Depp teamed up with Brit rockers Babybird to record The Jesus Stag Night Club, which tells a story o fa group of teenagers that hire a Jesus look-alike whom they convince to organize a “stag night”. When things go wrong, the Jesus look-alike (who likes to have a bit of the drink and drive the occasional stolen car) ends up dying and, somehow, learns that he actually is the REAL Jesus.
Predictably the extremist religious groups have come out swinging demanding the song be banned from the airwaves and branding it “filth”!
Focus on the Family, the granddaddy of all anti-choice and anti-gay gay groups issued a statement saying “We are sickened by Mr. Depp’s behaviour. Why did he need to record this song? It is a slap in the face to Christians all over the world.”
Meanwhile The Christian Coalition’s Lee Douglas, whose main goal is to control the agenda of the Republican party by working from the grassroots up; and to train and elect pro-family, Christian candidates to public office when one histrionic step further saying that “I’m sure he thinks he’s being very funny but he’s simply a disgrace. One day, Johnny Depp and his cronies will face the judgment of our Lord and they will burn in hell for this filth.”
Depp is said to be “not concerned” about the controversy but its Babybird’s frontman Stephen Jones who sums it up perfectly: “Some people have no sense of humour.”
You can listen to the song below. Merry Christmas!