I thought it was a joke, but alas…it is not.
Paris Jackson, who in direct defiance of her father’s lyrical admonishments to “Keep it in the Closet,” decided to do one better than merely announce to the public that she is gay. But has also been signed to play the lead role in a film entitled, “Habit.”
In the film, Jackson depicts a “lesbian Jesus.” The New York Post offers this plot synopsis:
“In the ‘blasphemous’ flick, the 22-year-old model and actress plays a girl with a Jesus fetish who gets mixed up in a drug deal gone bad — and escapes by dressing up as a nun. Her co-stars include Disney-darling-turned-porn-director Bella Thorne, also 22, as well as musicians Josie Ho, Gavin Rossdale, Jamie Hince and Alison Mosshart, plus model Andreja Pejic.”
Leave it to the New York post to put the word blasphemous in quotes. Talk about “sitting in the seat of mockers”!
The good (and surprising—given our current LGBTQ-friendly masses) is that 1) the film has yet to be picked up by a studio or a distributor, and 2) the Change.org online petition to boycott the film has already garnished just under 300,000 signatures. With a second online petition from One Million Moms garnishing just under 80,000 online signatures thus far.
This is not Hollywood’s first (or last) attempt to LGBTify the Messiah. Netflix recently came under fire in Brazil for its release of the film, “The First Temptation of Christ,” which portrays Jesus as a homosexual man. A Brazilian judge banned the film, but rather predictably, the nation’s Supreme Court has since overturned the ban.
I don’t expect Hollywood to suddenly decide to be a righteous industry promoting Judeo-Christian values. They are the marketing wing of the Beast and they will advertise and promote their savior—not ours. But we can “support” the boycott by praying for the salvation of Paris Jackson, and by committing as a Body of Believers to covenant together and resolve to not feed further financial fuel into the Netflix engines. DO NOT CONSENT!
7/5/2020 UPDATE: I received an e-mail from one of the petition administrators at Change.org this evening. In the e-mail she clarified that the film does not “portray Jesus as a lesbian woman” but rather, the character of Jesus is being portrayed by an actress who is a lesbian. There is certainly a vast difference between Jesus being portrayed as a lesbian and Jesus being portrayed by a lesbian actress. The administrator apologized for the confusion, and I appreciate her humility in sending out the clarification. I also realize it is hard to pin down accurate information about a film that has not yet been shot, advertised, or distributed. But suffice it to say, it is still in blasphemously poor taste to portray the Messiah as a seductive female and to fetishize Him in the name of “art.”