A Fox News commentator is getting into the spirit of religious protest. Todd Starnes, host of Fox News & Commentary, wants federal officials to investigate South Park for its attacks on religion, reports Today. "We have seen the administration say, 'We condemn anyone who denigrates religious faith,' and they come out in regards to this anti-Muslim film," Starnes said at a recent conservative "Values Voter Summit" in Washington. "My question is: When has the administration condemned the anti-Christian films that are coming out of Hollywood? Where are the federal investigations into shows like South Park, which has denigrated all faiths?"
South Park has taken potshots at Christianity, Islam, Judaism, Scientology, and Mormonism. In a 2001 episode the irreverent program featured a "Super Best Friends" group of superheroes that included Jesus, Mohammed, Buddha, Moses, Joseph Smith, Krishna, Laozi, and an Aquaman-like character named Sea Man. A Muslim man who threatened South Park creators for an episode that depicted Mohammed in a bear costume was sentenced earlier this year to nearly 12 years in prison. (Click for one columnist who also wonders why it's OK to mock Mormons, but not Muslims.)