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Americans are calling for a Boycott of Ice Cream Brand “Sweet Jesus”

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“It’s satanic!” they say. “It’s blasphemous!”

Christians in America are calling for a boycott of Sweet Jesus, an ice cream chain from Canada pushing into the US.

According to BuzzFeed News, Christians are saying the chain mocks their religion with its signs and adverts.

“Choosing the name of our Lord for a brand of soft-serve ice cream is totally offensive and revolting,” a petition on CitizenGo says. “Both in their promotional materials and menu selection, it is plain to see that Richmond and Todai have every intention of mocking Christ and Christianity. If anything could qualify as ‘hate speech,’ this is it!”

A blog Activist Mommy describes the brand as blasphemous, saying: “This is immediately apparent by their logo, which features an SS style ‘S.’ popular among equally blasphemous and Satanic metal bands of the 70s and 80s, and an upside down cross.”

The petition on CitizenGo has so far managed to rake in over 9000 signatures.

Photo Credit: Sweet Jesus Ice Cream, _santisbon

26 Comments

  1. Anon

    March 26, 2018 at 11:06 pm

    MSM is now picking this up. Vigilant Citizen had an article on this at the end of January.

  2. Mrs

    March 26, 2018 at 11:48 pm

    Nonsense. What if the owner is named Jesus which is a common name with the Spanish. We should not behave like muslims. Jesus was not the only person named Jesus, not even in the Bible. If it is okay to call it Sweet Bob, then Sweet Jesus is just as good. They should come to Africa and see people naming their businesses after Jesus or with Jesus attached to the name.

  3. Orange

    March 26, 2018 at 11:53 pm

    I just signed the petition .. this is just wrong. God knows what would have happened to them if they tried this with Mohammed. We Christians are really gentle. May God forgive them.

  4. Mohammad

    March 27, 2018 at 12:09 am

    If anything could qualify as โ€˜hate speech,โ€™ this is it!
    No sense of perspective here.

    • mama jollof

      March 27, 2018 at 1:50 am

      You are a muslim shut up

    • Sign the Petition.

      March 27, 2018 at 11:29 am

      In a peaceful way, a petition has started which is democratic and peaceful. I encourage all to sign it.

  5. mee

    March 27, 2018 at 12:17 am

    @ mohammad :Be quiet mohammad and stay on your own lane. Don’t ‘chook’ mouth into what does not concern you; busybody.

    • Mohammad

      March 27, 2018 at 6:24 am

      I expected this. Ignorant triggered snowflake. E consign me! Wetin you wan come do? Go and sit on a big fat one to release the tension causing you to feel so pained. Eeedyat!

    • Thelma

      March 27, 2018 at 7:50 am

      So because his name is Mohammad he is not allowed to air his opinion….after now you will call yourself a Christian and say that Boko Haram is the problem……#intolerance# #hypocrite#

    • Purple

      March 27, 2018 at 9:24 am

      I must say, the amount of likes this comment got made me sad.

  6. Tony

    March 27, 2018 at 4:45 am

    Christians are so peaceful. If this madness was done with Mohamed’s name the owners and workers will be have been shot, blown up etc.

  7. Trevor

    March 27, 2018 at 9:29 am

    I think the correct name is Y’shua for the modern name of Jesus. So maybe the Christians should go back to their roots.

  8. Unicorn

    March 27, 2018 at 9:34 am

    Of all the name they could use for their business they decided to use Jesus, what about their mother’s names, family names, or even their exes names. Crazy people!!

  9. Splendid

    March 27, 2018 at 10:10 am

    @ Mohammad. I do not blame you. If it is your religion, you people would have started destroying things and killing innocent people. If you do not have anything to say, please park well and don’t talk trash.

  10. Mrs somebody

    March 27, 2018 at 10:12 am

    @Mrs i don”t think you read the article well.
    i almost thought the same way as you did until I read the article.

  11. omomo

    March 27, 2018 at 10:16 am

    the people telling mohammed who is trying to show support should be ashamed of themselves ….and yes it seems people find it easier to blaspheme the name of Jesus because they take advantage of christian doctrine of peace..even freeze nor get liver

  12. Rahilla

    March 27, 2018 at 11:09 am

    My only problem isn’t with the name, (I would happily buy ice cream from a confectionary named ‘Sweet Jesus’), but with the fact that the cross in the last picture is upside down! So clearly, this is an anti-christ movement, this is non-debatable! I am signing the petition too,

    The devil is VERY organised, please let us be vigilant.

    • Cocolette

      March 27, 2018 at 3:58 pm

      Exactly! That upside down cross just shows their true intentions!

  13. Papermoon

    March 27, 2018 at 11:43 am

    Does this take anything away from our Lord Jesus Christ, I don’t think so.

  14. Tayo

    March 27, 2018 at 12:32 pm

    This battle is the Lord’s.

  15. memebaby

    March 27, 2018 at 1:01 pm

    if only these guys used this same energy to tackle their gun control situation..its not that serious..smh

  16. OA

    March 27, 2018 at 5:44 pm

    For me, as someone said, I have seen too many Spanish names with Jesus in them so nothing new. It could be Jesus down the street that decided to start his ice cream business. Although the context in which the term โ€œsweet Jesusโ€ is typically used could be construed as using the Lordโ€™s name in vain. The real problem is the inverted crucifix which is highly significant of anything relating to the devil and thus anti-Christ. No way to be buying that kain ice cream oh. To obey is better than sacrifice, to hearten than the fat of rams.

  17. OA

    March 27, 2018 at 5:45 pm

    ***hearken, not hearten

  18. Cocoa

    March 27, 2018 at 8:07 pm

    And you thought the devil was smart ….hahahahahahah!!! See how they are helping the gospel SPREAD.

    They will all say the name JESUS one way or another. And eventually their knees will bow.

    Even if they meant it for Evil ….God is using it for GOOD.

    NOBODY adds to or takes away from GOD. Theres nothing to be worked up about.

    The WORLD remains the WORLD ….IT DOESNT CHANGE ANYTHING ABOUT WHO GOD IS….AND WHO WE ARE TO HIM.

    Move on. We have JOY and LIFE ABUNDANTLY!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  19. Tee

    March 28, 2018 at 11:48 am

    All this vitriol for religion that is not even yours.

  20. Liz

    March 29, 2018 at 2:40 pm

    Actually the cross has nothing to do with true Christianity. If you are against this more because of that sign then please research on the origin of the cross. Christ did not die on a cross.

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