December 7th, 2008 13:35 EST
Enjoy "Prop 8-The Musical" Starring Jack Black As Jesus Christ
" Since Proposition 8 passed in California, much of Hollywood has been up in arms. Now, they are singing and dancing, too, in a new Web video called `Prop 8: The Musical.`
The video was posted Wednesday on FunnyOrDie.com, the video site co-founded by Will Ferrell and Adam McKay. The site has found a niche in getting professional talent to quickly create topical comedy videos.
`Prop 8: The Musical` may be a 3-minute Internet video, but it has a blockbuster cast - including Jack Black (who plays Jesus), Neil Patrick Harris, John C. Reilly, Andy Richter, Maya Rudolph, Margaret Cho, Rashida Jones and others."
The Associated Press/Jack Coyle
I`m a writer and it`s only natural that I have written a couple of essays lambasting the passage of the anti same-sex marriage Prop 8.
It makes perfect sense that actors, who are outraged by the passage of this homophobic measure, would write and act in a musical that condemns Prop 8.
Some Christians are horrified that Jack Black is playing the part of Jesus Christ, but despite his girth Black does a fine job. According to the Gospels Jesus enjoyed drinking wine and attending feasts, he very well could have been as portly as Black.
In the musical Jesus comes out in favor of same-sex marriage, and this is true to the spirit of the New Testament. Jesus didn`t say one word in condemnation of gays and lesbians, but he had plenty to say against self-righteous holier-than-though prigs.
Go to FunnyOrDie and check out the video, there`s a link to it on the front page. Sit back and enjoy watching Jesus singing and dancing and testifying for equal rights for everyone including gays and lesbians.