Conan O’Brien Hates Christians!
The fundie persecution complex continues unabated. I guess we shouldn’t expect otherwise. After all, these people think there’s a crazy old man with god-like powers in the sky. A little persecution delusion is nothing compared to that.
Life Site News offers up this silly little tidbit:
NBC’s Conan O’Brien Show Gag Has Christian Suspecting Jesus of Homosexuality
WASHINGTON, D.C., January 11, 2007 (LifeSiteNews.com) – An episode of NBC’s “Late Night With Conan O’Brien,” which was taped on January 10, 2007 and aired early this morning, featured a character called “the homophobic country western singer.”
Don’t you love the formatting of this editorial? Their whole website passes itself off as a news site, but it’s really just another fundie rant. I guess they want their followers to think that they’re getting objective news. This charade works for Fox News, why not here?
I think Conan is funny, but only when he is not doing these stupid characters (e.g., the Masturbating Bear). It has nothing to do with offensiveness. They just aren’t funny. It’s lazy comedy. You can whip up half-a-dozen “funny” characters in a five-minute meeting. Come on, Conan, put your writers to work!
Anyway, Conan’s laziness has gotten him in trouble with the fundies! Here’s more of the “news article”:
“Our last new character’s heart is in the right place, even if he’s a complete idiot,” said show host O’Brien in his introduction. “Please welcome the homophobic country western singer.”
A middle-aged man wearing country western clothing comes out from behind a curtain. He begins to play a guitar and sing:
Oh I love you Jesus
But only as a friend.
You touched my heart but I hope
That’s where the touchin’ ends.
You’re always lookin’ over me
When I need a higher power.
But you better look at somethin’ else
When I’m in the shower.
This is the sort of laziness I’m talking about. What are two major characteristics of people who listen to country-western music? They’re disproportionately Christian, and many of them are homophobic. Put the two together, and BANG! You have a character!
Conan isn’t persecuting Christians! He’s just slacking off! This is one of the characteristics of a persecution complex—taking benign events and assuming that they’re negative and directed at you.
The article continues:
“The idea that anyone would think about the Son of God in this way is simply appalling,” Douglas R. Scott, Jr., president of Life Decisions International (LDI) said. “The inferences that permeate the song are utterly disgusting.”
To be fair, I can see why some fundies would be offended. I’m just boggled that anybody can really get that worked up over a stupid bit on a show that airs in the middle of the night. “Appalling” is a strong word. Don’t fundies ever do anything in moderation? Being in full reactionary mode all the time can’t be good for the heart. Maybe that’s why Pat Robertson is always pitching his “anti-aging” products.
“We wonder if O’Brien’s description of the character as a ‘complete idiot’ is based on the man’s ‘homophobic’ beliefs or if it is because of the inference that Jesus could be sexually interested in seeing the man naked,” Scott said.
Notice they put “homophobic” in quotes? That’s because they don’t think that the character is! They don’t think homophobia is a real condition, yet they’re always throwing around the word “Christophobic”!
“I don’t know if the man is a complete idiot, but I do suspect that the writer of the segment is a complete bigot.”
But apparently a homophobe is not a bigot.
Scott has written a letter to Kevin Reilly, president of NBC Entertainment, objecting to the airing of this material. “I notice the song was not about a Rabbi. I notice the song was not about Buddha. I notice the song was not about Muhammad. If it had been about any of these, the network would surely have disallowed the airing of such garbage,” Scott said in the letter. “But since the song was about Jesus Christ, nothing was done.”
That’s because the joke wouldn’t have worked otherwise.
Scott’s letter was copied to Mr. Robert C. Wright, chairman & CEO of NBC Universal, which owns NBC Entertainment, as well as Jeffrey R. Immelt, chairman & CEO of General Electric, which owns NBC Universal.
What’s your point? We’re supposed to be impressed that you know who owns NBC? We’re supposed to cheer for you as you take this battle all the way to the top of the company?
We should probably be thankful. This keeps him focussed on trivial things, so he’s not making trouble elsewhere. It’s his own private little sandbox to play in. Oh wait! That’s not a sandbox! It’s a litterbox! So that’s why fundies are always stirring up shit!