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Some Christian groups decry new comedy ‘Black Jesus’

Some Christian groups decry new comedy ‘Black Jesus’

Huffington Post reports:

America’s Christian right is aglow with rage over the portrayal of Jesus Christ as altruistic black guy living in modern-day Compton, California.

The trailer for Black Jesus, a comedy show scheduled to air on the Adult Swim cable network – the evening schedule of the Cartoon Network in the US – features the Messiah as a man on a “daily mission to spread love and kindness throughout the neighbourhood with the help of his small but loyal group of downtrodden followers”.

Or, as the Christian Post decried, a “faux messiah dropping four-letter expletives and being accused of ‘smoking all the f*cking weed,’ in addition to being shot at and getting carjacked.” Adult Swim is billing the show as “the most anticipated comeback in history”.


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This is the first I’ve heard of this. Perhaps I’m not the target audience. But I laughed at the trailer. Not sure how far this joke can be carried. No surprise the hate wing of the faith is up in arms. Doesn’t take much to stir them up.

John Banks

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