Animated “It Gets Better” Draws Religious Right Fire
The copy for the new tome goes like this:
“In THE LAST TESTAMENT, God, looks back with unprecedented candor on his time in the public sector. He takes us behind the scenes of Genesis, setting the record (un)straight on the real first couple, Adam and Steve, and challenging long-held notions about the viability of containing a phylogenetically complete double bestiary within a 450,000-cubic-cubit watercraft. For the first time, he breaks his silence on Jesus Christ, shedding light on a father-son relationship as heartwarming as Will and Jaden Smith’s.
He also addresses hot-button topics such as: which sports teams He really roots for; which celebrities are totally gay; and what He thinks about Kim Kardashian’s ass.”
There is a video called “It Getteth Better” aimed at the LGBT community for the Trevor Project. It is cute, smarmy and occasionally amusing, but mostly cliched satire. Many teens will enjoy it. That’s the point of the whole It Gets Better Project, to let LGBT youth know that, well, it gets better, and that in the meantime it’s okay to laugh at the culture that has caused them such pain.
Not surprisingly, there has been a little bit of pushback. The National Organization for Marriage is the most upset. On their blog, the comment is
“We guess Simon & Schuster thinks this is smart marketing — mocking Christian pastors who preach the bible’s teaching on sexuality (warning: many folks will find this deeply offensive).”
I guess it is good that they put the warning label there. I can see how it could be offensive, but I can also see that if it is recognized as a just a silly little satire that will be gone by this time next year, it can get better.
photo: still taken from You Tube Short "It Getteth Better"