Christianophobic Opera Aired on BBC

Country: International

Date of incident: January 8, 2005

Category: Social Hostility / Intolerance

Attack against: Faith

Area of case: Arts / Media



“Jerry Springer the Opera” was screened by the BBC on January 8th and attracted a record number of complaints of over 55,000 from the public as it contained contemptuous, scurrilous and ludicrous references to the Christian Faith.

“Jerry Springer the Opera” was screened by the BBC on 8th January 2005 and attracted a record number of complaints of over 55,000 from the public. Stephen Green, who seeks to prosecute the BBC and producer of the production alleges that the following aspects of the production contain contemptuous, scurrilous and ludicrous references to the Christian Faith.

We thank the Lawyers' Christian Fellowship of the United Kingdom for compiling the following details of its christianophobic contents:
a. The character of Jesus Christ being explicitly identified with an infantile coprophiliac sexual deviant;
b. Satan referring to Jesus as a hypocrite and Son of the Tyrant on High and not worthy of the name Jesus by Satan; Jesus swearing and telling Satan not to fuck with him; Satan offering Jesus what is made to appear to be a large communion wafer; a desecration of the service of Holy Communion;
c. Jesus being accused of being homosexual and admitting to it.
d. Eve placing her hand under Jesus’ loin-cloth and appearing to fondle his genitals; Eve slapping Jesus and Jesus slapping Eve back with the background chorus sings: “What the fuck” and Satan telling Jesus to apologise to Eve;
e. Jesus singing to Satan: “you didn’t give a toss”;
f. Mary, entering to the chorus line: “Tricked by an angel, tricked by God” referring to the Virgin Birth;
g. Mary accusing Jesus of being absent showing utter contempt for the Bible’s account of what happened to Jesus when He rose from the dead and the reason why He died;
h. The chorus line: “Where were you when the condom slipped” referring to the conception of Jesus by the Holy Spirit;
i. The final scene with the same man, who was having an affair with a transsexual in the first act, returning as God appearing as an inadequate old man claiming not to find it easy being God; asking Jerry Springer to reign alongside Him in heaven asking him to “take my hand and guide me”.
j. In the same scene Jerry Springer takes Jesus’ name in vain and swears at him telling him “to grow up for Christ’s sake and put some fucking clothes on” further reinforcing the portrayal of Jesus Christ as a sexual deviant with a regressive infantile complex.


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