Singer and actor Pat Boone is blasting off on Saturday Night Live for a sketch last weekend that poked fun of his new film, God’s Not Dead 2.
The original film is about a high school teacher, played by Melissa Joan Hart, who finds herself in a legal battle after she dares to mention the historical significance of Jesus in the classroom. The movie is the latest in a series exploring the theme of Christian persecution by American secularism, and SNL decided to mock the hyperbole with their own spin: ‘God is a Boob Man.’
This story ties the original in with recent anti-LGBT state laws in order to tell the tale of a woman who is dragged through the mud to say “God is gay” after refusing to bake a wedding cake for a homosexual couple. Boone talked to The Hollywood Reporter about it, and he was not amused by the supposedly anti-Christian satire.
“Something can be devilishly funny, but this skit is diabolical. God has only one real enemy — Satan. Satan ridicules faith, and they’re taking Satan’s side.
Boone went on to say that God has a sense of humor and that he used to enjoy SNL in the past, but the show’s new parody and recent “filthy” programming have crossed the line for him. He also called anti-semitism on the show for having a Jewish lawyer represent the gay couple as they try to stuff the gay agenda down the baker’s throat.
“This skit was outright sacrilege. They know if they did this to Muslims they’d have to be put into the witness protection program,” Boone said. “There’s nothing sacred at SNL, except maybe the words ‘Mohammad’ or ‘Allah.’ They’d never take those names in vain, but when they called God a ‘boob man,’ they took his name in vain.”
Watch the parody in the video above, via NBC.
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