On Point Legal News – January 28, 2009:

Following in the footsteps of various figures of ridicule in “Borat,” an Orlando, Fla., preacher has sued the distributor of “Religulous” for inducing him to appear in the Bill Maher documentary under false pretenses.

Rev. Jeremiah Cummings’ $50 million lawsuit against Lionsgate (NYSE: LGF) -– which even alleges “racial profiling” — is the first to be filed over “Religulous” since its release in October. The producers, he says, told him he had been chosen to appear in a PBS documentary called “A Spiritual Journey.”

Among other things, Maher pokes fun at Cummings’ expensive suit and lizard shoes, contrasting his attire with the humility of Jesus. The minister stutters when Maher challenges him in an on-camera interview with the Biblical quotation, “It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God.”

“I am made to appear to be some money hungry preacher, which is the typical stereotype of black preachers,”

This bit from I’m Gonna Git You Sucka seems appropriate (NSFW):





  1. James Hill says:

    Jesus saves, and the good reverend withdraws.

  2. Angel H. Wong says:

    And I thought they were in only for the young women’s love offerings.

  3. Cap'nKangaroo says:

    “I am made to appear to be some money hungry preacher, which is the typical stereotype of black preachers,”

    I was always under the impression that “money hungry preacher” refered to slick white TV personalities masquerading as a preacher. I guess I’m racist because I didn’t include those preachers of color in my contempt.

  4. Guy Fawkes says:

    Any church with over 200 members is probably run by a money hungry preacher!
    And if the lizard shoe fits, M-Fer, wear it!

  5. Special Ed says:

    Amen brotha!

  6. deowll says:

    I don’t think the line, “Would Jesus wear a rolex on his televsion show?” was limited to questioning black preachers. Plenty of wolves out to fleece the flocks and they aren’t limited to one fur color.

  7. fpp2002 says:

    #1 James – Jesus saves, but where does he shop?

  8. Mr. Fusion says:

    The dudes idiot lawyer should have explained that the losing party usually has to pay the lawyer fees of the winning party. And the chances of this winning are so very small. Very very small.

    Do we really care if his feeling were hurt by his own actions? Neither will the court.

  9. Mr. Fusion says:

    #7, fpp,

    Actually he is a lifeguard at the pool. Jesus Diago Rodriguez? Dark complexion, brown eyes, wavey hair, short, stocky, the number 13 tattood on his neck, … .

    Remember him now?

  10. The0ne says:

    Since the 90’s I think Jesus has been dressing up and preachers have been following. There’s bound to be a recent pic of Jesus or God somewhere wearing the latest fashion shoes or clothes. Maybe someone’s napkin right now! 🙂

  11. faith19 says:

    Most of Mahers supporters are atheists and most of you who comment are too. If you wear cow hide shoes and eat cows hide what are you? Why are folks concern over what kind of shoes anybody wears when you didn’t by them. As far as this preacher goes he was rewarded 3 gold and two platinum albums as a singer He can wear whatever He wants to ware.

  12. Atheist says:

    faith19

    We may be Atheists but at least we have some education!

    “Why are folks concern over what kind of shoes anybody wears when you didn’t by them” Honestly!


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