Tuesday, March 18, 2008

You Have GOT to Be Kidding...

"Last week, the University of Virginia's student paper, The Cavalier Daily, ran a cartoon depicting a naked man smoking a cigarette in bed. Standing beside the bed, a woman in her underwear buttons up her shirt and asks, 'Come on God, be honest – Did you really get a vasectomy? I can't let Joseph find out about this.' The man replies, 'Well, Mary, you're f----d,".
- from a WorldNet Daily

I'm sorry? I know that newspapers like to be edgy and controversial to bolster readership, especially college papers, but who in the world is the editor?? Is he/she a world renowned idiot? You want to offend a ton of Christians the week before Easter (or at anytime for that matter)? In rural Virginia?

This is the stupidest thing I have read in a long time. We really need to be praying for the cartoonist and the editor.


In the interest of fairness, I had to add this note that I found online today from The Cavalier Daily.
This is not the first cartoon to cause an uproar. Maybe they should understand that the best defense is a good offense. This never had to happen, had they thought of this sooner!

"The Cavalier Daily sincerely regrets any offense readers may have taken to two recent comics in the strip TCB published March 13 and 14. The content of the Comics page reflects neither the views of the Managing Board nor of The Cavalier Daily as an institution. When the comics were considered for publication, they were deemed to have met The Cavalier Daily's censorship criteria, which can be found at this this address. It is never the intention of The Cavalier Daily to offend, and we regret having done so.

UPDATE (3/15/08): In light of recent and previous concerns, The Cavalier Daily will be reviewing its comics policy."


Lorri said...

I thought the article made a good point about the statement issued by the Cavalier Daily. In saying that they "regret any offense readers may have taken," they are not apologizing at all. They just regret anyone was offended.

Can you even imagine a similar cartoon against another religion? The violence that would have erupted would have been widespread. People would have been fired or resigned. But make fun of Christianity - that's ok.

Mrs. Sam said...

Didn't this just happen in Denmark to the Muslims and they went bullistic? Like death threats and everything? Freedom of speech comes with enormous responsiblity. Its not really free...there's always a cost.