Legendary singer and actor Pat Boone is going after “Saturday Night Live,” saying that a recent skit that poked fun at the Christian film “God’s Not Dead 2″ was “outright sacrilege” and “diabolical.”
The spoof featured a woman named Beth (Vanessa Bayer), a “small town baker without a care” who suddenly finds herself in the middle of a high-stakes legal battle after refusing to bake a wedding cake for a gay couple. In the parody, titled, “God is a Boob Man,” Beth’s big challenge is to prove to a embattled nation that “God’s not gay.”
Boone, who stars in “God’s Not Dead 2,” offered up his theory about what would have happened if “Saturday Night Live” did something similar to Muslims, telling the Hollywood Reporter that the makers of the show would “have to be put in the witness protection program.”
“There’s nothing sacred at SNL — except maybe the words ‘Mohammad’ or ‘Allah,’” he said. “They’d never take those names in vain, but when they called God a ‘boob man,’ they took his name in vain.”
While Boone said that he believes God most certainly has a “sense of humor,” he said that this particular “Saturday Night Live” skit simply crossed the line.
‘God has a sense of humor. Why else would he invent the porcupine and the giraffe?” Boone told the outlet. “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.”
Boone also took issue with “Saturday Night Live” for purportedly ridiculing “God’s Not Dead 2″ by telling “impressional young people not to see it because it’s ridiculous,” calling the inclusion of a Jewish lawyer in the skit “anti-Semitic.”
Despite his frustrations, Boone said that he won’t waste his time waiting for NBC or “Saturday Night Live” producers to apologize, but did warn that he believes that they will be accountable for their actions.