Tim Tebow’s devout faith in God has been the talk of many sports circles lately. His late game heroics have earned him the nickname the Mile High Messiah, which has been used in both praise and ridicule. The Bronco quarterback’s over the top faith was also the subject of an SNL skit last weekend and Pat Robertson isn’t too happy with how the crew at Saturday Night Live handled Tebow’s faith.
Robertson called the Tebow skit “anti-Christian bigotry” and said that it was “disgusting.” Robertson said:
“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! 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 LA Times reports that Robertson isn’t the only person upset by the skit. Bob Beckel called the skit “despicable.” Beckel said:
“First of all, it’s despicable to display Jesus Christ, our Lord and savior, like that on ‘Saturday Night Live’ and they should be ashamed of themselves. And the fact that this keeps drawing attention to Tebow and Christianity and faith and Jesus and they make it into some sort of a commercial operation … there’s nothing funny about that.”
In the skit, Jesus shows up to tell Tebow and the rest of the Broncos that he can’t keep handing them victories. Jesus is, according to SNL, a busy man and he can’t be bothered with a Broncos game every week. Coincidentally, the Broncos lost this week to Tom Brady and the Patriots.
Here’s the Tebow skit from SNL.
Do you think the Tebow skirt was offensive?