"How dare they suggest the Lord is capable of using such language. I talk to Jesus all the time and he never once used the C-word. In addition, there is violence, drugs, guns, and inappropriate gestures involving the grabbing of his crotch. I mean, what kind of jerk writes a scene involving our saviour rubbing his godly bits? Its shameful. We need to send a loud and clear message to Adult Swim and all its potential advertisers that this kind of programing is insulting to people who have never seen an episode and have no intention of watching."
In a show of support for 'Americans For Never Having Fun', one sponsor decided to withdraw its commercials that previously aired claiming, "Our company only hires white people so we have enough problems with the ACLU. What we don't need right now is to get in a scuffle with a bunch of crazy Christians over some Jesus show. To be honest, the only reason we advertised on Black Jesus in the first place was get the NAACP off our backs."
Adult Swim argues that the show is meant to be funny, not blasphemous. "Black Jesus is a satire and one interpretation of the message of Jesus played out in a modern-day world. It was never our intention to offend Christians, although that is a nice bonus. We originally wanted to call it 'White Muhammad', but were understandably afraid of getting blown-up, so we went with the Jesus angle because we knew when Christians get mad all they do is write emails and whine about being offended, which is preferable to decapitation."
The pot loving Jesus of Compton is a far stretch from the real fake Jesus of the bible, who was never traditionally depicted as being cool or having girls fawn over him. The greatest insult thus far hurled at the dark skinned depiction of the skinny man stapled to a pole, comes from Ray Comfort, a New Zealand born Christian minister who took to Twitter to vent his disgust.
Ray Comfort @raysasillybitch
The head of the Klu Klux Klan also stuck his pointy little nose into the debate, releasing a statement on the front page of his web site last week;
"What a loAd of garbege. My sister Mom took me to seE a jesus moviei when I was jst a lill kid and He wadnt no black feller. Matter fackt, JesUs looked jst like tHat Green goblin actor, and hes whiter theN my hood after grany bleaChes out the drool. YoU peple need stop messin with JEsus. or we gonna unLeash the full Power of da KKL upon you?"
A spokesman for Black Jesus laughed hysterically after reading the comment and reportedly said, "What kind of ass hole misspells KKK?"
Actor Gerald Johnson who portrays the much cooler version of Jesus was asked what he thought of the controversy surrounding his portrayal, "I didn't think much about it at first, but now that I know its offending people like Ray Comfort and his weird little side kick Kirk Cameron, I'm proud as hell."
The first episode of the new season begins in early August.