August 7, 2014 12:14 am -

One Million Moms, a group run by the American Family Association, would like the cable channel Adult Swim (a Turner channel that shares time with the Cartoon Network) not to air its show about a black Jesus. Failing an effort to prevent it from being shown, they’d now like you to boycott its sponsors.

One rather suspects it’s the “black” part that One Million Moms really objects to, but they insist it’s the foul language and the show’s “making a mockery of our Lord.” (They also seem upset that Black Jesus lives in Compton Gardens, a subdivision in Compton, and which is depicted as chock-full of, in their words, “violence, gunfire and other inappropriate gestures which completely misrepresent Jesus.”)

One Million Moms wants the show, which is set to premiere tomorrow, to never see the light of day. Failing that, which they will, they’re vowing to urge advertisers to boycott the show. Adult Swim has already issued a statement saying the show is not intended “to offend any race or people of faith.”

D.B. Hirsch
D.B. Hirsch is a political activist, news junkie, and retired ad copy writer and spin doctor. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

46 responses to American Family Association Trying To Censor Or Boycott Black Jesus Show

  1. tiredoftea August 7th, 2014 at 12:18 am

    A bible perverting fringe right group doesn’t want this on the air? That’s good enough for me, I’m watching it!

    • Tommy6860 August 7th, 2014 at 12:27 am

      If these wingers had their way, Jesus would have blonde hair on top of the blue eyes that they already endow him with.

      • mdram August 7th, 2014 at 12:44 am

        And he spoke perfect English with a southern accent…

      • Larry Schmitt August 7th, 2014 at 6:19 am

        When I was growing up Catholic (before I actually grew up), the pictures of Jesus we saw looked more like a California surfer than a native of the Middle East. And always tall.

        • Rusty Shackleford August 7th, 2014 at 7:30 am

          I’m a fan of the hilarious Kenny Loggins Jesus.

          • Chad Martin August 7th, 2014 at 8:30 am

            “I'”What a Fool Believes” was my favorite Sunday hymns…

          • Khary A August 7th, 2014 at 10:29 am

            That’s Michael McDonald.

  2. Ron Jackson August 7th, 2014 at 1:03 am

    Of course all right wingers will have a problem with the depiction of Jesus as a black man, because for them the image of a white Jesus helps them to reinforce their core belief of white nationalism. If the son of God is white, then father is also white, and if God is whitd5, that means they view the white race as being the master race.

    • tiredoftea August 7th, 2014 at 1:42 am

      All the while showing their ignorant christian hatred for those brown middle eastern descendants of the actual Jesus, if he was actual, that is.

  3. M D Reese August 7th, 2014 at 1:25 am

    These fools really should try reading their buybull sometime. It’s the best cure for christianity.

    • Elliot J. Stamler August 7th, 2014 at 7:33 pm

      You are almost as bad as they anti-religious bigot.

      • M D Reese August 7th, 2014 at 9:30 pm

        Kinda hard to be bigoted about people who believe in the supernatural. I’m just being practical. I’d love it if they’d go get some counselling, but that’s not how religions work.

  4. Jeff Allen August 7th, 2014 at 2:07 am

    These folks need a “lighten up Francis” moment. When you can’t laugh at yourself, everything ceases to be funny.

    • Larry Schmitt August 7th, 2014 at 6:21 am

      True believers will never allow the object of their adoration to be ridiculed. Remember what happened when Life of Brian was released?

      • Jeff Allen August 7th, 2014 at 9:47 am

        I’m not convinced that is the case, especially when you use the term ‘true believer’. Man cannot ultimately judge who is or is not a ‘true believer’. Life of Brian is hilarious and judging by the clip above, Black Jesus has some funny stuff. I can see why some folks would fid it offensive, but that is why the remote control exists.

  5. Rusty Shackleford August 7th, 2014 at 4:09 am

    Conveniently, their criticism of the show’s language and related boycott doesn’t qualify as “political correctness” or “an infringement of the creators’ first amendment rights” or whatever other dumbass rhetorical buzzword they like to break out whenever one of their favorite businesses faces boycotts and pushback.

  6. Larry Schmitt August 7th, 2014 at 7:13 am

    They have the right to encourage a boycott if they don’t agree with the message. But in the end, if the advertisers think enough of the right demographic will watch that they can make money from it, they will support the show. Except for Hobby Lobby, of course. Because they have, you know, religious beliefs. P&G and GM have something stronger: shareholders.

  7. causeican August 7th, 2014 at 7:59 am

    All praise to white Jesus.

    • Chad Martin August 7th, 2014 at 8:26 am

      and his pal the Flying Spaghetti Monster. And the Easter Bunny.

      • Jake August 7th, 2014 at 9:12 pm

        Pasta Vobiscum.

  8. Jake August 7th, 2014 at 8:02 am

    Must see TV.

  9. EnuffBull August 7th, 2014 at 8:08 am

    My God is better than your God.
    My Jesus can beat up your Jesus.
    What does it take to jam our vision of peace down your throat?

  10. Larry Schmitt August 7th, 2014 at 8:12 am

    And they should probably rename themselves One Million White Moms.

    • Chad Martin August 7th, 2014 at 8:25 am

      Or, even more accurately, The Men of One Million White Moms.

    • Rusty Shackleford August 7th, 2014 at 8:48 am

      More accurately something like 400,000. Compare to approximately 9 million LGBT people in the United States alone. Hell, there’s about twice as many trans people as there are members of this organization, once again, in the United States alone.

  11. Shades August 7th, 2014 at 9:13 am

    There’s no such thing as bad publicity. Thanks OMM.

  12. William August 7th, 2014 at 9:42 am

    Adult swim is on a cable channel late at night. Here’s what people who might be offended by this could do.

    Not watch it.

    Problem solved.

    Now wasn’t that easy? Just leave Robot chicken alone ok?

    • Jeff Allen August 7th, 2014 at 9:49 am

      The most basic logic is lost on those who desire to control media. God also gave humans the ability to use a remote. Heck, they don’t even require opposable thumbs if you set them on your lap.

      • tiredoftea August 7th, 2014 at 1:19 pm

        Yes, we can just peck at it likes chickens.

  13. Khary A August 7th, 2014 at 11:07 am

    I dunno, I’m black and a humanist and I find it kind of offensive. Not for the manner in which they portray a groups honored savior but for the fact that this minstrel show crap still has to go on. I read an article called “Lucy: Why Im tired of seeing white people on the big screen” and as much as I may have agreed with some of the statements given in the article I still had to think Yeah and I’m tired of seeing black people there too. At least the kinds of black people I see most often, which are always linked to the 70’s for some reason. Like being a pimp was something awesome to do. I have friends who constantly ask me to grow out my afro…I tell them no mainly because it’s friggin’ hot but also it’s so they don’t get used to the idea of me following their wishes to satisfy their desire to see me in a subconsciously more palatable manner. Trust me the 90’s were a tense time between me and some of my friends, Me listening to X-clan and reading W.E.B. Dubois and such didn’t help. Yeah sure we have some strong points going now, Falcon was a huge kick in the arena of “normal” person being black as opposed to ” acting” black for entertainment. This kind of thing just seems like a desperate attempt to out Jackass, Jackass or some other such offensive thing that generally “white” culture would come up with and have it be funny i.e. Monty Python, Mel Brooks…the list goes on. LIke, “Yay we finally did our black version of something that’s already been done to death.” The offense happens when black culture is perceived as a reflection or spawn from white culture even when it is from black cultures P.O.V. No matter which way it’s looked at this is just bad comedy.

    That being said just don’t watch the damn show if you don’t like the subject matter but don’t tell others not too. That’s actually more offensive.

    • tiredoftea August 7th, 2014 at 1:21 pm

      All true, but it gives Paul Mooney such great material!

  14. Robert Merrill Taylor August 7th, 2014 at 4:01 pm

    “One Million Moms” consists of Bryan Fischer and a few of his closest, closeted boyfriends.

  15. NativeSonKY August 7th, 2014 at 7:20 pm

    OMG how have I missed this!? Hardest I’ve laughed in a couple of months, for sure! This is off-the-chain comedy!

  16. Elliot J. Stamler August 7th, 2014 at 7:32 pm

    “One Million Moms” does not have one million members…it has way less than one hundred thousand. It and its parent American Family Assn., owned by the Wildmon father and son team of fascist scammers, have been “boycotting” businesses for 30 years. They’ve “boycotted” Disney, Universal Pictures, Home Depot, Procter & Gamble, etc. Those companies are still thriving. It is just one of their endless ploys to get their viewers/mail addressees, to send them money. It is always the same…send us money. Now. Jesus wants you to.

  17. Dwendt44 August 7th, 2014 at 7:40 pm

    Jesus wasn’t white by any right wing standards. He was a Middle East Jew with a ‘swarthy’ complexion, who never bathed, was a socialist and a liberal.

    • Debbie Pineau August 8th, 2014 at 7:12 am

      How do you know? Were you there?

      • WardenclyffeTower August 11th, 2014 at 6:41 pm

        How do you know there was a Jesus, were you there? (See how stupid this sounds?)

      • PhilliesWS2008 August 16th, 2014 at 7:51 pm

        you failed with your response…. loser

  18. Debbie Pineau August 8th, 2014 at 6:06 am

    Jesus, from what I understand, was not black in any sense of the word. Also, profanity wasn’t in his playbook either, neither was foul language. I agree that they should ban this atrocious movie portraying him and, in other words, making a mockery of his life.

    • Bob Ayala August 8th, 2014 at 7:01 am

      There is a description of Jesus in the bible describing e Son of Man’s skin color as burnished brass. What is burnished brass? When you hold a flame to brass, it turns to a black shade! Hey white supremacist Debbie Pineau, the white version of Jesus the world has been shoving down my throat came from white European artisans…..Jesus was not a white man born in London England speaking English with a British accent, blue eyes and caucasoid. Fool you are!!!

      • Debbie Pineau August 8th, 2014 at 7:11 am

        You do realize that he was supposed to be from the Middle East, the desert, don’t you? The sun is hot there, dark skinned would be the norm, I would think especially from seeing many people from the Middle East. They are not white, white, but dark skinned. Because he was dark, doesn’t mean he was black as in African if that is what you mean. Burnished brass: Although, on thinking about it, I won’t argue about something that really I do not know the truth about and I’m just going by history facts I have learned. I wasn’t there. 🙂

  19. Debbie Pineau August 8th, 2014 at 7:37 am

    Don’t tell me someone is offended, well why aren’t you racing to ban it??? Quickly now, take it off the air because someone else might get offended. Nuttier than fruitcakes. Oh yeah, I forgot it’s not the muslims or any number of other people or cultures who don’t take responsibility for themselves and that don’t like it, it’s the whites and Christians who don’t like it so carry on………………………….nasty backward prejudice. Take responsibility for your own lives and don’t watch it…………………Boycott it.

  20. cqpate August 8th, 2014 at 2:23 pm

    if only they would complain about a white Jesus movie who was not a biblical version……oh yeah….they already did. Those racist right wingers….with all those missionaries in Africa, India, China,ect. I only hear denouncement of those who claim Jesus for whites only. I know of only one shortwave radio preacher who is whites only.
    you can watch it but my complaint would be its like somebody who says ‘come see my diesel engine’ and I say ‘this has spark plugs, dont call it a diesel.’

    Anti-Christian is too easy for you guys….where can I find the anti-Mohammed version of this? is that off limits for the lib crowd?

    • R.J. Carter August 8th, 2014 at 2:29 pm

      There was an ani-Mohammed version, but it spawned some spontaneous riots and some people died somewhere.

  21. R.J. Carter August 8th, 2014 at 2:28 pm

    “Black Jesus” is one of my favorite episodes of Good Times.

  22. PhilliesWS2008 August 16th, 2014 at 7:54 pm

    what’s this? They’re planning a boycott??? Don’t they criticize the left for doing the same exact thing?!?!? More faked outrage from the crazy, far right hate groups. Where’s their outrage on trashy shows like the Trashy Kardashian dysfunctional family reality show, Braxton Family “Not So” Values, Real Housewives, and etc. Like I said, more faked outrage from these fake groups like AFA and One Hundred Moms.