The Christian Film & Television Commission® (CFTVC), an advocacy group promoting quality Christian entertainment, is organizing a protest against Black Jesus, the Cartoon Network’s new controversial program.
Dr. Ted Baehr, Chairman and Founder of CFTVC, said his group is sending a petition to Turner Broadcasting CEO John Martin, asking him to cancel the program, which he feels is not only blasphemous but also racist.
“This program isn’t a case of accidental offense,” Dr. Baehr stated. “It’s a very purposeful mockery and ridicule of African Americans, Jesus Christ, and Christianity.”
Dr. Baehr noted that Turner Broadcasting, on its official website, promises to honor “diversity” and “respect” a “multiplicity of voices,” but seems to be violating those principles in giving the go-ahead for Black Jesus.
CFTVC is urging Americans to let Turner Broadcasting chief John Martin know that they do not support anti-Christian and racist television shows, and that they expect major media corporations to behave in a more responsible manner.
To submit a request to cancel Black Jesus that will go to Mr. Martin, Turner Broadcasting’s chairman, and other key executives, click here.
By NRB Staff
Published: August 14, 2014