Sometimes a good old-fashioned attention-getter is often what it takes to wake Christians up to the fact that time is short for sharing the hope we have in Jesus and the Gospel, as the world around us grows increasingly hostile to Christ’s message. Green Bay Wisconsin Christians are taking action in their outrage over how Saturday Night Live recently portrayed Jesus as a murderous, revenge-seeking psychopath in a skit called “Djesus Uncrossed,” as a movie trailer on February 16:
This Sunday, March 10, a gathering of Green Bay area Christians will meet in front of the NBC26 studios as well as several other locations for a peaceful but visible prayer vigil. The group says it wants to raise awareness of the blatant discrimination against the Christian faith that has become commonplace in Hollywood and the media industry.
Many in the media do believe SNL went “too far” as the Los Angeles Times opined whether this was the “most blasphemous skit in ‘SNL’ history.”
The group is hoping to send a message to those corporate sponsors who advertise on NBC and particularly SNL. Those companies include K-Mart, Sears and J.C. Penney. The American Family Association reported in a press release that Sears and JCPenney will pull their ads from the show.
Here are the details on the Green Bay gathering:
- SNL Mocks Jesus with Violent, Bloody Skit (radio.foxnews.com)
- Sears and Penney Respond to ‘SNL’ Sketch Complaint (mediadecoder.blogs.nytimes.com)
- ‘War on Christians’: Fox Contributor Lambastes NBC for ‘Djesus Uncrossed’ SNL Skit (theblaze.com)
- Christian Group Makes Sketchy Claim SNL Sketch Caused Department Stores To Pull Advertising (huffingtonpost.com)