Obama and Google's Mutual Adviser: Jesus is gay, wears a diaper, and gets run over
By Erick Posted in 2008 | Barack Obama | Google | Jesus | Larry Lessig — Comments (125) / Email this page » / Leave a comment »
Just the other day I posted about the Obama voters at the University of Washington. On their way home from an Obama rally they videotaped themselves ridiculing Christian voters and were kind enough to put it on the web.
Now comes word that Larry Lessig and Google really could care less that so many of us revere Jesus. This time the Lord is not in a jar of urine, but singing "I will survive" in a diaper before being run over by a bus. If you are really curious, you can watch this work of blasphemy here.
Though the Obama campaign is guarded in what connection Lessig has to the campaign, googling Obama's technology policy we can see that tech bloggers are widely under the impression that Obama consulted Lessig first. In fact, Lessig hosts the policy on his website.
Likewise, in his endorsement of Obama, Lessig admits they are friends and former colleagues. Lessig has also been on the campaign trail speaking on behalf of Barack Obama.
Obama's campaign has also used Lessig to reach out to journalists writing about Obama's tech positions.
It's no secret that the Obama campaign does not want to be tied too directly to Lessig. In addition to happily showing off blasphemous images of Christ, Lessig is also known as a digital communist (read the linked article for the substance of why he's called that) Lessig believes there should be no such thing as intellectual property rights -- patents and copyrights should be tossed. Lessig's anti-property theories give businesses and a lot of regular folks the heebie-jeebies. After all, if the government can strip you of your intellectual property, why can't it take away your real property?
Just as importantly as advising Obama though, Lessig is an adviser to Google. And it was at a Google employee event that Lessig showed off a video of an effeminate Jesus who strips down to all but a loin cloth diaper singing "I Will Survive" until getting run over by a bus. Lessig acted bemused and surprised by the reaction of some saying, "This is a little bit touchy to some people. I don't get it, so just chill. The underlying message here is that Jesus does survive."
After the conclusion of the video Lessig says there's a sequel making clear Jesus had survived getting run over. You'd have thought that by the time Lessig showed his video to Google, he'd have reconsidered the Jesus clip considering the last time he'd shown it, people walked out.
You can hear the Google employees laughing.
Read on . . .
Now, this is important for a number of reasons beyond another connection to Obama by someone denigrating the Christian religion.
Google has never been a Christian friendly organization. It censored a pro-life video from YouTube posted by the American Life League.
The Christian Institute in the UK sued Google for anti-Christian discrimination after Google refused to allow the organization to advertise through Google.
Oh, and we can't forget Google banned Michele Malkin for showing the Mohammed Cartoons from Denmark.
Tomorrow, Lawrence Lessig will testify before the Senate Commerce Committee on the future of the internet. Lessig will do Google's bidding and suggest that the net neutrality doctrine should be legislated to force companies that provide the connection to your home to give everyone access for free. It sounds great until you start thinking about all the freeloaders. I too supported net neutrality in principle until realizing just how far left groups like Google want to push it -- eradicating privacy along the way. But, while Google wants open access to your broadband connection, they themselves want to censor pro-lifers and Christians from Google's own network.
I would encourage you to call the Senate Commerce Committee at 202-224-5115 today and tomorrow and express your outrage that Google would censor Christian content on its network, while mocking Christians behind closed doors with Larry Lessig.
And you Christians who support Obama, given the growing evidence that the body of his supporters look down on you, is this really the guy you want to support?