August 08, 2006

The Best Endorsement I Can Imagine

The usual humorless, anti-fun religious fanatics have had a predictable reaction to the year's funniest film:

The publisher [Ted Baehr] said Will Ferrell's "Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby" is "a racist, bigoted work that ridicules the Bible Belt, Southern white men, Christianity, Jesus Christ, the family, and American masculinity."

Baehr said the lead character's mocking prayer to baby Jesus shows anti-Christian bigotry and wonders why Hollywood isn't treating Will Ferrell like it's treated Mel Gibson, who has apologized for his anti-Semitic outburst.

Obviously, it's because Ferrell didn't blame the baby Jesus for starting all of the wars in the world.

Posted by Stephen Silver at August 8, 2006 07:49 PM
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