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Jack Black's Jesus Jokes

Tuesday, 09 December 2008 03:58 PM EST

Headlines (Scroll down for complete stories):
1. Jack Black Disrespectfully Portrays Jesus 
2. Harry Reid: Tourists Stink
3. Gay Activists Target Robert Redford’s Sundance Film Fest
4. Review: ‘The Boy in the Striped Pajamas’
5. Britney Spears’ Lyrics Outrage Parents


1. Jack Black Disrespectfully Portrays Jesus 

Jack Black is currently starring in an Internet video that’s part of a protest against California’s passage of Proposition 8, which was a ballot measure that defined marriage as a union between a man and a woman.

Black appears in the video with a host of other Hollywood stars including Neil Patrick Harris, Margaret Cho, Andy Richter, Maya Rudolph and John C. Reilly.

Evidently, the makers of the mini-movie have hopes of reaching voters and persuading them to change their minds in the event of a future proposition. This objective, though, is undermined by the anti-religious content of the piece, and it is unlikely that the creators and performers are going to win over many folks.

Although meant to be funny, for a majority of the public it certainly isn’t. Jesus via Jack Black is portrayed as a song-and-dance man, shrimp cocktail in hand, which is blatantly disrespectful to Christians. And the tired old attacks on the Old Testament offend Christians, Jews, and Muslims alike.

December kicks off the historical season of Advent in which millions of faith-filled individuals prepare to celebrate the birth of Jesus.

When the video is looked at in conjunction with the far-left’s assault on Christmas, which has now become a seasonal tradition thanks to the willing mainstream media, the timing is insensitive and the mockery vulgar.

Christians in the footage are dressed in black apparently to convey evil, and they easily abandon their beliefs for the almighty dollar.

Perhaps the video star should ready himself for a severe Jack Blacklash.

2. Harry Reid: Tourists Stink

An unsubstantiated rumor has been making the rounds about a major American manufacturer that’s seeking to boost its revenues with a new deodorant line.

The toiletry will reportedly use the name and likeness of U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid.

Reid recently offered a few remarks at the official dedication of the Capitol Visitor Center. He shared his relief that after the Center opened Congress would no longer have to “smell the tourists” on hot summer days.

“My staff has always said, ‘Don't say this,’” Reid divulged. “But I'm going to say it again because it's so descriptive because it's true.”

Referring to the long lines of tourists that stream in, Reid revealed that “in the summertime, because the high humidity and how hot it gets here, you could literally smell the tourists coming into the Capitol.”

Distributors of the new deodorant were hoping to pass out sample packs of the Reid roll-on to the over 4-million people who are expected to descend on Washington for inauguration festivities.

But it appears at this point congressional members are going to have to suffer through the odor assault since the company is still waiting on a response from FEMA on its request for emergency funding. It is, however, offering to send an ample shipment of clothespins to the more queasy members of Congress.

The next business venture for the company? Nancy Pelosi breath mints?

3. Gay Activists Target Robert Redford’s Sundance Film Fest

Gay activists want a boycott of 2009's Sundance Film Festival in Utah.

The festival is best known for being associated with its founder, Robert Redford, aka the Sundance Kid.

The reason for the boycott call is that a backer of the festival purportedly gave money to the campaign for Proposition 8 in California.

The head of Cinemark Theaters and a member of the Mormon faith, Alan Stock, allegedly gave $9,900 in support of the measure.

An editor of AmericaBlog, Aravosis, explained to the New York Daily News, “If you go to Utah, you're funding hate.”

“Money from this festival is funneled directly to the Mormon Church and to a supporter of Proposition 8. Sunshine should simply say they won't screen films in a hate theatre,” Aravosis advised.

Apparently, targeting people for their political ideology doesn’t breach the Left’s prime precept “Thou Shalt Be Tolerant.”

4. Review: ‘The Boy in the Striped Pajamas’

A new film, “The Boy in the Striped Pajamas,” has apparently hit a nerve with the mainstream film critic community.

Through the eyes of an 8-year-old German boy, the movie brings to full view the stark madness of the Nazi Final Solution.

The film is well written (an adaptation from John Boyne’s book for young adults), perfectly cast and resourcefully directed. So why are many of the critics bellyaching?

  • The Chicago Reader rants that the movie “reeks of self-righteousness.”

  • The New York Times claims that the Holocaust is “trivialized, glossed over, kitsched up, commercially exploited and hijacked for a tragedy about a Nazi family.”

  • The Washington Post claims the film is “yet another attempt to revisit a sorrowful event in history that should never be forgotten or used for entertainment.”

The reason that the mainstream film critics can’t handle the movie is because it unabashedly demonstrates the existence of evil.

In the post-modern environment where today’s media mavens reside, pure evil simply does not exist — not in the form of mad dictators of the past or deranged despots of the present.

5. Britney Spears’ Lyrics Outrage Parents

Britney Spears’ comeback album, “Circus,” has an unpleasant surprise for dutiful parents.

One of the tunes on the album, “If You Seek Amy,” contains a section that sounds as though Spears is spelling out the F-word followed by the word “me.”

Leonie Barsenbach told Aussie news Web site Undercover, “I was astonished and totally taken aback when I heard my 5- and 7-year-old kids walking around the house singing, ‘F- - - K.’”

Barsenbach bought the album because her kids happen to be Britney fans. She indicated that there was no warning on the album and none of the songs listed had the F-word in the title.

“It is extremely blatant and offensive. I feel I have been deceived into believing that this was acceptable content for children but instead it is objectionable,” Barsenbach said.

Like her mentor, Madonna, Britney props herself up on a crutch of oversexed themes. She’s a mistress, mannequin, sex object, and victim of relentless paparazzi.

Not surprisingly, the reported opening act for her live performance is The Pussycat Dolls.

Which leaves decent and loving parents asking themselves and each other how in Hades we ever got here.

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Headlines (Scroll down for complete stories):1. Jack Black Disrespectfully Portrays Jesus  2. Harry Reid: Tourists Stink3. Gay Activists Target Robert Redford’s Sundance Film Fest4. Review: ‘The Boy in the Striped Pajamas’5. Britney Spears’ Lyrics Outrage Parents  1. Jack...
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