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August 11, 2014 by  
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Catholic League Has Pretty Chill Response to ‘Black Jesus’

The Catholic League, which often expresses offense at media portrayals of Catholics and religious figures, is pretty okay with Adult Swim’s “Black Jesus.”

In a statement, the group’s president, Bill Donohue, said the show’s portrayal of Jesus was a “mixed bag.” He certainly didn’t have any problem with Jesus being black.

“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,” Donohue said of the show, which premiered last week.


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