Published On: Thu, Apr 21st, 2016

Pat Boone calls out SNL ‘God’s Not Dead 2’ parody as offensive to Christians, Jews, gays, ‘feeding cynicism’

Pat Boone says Saturday Night Live parody skit about God’s Not Dead 2 is offensive to Christians, Jews and homosexuals, and thinks the long-running show is feeding cynicism in America.

“I think a general antipathy toward Christianity…they think it’s fair game, like Bill Maher, to just attack and ridicule and literally make fun in light of almost any kind of genuine faith,” Boone told FOX411. “But in this case it’s particularly scurrilous and irresponsible because they presented God’s Not Dead 2 as if we were dealing with homosexuality or in some way with Christian Judaism conflict and the film has nothing to do with any of that. They made it up totally because they literally wanted to back us (Christians) into a corner on the subject of homosexuality, and of course the film had nothing whatsoever to do with it.”

Saturday Night Live God is Gay things-god-lovesThe SNL skit, titled “God is a Boob Man,”  centers on a woman (baker, played by Vanessa Bayer) who is forced by a Jewish ACLU lawyer to declare that “God is gay” after refusing to make a cake for a gay wedding. “I want to deny basic goods and services to gay people,” she says later in the clip.

“If I were in the homosexual community, or if I were Jewish, I would be just as irate as being presented fallaciously and ridiculously as the militant homosexuals are in there parody because they are demanding things that would embarrass any responsible homosexual, and I know quite a few,” he said. “They would not like to be presented as being so idiotic as trying to prove in court that God is gay. That presents them in a horrible light and very bigoted light.”

Boone, 81, says he, like most Americans, was once a fan of “SNL,” now thinks the show just builds on the cynicism in society.

God is Gay SNL parody trailer“They don’t care what I think anyway, nor do they care what Christians think,” he said. “Their audience is basically the young kind of soulless young population that are just brought up unfortunately in school and in society to just be cynical about everything and to just make fun of everything and lampoon everything.”

The famous singer then linked this behavior to blasphemy.

“You can mess around with Christians and Christianity but when you start calling God names, God and the Holy Spirit are one and blasphemy is the unforgivable sin,” contrasting this with the message of the GND2: “It’s only theme is to present the concept that God is alive, God is real. Anyone of any religion ought to accept that.”

Boone credited and the shift to focusing in on films with faith: “They (Hollywood) are discovering that well-made faith-based films can make a lot of money,” he said. “Sony and other studios are creating faith based subsidiaries to produce films like Heaven is For Real, God’s Not Dead and Miracles From Heaven.”

“In most cases the lure is money, how can you make money. I think it’s beginning to get through that family friendly films built Hollywood to begin with, and they were America’s best export.”

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