South Park, the edgy comedy show, is in the news again. Remember that several weeks ago its network pulled an episode lampooning Scientology under threat from Tom Cruise. This time, the creators were planning an episide depicting Muhammad, Islam’s prophet, but the network told they couldn’t do it (presumably because they didn’t want to spark violence and murder from adherents of the “religion of peace”).
So to protest the censorship, the creators took on not Islam, but Christianity, depicting Jesus Christ indecently (and during the most solemn week in the Christian calendar, no less). So brave!
Not sure what this proves, except that Christians remain the one group that can get trashed with impunity in our ultra-“tolerant” society. On one level, this was smart. The show’s brain trust knows Christians won’t burn down embassies or target the show for jihad. We’re used to this kind of treatment.
And we believe Jesus can take care of himself just fine, thank you.