Monday, February 06, 2006

NBC To Ridicule Christ's Crucifixion On Maundy Thursday

UPDATE February 6th at 7 p.m.: Apparently I missed the fact that this last Friday NBC announced that "some erroneous information was mistakenly included in a press release describing an upcoming episode of 'Will & Grace,' which in fact has yet to be written. The reference to 'Cruci-fixin's' won't be in the show, and the storyline will not contain a Christian characterization at all. We value our viewers and sincerely regret if this information has offended them."

Thank you NBC for clearing this "misunderstanding" up so quickly!

According to Associated Press NBC is "fixin'" to insult, degrade, mock and ridicule the death of Jesus Christ on Maundy Thursday, the evening that Christians around the world celebrate Jesus' Last Supper with his disciples and his subsequent betrayal which led to his crucifixion the following afternoon.

The news story begins as follows:
Britney Spears will guest star on an episode of "Will & Grace," NBC announced Tuesday.

The pop star will appear as a Christian conservative sidekick to Sean Hayes' (honosexual) character, Jack, who hosts his own talk show, on the April 13 episode, the network said.

Jack's fictional network, Out TV, is bought by a Christian TV network, leading to Spears contributing a cooking segment called "Cruci-fixin's."
An email making the rounds asks for Christians or others who may be offended by this story-line to do the following:

1. Call your local NBC affiliate and ask them not to air the April 13 episode of Will and Grace. Ask others to call. Click here to find your local NBC station.

2. Click here to send a letter to NBC Chairman Bob Wright.
But please, PLEASE, do not threaten to kill anyone, do not threaten to boycott everything related to the United States and do not attempt to burn down the NPC offices in New York City. After all, it was on Maundy Thursday that Jesus said, "A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another as I have loved you." John

Interestingly, this is why that day is called "Maundy," from the Latin word mandanum which means, "commandment."

If you correspond with NBC (as I have already done) do so in a way that honors Jesus Christ and reflects his love.