The new Adult Swim program "Black Jesus" is not scheduled to debut until next month, however, the recently released trailer has already been compared to Salman Rushdies' "Satanic Verses."
Minister Paul Scott of the Messianic Afrikan Nation says that the show has set the Black community back hundreds of years by making a mockery of the concept of a Black Messiah and is calling for a boycott of the network if the show is not cancelled.
" This show is the "Satanic Verses" of the Black Theology movement," says Scott
Scott argues that the show does a disservice to the Black leaders and theologians who have dedicated their lives to advancing a Black Liberation Theology like Bishop Henry McNeal Turner, Marcus Garvey, Dr. Albert Cleage (Jaramogi Abebe Agyeman) and Dr. Ishakamusa Barashango.
Scott says that the Black community needs to see a proper image of a Black Messiah in 2014, at a time when Black children are killing each other in cities like Chicago.
"We need miracles. Not minstrel shows," says Scott
Paul Scott is a minister and activist in Durham NC. In 1999, he coined the phrase "Afrikan Liberation Theology" which he says is the "Black Liberation Theology of the Hip Hop Generation. " He has appeared on talk shows across the country discussing the race and religion. including Fox New's "Hannity and Colmes." He is a contributing writer for teh anthology "Hip Hop and the Black Church, a generational divide."
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