BROOKLYN (PIX11) -- Whether or not Jesus was a black man, the way he is being portrayed in the new comedy called "Black Jesus" has some community leaders in Brooklyn outraged.
Oresa Napper Williams is organizing a national campaign to get the show pulled.
"It is outrageous, I can't believe a network would do something like this," Williams said.
A trailer for the show, that has not yet aired, was enough to cause a lot of people of faith to call for a boycott of the show. The show is set to air on Adult Swim, a block of late-night programs that share space with the Cartoon Network on cable TV.
In an episode, Jesus persuades his disciples to help him turn a vacant lot into a community garden so they can grow their own marijuana. Their plan is threatened by a couple of Latino gangbangers who demand that Jesus and his disciples pay them for the right to have a marijuana garden in their neighborhood.
Some TV critics believe the show is risky but people have options. Critic TJ Walker, said, "I have a solution to all of this: just change the channel."
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