2017-09-03 01:25:57 UTC
Preacher causes outrage amongst Christians for graphic Jesus
sex scene - The head of the Catholic League called the scene an
'assault on the sensibilities of all Christians'
The head of the Catholic League called the scene an 'assault on
the sensibilities of all Christians'
The latest episode of Preacher, currently on season 2, has
received a (probably entirely expected) backlash.
That's after the show included a graphic sex scene depicting
Jesus Christ having sex with a woman on the night of The Last
Supper; though they're shown in various positions only in
silhouette, there's a lot of pretty descriptive talk about what
Season 2's second episode, "Dirty Little Secret", continues
Jesse Custer (Dominic Cooper)'s search for God, as he crosses
paths with the Grail, an organisation attempting to keep one
giant secret from the world: that Jesus spent the night before
his crucifixion getting a woman pregnant, and spawning an
The episode also saw Custer meet Jesus' 25th great-grandson,
Humperdido, who promptly responded by peeing all over his face,
with the Grail's attempts to keep Jesus' bloodline pure having
unfortunately resulted in severe inbreeding.
?Depicting Jesus in a grotesque sex scene is an assault on the
sensibilities of all Christians, as well as people of good will
who are not Christians,? Catholic League president Bill Donohue
said in a statement (via Fox News).
"We have been treated to this kind of fare from some
pay-per-view channels, but we are not accustomed to AMC getting
into the mud. If this is a signal of what it aspires to become,
we will rally Christians against it."
An article on ultra-conservative website NewsBusters also
called the scene "embarrassingly crass" and "so, so, so wrong",
while labelling its writers "depraved".
A reaction that's most likely music to the ears of Preacher's
creative team, with co-producer Seth Rogen simply tweeting: "If
this isn't a good endorsement of #Preacher, I don't know what