I was disgusted to read reports of a TV series that (graphically) depicts Jesus Christ having sexual intercourse on the night of the Last Supper, and conceiving a child. Unsurprisingly, protests about the scene have met with a delighted reaction from the producers, 'with co-producer Seth Rogen simply tweeting: "If this isn't a good endorsement of [the series], I don't know what is".'
I understand there are those who believe that this is nothing more than artistic freedom of expression in action, and not intended as an attack on Christianity and Christian believers. They are, of course, naive to the point of moral and intellectual blindness. As proof, I offer this simple test:
Would that series, or one like it using the same production team, depict Mohammed in precisely and exactly the same way?
Of course it (and they) wouldn't. They wouldn't dare, because they know the outraged reaction from the Islamic community would probably result in their deaths. Similarly, no TV network I know of would dare broadcast such material, for fear of a similar reaction.
That makes the situation clear. This isn't artistic expression at all. So-called "artistic expression" that denigrates only one faith, and would not countenance denigrating another in the same way, is nothing more or less than bias. The only reason such material is developed and broadcast is because of anti-Christian animus among all involved. There is no other reason. Period.
As a Christian, I'm profoundly offended that anyone would produce such material. However, my reaction will not be one of violence against them. Instead, I'll pray for them, that perhaps what small shreds of conscience they have left may yet awaken them to the reality of their deeds, and lead them to remorse.
Nevertheless, I shall also exercise my rights as a consumer, and ensure that not a penny of my money goes to the acting and production team in any way whatsoever, in this series or in anything else they may make. The same applies to any outlet offering air time to this travesty of entertainment.
I hope and trust that all Christians will adopt the same attitude. If they wish to denigrate our faith so openly, and so disgustingly, the least we can do is see to it that they pay a price for it. Note their names, and act accordingly.