Apetitionto block an upcoming indieflickin whichParis Jacksonplays a female version of Jesushas picked up more than 275,000 signatures.Yes, you did read that correctly.
Habitwill seeJacksontake on a gender-switched version of Our Lord andSaviourJesusChrist (to use his full name)alongside Bella Thorne andJosie Ho, plus musiciansGavinRossdale(of Bush), and AlisonMosshartand Jamie Hince (of The Kills).
Producer Donovan Leitch toldEntertainment Weeklythat Thorne will‘playa street-smart girl with a Jesus fetish who masquerades as a nun while trying to escape the consequences of a violent drug deal‘.
The movie will also have a ‘rocking soundtrack’, according to the producer.
He toldthe news outlet:“Yes, we intentionally stacked the film with rock stars and will have a very rocking soundtrack.”
Speaking to Fox News, he said the movie was ‘inspired by early Tarantino’ – not the first name you think of when you think ‘Holy’, is it?
The movie wrapped prior to the coronavirus,and is currently in post-production, butthere’s plenty of angry folk hoping it will never see the light of day.
An online petitiondirected at Warner Bros. and Lionsgate, with the title ‘Prevent the distribution of the filmHabit‘, has racked up 275,000 signatures, while a second petition from One Million Moms has around 70,000 signatures.
Thechange.org petitionclaims that Jackson will portray Jesus as ‘a lesbian woman’, but the movie’s promotional materials don’t mention the character’ssexuality.
Thepetitionreads: “A new blasphemous Hollywood film is predicted to come out soon depicting Jesus as a lesbian woman. The filmHabitstars Paris Jackson who plays the role of ‘lesbian Jesus’.
“Distributors haven’t picked it up as of yet, so let’s please spread awareness and wake people up to the Christianophobic garbage that is spread nowadays, but is somehow accepted and praised by society.”
Comments from those who signed the petition say it is ‘offensive’ and ‘blasphemous’.
One person wrote: “It’s extremely offensive to the Christian community. I find it hateful, unsympathetic to Christianity and highly offensive.”
While another disgruntled person posted: “Why do people find it okay to mock Christianity? The hypocrisy of people in this world is disgusting. This movie is disgusting and should never be made.”
The petition has even come to the attention of Thorne, who wrote on her Instagram story:“Because Jesus is a woman…wowowowowowo.”