First let’s begin with Aaron McGruder’s (The Boondocks) trailer for his new Cartoon Network show, Black Jesus:
And then we look to our old pal Rev. Fishsticks, whom some say is kinda-sorta a bigot, for spiritual guidance:
So… before even a single episode of Black Jesus is aired, the Xristian Xrazies are frothing and calling for the show to be cancelled and are demanding a public apology:
We, the Christian community are vehemently opposed and violently offended at this upcoming program soon to air on your channel called BLACK JESUS. The level of disrespect aimed at the depiction of our Lord and Savior is inexcusable. We are hard pressed to find any value in this program, its message or its purpose. As a group of believers, we are prepared to launch a mass campaign and boycott of your channel and any advertisers that are financially profiting from this program. These continued attacks against our Christian values and the degrading imagery of the Lord Jesus Christ, will be met with social media awareness to the entire Christian Community and a targeted boycott of your advertisers.
Meanwhile One Million Moms (minus about 990,900 moms) is burning up the electric inner webs telling everyone that Black Jesus is making a mockery of the Lord and whatnot, and claim to be upset over the foul language (and they are very careful not to touch upon, you know, the black part, because it is never about race):
The late night programming on the Cartoon Network, known as Adult Swim, plans to air the non-animated show “Black Jesus” portraying Jesus as a “black guy living in the hood.” The show depicts him living in Compton Gardens and makes a mockery of our Lord. The foul language used in the trailer, including using the Lord’s name in vain, is disgusting. In addition, there is violence, gunfire and other inappropriate gestures which completely misrepresent Jesus. This is blasphemy!
…If we speak with one voice now, we can keep this program from ever seeing the light of day. 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 anoher attempt to distort the truth about Christianity. There is power in numbers! Forward this to everyone you know in a fight to keep this show off the air.
1MM is still running their various other boycotts against Ellen/JCPenney, Betty Crocker, Starbucks, and assorted other retailers. Their tens of followers are slowly being starved and disheveled because there is nothing left for them to eat or wear. But whatevs! They are outraged.
For those of you who are not familiar with McGruder’s work, Black Jesus is a recurring theme in The Bookdocks, a theme he is willing to explore more. It got the Xrazies riled up when he first started running with it in the daily comic strip, and more riled up when The Boondocks became an animated series.