New 'Jesus' Cartoon Making Fun of Christianity?

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A possible Comedy Central cartoon about God is causing outrage among Christians and prompting a movement put a to stop the project.

The network, well-known for its racy shows and cartoons, is considering a new animated series called "JC." Comedy Central says the series will depict Jesus as a guy who moves to New York City to "escape his father's enormous shadow."

The network has included satirical depictions of Jesus and other religious figures on its controversial cartoon "South Park."

Click play for comments on the new cartoon from Dan Gainor of the Media Research Center.

However, producers recently censored an episode that poked fun at the Islamic prophet Muhammad, citing its offensive nature.

Members of the group Citizens Against Religious Bigotry say it's a double standard for Comedy Central to remove the Muhammad depictions, yet consider an entire cartoon series that mocks Christianity.

The group sent a letter to advertisers, encouraging them to remove their commercials from the network.

"You have the power to act upon your corporate values and send a clear message to Viacom and its channels that this type of blasphemous programming has no place in our homes," members wrote in the letter.

Citizens Against Religious Bigotry has also launched an online campaign to petition Comedy Central to cancel plans for the show. Conservative groups like the Family Research Council, Catholic League and Concerned Women for America all support the campaign.

Comedy Central announced the half-hour "JC" cartoon in early May, however, it's still unclear when the series will debut.

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