And in a lighter vein...
CBS Producer Peddles 'Jesus Juice' Wine LabelBut there is of course the inevitable controversy about whether the label was in good taste. The site of origin, a right wing nut organization devoted to ferreting out "liberal media bias," is shocked, shocked that anyone could do something in such bad taste.
A CBS producer who led the network's coverage of the recent Michael Jackson trial has been marketing a brand of wine under the label "Jesus Juice," complete with a logo of a Christ figure sporting a Jacksonesque red glove, fedora hat, white socks, and penny loafers
NewsBusters.org has learned that Bruce Rheins, a high-level producer for such shows as the "CBS Evening News", and his wife, Dawn Westlake, began preparations for their marketing campaign while the Jackson case was still in court, registering a U.S. trademark for the words "Jesus Juice" in January of 2004, days after word got out that Jackson referred to wine by that term in allegedly attempting to seduce young boys.
A year later, the couple registered (under Westlake's name) the web domain JesusJuice.biz, apparently with the intent of partnering with a wine maker to create a product line bearing the Jesus Juice name, in a partnership or by purchasing the trademark.
"Should you want to start something with us (i.e. you're a vintner with a sense of humor, but a seriously good line of wines, visit us here and drop a note…In the meantime, we'll be moonwalking over our own grapes.)" Westlake wrote in an online diary entry on her personal web site...
The original trademark application and a much larger image of the label can been seen over at the Smoking Gun. And Landover Baptist, always a fun site, actually came out with the same idea but not nearly as good a logo.
UPDATE 11/11 ...and then there is the miracle of the wanking Jesus (via Counago and Spaves).