Sunday, January 3, 2010

BLASPHEMOUS ATTACK BY UNIVERSITY OF CAPE TOWN


THIS IS AN OUTRAGE! - THIS IS INDEFENSIBLE! - THIS IS DISCRIMINATORY!

The 2009 edition of the University of Cape Town (UCT) Sax Appeal magazine has grossly overstepped the boundaries of decency & respect for individual religious beliefs by singling out the person of Jesus Christ and the Christian faith for blasphemous mockery and ridicule.

In a cartoon created from 50’s stock pictures, word balloons are inserted to blaspheme Jesus Christ and demean, mock and ridicule the Christian faith.

Jesus is referred to as a “tool”, Christians as stupid c**nts and God as a “pervert”

On page 84/85 entitled “LIE, top ten atheist retorts to fundamentalist Christians – Richard Sagan puts them in their place with these handy replies”.

“Jesus died to save us from our sins”. - “I bet he feels like a tool now”

“Praise the Lord, it’s a miracle!” - “No you stupid C.U.N.T. (Christian who Understands No Theorems) statistically they happen every 365 days.”

In one picture a man with a megaphone shouts to passing people “I love God”. The caption above him reads; “F**k off to heaven and leave the rest of us alone”

In another, a women is lifting her leg saying; “pervert” with the caption underneath “God sees everything.”

In a picture of two men lying in bed at opposite ends, “Without God you will never be happy” – “I’m pretty happy when I’m drunk, high on crack and having freakish man sex.”

These and many other exclusive attacks on Christianity are spread throughout the magazine.

A full page of a Zapiro cartoon mocks the Levitical injunction against homosexuality.

If UCT attempted this despicable attack against any other faith group there would have been a major outcry by now and perhaps even violence.

Alarmingly, I can’t find anybody at UCT willing to take responsibility for this blasphemous and unwarranted attack on Christ and the faith of millions of Christians.

IT IS TIME FOR CHRISTIANS TO STAND UP FOR WHAT THEY BELIEVE AND DEFEND THEIR FAITH, BELIEFS & THE HOLY NAME OF JESUS!

Jonathan Ackerman, Marketing Director of Pick n Pay who sponsored the Sax Appeal magazine, agreed to remove the magazines from their shelves.

The person in charge of student affairs at UCT who allowed this mockery to take place is; Moonira Khan, Executive Director of Student Affairs – 021 650 3535 email: moonira.khan@uct.ac.za

Professor Nhlapo The acting Deputy Vice Chancellor of UCT,– 021 650 2170, email: thandabantu.nhlapo@uct.ac.za who refused to speak to me on this matter;

The UCT team responsible for the blasphemous magazine:

Project Manager Aliyah Allie Editor - in – Chief Maciek Dubla email: uctrag@gmail.com Deputy Editors - in – Chief Brian Muller Pieter Smedy Creative Director Heather Ingarfield Design Team Alice Inggs Kudikwashe Maradzika Reinhard van Biljon Content Editor Brennan Hodkinson External Contributor Liaison Cayleigh Bright

Other sponsors of the magazine are; Bang Bang Club, Big Bash, Bokomo, Bright’s Hardware, Butlers, Cape Argus, Cape Times, Coca-Cola, Customer Care Solutions, Falko 1, Good Hope FM, Graphic Designer - Riaan Venter, Kirstenbosch, La Med Make Up Artist - Andrew James Old Mutual, Paarl Web, Photographer - Adrian Stanford Photographer - Toby Murphy, Pick ‘n Pay, Powerade, Riverside Mall, Ross Demolition, Stylist - Andrew James, Team Talk, Zoopy.

“Who will rise up for Me against the wicked? Who will make a stand for Me against the workers of iniquity?” Psalm 94:16

Source:
Errol Naidoo
Family Policy Institute
Tel: 021 462 7888
Fax: 021 462 7889
Email: info@familypolicyinstitute.org
Website: www.familypolicyinstitute.org

Sent out by:
Africa Christian Action
PO Box 23632
Claremont
7335

Cape Town
Tel: 021-689 4481
E-mail: info@christianaction.org.za
Web: www.christianaction.org.za

According to the SAX Appeal website @ http://www.saxappeal.co.za/index.html, the annual publication has been running for 76 years, it’s over 5 times older than South African Democracy, making it a Capetonian institution and, therefore, “rather important.”

The website claims that UCT sells nearly 50 000 copies of the magazine, and is the largest student-run publication in the world.

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