(J.Lee Grady) Saturday Night Live launched the careers of some of America’s best-known comedians, including Steve Martin, Ben Stiller, Eddie Murphy, Billy Crystal, Chevy Chase, John Belushi, Will Ferrell and—more recently—Amy Poehler, Tina Fey and Kristen Wiig. But Christians across the country were not amused last weekend when the comedy show aired a skit spoofing the new film God’s Not Dead 2.
For many of us, SNL and broadcaster NBC crossed a line. The skit, which mocked traditional Christian values by claiming that “God is gay,” had a sarcastic tone that was meant to demean people of faith. Veteran actor Pat Boone, who has a minor role in God’s Not Dead 2, told The Hollywood Reporter this week that the SNL skit was “outright sacrilege.” “Satan ridicules faith, and they are taking Satan’s side,” Boone said of the show’s producers. FULL REPORT