What’s a good sign you’re getting under the skin of right-wing bigots? Well, a testily-worded press release from the Christian Anti-Defamation Coalition is usually a good sign you’re doing something right. Responding to “Prop 8.: The Musical”, the Funny or Die video all your straight friends keep sending you, the group writes of Jack Black’s portrayal of a singing Jesus:
“Jack Black should remember from his days at Hebrew School that homosexual acts aren’t funny and are roundly condemned in the Bible,” said Dr. Gary Cass, of the Christian Anti-Defamation Commission. “Appearing as a sarcastic, rotund Christ, Black distorts the Bible and condones shameful, homosexual acts. Associating Christ with perverse activity is an affront to all people of faith, especially Christians. Apparently Black and company find it hilarious to falsely accuse Christians while they intentionally distort the Bible. Black ought to apologize.”
In the video, Black as Jesus questions how homophobes can casually eat shellfish while condemning gays and lesbians, despite the fact that both are mentioned in Leviticus as being abominations. Then, he goes on to horribly, offensively remind everyone that the United States was founded on separation of church and state.
The coalition then tells people via an “action item” to express their disapproval by calling Jack Black’s publicist, thereby graciously providing Black with lots of crazy-people-ranting raw material for a follow-up video. If you’d like to call the Christian Anti-Defamation their number is 866/ 508.2232. Tell em’ Queerty sent you.