February 21, 2013

Oh, Please! SNL's Jesus Is Funny!

Luke Moon, Juicy Ecumenism

Once again we have an opportunity to respond to an irreverent portrayal of our Lord, Jesus Christ.  Over the weekend, NBC’s Saturday Night Live had a skit featuring Jesus as an angry killer dutifully extracting revenge on Romans who crucified him. This revenge fantasy supposedly flows from the violent mind of Quentin Tarantino, who most recently brought us Django Unchained.

The reaction so far seems all to predictable.  From the Religious Right comes the American Family Association calling on people to write the sponsors of the SNL–Sears, Kmart, and JC Penny–to let them know how outraged we are that they funded the mockery of Jesus.  From the Religious Left comes Kurt Willems and others who seem convinced that this “American gun-slinging Jesus” is the...

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TAGGED: Christians, Free Speech, Comedy, SNL