MOCK JESUS SHOW?
Catalyst June Issue 2010, Front Page
Comedy Central is weighing the possibility of offering a new animated show, “JC.”
All we know about “JC” is that it will be a half-hour show about Christ seeking to live a normal life in New York outside the reach of his “powerful but apathetic father.” But we know much more about who is doing this.
These are the same executives who delight in bashing Christians while continuing to censor any depiction of Muhammad on “South Park.” They also deceive. Kent Alterman, a network official, says this about the show: “In general, comedy in its purest form always makes some people uncomfortable.” Not true. 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.
We jumped on this issue as soon as we learned of it, and we are happy to say that we joined a coalition of like-minded folks headed by our friend Brent Bozell, president of the Media Research Center (and member of the Catholic League’s board of advisors), to protest the show.
We urge members to write to Comedy Central’s CEO, Doug Herzog, at 2049 Century Park East, Ste. 4000, Los Angeles, California, 90067. Not only is it offensive to ridicule Jesus, it is outrageous that these Hollywood types refuse to treat Catholics the way they treat Muslims—with respect.