"Jesus Magazine" Mocked by French Daily Host
Date of incident: February 20, 2018
Category: Social Hostility / Intolerance
Attack against: Faith
Area of case: Media
On the daily television program Le Quotidien, host Yann Barthès mocked the publication of a magazine called "Jesus" and comedian Vincent Dedienne joined in by singing "I have holes in my hands and in my feet." Eric Célérier, founder of the website Top Chrétien, publicly denounced this by noting that "mocking Jews is anti-Semitism and punishable by law. Mocking Muslims is Islamophobia. But strangely, it seems that making fun of Christians and Jesus is... humor."
Jesus Magazine, widely distributed in French kiosks, was published to give the general public -- including non-Christians -- a view into the person and message of Jesus through personal testimonies.