The screen’s latest Jesus, according to Christian News is a potty-mouthed, pot smoking hoodlum.
The trailer for Black Jesus shows a sandal-clad robed man who represents the Messiah repeatedly using profanity, along with his disciples, who accuse him of smoking all the weed.
Christians across the country have been finding the comedy series less than humorous and are calling for the cancellation of the show.
The demented Tim Wildmon, President of the American Family Association is quoted as saying:
The garbage that passes for entertainment continues to disturb us. Even the three-minute trailer was too vile to watch, with multiple uses of the f-word by the actor portraying ‘Black Jesus.’ Christians and anyone who believes in respecting faith must come together to make sure this program never airs.
Added added Monica Cole of OMM:
Christians must take a stand and not be silent. Networks like Adult Swim continue to mock Christianity, and we will not stand for it. Christians should no longer sit idly by and allow this blasphemy to continue without speaking up in protest. ‘Black Jesus’ is another attempt to distort the truth about Christianity.
Both groups noted that the network seemed to only be targeting Christianity, and would not have dared to make a similar broadcast mocking Islam.
Pastor David Rodgers of The House of Prayer for All Nations agreed.
There is no way that this show would be aimed at the Jewish or Muslim community. We are demanding an immediate retraction of this show and a public apology to the Christian community at large. … We will fight this and any other program that seeks to demean our values, our Savior and our beliefs.
A pot-smoking Jesus? Now here’s a thing: A British evangelist, Michael Virgo from Sheffield, has authored a Christian leaflet advocating pot use – and blasting homosexuality. The flyer, entitled “Ten Good Reasons To Get Stoned” was handed out to revellers at a Gloucester festival last Saturday by a group of Christians.
The leaflet, which caused outrage among gay groups and city council officials, claims that marijuana is less harmful than cigarettes and that small quantities taken regularly can improve your health.
It also says that homosexuality brings “dire consequences beyond our control”, claiming that gay men making up one third of male suicides in the US.
The freedom to express the desires that they so passionately fought for has brought many out of the closed (sic) and into a coffin.
The world is full of people who have a mission to make us all miss out on a great time. It helps me relax. Marijuana is less harmful than cigarettes.You can’t beat being high.
It continued to say that if you know what you are doing marijuana does not harm anyone and that small quantities taken regularly can improve you health.
Virgo said the material was “an ironic take” on how breaking the Bible’s Ten Commandements would result in stoning as a form of punishment.
The leaflet says that these sinful behaviours bring forth death.
Hat tip: Angela K (Gloucester report)