Think that fundamentalist Muslims are weird to get upset about a cartoon of the prophet Mohammed in a Danish newspaper? That’s nothing compared to the outrage among fundamentalist Christians here in the United States:
They’re saying that Barack Obama cannot be allowed to become President of the United States because Lawrence Lessig, who served as a technology advisor to the Obama presidential campaign, once showed a funny video, directed by Javier Prato, which showed Jesus singing a disco tune, as an example in a corporate lecture to Google employees.
The blog NoBama quotes an article that hyperventilates,
“An Obama adviser denies he had blasphemous intent by including in his lectures a video of a ‘gay’ Jesus Christ sashaying nearly naked down a city street to the tune of Gloria Gaynor’s “I Will Survive,” only to get run over by a bus.”
The same article says that Lessig is a “digital Communist” because Lessig argues against intellectual property rights online. I came across word of this “scandal” as I was reading another article that suggests that Barack Obama ordered three members of his former church to be murdered so that he could cover up a homosexual orgy network in which Obama supposedly participated. That article blasts Lessig for being “openly homosexual”.
I say that if right wing critics of Barack Obama can go around being openly insane with their conspiracy theories, what’s wrong with someone being openly homosexual?
There have been a lot of people who have worried that if Barack Obama becomes the Democratic presidential nominee, the Republican Party would come out with devastating attacks that Obama could never survive. Now, Barack Obama is about to become the Democratic nominee, and there have been no devastating attacks.
All we get is this sort of stuff – a technology advisor once showed a 30-second movie that was made by somebody else that a few humorless twits regard as blasphemous. All the Republicans have been able to muster is to spray Obama with a special brew of right wing silly juice.
If you’re curious about the video, here it is: