Skip to comments.VIRGIN MARY DEFILED ON “SOUTH PARK”
Posted on 12/09/2005 5:50:13 AM PST by NYer
Catholic League president Bill Donohue remarked today about last nights episode of South Park (it will run again for the next three nights):
A South Park character gets a DWI and is ordered to attend AA meetings. Told about the 12-step program, he concludes that he needs a miracle to cure him. The plot then focuses on a statue of the Virgin Mary who is bleeding out her ass. The Vatican dispatches a cardinal to investigate and he is sprayed with blood when he walks behind the statue. He then declares this to be a miracle, which draws even more people. The alcoholic, now in a wheelchair, is also sprayed with blood: he then claims he is cured and jumps out of his seat.
Pope Benedict XVI goes to investigate. He, too, is sprayed with blood when he walks behind the statue. A reporter says, The pope investigated further and determined that the statue was not bleeding out its ass, but its vagina. To which the pope replies: A chick bleeding out her vagina is no miracle. Chicks bleed out their vaginas all the time.
Comedy Central is a subsidiary of MTV, which is owned by Viacom. On the board of directors of Viacom is a practicing Catholic and a distinguished public servant, Joseph A. Califano; he served under Presidents Johnson and Carter. We are writing to him today requesting that he intervene in this matter. We want a) an apology to Roman Catholics and b) a pledge that this episode be permanently retired and not be made available on DVD. In the event Viacom does not cooperate, we are asking Mr. Califano to issue his own statement of condemnation. We are asking our members to contact him as well. Remember, they chose to insult Our Blessed Mother on the eve of the Immaculate Conception, and the holy day itself.
Joseph A. Califano is chairman of the board of The National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse. He can be reached at CASA, 633 Third Avenue, NY, NY 10017; phone, 212-841-5200; fax, 212-956-8020; email, firstname.lastname@example.org.
It's not a miracle....
Folks who watch South Park expecting to not get offended, need to get their heads checked.
You might not like Matt & Trey's comedy, but that's what it is.
(For the less nuanced, I refer to comedy in the Aristotelian sense, not the sit-com sense. cf. The Name of the Rose.)
Do they realize that South Park insults EVERY religion?
Whatever they do is fine, but for the love of Allah, don't flush the Koran down the toilet.
The Virgin part of this episode was over the top.
I'm not Catholic, but found it unwatchable.
Good luck. Has anyone fought South Park and won? I'm surprised it took 8 years for them to start trashing the Catholic Church, they've taken on everyone else.
If people want to watch this trash, it's still a free country. At least they weren't blaspheming Mohammad.
Uh...think controversy is what they're hoping for?
I really can't picture the Pope watching this episode--presumably dubbed into German. Or Latin?
Reason #4821 I do not watch South Park.
I think they might have missed the Zoroastrians, but they still have a lot of episodes this season.
It wasn't that funny.
Stand in line. You'll get your apology right after the scientologists, muslims, gays, jews, diabled, elderly, asians, blacks, evangelicals, aliens, doctors, lawyers....
They will eventually go farther than this.
i have never watched this program, but something tells me they dont mock islam like they do the virgin mary. im not catholic btw. but i do find this offensive, it is crude to mock others religions. no, south park will not do this to islam, not if they want to keep their heads attached to their hollyweird bodies.
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