Posted by: Pastor | August 9, 2014

Black Jesus Blasphemy

To The Editor:
At night, the children’s channel called Cartoon Network transforms into the badly named Adult Swim which rarely misses an opportunity to drown Christianity. Sadly, in the second quarter of 2014, the juvenilia on Adult Swim made it the No. 1 television network on basic cable for adults 18-24, 18-34 and 18-49, and also for males in those age brackets. Its mockery of Christianity has made fans.
Adult Swim is airing a live-action satire called “Black Jesus,” where the sinless and all-powerful Son of God is transformed into a black man who swears like a sailor and smokes marijuana in the mean streets of Compton, California. The creator is leftist cartoonist Aaron McGruder, who for 10 years drew a comic strip about blacks called “The Boondocks.”
McGruder has preached that it’s “important to offend, but equally important to offend for the right reasons.” But where is the “right reason” to have your Jesus curse and fight and smoke pot? There’s no serious reason to portray Jesus as complaining to one man who just wants lotto numbers: “I still love your b—k a–. In the second episode, Jesus persuades his disciples to help him turn a vacant lot into a garden so they can grow their own marijuana. Black Christians should be the most offended by these plots.
It’s bad enough Hollywood leftists smear Jesus in this fashion. But then some liberals try to argue that this is somehow an attempt to spread and not shred Christianity. USA Today columnist DeWayne Wickham claimed, “(Black Jesus) is a show that connects Jesus to young people.” If that’s the case, why don’t the Hollywood leftists try to help young people connect to Islam the same way?
Christians should not simply shake their heads at Adult Swim’s repeated attempts to spread anti-religious bigotry. “Organized religion” should organize to oppose this kind of blasphemy. Contact: Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., One CNN Center, Atlanta, GA 30303, Phone: 404-827-1700, www.turner.com Let them know that you are offended by this blasphemy and ask them to cancel the show.
Pastor Terry K. Hagedorn
Calvary Baptist Church
PO Box 282 Reedsville, WV
Ph. 304-864-3870
MOUNTAIN MANNA, 96.7 FM, Sundays 9:30am
http://mountainmanna.com
“Pointing Mountaineers to Mount Calvary.”
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