Concerned Women for America Outraged by SNL's Religious Attacks
Washington D.C. - Concerned Women for America CEO and President Penny Nance has issued the following statement on regarding Saturday Night Live's (SNL) over-the-top mockery of Christianity:
"As a teen, I, along with most of my peers, grew up watching Saturday Night Live. They have always produced edgy humor, but in recent years they have traded clever characters and skits for more and more raunchy or partisan jabs. Last Saturday night, however, they stooped to a new low, going out of their way to mock Jesus Christ and Christianity during our most important religious season. SNL has, of course, always enjoyed their ability to offend in the past, but at least one could count on them to have the nerve to take on everyone equally. Today, SNL would NEVER have the nerve to mock Islam as it did Christianity. They would never be brave enough to run a skit mocking Mohammad at any time - let alone during Ramadan.
Unfortunately, they crossed the Rubicon from the clever, irreverent show of my youth to a stagnant, predictable troupe that often relies on shock to make up for a gross lack of creativity. Too bad. What they fail to recognize is that Christians can laugh at ourselves - and do so often - when the joke is funny. But SNL's treatment of us and others in recent years is meant to degrade and taunt.
The First Amendment protects their right to offend, and it also protects our right to complain to NBC and the advertisers that sponsor SNL. Funny how that works both ways."
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