Give the Devil His Due

This takes balls:

Moviegoers at Stadium 16 Theater in Evansville attending a showing of ?Passion of the Christ? got more than they bargained for Saturday night.

They were greeted in the lobby of the theater by a man wearing a ?red devil? costume. Tyler Wendell, a 19 year old freshman at the University of Southern Indiana, caused quite a ruckus with his get-up. The audience, many who were part of church groups, was visibly upset by the antics of Wendell.

?I always like to push the limits,? Wendell said. Many were upset that Wendell chose to wear a devil costume to a religious movie. Many patrons jeered Wendell as he stood in line for concessions.

Once inside the movie, Christians began pelting Wendell with Gummy Bears, Ju-Ju Bees, and popcorn. Management got involved after a 75-year-old woman, Hazel Meyer, poured a 64-ounce Coca-Cola on Wendell...

Wendell, an atheist, said, ?If God really existed, He would have struck me down for dressing as the devil.? He also wanted to prove ?that Christians aren?t as forgiving as they portray?. Wendell says his actions were also partially due to a genuine dislike of Mel Gibson.

For some reason, the first image that comes to mind is Jon Lovitz dressed in a tight red devil costume from an old episode of Saturday Night Live. Unfortunately, I can't seem to find a pic. Anyone? Anyone? Bueller?

[link via Jewschool]

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Wendell later announced that

Wendell later announced that he would be dressing up as a klansman for the preview of the new Martin Luther King movie.

I'd think it be funny if he

I'd think it be funny if he dressed up in Hasidic garb with a hat that said "Yeah I killed him, wanna make something out of it?"

Or, dressed in a Roman soldier outfit with a sign that read "Why give the Jews all the credit?"

I couldn't find the Lovitz

I couldn't find the Lovitz devil pic, but you got me thinking about what Jay Sherman would have thought about the movie

The Mongoose: I'd think it

The Mongoose: I'd think it be funny if he dressed up in Hasidic garb with a hat that said "Yeah I killed him, wanna make something out of it?"

Yeah, that?s almost as hysterical as Fred Phelphs showing up at Rosie O?Donnell's wedding with one of his signs.

It?s so much fun being ?smart?, and making fun of people who are ?stupid? ? don?t you think?

I don't think it funny per

I don't think it funny per se making fun of people with religious beliefs. There are many reasonable religious folk. The kind that I enjoy making fun of are the type that say things like "The Jews killed our God" Implying that all Jews are responsible for the death of Jesus. Over looking the fact that a) collective guilt is absurd b) Jesus and his followers were Jewish.

oh, and c) the Romans were

oh, and c) the Romans were the ones who actually tortured and killed him.

God, I hate those stupid

God, I hate those stupid Romans!

But at least they aren't constantly whining about how everyone oppresses them and unfairly abuses them.