Christians want the freedom to shut Comedy Central up too

In possibly one of the most ironic cases of life imitating art ever, Christians are now saying because Mohammad can’t be made fun of on Comedy Central, Jesus should be off limits too.

A coalition of religious and conservative leaders is trying to stop a proposed Comedy Central cartoon that puts Jesus Christ in a modern-day context – before it even gets started.

The newly formed Citizens Against Religious Bigotry said Thursday that it believes the “JC” series would be offensive. They accuse Comedy Central of a double standard in mocking Christian figures and beliefs while recently refusing to let “South Park” depict the Prophet Muhammad for fear of offending Muslims.

“You don’t have to be a Christian to be offended by this,” said Brent Bozell, head of the watchdog Media Research Center.

Yeah, you really do. Newsflash, retards: every day, people are doing stuff you may not approve of or personally agree with. But they’re still allowed to do it because we live in a free society. Here’s a novel concept for you douchebags: if you don’t like a TV show, then don’t fucking watch it.

Comments (15)

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    J. N. Hudson

    This is just the sort of shit I was going on about in my comment on the post about Facebook a few days ago, every time a tv network, media outlet, etc. caves in to threats from one group it empowers and emboldens other interest groups who would see speech and opinions they disagree with silenced.

    I don’t give a fuck if Brent L. Bozell III, the FRC, the entirety of christendom, or Jesus fucking Christ himself is offended and neither should Comedy Central. NO ONE has an inherent right to not be offended and no one should feel as if they have to walk on eggshells for fear of offending any person, intrest group, or religious fanatic. This sort of insinuating or outright demanding that any person, writer, or media outlet censor themselves to appease one interst or another is antithetical to a free society, especially when the people doing so are the same ones who constantly (and falsely) claim to be “more patrioctic than thou.”

    Freedom of speech, expression, and opinion MUST, by it’s very nature, be absolute otherwise it’s nonexistent. The fact that certain christians and muslims cannot deal with critisism of their religion says more about their faith, or lack thereof, than it does about their religion. In an era where we see “religious police” forcing schoolgirls back into burning buildings, an epidemic of paedophile priests who’s crimes were enabled and covered up by the highest echelons of the church, denialism or rejection of even the most basic sciences has become endemic in many denominations, and religious leaders openly call for the criminalization of opinions and the execution of gays, abortion doctors, and illegal immigrants, it is counterintuitive and unthinkable that ANY religion should be held up as above reproach or beyond critisism or parody.

    In short… Fuck them, fuck their gods, and fuck anyone who thinks that people shouldn’t have the right to say so.

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    matt

    The show’s never going to make air anyway, so I’m fine with them wasting their time on it.

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    J. N. Hudson

    @matt

    I dunno Comedy Central has aired some pretty horrible original shows in the past. For every South Park or Daily Show there have been half a dozen Strangers With Candy, Sarah Silverman Show, and That’s My Bush. Comedy Central has been host to some of the most sublimely brilliant show, and at the same time host to some absolute shite thats not fit to see the light of day.

    On the subject of fundies and Comedy Central, My step-father, a dyed-in-the-wool ar right wing gundie who thinks that christianity and the GOP party platform are the same thing, is a huge fan of the Colbert Report, except that he doesn’t get the joke. He actually believes Colbert’s parody of a conservative pundit is feal an refuses to listen to people who say otherwise.

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    Davo

    Cowardly Central should have seen this coming. If you’re offended…tough shit! No one has thr right not to be offended. Where does it end? Is nothing sacred? Free speech is… You should be able to think write and say anything you want.

  • avatar

    Aegis

    Offense is a bandwagon now. It’s picked up some huge inertia and terrifying speed. What we need is a speed bump.

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    Darkpassenger

    I would like to imagine that Comedy central won’t give in to this group on the basis that there has been no threat of violence towards the company or its employees, yet. If however anything should change on that basis then we likely to see Comedy Central caving like a card tower.

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    Nick

    Everyone who does not like this sort of material has the absolute right to not watch it and to turn their television to a different channel or even off. To anyone who says “I am personally offended by this and so therefore I shall not watch it” – fair play, that is your choice.
    You do not, however, have the right to interfere with free speech.

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    Kevin V

    These F tards prove themselves too be apes, getting pissed over meaningless bullshit. When will they learn this crap only hurts there cause. Fuck JC in the A with Broom handle covered with fire ants

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    J. N. Hudson

    @ Nick
    It’s even worse than interfering with free speech, It’s a bunch of religious fundamentalist who think that they, and they alone, have the exclusive right to decide what everyone else is finds offensive. This the sort of hubris that is endemic to religious fundamentalism.

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    Rarian Rakista

    Who cares, Comedy Central lost its edge after the Flotilla attacks received only lukewarm condemnation from John Stewart and nothing from Colbert. There is no moral or ethical calculus that does not use the whinings of ad executives as the denominator at CC, they only make fun of JC because it sells.

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    Anonymous Atheist

    Another example of religious-appeasement censorship: The previous season of Penn & Teller’s ‘Bullshit’ tv show had an episode about the Vatican. Showtime aired the episode, but then erased it from the show’s website and left it out of the recently-released ‘Complete Season’ DVD set! Now it can only be seen on Youtube.

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    Amy

    Albert Einstein: “Laws alone cannot secure freedom of expression; in order that every man present his views without penalty there must be spirit of tolerance in the entire population.”

    Religion is the number one offender of lacking tolerance and spreading it.

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    J. N. Hudson

    “Religion is the number one offender of lacking tolerance and spreading it.”

    QF fucking T.

    If a religion, any religion, and it’s attendent deity cannot withstand critisism, mocking, or parody then is impotent and unworthy of worship in the first place. Attempting to censor someones critisism or mockery of your religion is meant to convey one thing… Fear. It’s not about the censoring of the offending act or opinion, it’s a threat meant to convey a message to any and all…

    “See what we did here? We can do this to you too!”

    Any society that wishes to consider itself free, that truly places value on the principles of freedom of speech, opinion, and expression should not bow in the face of such borish thuggery. It is the Politics of Fear and the Warfare Of Cowards, and it truly has no place in the free world.

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    anonymous

    What a bunch of religion-hating and closed-minded hypocrites you are. So what if Christians want to shut Comedy Central up? It’s their choice. You retaliate at them and you’re no better than them.

    If I were any of you, I’d get off my high horse and let those who are my enemies do as they please.

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    anonymous

    This didn’t come out right: “let those who are my enemies do as they please.” What the heck was I thinking when I typed that? I should have typed something else?

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