Screen shot from the new series, "Black Jesus."

Screen shot from the new series, “Black Jesus.”

A fresh wave of scoffers is sweeping over the U.S. this summer. Yesterday, we reported the new “God Is Disappointed In You” bible, and today there’s word of a new program called Black Jesus. It premieres Thursday, August 7th, at 11p ET on [adult swim]. This Jesus tells people he died for their (bleeping) sins.

Warning: The trailer for this new “Black Jesus” has bleeped out expletives. And this is the “cleaned-up” version:

The Christian Post  reports that the group One Million Moms is spearheading a campaign to get the show cancelled ahead of its air date. The CP has a full review (if you don’t mind all the pop-up ads at that site), but here is the gist of the article:

McGruder’s “Black Jesus” features Christianity’s revered and central figure living in Compton, California, and going about a “daily mission to spread love and kindness throughout the neighborhood with the help of his small but loyal group of downtrodden followers,” according to a press release from Adult Swim.

Although two trailers released over the weekend show Jesus (played by Gerald “Slink” Johnson), talking faith and salvation to his neighbors and spearheading efforts for a community garden, “Black Jesus” also shows the faux messiah dropping four-letter expletives and being accused of “smoking all the f—— weed,” in addition to being shot at and getting carjacked.   Source

This one falls on the heels of last summer’s movie, “Rapture Palooza,” a film that was created to mock not only those who love Christ, but Christ Himself.
2Peter 3:3 warns us that “in the last days scoffers will come, scoffing and following their own evil desires” (Jude 1:18). We know from Scripture that scoffing will only increase as we near the time for Jesus’ return (2 Timothy 3:1-5).

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