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Comedian Sarah Silverman Under Fire From Christians Again: She Called Jesus What?

( [email protected] ) Dec 29, 2015 10:25 AM EST
Sarah Silverman called Jesus "gender fluid" on her Christmas tweet and naturally drew flak from the Christian community. Gender fluidity is the concept referring to how an individual's gender can change over time.
Sarah Silverman is an American actress, stand-up comedian, producer, and writer. AP photo

Sarah Silverman called Jesus "gender fluid" on her Christmas tweet and naturally drew flak from the Christian community. Gender fluidity is the concept referring to how an individual's gender can change over time.

She did not stop here. The 45-year old comedian, who considered herself non-religious but not anti-Christian also made fun of Santa Claus' hairstyles through her Twitter.

Both tweets landed her on the hot seat from Twitter followers. 

"Socialist Sarah Silverman Tweets the Unthinkable About Jesus.... On CHRISTMAS," wrote Young Conservatives in a tweet. "@SarahKSilverman Why don't you just say I hate all Christians? That's got to be the edgiest of all, and that's your whole reason for being," Twitter follower Alan Randall wrote. 

This is not the first time that the comedian mentioned Jesus Christ in her messages. She invoked Jesus in a skit that was supposed to support the pro-abortion campaign for a national pride day for women. Not only was the cause Anti-Christian, the campaign itself was profanity-laced. Critics claimed that instead of being effective, the campaign came off offensive and blasphemous, Christian Post reported. 

NCIS Actor Michael Weatherly played Jesus Christ on the skit. The play had "Jesus Christ" telling Silverman that he is "really bummed by all these people who use my name for intolerance and oppression." He then asked Silverman to be a good disciple by spreading his messages. These messages included "life begins at 40," "fertilized eggs aren't people," and "people are people." 

The view was criticized not only by Christians. It was considered disrespectful and crude by some. "This is stupid. I understand you want to put a valid point across. Don't use Jesus' name in the wrong way. Using the F words. Totally wouldn't share such a video. Zero for you," wrote Patrik Buchana, as can be seen in the comments section of the video.

Silverman is an avid supporter of pro-abortion groups. Back in January 2014, she and other artists performed at an abortion fundraiser called, "A Night of a Thousand Vaginas" in Los Angeles to raise funds for abortion groups across Texas. Speaking with Christian Post, Melissa Conway, director of external relations at Texas Right to Life, said she was beyond disappointed with the artists who participated. "They're focusing on the bits and parts of the woman, and chosen to devalue the great worth of a woman in her entirety," Conway detailed. "It's unfortunate that the funds are being used in a threat to baby girls' lives as well. They glorify the right to choose the ending of one life for the benefit of the other," she added. 

Silverman may be more known as a comedian, but she is also an effective dramatic actress. Before the year ends, she received a SAG nomination for her performance in the "I Smile Back" movie. The actress/comedian was beyond elated, LA Times reported. "I'm doing a Snoopy dance right now," said Silverman in reacting to the news. "My arms are itchy with glee. I work hard to not let my self esteem be defined by outside forces, but ... today I'm giving myself a pass."

Tags : Sarah Silverman, Jesus, gender-fluid, SAG awards, Santa Claus