LOS ANGELES – Pat Boone says last weekend's “Saturday Night Live” parody skit about “God’s Not Dead 2” is offensive to Christians, Jews and homosexuals, and thinks the long-running show is feeding cynicism in America.
“I think a general antipathy toward Christianity…they think it's fair game, like Bill Maher, to just attack and ridicule and literally make fun in light of almost any kind of genuine faith,” Boone told FOX411. “But in this case it’s particularly scurrilous and irresponsible because they presented ‘God’s Not Dead 2’ as if we were dealing with homosexuality or in some way with Christian Judaism conflict and the film has nothing to do with any of that. They made it up totally because they literally wanted to back us (Christians) into a corner on the subject of homosexuality, and of course the film had nothing whatsoever to do with it.”
In the skit, “God is a Boob Man,” a woman is forced by a Jewish ACLU lawyer to declare that “God is gay.”
“If I were in the homosexual community, or if I were Jewish, I would be just as irate as being presented fallaciously and ridiculously as the militant homosexuals are in there parody because they are demanding things that would embarrass any responsible homosexual, and I know quite a few,” he said. “They would not like to be presented as being so idiotic as trying to prove in court that God is gay. That presents them in a horrible light and very bigoted light.”
Boone, was once a fan of "SNL," now thinks the show just builds on the cynicism in society.
“They don’t care what I think anyway, nor do they care what Christians think,” he said. “Their audience is basically the young kind of soulless young population that are just brought up unfortunately in school and in society to just be cynical about everything and to just make fun of everything and lampoon everything.”
The 81-year-old singer revealed what he believed to be SNL’s most unforgivable sin.
“You can mess around with Christians and Christianity but when you start calling God names, God and the Holy Spirit are one and blasphemy is the unforgivable sin.”
Boone says the message of “God’s Not Dead 2” is as simple as they come.
“It’s only theme is to present the concept that God is alive, God is real. Anyone of any religion ought to accept that,” Boone said.
Boone said he's happy to see Hollywood focusing in on films with faith and actually doing well with audiences.
“They are discovering that well-made faith-based films can make a lot of money," he said. "Sony and other studios are creating faith based subsidiaries to produce films like ‘Heaven is For Real,’ ‘God’s Not Dead,’ and ‘Miracles From Heaven.’”
And he realizes that money drives the entertainment industry and producing a film that makes a hefty profit is key.
“In most cases the lure is money, how can you make money. I think it’s beginning to get through that family friendly films built Hollywood to begin with, and they were America’s best export.”
NBC declined to comment.
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