The Washington Times

August 12, 2014 by  
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Catholic League is OK with ‘Black Jesus’ character who smokes, drinks

The Catholic League said the “Black Jesus” character on the Adult Swim network may drink, smoke and try to pick up women — but that he has some redeeming qualities, nonetheless, and the show could actually draw viewers to the spiritual light.

“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,” said the group’s president, Bill Donohue, in a statement reported by Newsmax. “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.”


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