Let’s have… a political moment.
Stephen Green – the national director of Christian Voice, and hater of bumming, and strikingly similar to someone we saw down Chariot’s Roman Spa only the other day – is facing bankruptcy after his blasphemy case against the BBC and Jerry Springer the Opera failed. Stephen got all in a huff because Jerry Springer the Opera depicted the baby Cheeses as a nappy-wearing sexual deviant and a little bit gay and said he was born because the condom split.
Riddle us this, Stevie – can you prove to us that Jesus didn’t wear a nappy and wasn’t a little bit gay? We rest our case, m’lord.
The blasphemy case was brought against Jonathan Thoday, producer of JS the O, and Director General of the BBC Mark Thompson – because he deigned it appropriate to broadcast the show on BBC2. But his case failed, and Stephen’s now been ordered to pay full court costs.
*flicks through the works of Christopher Hitchens to find something terribly witty to say against retarded religious folk; decides not to bother, seeing as we’re preaching to the converted anyroad*
Anyways, can we also add a philosophical note to the proceedings – seeing as religion is man-made, can there be such a thing as blasphemy towards fiction?
Just a thought.
*head starts to hurt; averts attention to pictures of cock*
Oh ps. So convinced is Stephen that he’s in the right (honey, God is on his side!), that he’s set up a petition to get these costs of which we speak waived. Something to do with human rights. Something a lot of people of Stephen Green’s ilk have paid little attention to over the years.
Pps. There’s more on this story here. But be warned – it’s a *whispers* Christian site. You may come away with a penchant for orthopaedic shoes, greige knits and an irritating tic.