I'm also taking the under. Anger at Malaysia 'Jesus cartoon'
A Malaysian newspaper is facing calls to shut down after it published an image of Jesus holding a cigarette and what appeared to be a can of beer.
Malaysia's Muslim-led government closed two publications last year for carrying controversial cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad.
Now some members of Malaysia's minority religions say they want the same treatment over this latest incident.
Religion is a famously sensitive subject in Malaysia.
So when Tamil-language newspaper, Makkal Osai, published a picture on its front page apparently showing Jesus smoking and drinking it was bound to cause offence.
Christian groups said that although the Jesus of the Bible was a compassionate figure - who turned water into wine, shared a flagon with his disciples at the Last Supper and mixed with tax collectors and prostitutes - action should still be taken.
The paper has since issued an apology, explaining that a graphics editor had mistakenly taken the image from the internet. Most of Malaysia's churches appear to have been appeased.
I've no idea if this image I found is the one causing the little brouhaha, but it could be.
I must say I'm offended. Jesus, Our Lord and Savior would not drink Budweiser.
Newcastle or Guinness maybe, but never a Bud.
P.S. For anyone who would like to link to this story but cannot come up with an appropriate headline I have some suggestions:
What Would Jesus Drink?
The Last Nightcap
One For The Ascension