CD COVER MOCKES CHRIST

December 8, 1996 by  
Filed under Catalyst Online, Features

Jetset Records has released a new CD by recording artist Firewater that has ignited a protest from the Catholic League and a Tampa, Florida retail dealer. The CD in question,Get Off The Cross, We Need The Wood For The Fire, features an illustration of Jesus Christ on the cover holding a beer and a cigarette. Sensuous Sound Systems of Tampa not only refused to carry the CD, store owner Lonnie Johnson pulled the entire stock of Jetset recordings.

The league registered its objections in a letter to Jetset, arguing that the cover was offensive to Christians and should be replaced by a more appropriate illustration.


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