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March 7th, 2013
SNL offends Christians

Sears/JCPe nney Yank Ads from 'SNL' Over 'Djesus Uncrossed' Skit

The American Family Association successfully petitioned Sears and JCPenney to pull their advertising from Saturday Night Live after the show mocked Jesus in a sketch called DJesus Uncrossed.

The comedy show's Feb. 16 episode spoofed the Quentin Tarantino film Django Unchained by showing a post-resurrection Jesus brandishing a sword and slaughtering Roman soldiers. The voice-over intoned, "He's risen from the dead. And he's preaching anything but forgiveness."

AFA contacted Sears and JCPenney after the sketch aired, telling the chain stores the depiction of Jesus "as a revenge-seeking murderer is an affront to all people of faith, especially Christians." The group asked the companies to remove their advertising from both the show and its website.

Sears withdrew its advertising almost immediately, going so far as to send a thank-you note to the AFA. JCPenney hesitated, but joined with Sears when Christians started petitioning them to do just that.

Wildman is encouraging those who support AFA's move to thank Sears and JCPenney by calling their headquarters or writing them on Facebook. He said:

As long as corporations support this kind of offensive material, their sales are going to suffer as shoppers abandon retailers that support blasphemy. I hope folks can reinstate their patronage to these stores and that Sears and JCPenney can stick with the good decisions they have now made. When you embrace television programming with no morals, you can't possibly embrace the public you are trying to sell to.

Here's the thing about controversial comedy - it still needs to be funny. The only people laughing at this twisted sick SNL skit were atheists and other assorted deviants who long ago turned their evil backs on anything that's sacred.

On a side note, I think a funny sketch comedy idea for a Django parody would be "Dmango", where enslaved mangos at a smoothie restaurant rise up against their store clerk over-lords and seek revenge on the people who tried to make them into delicious frozen beverages.  It's a work in progress.

-W&J's Producer

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