Pat Robertson is so over the War on Christmas. Apparently entreating people to remember that it’s “Merry Christmas,” not “Happy Holidays,” is for lesser shepherds . So instead, Robertson gave everybody an early Christmas present or a timely Hanukkah one by ripping into Saturday Night Live for insulting a man of faith.
One of the show’s rare funny sketches features controversial Denver Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow addressing his teammates after winning their game against the Chicago Bears, a victory so mind-bogglingly miraculous that even the staunchest atheists questioned their lack of faith. Suddenly, Tebow’s hero Jesus Christ (or Jason Sudeikis) appears, giving the Broncos some common sense on about how to not suck in the first three quarters before telling Tebow to scale back his clingy admiration. ”Leave a little room for the Holy Ghost, okay?” the King of Kings tells his panting groupie.
So, naturally, Robertson, the man who said that Haiti deserved that huge earthquake in 2010 for being Satan worshipers, took offense. He called the sketch “part of a tide of anti-Christian bigotry that is just disgusting,” according to Entertainment Weekly, and went so far as to assert that “you would have found bombs being thrown off” if Tebow had been a Muslim and America a predominantly Muslim country. Never mind that neither of those “ifs” happens to be the case.
It can’t be a Pat Robertson comment without something completely irrelevant, offensive, and ridiculous thrown into the mix though. So if you’re more offended by Robertson than comedy shows that make fun of overly religious and underly talented quarterbacks, however, mentally send Robertson a cheery “Happy Holidays!” and watch the sketch that started his latest bout of old man anger fits.
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Written by Bree Kornblum Katz (@breekatz)
Bree writes when she is not skiing off cliffs, facing down funnel clouds, or plumbing the depths of the internet. She's published short stories with Dead Dog Press, Six Sentences, and BlazeVOX and currently blogs about her hair-raising experiences in the Rocky Mountains at extremetothemax.com. She's still waiting on her… More »
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