been an incredible few days! Ever since that first piece
was broadcast on NBC News Philadelphia (Saturday, March 13th) my
popularity has just exploded! I mean, Scarborough
Country on MSNBC? The Drudge Report?? The
UK News! The head of the American Catholic League and Ed Koch
BOTH blasting me?!?
Urban Outfitters has dropped the magnets, but the timing couldn't
have been better! I've gotten an
avalanche of orders from the site. I couldn't have ever dreamed
of a better scenario. And, I have also been buried in a delicious
amount of hate mail! So many that I don't even know what to do with
them all! Here are a whole bunch of "shorties" that I
sent off last night.
emails will be in blue while mine are
in black and white.
said "Tell Bob THANK YOU for the new Jesus!"
here you go.
Hi. There is this group of kind old folks who call themselves the
American Family Association, and I am a member in order for me to
be able to receive updates about their crazy fun antics and have
a few laughs. Anyway, they have found out about you and Jesus. They
are callling for a boycott of Urban Outfitters for supporting your
'evil agenda' by selling Jesus Dress-Up magnets in their stores.
Have a good time with them and good luck I guess. You can find them
if you want to see what they are saying about it. I think it's pretty
cool that you are finally telling the world about your "evil crusade
to destroy Christianity and all its tenets and values." Good job.
Thu, 18 Mar 2004 10:34:05
offers 'Jesus' Dress Up' with Satan clothes
Outfitters is offering a refrigerator magnet set depicting
Jesus on the cross. A variety of clothes for "Jesus Dress
Up" include a Satan mask and tights, ballerina, and dogcatcher
wearing only briefs, allows users to "clothe" Christ in
a variety of secular outfits. Other articles of clothing
are a "beanie" cap, a snorkel, bunny slippers, a tuxedo,
and a Dr. Seuss hat.
employee in a New York City store exclaimed, "We've got
tons of them!"
Although the product is not available on their website,
you can view a sample of it by clicking here.
Tell Urban Outfitters chairman Richard Hayne to stop this
assault on the Christian faith.
Send Your Letter Now!
Donald E. Wildmon, Founder and Chairman American Family
P.S. Please forward this email to at least one friend.
really love what you're doing. I am a member of the American Atheists
and have "played" with your site a couple years ago. I'm sure you
have already been informed of this and if you have, I apologize
for the redundant news. The following story was in
the news today.
people can be so amazing. If there was a "normal" Jesus there on
the typical cross, nothing would have been said, unless maybe an
atheist complained. But our opinions don't count, right?!
the store owner gave a commendable response. It's good to see that
some people aren't afraid to talk fanatics down. Just thought I
would share. I hope all is well with you and your endeavors. Keep
up the good work!
Maybe I've been living under a rock or something, but I had never
heard of you or your Jesus Dress Up magnet until last night on NBC's
11:00 news. First of all, I think you magnet is extremely offensive,
juvenile, morally reprehensible, and absolutely... one of the supremely
funniest things I have ever seen! And when you dismissed Christ's
power as "magic" on NB-fucking C, I almost lost control of every
bodily function for laughing so hard. Thank you making my night.
And thank you NBC, for showing me the light, as they say.
enjoying your site for a year or so now. Here in the UK I'm comfortably
removed from all of the hate, hype and hypocrisy you're doubtless
on the receiving end of, but I hope you can take comfort from the
fact that no publicity is bad publicity. It's the ridiculous, sensationalist
moral-mongering circus that press and public opinion seem to be
in the U.S. that gives 'Yanks' a bad rep worldwide. You wouldn't
get this sort of reaction in the UK from Christians (it's what I
expect from new and militant third world religions like Islam) and
it's a worrying indictment of the way that the media and religious
right want people to think and act in your country. It's laughable
but it's very sad too. I hope all goes well for you and you get
a chance to represent yourself fairly.
whole lot of people who are going to let you know about
it real soon!
Bob, Jesus Dress
Up is NOT funny, and there will be a whole lot of people who
are going to let you know about it real soon! You've picked
the wrong fight my friend.
I've gotten a couple
emails. Most of them are quite friendly though.
I'll let you know if more come in.