Saturday Night Live’s Tebow Skit Angers Christians
During the last episode of Saturday Night Live (SNL) where Jimmy Fallon hosted, a popular skit focused on the Denver Broncos quarterback’s religious beliefs and has drawn a heated response from America’s leading televangelist.
Pat Robertson said the SNL skit was “anti-Christrian bigotry that’s just disgusting.”
Robertson goes on to say:
“If this had been a Muslim country and they had done that, and had Muhammad doing that stuff, you would have found bombs being thrown off, and bodies on the street,â€ Robertson said, according to Mediaite. “We need more religious faith in our society, weâ€™re losing our moral compass in our nation.”
Robertson also commends Tim Tebow saying: “I think he is a wonderful human being. And this man has been placed in a unique position and I applaud him, God bless him,” Robertson said of Tebow.
Bob Beckel also voiced his opinion on the sketch and said it was “despicable” during an appearance on Fox News. The political commentator and columnist for USA Today finds nothing funny when it comes to lampooning Tebow and religion.
“First of all, itâ€™s despicable to display Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior, like that on Saturday Night Live and they should be ashamed of themselves, Beckel said, according to Mediaite. “And the fact that this keeps drawing attention to Tebow and Christianity and faith and Jesus and they make it into some sort of commercial operation … thereâ€™s nothing funny about that.”
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