Christian hate group is predictably furious about Paris Jackson playing ‘repulsive, gender-bending’ Jesus Christ
Anti-LGBT+ lobbying group One Million Moms are reacting as you’d expect to news that Paris Jackson is to play a gender-flipped version of Jesus.
The bisexual actress, the daughter of Michael Jackson, is set to take on the role of Jesus Christ in the upcoming thriller film Habit.
Paris Jackson is set to play Jesus in Habit.
The independent film, which stars Bella Thorne, will follow “a street-smart party girl with a Jesus fetish who gets mixed up in a violent drug deal and finds a possible way out by masquerading as a nun”.
The main character is visited by Jesus, played by Jackson, on a number of occasions.
Transgender model Andreja Pejic also has an unspecified role in the film, according to a release.
Naturally, One Million Moms – a front for the anti-LGBT+ fundamentalist lobbying group American Family Association – is fuming about the “blasphemous” new film.
One Million Moms vow to ‘make sure’ film is never released.
In a call out to supporters, the group accused the filmmakers of “denigrating Jesus” and vowed to “to make sure this film is not released… not now, not ever”.
A One Million Moms form letter targeted at production company Elevated Film says: “I am shocked and deeply saddened by your company’s decision to represent the film Habit featuring a gender-bending Jesus Christ.
“This is a repulsive display of corporate arrogance and complete contempt for the faith of Christians. You are denigrating Jesus.
“By doing that, you are deliberately insulting the faith of millions of Christians. As a result of your actions, I’m letting you know that I do not plan to watch any of your films now nor in the future.
“I strongly urge you to immediately cancel all plans to release the movie Habit.”
Given the company’s previous titles include Dallas Buyers Club, we’re willing to bet they probably weren’t top of One Million Moms‘ Netflix queue to begin with.
No release date has been confirmed for Habit, but it’s believed that the film is in post-production, with filming having wrapped before coronavirus impacted the production.
Speaking to Fox, the film’s producer Donovan Leitch said it is “inspired by early Tarantino”.