Didn’t You Know? Jesus Was Hispanic

Well, we’ve been looking at Anglo, lily-white Jesuses for so long, why not an Hispanic version? None of them correspond to the historical Jesus anyway, so let’s keep it going with a sub-Saharan black Jesus and an East Asian Jesus. We’re talking about symbolism. Actually, we’re talking about greed, since the primary reason that Fox is releasing “Son of God” on February 28 is to tap into the Latino market. The movie will open with one of the most extensive outreach campaigns to U.S. Hispanics. Theatres that can show the Mark Burnett-produced Jesus film in English or Spanish, and many in heavily Latino areas have committed to play it with dubbing by Mexican actors Eduardo Verastegui, Adriana Barraza and Blanca Soto.

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