One Million Moms usually has to fight an advert that dares to have a gay couple in it. Or some ad for burgers that uses the phrase “nice buns”. Seriously, they have slim pickings.
Well, this is the fight they’ve been waiting for. They probably can’t believe their luck. And neither can the Cartoon Network.
It’s time for Black Jesus.
In an email the pressure group writes:
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!
“Black Jesus” is set to premiere on August 7 at 11:00 pm ET/ 10:00 pm CT, unless we intervene. Adult Swim plans to blaspheme Jesus on a weekly basis. This mockery will be similar to “South Park” and “Family Guy,” but much worse since the entire program will be based on lies about Christianity.
1MM will defend our Savior because He is Holy! Adult Swim is obviously not a family network, and this program is set to air later in the evening when children should be asleep, but that is no excuse. Adult Swim has crossed the line by belittling the Christian religion with foul jokes.
We need to send a loud and clear message to Adult Swim, its owner Turner Broadcasting System, Inc. (a Time Warner Company), and all potential advertisers of “Black Jesus” that this kind of programming is insulting and completely unacceptable. Adult Swim is not ridiculing any other religion currently and wouldn’t dream of mocking Mohammed or Muslims.
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 another 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.
Please send an email letter strongly encouraging Adult Swim, owned by Turner Broadcasting System, Inc. (a Time Warner Company), to drop all plans to air the anti-Christian program “Black Jesus.”
Tell them you are prepared to join thousands of other voices in urging advertisers to place it on their “do not advertise” list in protest of this anti-Christian bigotry.
Well, that didn’t seem to work. So it’s on to the advertisers.
Religious mockery, blasphemy and extreme profanity, all directed at the Christian faith flooded the airwaves last night. Turner Broadcasting System (TBS) did not hold back its disdain for Jesus, as TBS’s Cartoon Network delivered on its promise to be offensive and vile.“Black Jesus” was even worse than its promotions portrayed in the trailer leading up to the broadcast. In the 30-minute premiere, Jesus is recruited by his friend’s mother to buy a block of “weed” for a party. He is the “only one” she trusts with the $2,000 she gets as her tax-refund check.When the drug deal goes bad, his friends riding in the car with him abandon him and escape police, while Jesus is arrested. In the end, he is released from prison when the marijuana miraculously turns out to be salad greens.In this episode entitled “Smokin’, Drinkin’, and Chillin'”:• 88 profanities are used, including God’s name in vain (MA-L rating).• Jesus uses the f-word multiple times, uses God’s name in vain.• Jesus smokes marijuana and complains about having to share it.• Jesus is arrested when a drug deal he is leading goes bad.The Jesus character irreverently refers to God as “Pops,” himself as “lord and savior,” and is continually obsessed with alcohol and drugs.TAKE ACTIONContact the companies who actually sponsored TBS’s anti-Christian “Black Jesus.” American Eagle, Foot Locker, AutoTrader.com, Haribo Candy and Radio Shack were the major advertisers who paid corporate dollars to promote its products in association with the content of the program.Let these companies know that their advertising dollars are supporting bigotry and animosity toward people of faith.
I don’t think Adult Swim could pay for such good publicity do you? And of course if you did like the show, feel free to let those major advertisers know the same…