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Jun
25

Jesus and Uncle Bill shake their heads in disgust

Update: I just realized it. This is my 400th post on the blog. go me :-)

A few weeks ago Uncle Bill posted on Birmingham Blues:

I told my nephew recently that my goal for the rest of my life is to somehow show him and others that Christians aren’t all crazy hate-mongers. I’m afraid I have my work cut out for me.

He’s right with the recent odor wafting from the people who claim to represent Christians.
I know that these people don’t really represent Christians in the majority really. Hell, these people don’t even represent Christ, as most of them are acting like they haven’t even studied his teachings.
Take for instance this:
that is a commercial that i’m sure you’ve seen around the internet. Heinz pulled the ad in the UK (and everywhere really) after receiving 200 complaints about it.
yes.
200.

The ad, for Heinz Deli Mayo, was pulled last Friday following some 200 complaints.

The Advertising Standards Authority said it is continuing to log complaints to the advertisement but has yet to decide if it will investigate.

ASA press officer Olivia Campbell said viewers had felt “offended” by the advertisement, but that homosexuality itself was not a breach of its code.

Heinz spokesperson Nigel Dickie apologized to consumers who felt “offended” by the advertisement.

200 people felt “offended” so Heinz pulled the ad. Is there something sexual in the ad that I missed? was there some one naked in the commercial that I just didn’t see? nope.
It’s freekin Mayonnaise, people!

Then we have ultra crazy James Dobson. Dobson has apparently appointed himself the final word on biblical interpretation. Calling Obama’s interpretation of the bible a “fruitcake interpretation”, Dobson decried Obama for “distorting” what the bible says.

Yes, Sen. Obama, how dare you suggest that Dobson shouldn’t be wasting time on making sure that gays don’t have the same rights as straight people. How dare you suggest that Dobson should be focusing on clothing the naked, feeding the hungry, and helping least among us.

Uncle Bill said he had his work cut out for him, and I agree.

No, not ALL Christians are like this, but a word to those who are Christians who detest this sort of bile: Speak up, because if you don’t, Dobson and those of his ilk will do it for you. And you see what that has gotten you so far.

**Update:**
I fixed the video embed of the commercial, sorry John.
While i’m at it, check out what The Daily Show with John Stewart had to say about teh whole debacle.

  • http://www.enternalsunshineofthespotlessmind.blogspot.com John

    Hey Z.C. that commercial must have been amazing. I’m sorry I missed it and even sorrier that YouTube decided to remove it before I saw it. I guess they control what we see. Good write-up. I enjoy your blog. Now where’s my link to mine on yours? :)

  • http://www.enternalsunshineofthespotlessmind.blogspot.com John

    Let me counter that, it says the video is no longer available, but it does show up on the link to the article. I jumped the Heinz mayo truck before checking other resources.

  • Uncle Bill

    Big sigh. I don’t eat mayo, but would have bought theirs if they hadn’t pulled the ad. And as for Dobson, he ignores the parts of the Bible that tells about what Jesus said. And he screws up the parts he does read.

  • http://www.bessemeropinions.com Joe

    You should enjoy my column this week in The Western Tribune, which I will post on Bessemer Opinions sometime after its published in the paper on wednesday.

  • http://modifiedrapture.wordpress.com Sam

    I work in a very minor position in ministry and it absolutely pains me to see that Christian churches everywhere have been so thoroughly hijacked for political purposes or the personal gain of a select few.

    If Janis Ian from Mean Girls is to be believed, “There are two kinds of evil people in this world. Those who do evil things and those who see evil things and don’t try to stop it.” Christianity has been distorted and twisted for so long. It’s damn well time that myself and others do something about it and speak up.