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‘Black Jesus’ Comedy: Some Christians Aren’t Laughing [TRAILERS]

Article By Sally Hendrixx:: EEW Magazine Entertainment News



(EEW Magazine Entertainment) There is nothing new under the sun. While He hung on the cross to die for the sins of the world, Jesus was mocked. More than 2,000 years later, the mockery continues in the form of a TV show.

“Black Jesus,” set for an August 7 premiere on the Adult Swim Network, is a live-action scripted comedy that some Christians feel isn’t at all funny.

Conservative Christian group One Million Moms blasts Boondocks creator, Aaron McGruder’s newest brainchild, calling it “blasphemous” and demanding it be pulled.

“The foul language used in the trailer, including using the Lord's name in vain, is disgusting,” said the outraged group on its website.  “In addition, there is violence, gunfire and other inappropriate gestures which completely misrepresent Jesus. This is blasphemy!”

Credit: Adult Swim/NY Daily News

The African-American Jesus impersonator, played by Gerald “Slink” Johnson (best known as Lamar Davis in Grand Theft Auto V), in the official trailer (There is also an extended, even more offensive version.), is cursed out, beat up and derided.

Ironically, the son of God sustained even worse injuries when He actually walked the earth. Being punched out and disrespected isn’t really a far cry from the reality of what He dealt with in times of old.

Still, a black guy from the hood posing as the risen Savior—namely, Compton—surrounded by debauchery, is too much for some members of the faith community to handle.

In one scene shown in the preview, Jesus’ disciples depict Him as a mooching “bum,” sleeping outdoors. Finally, when they have had enough, they tell Him they can’t provide for His needs any longer.

“You do realize I died for your sins, right?” Black Jesus said.

One of them responded, “That was 2014 years ago,” as another chimed in, “Yeah, that’s old.”

The satirical presentation displays the lack of appreciation and reverence present-day residents of the ghetto have for the Anointed One.

In the extended trailer, though, things get sticky and all-out vulgar.

Jesus is not just being cursed out. He, Himself, is shown cursing, drinking, smoking weed and behaving in ways totally uncharacteristic of the righteous, sinless Lord the Bible describes.

Watch both trailers HERE.



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