Comedy Central Unveils Mock Jesus Show

Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on Comedy Central’s decision to offer a new animated show, “JC,” in its upcoming lineup:

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.

But maybe they’re wrong. Muslims regard Jesus to be a prophet and hold Him in high regard. They may not be too pleased to learn that one of their revered figures is going to be ridiculed on Comedy Central. To that end, we will not only contact the Catholic community, we will contact Muslim organizations as well. Those who would like to dialogue with Comedy Central’s CEO, Doug Herzog, can reach him at 2049 Century Park East, Ste. 4000, Los Angeles, CA, 90067.

If you show up at Herzog’s office, and he says he is feeling uneasy, let him know that having a fun time in its purest form always makes some people feel uncomfortable. He is sure to understand.

Contact: doug.herzog@comedycentral.com

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  • Richard

    I do not think that anyone takes this seriously, after all it is the “comedy channel”. None of their offerings are taken seriously. When we react in an insulted manner we are doing the same thing that the Islamic reactionaries do which is certainly not how we should act.

  • Christi Derr

    Richard – I strongly disagree with your comment. Jesus Christ is our Lord, Our Savior and our truest love in this life and the next. As Christians we do not sit idly by while He is blasphemed! A normal man or woman would defend his/her loved one from an attack – how much more do we need this same response with Our Savior. We must honor and love Jesus, make reparations for sacrileges and blaphemies against his Holy name and person.

    btw…most people take the news they get from Comedy Central more seriously than the “real news.” This is the culture we are living in. Comedy Central, like it or not, is very influential with young people – so we have to speak up.

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