US religious campaigners of the Catholic League have complained about the latest episode of Family Guy. The 8th November episode launched a few barbs at the catholic church in an episode about a Christening.
Catholic League president Bill
Donohue has written to Family Guy producers, Walt Disney, to complain about the jokes poking fun at the church. He asked:
Why are so many in Hollywood bent on disparaging our Judeo-Christian heritage?
Why do they single out Catholics?
Why can't they treat us the way they
treat Muslims and gays?
Why is Fox muddying the name of Walt Disney?
Donohue detailed the segment of the episode he found offensive:
Meg (The Daughter): Where's the priest?
Lois (The Mother): Oh, the Church ran out of priests months ago because of all the
diddling. Now they just have a rabbi fill in.
The scene then cuts to a rabbi at a baptismal font where he makes this comment while doing the baptism.
Rabbi: Welcome to the Christening. Now, before the child
goes in the water, has it been at least 20 minutes since she ate?
Joe (Father of Girl being baptised): Yes, rabbi.
Rabbi: Let's dunk this kid like a doughnut. I hereby Christen this child in the name of
Jesus Christ, who was killed by we-don't-know-who, it's not important. The last thing we want to do is point fingers.
After the Baptism, the rabbi makes a joke about the Eucharist.
sweetie, you're a Christian. From now on, every Sunday you get to eat a hard cookie and pretend it's a guy.
Perennial hindu whinger Rajan Zed has called on Houston Ballet to cancel the ballet La Bayadère.
Zed said in a statement saying that Houston Ballet, nation's fifth largest ballet company which claimed to be an "anti-racist organization",
should not be in the business of callously promoting appropriation of traditions, elements and concepts of "others"; and ridiculing entire communities.
Zed said that this deeply problematic ballet was just a blatant belittling of a rich
civilization and exhibited 19th-century orientalist attitudes. He urged non-profit Houston Ballet to apologize for such an inappropriate selection.
Zed also urged Houston Ballet Trustees Chair S. Shawn Stephens, Executive Director James Nelson and
Artistic Director Stanton Welch to re-evaluate its systems and procedures so that such an inappropriate stuff did not slip through in the future. In addition, all Houston Ballet employees should be sent for cultural sensitivity training.
The perennial hindu whinger Rajan Zed is urging Prairie Krafts Brewing Company from Illinois to apologize and rename/withdraw its Trishul Pale Ale; claiming it to be highly inappropriate.
Zed said that inappropriate usage of sacred Hindu symbols
or concepts or deities or icons for commercial or other agenda was not okay as it hurt the devotees. Zed indicated that Trishul was an emblem of Lord Shiva and one of the principal divine symbols in Hinduism; and its three prongs denoted the powers of
creation, preservation, destruction; and represented three gunas (fundamental principles of universe).
Breweries should not be in the business of religious appropriation, sacrilege, and ridiculing entire communities. It was deeply trivializing of
divine Hindu symbol to be displayed on a beer can, Zed claimed.
Upset Hindus have urged Anheuser-Busch InBev, largest brewer in the world, to change the name of its popular Brahma beer, claiming it to be highly inappropriate. The perennial hindu whinger Rajan Zed said:
Creator god Lord
Brahma was highly revered in Hinduism, and was meant to be worshipped in temples or home shrines and not to be misused as a toasting tool or selling beer for mercantile greed.
Anheuser-Busch InBev should not be in the business of
religious appropriation, sacrilege, and ridiculing entire communities. Inappropriate usage of sacred Hindu deities or concepts or symbols or icons for commercial or other agenda was not okay as it hurt the devotees.
Rajan Zed added that
Hollywood celebrities Megan Fox and Jennifer Lopez have reportedly acted in Brahma beer commercials.
Brahma was created by Swiss immigrant Joseph Villager in Brazil in 1888. The company is known throughout Brazil as beer number 1.
Beers sold under the Brahma name include a lager, a double malt, a wheat beer and a chocolate stout, all named after a smart English geezer called Joseph Bramah, who invented the draft pump valve. But the unnamed and ooh-so-touchy
interfaith coalition is convinced that the name belongs exclusively to Lord Brahma, Hinduism's four-headed god of creation, and wants the brewer to find a new name for the product.
Lucas Rossi, Head of Communications for Anheuser-Busch InBev's Latin
America subsidiary, appears not be be intimidated. He said:
After explaining that the spelling was changed from Bramah to Brahma to make the name work better in the Portuguese language, and that the Brahma brand s very
important to the culture of Brazil which has a tiny minority of Hindus.