January 24, 2017  
Home > News > TV

Televangelist Blasts 'SNL' for Mocking Devout Christian Tim Tebow

December 21, 2011 (8:56 am) GMT
Pat Robertson deems the skit, which features Jason Sudeikis' Jesus telling Taran Killam's Tebow to concentrate on his game and ease up on the praise, as an 'anti-Christian bigotry.'
Televangelist Blasts 'SNL' for Mocking Devout Christian Tim Tebow

Although gaining a huge number of viewership with its latest episode, "" is under fire for one of the skits in the same outing. Televangelist Pat Robertson slammed the show for featuring a skit that mocks , an open and devout Christian who is famous for bending on his knee to pray during a game.

Calling it an "anti-Christian bigotry," Robertson said on the Christian Broadcasting Network, "If this had been a Muslim country and they had done that, and had Muhammad doing that stuff, you would have found bombs being thrown off!"

He went on praising the Denver Broncos quarterback, "Tebow is an example, and I think he is a wonderful human being." He added, "We need more religious faith in our society. We're losing our moral compass in our nation and this man has been placed in a unique position and I applaud him. God bless him."

The skit that was criticized by Robertson features as Jesus who visits 's Tebow at the Broncos locker room. In it, Sudeikis' Jesus tells Killam's Tebow to start playing better earlier in games and ease up on the praise.



More Saturday Night Live News

TODAY'S HEADLINES

  1. Oscars 2017: 'La La Land' Leads With 14 Nods, 7 Black Actors Are Among 20 Acting Nominees
  2. 'The Ring' Prank Is Too Real to Not Be Terrified. See People's Reactions
  3. First Look at Sebastian Stan in 'I, Tonya' Arrives as Caitlin Carver Joins the Cast
  4. Furious Chris Brown Hits Back at Aziz Ansari for Comparing Him to Donald Trump
  5. Michelle Rodriguez Is a Transgender in 'The Assignment' Trailer
  6. Bella Hadid Gets Frisky in Threesome Photo With Kendall Jenner and Riccardo Tisci
  7. Alec Baldwin Will Host 'Saturday Night Live' for the 17th Time
  8. Sabrina Carpenter Slays a Mash-Up of Ed Sheeran's 'Shape of You' and TLC's 'No Scrubs'