Friday, December 05, 2008
I’ve been sent this—and seen this—through several different sources. So why not share a good viral video?
Update 06/12/08: A far right christianist group has, predictably, demanded an apology for “Prop 8 – The Musical”. Their media release quotes a spokesperson as saying, “Appearing as a sarcastic, rotund Christ, [Jack] Black distorts the Bible and condones shameful, homosexual acts. Associating Christ with perverse activity is an affront to all people of faith, especially Christians.”
So, according to these religious winguts, one can never make even gentle fun of them, but they can call us “shameful” and “perverse” with impunity. They also get to make fun of Black’s weight, too. Put another way, they’re free to mock—even to hate—but no one has the right to criticise them or make fun of them.
Personally, what I find “shameful” and “perverse” is their assertion that they speak for “all people of faith, especially Christians.” Just because they believe it, it doesn’t make it true; a bit like their religious beliefs, actually—oh dear, have I just mocked them? In any case, they need to get over themselves—seriously.