Pat Boone says Saturday Night Live went way too far with its recent skit which mocked the film “God’s Not Dead 2,” even though he is one of the stars of the film. Boone is in a film that tells the story of a teacher, Grace, who is sued by the ACLU because she mentions Jesus in a class about the history of civil disobedience.
Grace is emotionally and spiritually supported by friends, students, and her grandfather Walter, played by Boone. But as FOX News reports, Boone, 81, thinks the skit was outright sacrilege.
“They know if they did this to Muslims they’d have to be put into the witness protection program,” he said.
In the Saturday Night Live parody, Beth, a bakery owner, is sued by two homosexual men because she won’t bake them a cake. Under pressure in court to say “God is gay,” Beth instead calls out “God is a boob man!” The court gallery cheers.
Pat Boone suggested perhaps homosexuals should be offended, since they are “portrayed as more bigoted than the Christians, the New York Daily News noted. For them to be portrayed as demanding that God be declared gay is so over the top. I don’t think any responsible member of the homosexual community would want to identify with that.”
Boone told The Hollywood Reporter that was not impressed with the satire:
“God has a sense of humor. Why else would he invent the porcupine and the giraffe? 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. They’re also ridiculing me and the film, telling impressionable young people not to see it because it’s ridiculous. Then they throw in that the lawyer is Jewish to make the Christian look even worse, but it’s just anti-Semitic… This skit was outright sacrilege. They know if they did this to Muslims they’d have to be put into the witness protection program. 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… As much as I’ve enjoyed SNL, they went over the line, and believers in God deserve an apology.”
Pat Boone does not expect a response. “I won’t waste my breath demanding an apology,” he said. “They don’t answer to me. They answer to the one they defame, and there are consequences.”
Indeed, Boone said that the Saturday Night Live skit is part of a larger “evil” and “violent” agenda to attack America, the Bible and God, and that those behind it will be sent to hell, The Christian Post reported.
“God is not thin-skinned. But he does demand reverence. If you have any brains at all you don’t pitch yourself against someone who created all things, the God of the Bible,” Pat Boone said. “They don’t have to apologize to Christians [but] when you come against God and the Holy Spirit who are one and the same, you are bringing upon yourself eternal condemnation.”