Southern Religion

The humor in attempted rape is (nonexistent)

A choir at Liberty University, “the largest evangelical Christian university in the world,” based a humorous a cappella Christmas song on one written about an attempted rape. Moving Christa Brown to review the origin of the song and ask:

A parody about an attempted rape in the projects is “fun”? This is how Christian young people at a private university show humor?

The humor in rape eludes us too, Christa.

You may disagree, even after reading the backstory:


There are other, forcefully expressed views:

December 19, 2010 - Posted by | Religion, Satire, SBC | , ,


  1. Many people have participated in this wildly popular internet meme. To portray LU’s use of it in a musical as an endorsement of an alleged attempted rape is highly intellectually dishonest.

    Comment by Wes Widner | December 20, 2010

    • You are very confused, Wes.
      We didn’t say or in any way imply that the musical was an “endorsement of an alleged attempted rape.”
      We did say that Liberty University’s use of “this wildly popular internet meme” in what is clearly intended to be a humorous performance, isn’t funny.
      We stand by that.
      The performance isn’t funny.
      There is nothing funny about rape.

      Comment by baptistplanet | December 20, 2010

  2. Well, they were sent there to learn. I’ll bet Mr. Wes has learned something already.

    Comment by Jack Wolford | December 22, 2010

  3. In some eyes, the whole of Christianity is based on such lore, starring a young Jewish virgin raped by a magic ghost, producing the holy son of god. LU is just staying true to its roots.

    Comment by James | December 24, 2010

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