Thursday, April 21, 2016

NBC Blasphemes God--Pat Boone Sets the Record Straight

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Last Saturday, NBC's "Saturday Night Live" did a so-called "parody" on the new film, "God's Not Dead 2."

When asked about the "parody," Pat Boone, who is in the film, told the "Hollywood Reporter" the SNL skit was "anti-Semitic, anti-Christian, cowardly, demonic, and diabolic" and "had they done that to Muslims, they'd have to be put into the witness protection program."

He's right. The SNL/NBC parody was that bad.

The Hollywood Reporter subtitled their story: "SNL Pokes Fun at Recent Religious Films With New Digital Short."

Boone says the so-called parody went way over the line---They were not merely "poking fun."

In the film, which I saw with my son-in-law and grandson recently---and would encourage every Christian to see, Melissa Joan Hart plays a public school teacher who is persecuted and taken to court for answering a student's question about Jesus in the public school classroom.

The SNL skit, which is called, "God Is A Boob Man," features a woman being forced by a Jewish ACLU lawyer to declare "God is gay."

Pat Boone tells the Hollywood Reporter, "God has a sense of humor, why else would He invent the porcupine or 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."

He says, "Then they throw in that the lawyer is Jewish to make the Christian look even worse, but it's just anti-Semitic."

The parody trailer shows Beth, a Christian baker, being ordered to bake a wedding cake for a gay couple's "wedding." She refuses and the couple's lawyers try to force her to say that "God is gay." The ensuing legal battle ends with Beth admitting that "God is a boob man."

MRC News Busters agree with Pat Boone and point out that the far Left Huffington Post thinks the skit was hilarious, then proceeds to completely misrepresent the Mississippi State House Bill 1523---a religious freedom bill, that is related to some of the content in the parody skit.

Huff Post tells America that the religious freedom bill passed in Mississippi on April 5 "gives businesses the right to deny goods and services on the basis of sexual orientation."

The Huffington Post is not telling the truth.

The bill provides exemptions only for services that in themselves contradict the religious beliefs of those involved, such as baking a cake for a gay "wedding."

But then truth is a rare commodity in the sport of bashing Christians.

Pat told the Reporter that he used to watch Saturday Night Live in their early years and was asked to host the show, but when he asked them to commit not to go after his family and their faith, they declined---and he said good-bye.

But, he says, it's "gotten more filthy" and he would never watch it now.

Pat also says he thinks "believers in God deserve an apology."

He says NBC and their show SNL are "cowardly because executives and creative talent know they can pick on Christians without fear of reprisal, where as political correctness dictates that some other groups are off-limits."

Nevertheless, he is not calling on NBC/SNL and executive producer Lorne Michaels to apologize, nor does he expect them to respond to complaints from him or any other Christian who might object to the skit.

"I won't waste my breath demanding an apology," he says "They don't answer to me. They answer to the one they defame, and there are consequences."


Pat makes a point that is often lost in our contemporary culture.

Ours has become a culture that celebrates being a law unto itself---"standing in your own truth"---the mantra of the progressive movement is that there are no absolutes, therefore, what I believe is true because I believe it.

Secular progressivism has also led many to believe there are no consequences beyond the moment.

It has been said, "You are free to choose, but you are not free from the consequences of your choice."

Paul spoke to that in Galatians 6:7: "Do not be deceived, God is not mocked; for what ever a man sows that he will also reap."

There is an illustration of the biblical truth of sowing and reaping in Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol."

We all remember stingy, tight-fisted Ebenezer Scrooge. In one part of the story, Scrooge's former business partner Jacob Marley, who has been dead for 7 years, is allowed to visit Scrooge one last time to warn him concerning his self-centered, stingy ways.

In the scene, Scrooge asks Marley why he is wearing chains.

This story is not biblical---dead people don't visit live people in this way, however, it illuminates a biblical truth.

Marley replies, "I wear the chain I forged in life...I made it link by link and yard by yard; I [put] it on of my own free will, and of my own free will I wore it..."

The biblical Truth is found in I Timothy 5:24: "Some men's sins are clearly evident, preceding them to judgment, but those of some men follow later."

Thankfully the principle of sowing and reaping applies to both blessing and curse. This is why Paul, after stating the principle of sowing and reaping to the Galatians, follows up with this verse:

'Let us not become weary in well doing for in due season we will reap a harvest if we do not give up" (9).

Never Give Up. Wait, Walk and Run, but don't be weary.

Be Blessed.