Friday, May 07, 2010

Open Season on Jesus

Although too frightened to air uncut a South Park episode that spoofed the Muslim prophet Mohammed, Comedy Central has no qualms about targeting the Prince of Peace, Jesus Christ:
As part of the network's upfront presentation to advertisers (full slate here), Comedy Central is set to announce "JC," a half-hour show about Christ wanting to escape the shadow of his "powerful but apathetic father" and live a regular life in New York City.

In the show, God is preoccupied with playing video games while Christ, "the ultimate fish out of water," tries to adjust to life in the big city.

Don't worry, though. This will not only be highly funny, but comedy in its purist form:
"In general, comedy in purist form always makes some people uncomfortable," said Comedy Central's head of original programming Kent Alterman.

Oh, that's why it makes people uncomfortable.

I think running scared from threatening Muslims while declaring open season on Jesus and Christians is more like cowardice in its purist form.

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