Sarah Silverman causes stir on social media with Jesus gender tweet on Christmas Day

December 27, 2015 17:45

"Jesus was about as gender fluid as you are funny," one person reacted on Twitter.

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Sarah Silverman

Comedian Sarah Silverman. (photo credit: REUTERS)

The ever irreverent Jewish comedian Sarah Silverman caused a stir on social media with a Christmas day tweet in which she wrote that Jesus was gender fluid. 

Silverman's breakout 2005 comedy movie Jesus is Magic garnered critical acclaim. Her television show for Comedy Central, the Sarah Silverman Program, which aired between 2007-2010 on Comedy Central, featured actors playing gay characters leading to
a media awards nomination from GLAAD, the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation.

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Her tweet last week about Jesus' gender being fluid, the phenomenon of a person moving between genders, led to angry responses from religious conservatives.
There were many reactions on Twitter, here are a selection:

- "Jesus was about as gender fluid as you are funny."

- "This is the type of joke I'd expect from a 14-year-old trying to be edgy."

- "You'll learn the truth about Christ on one side of life or the other. I pray it's on this side. Merry Christmas. Praying 4U."

- "Is that your informed, fact based, expert opinion or is it just a stupid statement for attention? Never mind we know."

- "Say something about Muhummad, you're Islamophobic. Say anything about Christ, and you're funny." 

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