Is the Saturday Night Live Tim Tebow sketch from this last weekend′s show offensive to Christians? If you watch the SNL Tim Tebow sketch video embedded below, you may judge for yourself. NBC, arguably the most Liberal, far-left leaning network on American television, often allows the cast of SNL, augmented this week with Jimmy Fallon, to poke fun at religion in addition to Republicans, Conservatives, and other aspects of traditional family values. Even the last joke during the SNL Tebow sketch was a jab at Mormonism. As Greg Gutfeld, co-host of ′The Five′ on the Fox News Channel, pointed out today when broaching the topic, he thought the SNL skit about the Muslim Brotherhood was funnier. Of course, Gutfeld was joking, because there was no skit offending Muslims.
During the sketch, the scene is the locker of the Denver Broncos after they won another close game. Jimmy Fallon plays Tim Tebow and prays to Jesus offering thanks for the victory. Behind him the doors open to a bright light and cloudy mist as Jesus, played by Jason Sudeikis, enters the locker room. The Sudeikis-Jesus is somewhat aloof towards the Fallon-Tebow, asking him to tone it down. He then goes on to claim credit for the six-game winning streak, as well as intervening at country music awards, beauty contests and any function that combines food and African-Americans.
Of course, the classic argument is that this is just comedy. Merely entertainment and one is allowed to parody anything for a few laughs. Much like Jimmy Fallon when he had Republican presidential candidate, Michele Bachmann on his late-night show and ridiculed her with music.
While this point may be a valid one, we must also consider the lopsidedness of the attack on Christianity from NBC and Saturday Night Live. Take for example the hit cartoon series, ′South Park′. They, too, will poke fun at Christianity and Judaism frequently. But they also do likewise to Islam, especially one particular episode where they had intended to depict a cartoon of Mohammed. The actual image was censored after they received numerous death threats.
The Far-Left tries to paint themselves as cool and hip in doing these frequent assaults on traditional American values. Anyone who has the slightest hint of trying to live a moral life is fair game for their ire. Tim Tebow is just the latest target as he has become popular with young people and the public at large.
The Saturday Night Live Tim Tebow sketch may appear harmless in itself. The video, available below, shows Jimmy Fallon as the SNL Tim Tebow acting like a five-year old. But when taken into context with all of the other attacks on Christianity which come regularly out of the NBC entertainment machinery, we have to be repulsed by this blatant blasphemy. Even Greg Gutfeld′s fellow co-host on ′The Five″, Bob Beckel, a Liberal Democrat, took exception to the SNL Tebow skit. Even other Liberals may find it disconcerting that so much time and energy is focused on the assault against religion and American values.