Homophobic American Family Association Slams Beyoncé: "An Act of Disrespect Towards Jesus Christ"

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While Beyoncé and Jay Z were strolling around Wynwood earlier this week, they stopped by Jugofresh. Beyoncé popped herself up on the restaurant's counter and posed, intentionally or not, in front of an image of Jesus on the restaurant's Last Supper-themed wall paper.

Well, now the American Family Association has issued a press release slamming Queen Bee for "disgracing" Jesus Christ. Which might seem so sincere if the AFA didn't then turn around to use the incident as a way to excuse its own homophobic rhetoric.

See also: Jay Z and Beyonce Visit Wynwood, Chow Down at Joey's Italian Cafe

Here, in case you haven't seen it, is the offending image:

"Is nothing sacred anymore?" asked Tim Wildmon, president of American Family Association, in a blistering press release. "This is clearly an act of disrespect towards Jesus Christ, whom Beyoncé covers up with her pose. This had to be done intentionally. However, you will not see the media condemn her for offending Christians in the same way they did Phil Robertson for offending homosexuals because there is a double-standard. Christians are the only group in America you can bash with impunity."

The AFA Is known for its fierce anti-homosexual views.

"We want to outlaw public homosexuality... We believe homosexuality is immoral and leads ultimately to personal and social decay," the AFA's website once read, and its leader once claimed homosexuality was to blame for the Holocaust.

So of course they're trying to equate Beyoncé's picture with Duck Dynasty star Phil Robertson's anti-gay views and complain about a media "double standard."

Which completely ignores the fact that the AFA sent this press release out two days after there was already a media firestorm about the picture.

The difference here, though, is that Beyoncé is a self-proclaimed Christian. She's not bashing anyone. She's not trying to outlaw public displays of sexuality.

Never mind the fact that she's posing in front of wallpaper inspired by (gay) Andy Warhol's reproduction of (gayer) Leonardo da Vinci's famous painting.

It may not have been Beyoncé's most savvy move, but she certainly isn't bashing anyone with impunity.

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poshh5
poshh5

Queen Bee was only displaying her body and expanding her sexuality. People need to understanding that people do not want to see old bodies. My message to readers is "if you have a young and healthy then display it now because when it gets old nobody wants to see it." Information continues. http://ow.ly/sieQZ

Thomas Chamberlain
Thomas Chamberlain

These fundamentalists don't have issues disrespecting other religions so why should anyone care about theirs? This is a non-issue and if I were Beyonce I'd tell their homophobic asses to eat shit and choke on it.

Leafar Robles
Leafar Robles

Who cares?! So many others have taken similar pics, if not far worse, with this back ground and comparable ones. But because she's in the spotlights she's scrutinized for it. This is just one more report that will further elevate her name.

Osmin Head Morales
Osmin Head Morales

The struggle of finding something to write about New Times..........two thumbs down, try again not interesting

Nadia Tamara Ramaglia
Nadia Tamara Ramaglia

People make so much fuzz over an image. That's not Jesus you know. Nobody knows Jesus face the only references are Shroud of Turin and the Bible and for what I read he didn't look how he's portrayed. I think the church should start asking themselves WWJD and love everyone like he taught.

Edward Delatorre
Edward Delatorre

Seems a tad bit hypocritical for someone who's a member of a Methodist church.

Curt Notree
Curt Notree

Homophobic american family association? Miami Times is reporting Satire now?! Lol... this Homophob association is non existent. Try to Google it.

chipahoy
chipahoy topcommenter

Who fu***** cares what that dumb twerp and her brain challenged baby daddy do?

Giovanni Angel
Giovanni Angel

The AFA is classified as a hate group for those unaware who they are… nothing to see here people...

Andrea Adelman
Andrea Adelman

Most ridiculous excuse to spew hate. Love Beyoncé and Jugofresh is all about love and the betterment of humans... Gay or not. She took that pic because Jugofresh is awesome... Jesus took a backseat (literally).

clapchi
clapchi

Did she say she is Jesus .She just pose in front of a Jesus drawing .You how many people pose in front of Jesus without suggesting they are Jesus.It about telling admiring a beautiful art with you in it and Illuminati  was created by elite who wanted to dominate the world years ago it doesn't exist  anymore and is nothing about  being  satanic .

Alex Anico
Alex Anico

Why do you give those people attention New Times? You perpetuate and support that behavior by reporting. No one cares about Afa

Scott Sassin
Scott Sassin

Has anyone ever noticed that Leonardo da Vinci's painting shows two Male gods touching fingers? That means, "god does not hate gays, it is one"

sinbadsailor99
sinbadsailor99

Of course Beyonce did that deliberately. I  am sure she and Jayzee thought it was funny, 

Unfortunately, the New Times feels the need to defend them and go on a bullying counterattack by calling AFA "homophobic."


ddbafolabi
ddbafolabi

For a status  like Beyonce to have any time posing in front of a picture is a high reverence of Jesus. How many of them have time to say hi to anyone on the street ?? Believe me Jesus would have told them hypocrites , "He who would not want to hug Beyonce at least, let him throw the first stone" and to Beyonce he would say , " Go my daughter they are just jealous of you "

Ace Greene
Ace Greene

So nobody has ever taken a picture in front of a cross, a depiction of the last supper, or anything like that? Fake incredulity is unbecoming and very transparent in this case......

Karina Trovato
Karina Trovato

I'm more offended by the fact that she allegedly bashes Miami in one of her songs and then visits & performs here on NYE!! lol She's not the sharpest crayon in the box to begin with...but I'm tired of all the thoughtless self-promotion to gain sales for mediocre music. Besides, Madonna pushed this button a long time ago.

Ace Greene
Ace Greene

YEAH, THERE ARE KIDS GETTING CHOPPED UP IN CENTRAL AFRICA AND "JESUS" IS WORRIED ABOUT BEYONCE!

Lachelle Black
Lachelle Black

Dang, wish I would've seen her!...in my area and I missed out.

Tamara Rivera
Tamara Rivera

Haha, nope. What's disrespectful is that these religious people think they're oppressed! How in shit? This country is most of the time run by religious morons! Just look at all their anti-woman anti-abortion crusade in 20 something states and Sotomayor's decision to block part of the ACA birth control mandate. Queen Bey did absolutely nothing wrong. Homophobes just overreact to the littlest things.

Anthonyvop1
Anthonyvop1 topcommenter

MEH!

One group of idiots complaining about an overrated, over-exposed, self-absorbed, celeb I could care less about.

Mick Espinel
Mick Espinel

Who is deciding what's disrespectful & controversial for me

Monica Cardona
Monica Cardona

While I do agree that Christians/Catholics are the only group you can bash with impunity, I do not agree with the rest of the article, she's a God fearing woman and do not think she meant that as a disrespect to her faith.

Andy Torres
Andy Torres

Sure they like Daft Punk *way* too much I don't follow how they're bigoted.

Carrie Rivera
Carrie Rivera

People have way too much free time. Wow. It's a picture I'm sure she meant no disrespect. Ridiculous people!!

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