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views on Christianity
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listen to June Third's Press Conference in full with Brent Bozell and
Conservative Leaders from around the Country.
Members of the coalition wrote to more than 300
potential advertisers for this show. The letters explained the nature of the
program and stated how offensive the "JC" project would be, not only to the 83
percent of Americans who identify themselves as Christians, but also to many
non-Christians including those who signed the petition. Coalition members then
followed up with phone calls to the advertisers, speaking directly with
representatives from most of the corporations that received the original letter.
Not one single sponsor indicated their intention to buy advertising time on
the "JC" program if the program ever made it to Comedy Central's air.
It is important to note that Comedy Central has not cancelled plans for their
proposed "JC" show, so we need to continue to make our voices heard on this.
"With literally zero advertiser support for this program, the only reason Comedy
Central would put it on their broadcast schedule is in an effort to offend
Christianity and Christians. There is no valid business reason for airing 'JC.'
"In light of this demonstration of overwhelming success, the Coalition's
advertiser outreach will stand down. In the event that any advertiser changes
its mind, that advertiser and its executives will be publicly called to account
for supporting anti-Christian bigotry,"
-MRC Founder and President L. Brent Bozell
If you haven't already, we would still ask you to sign or petition and encourage
your friends to do the same. Comedy Central's advertisers have committed not to
advertise on "JC," and should any of them break that commitment we stand ready
to take action as necessary.
here to read our press release.
Petition Opposing Comedy Centralís New Faith-Bashing Show and the
Anti-Christian Double Standard
Just weeks after Comedy Central executives censored a program because of its
depiction of Muhammad, the network has announced it has a new cartoon series in
development that could not be more disrespectful of Christianity. Entitled "JC",
the show will depict Jesus living in contemporary New York City trying to
"escape his fatherís enormous shadow." According to Comedy Central, God is "an
apathetic man who would rather play video games than listen to his son talk
about his new life."
Once again, while Islam and other faiths are treated carefully and respectfully
by the media and Hollywood elite, the Judeo-Christian heritage is open for
mockery and ridicule. The Media Research Center is launching a citizen petition
to expose this double standard and call on Comedy Central and its parent company
Viacom to stop this blatant anti-Christian attack. Please sign the petition
today and stand against this egregious double standard.
Add your name today and help us send as strong a message as possible to
Comedy Central right away!
I strongly oppose Comedy
Centralís plans to air a new television cartoon series entitled "JC."
Based on Comedy Central's long history of mocking Jesus Christ and the Christian
faith, it is clear that this show is intended to further denigrate a religion
practiced by 83 percent of Americans.
There is a very clear double standard in the way the media and the popular
culture treat Islam with respect and deference while mocking and ridiculing
Christians and Christianity at every opportunity.
I urge Comedy Central and its parent company Viacom to cancel their plans to air