An American Christian clothing company is courting controversy after satirising gay cowboy movie Brokeback Mountain with a t-shirt alluding the film to sinners at the giving of the Ten Commandments.
The T-shirt states, “The Original 10 Commandments, BrokeBack on the Mountain.” It features ancient Israelites and gay people dancing around a Golden Calf whilst Moses watches angrily from Mount Sinai.
It includes a Bible reference to Exodus 32:19, which states “… he saw the calf and the dancing: and Moses’ anger waxed hot, and he cast the tables out of his hands, and broke them beneath the mount.”
“In his anger, Moses BROKE the two tablets of stone that the Ten Commandments were written on while walking BACK down the MOUNTAIN.”
Rick Wade, chief executive of the Florida based Second Coming Clothing Company said: “The message is the same now as it was at the time of Moses.”
“God’s covenant is broken with His people, God’s heart is broken for His people, and that judgment is coming prior to the return of the Lord, which is soon.”
“Our faith in Jesus Christ needs to be taken out of our hearts and worn on the sleeves of our daily walk in life as we witness to others and take an affirmative stand in controversial issues before it is too late.”
Second Coming Clothing Co. encourages believers to “Wear the Mission” of preaching the gospel message. The company says 100 percent of its net profit will go towards humanitarian aid.