Published on February 19th, 2013 | by DanNation0
SNL’s ‘Djesus UnCrossed’ Irks Wing Nuts (VIDEO)
In case you missed SNL this weekend, the show kind of went back to its 1970s roots with a controversial mock commercial called ‘Djesus Uncrossed.’ A spoof of ‘Django Unchained,’ the video is putting the religious right into chaos:
Penny Nance, the president of Concerned Women for America – which has a director who likens gays and lesbians to necrophiliacs, pedophiles, and people who have sex with animals – is pretty pissed.
The Hill reports:
The skit played on many of the familiar tropes of Tarantino’s “Inglorious Basterds” and “Django Unchained,” and featured “SNL” host and Tarantino regular Christoph Waltz portraying Christ. In the video, Christ is depicted with a crown of thorns and cross strapped to his back, seeking revenge on the Roman soldiers and officials who tried and executed him.
Nance said the show “stooped to a new low.”
“Unfortunately, they crossed the Rubicon from the clever, irreverent show of my youth to a stagnant, predictable troupe that often relies on shock to make up for a gross lack of creativity. Too bad,” Nance said. “What they fail to recognize is that Christians can laugh at ourselves — and do so often — when the joke is funny. But SNL’s treatment of us and others in recent years is meant to degrade and taunt.”
Nance also objected to the decision to air the skit during Lent, saying producers went “out of their way to mock Jesus Christ and Christianity during our most important religious season.”
The group, which promotes Biblical vaclues and familiy traditions and counts half a million members nationwide, went on to urge members to complain to the show’s advertisers.
“The First Amendment protects their right to offend, and it also protects our right to complain to NBC and the advertisers that sponsor SNL,” Nance said. “Funny how that works both ways.”
Other groups, including One Million Moms and Family Research Council, also got into their own tizzies with OMM calling for boycotts of the show’s sponsors (we know how well that has worked before) and the FRC calling the SNL video “a violent and gory mocking of Jesus.”
These people mock LGBTs all the time, so the word’s smallest violin is playing for them.
Watch the video below and read more here.