“Saturday Night Live’s” skit over the weekend about Jesus Christ slaughtering Romans has caught a fair bit of attention — and controversy. The violent sketch quickly led Fox News’ Todd Starnes, among others, to wonder whether NBC has officially declared a “war on Christians.” In an op-ed and in an appearance on “Hannity,” Starnes doubled-down on his criticism of the network for airing the Jesus segment, as he accused mainstream outlets of exhibiting an anti-Christian bias.
On his Fox News web site, the commentator described the segment, called “Djesus Uncrossed,” as featuring the religious figure killing Romans, as blood, gore and profanity were spewed — all elements that he found particularly insulting.
“Offending Christians is apparently what passes for entertainment these days,” Starnes proclaimed in his op-ed.
The journalist and commentator went on to provide numerous examples of NBC’s purportedly overt bias against the Christian faith. He also questioned why SNL isn’t producing similar skits about Islam and other faiths, decrying the double-standard as unfair and problematic.
“Why aren’t the writers at SNL churning out weekly skits about Islam – or the Prophet Mohammed? Where’s the mock movie trailer for ‘Jihad Undetonated?,'” he wrote. “Where’s the television show called ‘Good Muslim B****es?’ Or the magazine essay about ‘The Myths of Mohammed?'”
Starnes concluded his article by claiming that NBC staffers are “either ideological bullies or religious bigots.” On Monday evening, the commentator also appeared on “Hannity” where he continued the discussion.
The panel discussed why SNL and other networks go after Christianity, while refraining from critiquing Islam and other faiths.
“Jesus wants to be your Lord and savior,” Starnes said. “He doesn’t want to blow you to kingdom come.”
Watch Hannity, Starnes and commentator Julie Roginski discuss the segment, below:
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