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May 2008
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Judge goes ballistic over SubGenius photos

LJ-SEC: (ORIGINALLY POSTED BY [info]sunfell)

A judge has decided that a woman's contact with the satrical religious group "Church of the SubGenius" was enough to take custody of her son away from her.

Bartholomew's Notes on Religion has more links and details.

But here's the "Dark Christian" connection: the photos that the staunchly Catholic judge viewed contained a parody of "The Passion of the Christ", which enraged him so badly that he went ballistic:

The judge, allegedly a very strict Catholic, became outraged at the photos of the X-Day parody of Mel Gibson’s movie The Passion of the Christ — especially the photo where Jesus [Steve Bevilacqua] is wearing clown makeup and carrying a crucifix with a pool-noodle dollar sign on it while being beaten by a crowd of SubGenii, including a topless woman with a “dildo”.

…Judge Punch lost his temper completely, and began to shout abuse at Rachel, calling her a “pervert,” “mentally ill,” “lying,” and a participant in “sex orgies.” The judge ordered that Rachel is to have absolutely no contact with her son, not even in writing, because he felt the pictures of X-Day performance art were evidence enough to suspect “severe mental illness”…


What is it about the super religious and their lack of a sense of humor? There are links to BoingBoing, Talk To Action, and Jesus General, as well as links to the Church of the SubGenius, for those who are curious.

The Church of the SubGenius is sometimes thought to be synergystic with the Discordians and Erisians, and is a freewheeling, sex-positive, freethinking, often hilarious, and sometimes outrageous group. Don't go to their website if you're of a delicate religious sensibility- they have something to offend everyone.

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