Comedy Central's Jesus Christ Series Meets Threat From Christian Group

May 07, 2010 04:08:59 GMT

An extremist Christian group responded to the network's plan to create an animated series about their prophet, saying they would contact Muslim community as well to stop the development.

Comedy Central's Jesus Christ Series Meets Threat From Christian Group
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Jesus Christ has made a guest starring appearance in "South Park" but he's about to be given his own series. Comedy Central is thinking of having a cartoon series about the Christian leader and announced on Thursday, May 6 that it's indeed in the works under the title "JC". Already, the Catholic League issued a protest against the development.

The extremist group's president Bill Donohue encouraged people to take real action and posted Comedy Central's CEO's address on its website. He also said that Jesus is not only praised by Christians but also the Muslims, revealing "We will not only contact the Catholic community, we will contact Muslim organizations as well."

Donohue included a quote by Kent Alterman, a network official, who said, "In general, comedy in its purest form always makes some people uncomfortable." Donohue disagreed, saying "Besides the fact that there is no end to the number of comedians who have made a huge name for themselves without ever offending anyone, what is even more relevant is the fact that Comedy Central has absolutely no interest in making Muslims feel uncomfortable."

As one of the 23 newbies the channel is considering for the new season, "JC" will depict Jesus as a regular guy who moves to New York to "escape his father's enormous shadow." His father would be depicted as a man who would rather play video games than listening to his son.


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posted by bogeyman on Jun 21, 2010
Free press for all with leftist, lascivious, antiestablishment, nihilistic, theophobic ideas. Mind control, condemnation, and censorship for everyone who those who don't follow suit. You people suck! literally and figuratively
posted by bogeyman on Jun 21, 2010
No ranting here. Please give us the names of the prospective sponsors so we can boycott them along with the parent company of Comedy Central and all its subsidiaries. Have a blessed day!
posted by urallcrazy on Jun 08, 2010
Try changing the channel if you don't like it, just like I choose to walk by street-corner Christians telling me I'm going to burn in hell and I'm a fag simply because I just walk by them and am part of a country that "tolerates gays". Maybe its because of these backlashes from the Christian culture that many find it ok to make fun it. Get over yourselves, if you watched CC you'd know it's definitely not just Christ that they're making fun of, they make fun of all religions, all backgrounds, all ethnicity's - because it's comedy, it makes someone out there laugh. The difference between JC and Mohamed in the US is making fun of one will get a bunch of overweight white people angry demanding censorship (while proclaiming the land they love and the rights of the free are only relevant for one mindset), the other will get you beheaded. Take this as an insult or a compliment to your ability to act somewhat humane. To answer your question about why we fear Islam so much: Look at what nearly a decade of fear infused media does to you. Religion, as I thought of it when I was a child in a devout Christian household, is to teach you to love your neighbor - no matter what. It's no wonder so many in my generation are saying religion - no matter the denomination - is obsolete. It's an excuse to hate. And I bet writing that was a complete waste of time because it's going to get censored too.
posted by Anti-Cowards on May 20, 2010
How funny that the BIASED article calls the group "extremist." No serious journalism here. Just more CNN, NBC, Fox types of "press." Give me a govt-controlled press any day of the week instead of the supposed "free press" we have now. Free speech is great except that Comedy Central is so typical of Hollywood: tolerant of true extremists but intolerant of Christian groups. Typical and pathetic., ,
posted by Isaiah 53 on May 14, 2010
Christians, don't be shocked that Mr. Alterman would stoop so low. He has no clue regarding what he is doing, and that the One he is mocking will ultimately be his Judge. Alterman's attitude is as old as the cross to which Jesus, the Messiah, was nailed, but Alterman doesn't realize that it was Jesus' love that poured out those words, "Father, forgive them, for they don't know what they are doing." We need to say the same when we see blasphemy like this and realize that it is this man's ignorance of the truth that prompts such an attitude. The clock is ticking; in the meantime, pray for Mr. Alterman and others like him. They need it more than they know.
posted by qwerty on May 12, 2010
Since when is the Catholic League an "extremist Christian group"? Is it just coincidence that the name of the author of this biased drivel is not listed?
posted by Norma on May 11, 2010
There is a fine line between comedy and blasphemy; comedy central is embarking on crossing this line into blasphemy. They take pleasure in bashing Christians whilst protecting other religion, it goes to show who they are really waring against and that is the one and only true God, Yahweh and Jesus Christ, who in the book of revelation 1:11 refers to himself as Alpha and Omega, the first and the last. Whilst the producers are not expecting any backlash from Christians because we have a reputation of only sending a few angry letter and that is it, but no bomb or death threat. The bible clearly states in Ephesians 6:12 that we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places. Therefore we are not going to send you bomb or death threats but we are going to do what we know how to do best and that is to pray against the spirit that makes these producers to constantly ridicule Christians and blaspheme against God & Jesus Christ. So you producers and directors of 'JC comedy' if you do not change your stance with this production, watch out for the evil that will befall you and your families, the spirit of death that will steal your joy and depression that will overwhelm you and your families.
posted by jimm on May 10, 2010
looked up that JFC show. its halarious and the comedy central show sounds like the excat same show. WTF?
posted by hahah on May 09, 2010
Atheist here and I think they are pokin at the hornet's nest to see what comes out... Pure provocation or an ulterior motive from Parker and Stone... Methinks the latter :)
posted by Leigh on May 08, 2010
Remember this. Every knee shall bow and every tongue will confess that Jesus Christ is Lord. It matters not whether you are an atheist, satanist, buddhist or whatever. When Jesus returns you WILL bow before Him. However, it will be too late for you because you must be born again BEFORE Jesus returns. Don't wait until it's too late, repent now. Comedy Central should be ashamed of themselves, they have way too many shows that are blasphemous and downright disgusting. They should not be catering these cartoons towards children who will think that filth is ok because it's on a cartoon after all!
posted by wyn on May 08, 2010
What an ignorant article. Calling the Catholic League and extremist group? Why do people feel so free to blaspheme Jesus but are scared to death to do the same to Muhammed???? Scared much?
posted by Kat on May 08, 2010
Cowardly Central bleeps out Mohammad but feels free to turn Jesus into a cartoon character. What a bunch of snivelling cowards!
posted by bjhjfkjj on May 07, 2010
posting addresses of the CEO while telling people to "take real action" and threatening to call in the muslim extremists, who threaten violence when they are not agreed with certainly implies violence. extremism.
posted by Darren on May 07, 2010
Comedy Central stole this idea from a show called "JFC" do a google/youtube search for "jfcshow" and see for yourself
posted by mkern on May 07, 2010
So let me get this right. A person or group expresses objection to some activity they view. This makes them extremist. OK - I'll make a note of that.
posted by mpejko on May 07, 2010
Extremist group? The Catholic League are no such thing. Get your facts straight.

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