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August 11, 2014 by  
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‘Black Jesus’ Earns Solid Ratings, Shrug From Catholic League

The minds behind the Adult Swim comedy Black Jesus may have been quietly hoping for some controversy surrounding their new project.

Several groups, including One Million Moms, want the Cartoon Network to yank the show off the schedule for portraying Jesus Chris in such a fashion. But The Catholic League offered a less outraged statement regarding the program

We have long taken the position that portraying Jesus as black is fine with the Catholic League, and indeed we find it silly that anyone would object. The Jesus character in this show is a mixed bag: He is irreverent, and can be downright crude, but he also has many redeeming qualities,” [Catholic League president Bill] Donahue said of the show, which premiered last week.“


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