A controversial new show that has not yet premiered already but has Christian groups furious and demanding cancellation. What show could possibly be making them this mad? A show called ‘Black Jesus‘. The show is about a the a foul-mouthed “Jesus” living in Compton, CA with a “mission to spread love and kindness throughout the neighborhood with his small group of followers”. The Adult Swim show, created by ‘The Boondocks‘ creator Aaron McGruder, has some pastors and Christian activists, such as One Million Moms, taking offense to the character calling it blasphemous and disrespectful.They are threatening a boycott by the Christian community of the show’s network, parent company and advertisers if ‘Black Jesus’ is allowed to air.
One pastor, David A. Rogers from House of Prayers for All Nations Ministries in Chicago, Illinois wrote a letter to Turner Broadcasting system to express his disdain for the show.
It stated, “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.
One Million Moms organization called the show, “a mockery of our Lord…the entire program will be based on lies about Christianity.”
Do they have rightful reason to be mad about the show or is there other underlying issues?
The show premieres August 7 at 11 PM on Adult Swim.
Watch the official trailer for the show below.
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