Comedy Central, the same folks who recently censored all references to both Muhammad and freedom of expression on an episode of South Park, has decided that the way to restore its reputation for edgy humor is to do a cartoon about Jesus. According to the Washington Times:
Comedy Central has a cartoon series about Jesus Christ in the works.
Titled “JC,” the series depicts Christ as a “regular guy” who moves to New York to “escape his father’s enormous shadow.” His father is depicted as an apathetic man who would rather play video games than listen to his son talk about his new life.
The article goes on to mention that this series is “in development,” which means it may or may not ever see the light of day. But it takes a special kind of nerve to announce something like this so soon after Comedy Central caved into implicit threats from two Muslim extremists who didn’t like South Park making fun of the founder of Islam.
I don’t care if CC does this–as The Anchoress noted, “The Triune God has awfully big shoulders; he can take it.” There’s just something pathetic in a television network that thinks itself bravely transgressive in mocking the faith of millions of Americans, but can’t stand up to a couple of punks on a Web site.