Apparently there's a show called "Preacher" on a channel called "AMC." We had no idea either existed, but evidently, many people do. The shows gets a 92% rating on Rotten Tomatoes and is the fourth highest watched show on the channel by coveted young people.
Preacher is an adaptation of a comic book series about a preacher (get it?) who is losing his faith in humanity and ends up battling all kinds of demonic monsters. The show was developed in part by actor Seth Rogan, and one reviewer said the second season "benefits from more focused storytelling, without sacrificing any of its gorgeous, violent, insane fun."
Ah, good old violent, insane fun.
But the episode that aired this week has people upset, Fox News reports.
The first seven minutes of the episode, titled “Dirty Little Secret,” depicts Jesus and a woman having sex, speaking graphically about various acts and showing the two’s various positions in silhouette. Later, he tells her to keep it a secret before saying that he’s got to go off to do something for his father. It later becomes clear that this is the night that Jesus would be eventually crucified.
“Depicting Jesus in a grotesque sex scene is an assault on the sensibilities of all Christians, as well as people of good will who are not Christians,” said Catholic League president Bill Donohue in a statement. “We have been treated to this kind of fare from some pay-per-view channels, but we are not accustomed to AMC getting into the mud. If this is a signal of what it aspires to become, we will rally Christians against it.”
Donohue linked to a scathing report from NewsBusters that broke down the episode’s infamous scene as well. In addition, some fans took to social media to express their outrage at the episode and AMC.
Some were incensed enough to condemn the show on Twitter.
Others defended the episode.
OK, we're going to crawl back under our rock, where we never knew that Preacher was a show or that AMC was a TV network.