Irate Conservative Says "Yes," Sues BBC

Is Shit Blasphemous?

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A group of right wing Christians are suing BBC and an independent producer for blasphemy after the network aired Jerry Springer: The Opera. What’s so blasphemous about the musical hijinks? Shit.

Stephen Green, national director of Christian Voice, said in 2005 that the show portrayed Jesus as a “coprophiliac sexual deviant”. A coprophiliac is someone who is sexually aroused by faeces.

This reminds us of a discussion in Milan Kundera’s The Unbearable Lightness of Being: if we’re created in God’s image – as this Green man no doubt believes – then why are we so ashamed of our bowels? Just a little philosophy to get things moving…