Christians in anger overdrive over Sweet Jesus ice cream

Christians in anger overdrive over Sweet Jesus ice cream March 26, 2018

A petition launched in Canada is demanding that Toronto-based chain Sweet Jesus changes its name to something less ‘blasphemous’ and ‘hateful’ to Christians.
And the Activist Mommy blog has another complaint:

You will probably notice something else about the above image as well as the suggestion that the Sweet Jesus ice cream products are somehow salvific: it depicts a young boy in a very bizarre way.
He is covered in tattoos and is wearing an outfit reminiscent of the sailor in the homosexual music group The Village People. He also has a pink teacup, like something a little girl would play with, to top off the suggestion of gender-bending.

According to this Star report, the brand was founded in 2015 by Andrew Richmond and Amin Todai and got its name after an employee who would often declare “sweet Jesus” after tasting the ice cream. The proprietors insists that the company’s name has nothing to do with religion.

The Citizen Go petition not only accuses the company of “blasphemy”, but also of using Nazi imagery.

It is noteworthy that the first ‘s’ in the ‘Jesus’ in their company logo mimics the Nazi symbol for Hitler’s paramilitary organization, the ‘SS’

The petition says:

Choosing the name of our Lord for a brand of soft-serve ice cream is totally offensive and revolting. Even if this were some innocent faux-pas, it would still be unacceptable! However, this is anything but a mere mistake. Both in their promotional materials and menu selection, it is plain to see that Richmond and Todai have every intention of mocking Christ and Christianity.
If anything could qualify as ‘hate speech’, this is it!

There’s more infantile hysteria:

The message is clear: ‘Sweet Jesus’ is all about trashing Christianity and mocking the saving work of our Lord Jesus Christ. This is deeply offensive and an outright attack on the Christian community of Canada!
Could you imagine the outrage and fallout from within the Muslim community if Richmond and Todai had chosen ‘Sweet Mohammed’ for the name of their ice cream parlours!
We are calling on Richmond, Todai, and their parent company ‘Monarch & Misfits’ to issue an apology for their blasphemy. We want them to consider how they have attacked the Christian community, and how they have attacked God.
We are also asking them to immediately change their name and branding to eliminate every instance of mockery toward our Lord Jesus.

The petition points out that:

Three of their ice cream flavours are called ‘Red Rapture’, ‘Hella Nutella’, and ‘Sweet Baby Jesus’. A picture on their web site shows their ice cream in the place of Jesus in a Nativity Scene. Another picture displays an angel worshipping their ice cream … Other more hideous pictures, some involving children, have also emerged.

To date, almost 8,500 people have signed the petition but a poll conducted by The Star shows that more than 20,000 people think Sweet Jesus is “harmless and fun.”

Sweet Jesus has inserted a disclaimer on their website about their name:

Our name was created from the popular phrase that people use as an expression of enjoyment, surprise or disbelief. Our aim is not to offer commentary on anyone’s religion or belief systems, our own organization is made up of amazing people that represent a wide range of cultural and religious beliefs.

Hat tip: Andy Maxton

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  • Har Davids

    The backlash has followed Sweet Jesus’ expansion south of the border, according to The Star, and we all know what’s South of Canada.

  • L.Long

    Can everyone say “Xtain Taliban” Or “Xtian ISIS” or “dimwitted xtian aholes”!! I don’t nor anyone has to HONOR your BS religion!!!

  • Broga

    Well done, Christians. You have given the kind of publicity that money couldn’t buy. Are there more worthwhile objects for your Christian sensitivities and concerns. That exemplar of the Christian man and icon of the true believers who put him into power seems to be drifting from the straight and narrow.

  • Daz

    “He is covered in tattoos and is wearing an outfit reminiscent of the sailor in the homosexual music group The Village People.”

    Popeye was in the Village People?

  • AgentCormac

    It is noteworthy that the first ‘s’ in the ‘Jesus’ in their company logo mimics the Nazi symbol for Hitler’s paramilitary organization, the ‘SS’
    Really? Sweet Jesus. All that’s ‘noteworthy’ here is the fact that godbots will go to ludicrous lengths to see a cause of offence. And for anyone wishing to add their weight to the Toronto Star’s poll, here’s where to find it:
    https://www.thestar.com/news/gta/2018/03/24/sweet-jesus-ice-cream-parlour-faces-backlash-over-name.html

  • Angela_K

    Excellent, anything that shows up the god-bots for the miserable sods they are is a good thing.
    Speaking of Village People, the latest Money Supermarket advertisement is rather funny and will probably offend the same religious bigots as did their previous advertisement with men dancing in high heels; apparently it was the second most complained about T.V. ad last year.

  • Broga

    AgentCormac: Thanks. I have voted.

  • barriejohn

    “He is covered in tattoos”.
    I think not somehow, though I could be wrong.
    In Swindon there is a Holy Family School. That name sounds quite blasphemous to me as well. Mary, Mother of God!

  • Robster

    Why don’t the regular Jesus munchers embrace this? Lots of ice cream consumers will be exposed to their preferred dead deity, people who otherwise may have not been exposed and perhaps miss out on the joy of unbridled religious nonsense. Even perhaps for the cannibal ritual, a nicely flavoured ice cream is a whole lot better than the current menu offering.To maintain interest, they could change the ‘Flavour of week’, weekly. The only concern would be, that an ice cream communion offer could perhaps attract children to a religious facility and they may be exposed to clergy, we know how dangerous that’s been proved to be.

  • Laura Roberts

    “Could you imagine the outrage and fallout from within the Muslim community if Richmond and Todai had chosen ‘Sweet Mohammed’ for the name of their ice cream parlours!”
    Right. Those nutters would have gone completely round the bend, offended by something innocuous. It certainly would be absurd. What a relief you’ve avoided the same mistake.

  • barriejohn

    Laura: Touché!

  • andym

    Again. “We want the protection violent islamism offers another religion without being associated with violence.”

  • Igor

    Anything coming from Christians is nauseating garbage.

  • Brian Jordan

    All this, and no fuss about the pipe? Who knows what might be in it? Maybe something nearly as dangerous as religion.

  • Broga

    And what about the black eye? Is there child abuse to be investigated? What about the monkey? Has any animal cruelty been involved?

  • Daz

    Once you realise the pipe is carved from a piece of the One True Cross™ its symbolism becomes clear: “Christianity sucks.” The monkey represents Hanuman, so obviously it promotes worship of false gods, as does the whole sailor thing, with its obvious reference to Neptune. The pink and blue necklace promotes the trans agenda, and doubles up as a pearl necklace which promotes sexually perverse activities.The hat, meanwhile, is a cap; an obvious promotion of contraception. The cup seeks to promote extortion and excess, being a reference to Matthew 23:25,”Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye make clean the outside of the cup and of the platter, but within they are full of extortion and excess.”
    Furthermore, the striped vest is a blatant reference to Isaiah 53:5, “and with his stripes we are healed,” and thus blasphemously portrays the child as Our Dear Christ himself.
    I think I got it all…

  • Matthew Carr

    Nothing in the ad says that is a young boy. Who says that boys can’t like pink teacups anyway?
    Personally, I’m most offended by the pipe.

  • Broga

    Daz: Brilliant.

  • CoastalMaineBird

    Robster: “Why don’t the regular Jesus munchers embrace this? “
    Yeah, looks like a marketing opportunity missed.
    “Not just stale bread and bland wine anymore – new improved Sweet Jesus communion has 47% more fun!”

  • Brummie

    A very clever piece of brinkmanship.

  • Ate Berga

    As a devout atheist I find their name, image and ‘no – we are not controversial’ stupid and lacking originality. I
    ‘believe’ I would simply walk past and get ice cream from a regular shop that prides themselves on selling a product without BS.