Hell Breaks Loose Over Depp's Drunk Jesus Song

Some Christians angry Jesus is blitzed in lyrics
By Mary Papenfuss,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 7, 2011 1:07 AM CST
Updated Dec 7, 2011 2:20 AM CST
Hell Breaks Loose Over Depp's Drunk Jesus Song
Johnny Depp: Saint or singer?   (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)

(Newser) – Having Jesus turn up for a bachelor night is bad enough. But when Johnny Depp sang about him drinking then passing out on the floor in a new song, it was more than some Christians could bear. The Christian Coalition says Depp and members of the indie band Babybird "will burn in hell for this filth." It's a "slap in the face to Christians all over the world," says a statement from Focus on the Family. The song, "Jesus Stag Night Club," is about men who hire a Christ look-alike for a stag party, then realize he's the real thing, reports ABC News.

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He turns up with "bloody thorns around his ears" and "holes in his hands," according to the lyrics. Steven Jones of Babybird shrugged off the criticism, reports ninemsn. "Christians go to heaven, sinners go to hell. This is their message of peace," he says. "Oh, yes, and gays can eff off, too. It's a beautiful world, Jesus." (Read more Jesus Christ stories.)

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