The University of Virginia student newspaper, The Cavalier published a cartoon in 2006 that had Christians acting like they had got a cross stuck up their ass. See it here.
What has really got the Christians mad is the fact that the newspaper previously published a cartoon making fun of "gay bird" and then later apologized to the gay community at the school. So why won't the paper apologize for this example of religious satire? Because the school's policy dictates that anti-gay is not okay, but religious satire is free game. I applauded these people for not backing down.
So fast forward to this month, the paper has pissed off the Christians again. Another cartoon was made just a few days before Easter depicting Jesus making a few jokes while on a cross. Again, Christians freaked out, but this time the paper reacted differently to the abuse they were getting. After the cartoon was put on the paper's website, it was removed with an apology.
That's freaking bullshit. What ever happened to freedom of speech? This is just another example of how Christians feel like they must have control over everything in the world. It makes me sad that people can get this up in arms about a cartoon. This is just like when a Danish artist made cartoons of Muhammad and the Muslims freaked out. If a little comic strip is this disturbing to your faith, then there is something wrong with your faith, not the cartoon. Source
March 24, 2008
Posted by Phoenix Roepke at 1:04 PM