I can hear all the fussing already about the Sarah Silverman skit portraying a one-night stand with God:
“This is the lowest! We must boycott Comedy Central and all its advertisers!”
I don’t consider myself a prude or religious fanatic. In fact I often laugh at “This Week in God” on Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show.” I generally feel most topics are fair game. If you want to subscribe to cable and choose to watch those things, great. More power to you. Otherwise, change the channel or turn the TV off.
However, I wonder what sort of reaction the same program would have gotten had Silverman portrayed herself as an “infidel,” having a “relationship” with the Prophet Mohammed?
I am certain many groups would have already denounced all those associated with the program, demanding everyone apologize and go to counseling. Lawsuits of some nature would have already been filed, and perhaps a few riots taken place in protest.
Of course, such a script would never make it to the production department, let alone the airwaves, in this hyper-sensitive culture where everything remotely offensive to anyone is not allowed. Except, of course, to Christians.