"And finally, Jews for Jesus - buptkiss. But can you really put a price on offending two major religions at once?"
To even think that Krusty the Klown is an advocate of Jews for Jesus is totally absurd!!!!!
I love the J4J spokewoman's line at the end of the article. I can't believe she would actually say something like that...
Oy! Jackie Mason sues Jews for Jesus
Comedian says group used his name in vain, seeks $2 million
The Associated Press
Updated: 10:12 a.m. ET Aug. 25, 2006
NEW YORK - Saying he’s “as Jewish as a matzo ball or kosher salami,” Jackie Mason filed a lawsuit against Jews for Jesus for using his name and likeness in a pamphlet.
The $2 million lawsuit seeks the immediate destruction of the pamphlet, which members of the missionary group have been handing out at various points around New York City.
“While I have the utmost respect for people who practice the Christian faith, the fact is, as everyone knows, I am as Jewish as a matzo ball or kosher salami,” the 75-year-old comedian said in documents filed in state Supreme Court in Manhattan.
Founded in the 1970s, Jews for Jesus practices Judaism but regards Jesus as the Messiah.
The pamphlets feature an image of Mason next to the words “Jackie Mason ... A Jew for Jesus!?” with information inside that outlines the similarities between Jews and Christians.
“The pamphlet uses my name, my likeness, my ‘shtick’ (if you will), and my very act, which is derived from my personality, to attract attention and converts,” Mason said in an affidavit.
Susan Perlman, a spokeswoman for Jews for Jesus, said the pamphlet was “good-natured.”
“Shame on him for getting so upset about this,” she said Friday.
Mason has starred on Broadway and in films including “Caddyshack II.”
Quote from The Daily Show (1996)
I know this is a TV show, but the quote was so good. The full quote is "That's it for This Week In God. But before we go, let's check last week's collection plates! The Catholics are once again number one, no surprises there. The Baptists come in second, followed by the Methodists. Ooh, Scientology, I'll just check Variety. And finally, Jews for Jesus - buptkiss. But can you really put a price on offending two major religions at once?"
"They who would give up an essential liberty for temporary security,
deserve neither liberty or security"
– Benjamin Franklin