Apparently, people in Brussels find that image of Jesus offensive:
Catholic bishops in Belgium have protested a TV ad depicting a pot-bellied, hippy Jesus performing miracles and picking up scantily-clad girls up in a nightclub, a church spokesman said Friday.
He’s also drinking Jack Daniels.
The ad (which you can watch here) is a promotion for Plug youth television, “the coolest thing that even Jesus, with all his powers, could hope for.”
Church representative Father Eric de Beukelaer said this:
“An advert for cheese or pate featuring gourmet priests or nuns is one thing, but to turn Jesus into a walking billboard, that crosses the line,” he said, stressing that along with tolerance must be respect for the sensitivities of believers.
“To see Jesus depicted as a good-for-nothing, backwards adolescent, that crosses the limits of respectability,” he added.
Billboard Jesus = bad. Cheese Nun = ok? Well, if you say so…