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One Million Moms v One Black Jesus

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.

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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.

It added:

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)

25 responses to “One Million Moms v One Black Jesus”

  1. Trevor Blake says:

    Thank goodness the murder of Christians by Muslims in the middle east has ended and Christians in the USA can get to the real priorities for protest such as television shows.

    For all the centuries of tyranny that Christianity can claim, it sure has evolved to a bunch of crybaby cowards in the 21st Century. A weak and largely secularized social club.

  2. Norman Paterson says:

    I might object to this show too, but on the grounds of it being crap. Taking pot shots at whatever people value is an easy way to get a reaction. It’s like stand-up comedians dissing religion: it’s too easy. A similar easy target is the royal family. All you need to do is dress up someone who looks queenish with a hair net and a fag, speaking common like, and you have tickled that section of the population who half thinks royalty has passed its sell by date, but who has not quite had the courage to follow their logic all the way.

  3. barriejohn says:

    Yes, Norman, let’s give religion and royalty the respect that they deserve – absolutely none!

  4. barriejohn says:

    These people are certifiable:

    http://onemillionmoms.com/issues/disgusting-geico-ad/

    I bet they think that the Teletubbies are gay, too.

  5. barriejohn says:

    It is difficult to find any reliable estimate of their actual membership, as has been stated here before, but this is interesting:

    http://brucegerencser.net/2013/10/where-oh-where-are-the-one-million-moms/

    59,616 likes as of 6th Oct, 2013.

  6. barriejohn says:

    I’ve just looked at their fb page and it seems to be inactive apart from the addition of comments like this:

    You are a bunch of real sick individual with nothing better to do th…an to teach your children hatred and bigotry and you wonder why there is so much bullying in the world. What will you do if one of your children is gay? disowned them? throw them out of the house? stop loving them? how about if they fall in love with a person of color? would you do the same. If the answer is “yes” then you should just commit yourself to a mental institution right now ….. hopefully your husband does not turn out to be gay or better yet having an affair with a black women … but wait maybe one of those would teach you a lesson !!!!!!

    https://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/One-Million-Moms/162160560566776

    There are only 33 likes now, but that isn’t altogether surprising. Can anyone else throw light on this?

  7. Norman Paterson says:

    BJ – I want better quality humour! More biting satire!

  8. L.Long says:

    There are 2 really bad parts to the show.
    1…Everyone knows that jesus hated homos, prostitutes, and helping the poor which is which he preached so much about getting rid of them and getting rich.

    2…more seriously the way jesus dresses shows how dim so many are when they can’t realize that if jesus did live in Calif. today he would be wearing pants and shirt not some silly antique dress from the mideast.

  9. Adam Tjaavk says:

    “…more seriously the way jesus dresses shows how dim so many
    are when they can’t realize that if jesus did live in Calif.
    today he would be wearing pants and shirt not some silly
    antique dress from the mideast.”

    What! – no conflated & anachronistic fun
    from Jesus and Mo & Desperate Dan?

    _____

  10. @barriejohn you are looking at the wrong page. Here is the correct page https://www.facebook.com/onemillionmoms As of today, they have
    61,164 likes

  11. Broga says:

    They must be in extremely disturbed about the atheist TV channel which has started in the USA. I heard some interviews on the World Service about it. Some people describe declaring themselves as atheist as “coming out.” One man said he had told his mother but hadn’t yet told his father as he “didn’t want to lose him.”

    I began to realise what a serious business it can be in the USA to declare yourself an atheist. The focus all seemed to be on what was said and not about whether religion was true, factual or credible. Just mouthing the words and going through the motions was enough.

    Declare yourself an atheist and you run real risk of alienating friends and family. There was must millions of covert atheists in the USA. It will be interesting when the bubble bursts or the dam breaks or whatever.

  12. David Anderson says:

    Oh come on, everynoe knows that Jebus is a Merikan and founded the USA for his special people after they almost wiped out the people already living there. Like father, like son.

    ” …is another attempt to distort the truth about Christianity.”

    What truth is that?

  13. David Anderson says:

    “everynoe”? I was at a fiesta last night and I haven’t been to bed yet.

  14. barriejohn says:

    Broga: Did you see the following?

    http://www.patheos.com/blogs/friendlyatheist/2014/07/30/creationist-ken-ham-says-that-atheist-tv-will-poison-and-destroy-the-minds-of-children/

    This has got them really worried. People might actually start to THINK about things for once!

  15. Broga says:

    @barriejohn: Many thanks. I didn’t see those. The religious are quick to panic when atheism ventures into the public arena which preachers have used, abused and made $millions from over the decades. Most encouraging.

  16. sailor1031 says:

    And yet it’s perfectly acceptable for xtians to perpetrate that disgusting piece of sado-porn ‘the passion of the christ’ on everyone else.

    BTW 1MM is nothing more than a protest and fundraising front for the despicable American “family” Association (A”F”A), an organization of professional complainers with 180,000 actual members.

  17. Paul Cook says:

    I have been reading about John Allegro. The only sane (and lost his religion because of it) person involved in the Dead Sea Scrolls archaeology way back in the 1950′-60-70’s when they were first discovered in what was Jordan. These and other scrolls since discovered, make a huge challenge of the Holy Blabble etc. However, those controlling release of Dead Sea Scroll – yes controlling religots – have for many years blocked the wider issue of the scrolls and mainly it was due to John Allegro writing and showing photographs of them wanting the public debate to begin over religion, that they actually ‘came out’ into the wider public.

    He wrote several books on the Scrolls and his research and interpretation, (no surprise) all vilified especially by the RCC. Any way, one book The Sacred Mushroom and The Cross: A study of the nature and origins of Christianity within the fertility cults of the ancient Near East, is that christianity came out of a [magic] mushroom cult. So black jesus smoking weed might not be all that wrong.

    The book on John Allegro even refers to the Freethinker’s report on one of his books (in the 60’s).

  18. barriejohn says:

    Paul Cook: I remember all that very well, as reading about the Dead Sea Scrolls was a mindblowing experience for me as a keen , but increasingly sceptical, young Christian. It became obvious that the “unique” and “revolutionary” teachings of Jesus were nothing of the kind, and Prof F F Bruce’s “Second Thoughts on the Dead Sea Scrolls” did nothing to convince me otherwise. I also read Allegro’s “Sacred Mushroom” work, but no one took that seriously (though it is also obvious that many of the Biblical authors must have been under the influence of “substances” to have come up with what they did, eg Ezekiel and John of Patmos, who wrote The Revelation, but that’s not what he was saying). Incidentally, some of the scrolls were secreted in the Vatican for years and no one was allowed to view them – what a surprise!

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_M._Allegro

  19. barriejohn says:

    I post this for what it’s worth. I was really looking for something a bit more authoritative on the subject!

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-525993/Moses-high-hallucinogenic-drug-received-Ten-Commandments-claims-academic.html

  20. tony e says:

    I’m pretty sure i have posted this before, but it proves that Jesus was, indeed, black.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yHvcSjGpIuY

  21. Paul Cook says:

    Barriejohn

    thanks for the links.
    i’m reading his biography – written by his daughter. well written and it summarises his books.

    He was vilified by the church – no surprise there. But for over 30 years the ‘team’ published very little on the Scrolls, except him and he qualified it all by saying it needed more research. And how interesting that quite a few scrolls ‘got lost’. The ones most against ‘current’ religious thought and the babble.

    The main theme he propounded, which does make a lot of sense, is that the scrolls he did research were about a Teacher – under an Essence cult. And this was later modified and ‘modernised’ into jesus. Also adapting to the jew revolt at the time and Roman and Hellnistic cultures that dominated the region.
    This is what the openminded below researchers at/of the church have been ‘losing’ and not publishing, despite lengthy research, for over 30 years. But it’s not a conspiracy – apparently.

  22. barriejohn says:

    Paul Cook: Many of the more progressive ideas uttered by “Jesus” in the Gospels could have come straight from the Scrolls (some almost verbatim). That’s not to say that they did, but that they were in the public domain AT THE TIME WHEN THE GOSPELS WERE WRITTEN. I don’t know whether Jesus (The Nazirite?) actually existed, but I don’t think that he personified a “magic mushroom”. What I DO know is that the scales fell from my eyes when I first read about the Essenes’ “Teacher of Righteousness”. What this shows is that there were ideas (or “memes”, to use current jargon) that influenced the culture of the time, and that what we read in the Gospels is not some revolutionary revelation from God, as I had been taught, but the development of human ideas about morality and belief. Now that really WAS revolutionary!

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