May 14 2010
Comedy Central developing Jesus Christ cartoon [Excerpts]
Comedy Central might censor every image of the Prophet Muhammad on "South Park," yet the network is developing a whole animated series around Jesus Christ.
As part of the network's upfront presentation to advertisers, the network is set to announce "JC," a half-hour show about Christ wanting to escape the shadow of his "powerful but apathetic father" and live a regular life in New York City.
In the show, God is preoccupied with playing video games while Christ, "the ultimate fish out of water," tries to adjust to life in the big city.
When asked if the show might draw some fire, especially coming on the heels of the network's decision to censor the Muslim faith's religious figure on "South Park," [head of original programming Kent Alterman] said it's too early in the show's development to be concerned about such matters.
"We don't even know what the show is yet," he said.
[TBC: Jesus said, "And unto him that smiteth thee on the one cheek offer also the other; and him that taketh away thy cloke forbid not to take thy coat also" (Luke:6:29). Islam, as it has often demonstrated, is quite prepared to issue death threats that show every potential of being followed through. Consequently, Alterman and his cronies understandably would direct their alleged comedy against a target that will not shoot back.]