Christian group is demanding an apology after prominent Hollywood actors
released a viral video spoofing Christians
who voted for California’s Proposition 8—a state
amendment passed last month defining
marriage between a man and a woman.
In “Prop 8: The Musical,” actor Jack Black plays Jesus, who mockingly asks how Christians can believe portions of the Bible stating homosexuality is a sin yet not obey laws in scripture regarding shell-fish or selling their daughters into slavery. The short musical suggests that Christians “pick and choose” which commandments they will follow and should choose to only follow laws of “love.”
“Well, then friend, it seems to me you pick and choose,” sings Black’s character. “Well, please choose, love instead of hate.”
The 3-minute video, written by Hairspray
director Marc Shaiman, who has claimed that “God made [me] gay
,” amassed millions of views since it’s release last Thursday at funnyordie.com
But makers of the musical satire mock Christians, defame Christ and distort the Bible, according to Gary Cass, chairman and CEO of the Christian Anti-Defamation Commission.
“Jack Black should remember from his days at Hebrew School that homosexual acts aren’t funny and are roundly condemned in the Bible,” Cass said. “Appearing as a sarcastic, rotund Christ, Black distorts the Bible and condones shameful, homosexual acts.”
Cass’s organization is asking for an apology from Black for misrepresenting Christ and the Bible.
“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,” Cass said. “Black ought to apologize.”—Felicia Mann
See Prop 8: The Musical here