"Satan ridicules faith, and they're taking Satan's side": Calm, cool, collected Pat Boone responds to SNL's "God is a Boob Man" parody

In so doing, Boone became the poster child for the Christian right's persecution complex, free-ranging Islamophobia

Published April 19, 2016 5:45PM (EDT)

Pat Boone, crooner and late-'90s heavy metal cover artist and second-billed star of "God's Not Dead 2," took exception to "Saturday Night Live's" recent "God is a Boob Man" parody. The former dramatizes a high school teacher's (Melissa Joan Hart) struggle with separation of church and state after answering a student's (Hayley Orrantia) "question about Jesus," according to the film's IMDb page.

"Something can be devilishly funny, but this skit is diabolical," Boone told The Hollywood Reporter. "God has only one real enemy — Satan. Satan ridicules faith, and they’re taking Satan’s side."

"They’re also ridiculing me and the film, telling impressionable young people not to see it because it's ridiculous," he continued. "Then they throw in that the lawyer is Jewish to make the Christian look even worse, but it’s just anti-Semitic."

THR film critic, Frank Scheck, said of Boone's film, "Pounding its agenda with all the subtlety of a sledgehammer, 'God's Not Dead 2' will no doubt please its target audience. Everyone else will be left wondering why its fans seem to be suffering from such a persecution complex."

Boone demonstrated such in his condemnation of the SNL parody, suggesting that Christians, more than members of other more "sacred" religious groups, fall victim to persecution as a result of P.C.-culture.

"They know if they did this to Muslims they’d have to be put into the witness protection program,” he said. “There’s nothing sacred at 'SNL' — except maybe the words ‘Mohammad’ or ‘Allah.’ They’d never take those names in vain, but when they called God a ‘boob man,’ they took his name in vain.”

Read the full report at THR.

Watch "God is a Boob Man" below:

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By Brendan Gauthier

Brendan Gauthier is a freelance writer.

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