Saturday Night Live left their audience stunned when they didn’t mock Christians in this skit

Mar 5, 2024

The woke entertainment industry relishes mocking Christendom at every opportunity.

And Hollywood has paid for their attacks with ever-shrinking audiences as people refuse to spend their time and money on having their core values attacked.

But this skit on shocked many when they didn’t mock Christians for a change.

Study shows the impact of the entertainment industry on faith

The Faith and Media Initiative is a global research program that seeks to “provide original insights and groundbreaking data at the intersection of faith and media.”

The group just published a study entitled “The Global Faith and Entertainment Study” that sought to understand entertainment’s impact on faith.

The group surveyed over 10,000 people around the world in a set of online interviews that spanned 11 countries.

The researchers spoke with Christians, Muslims, Hindus, Buddhists, and Jews.

The respondents overwhelmingly pointed to one thing—entertainment has a significant impact on faith.

Some 63% of those surveyed around the world believed that the entertainment industry pushes stereotypes about major world religions.

That number grew to 69% when focused on the United States. But there is one positive takeaway—59% of Americans say that they “learned something new/different” about a religion “after seeing it in a movie/show.”

“Pon de manger, pon de cross, three days later, oh my god”

NBC skit comedy show has been fading into near irrelevance.

However, today is making headlines for their latest episode that featured a Catholic family from Ohio attending church while on vacation.

The writers seemed to try to take a dig at Catholic tradition by highlighting the father’s need to bring his children to the 6:30 am mass while vacationing in Jamaica.

But they also managed to share the most important part of the Christian faith. The priest in the skit told the congregation that if they want to find Jesus, then they look no further than the cross.

“Pon de manger, pon de cross, three days later, oh my God,” he said.

The Ohio dad echoed the sentiment saying, “Father is right, Jesus was pon de cross, died for our sins and three days later he gone, raise up into heaven,” he said in a humorous accent.

Then, the priest invited the Ohio mother up to the altar to share her favorite bible verse.

She went on to say that 1 Corinthians was her favorite, “Love be patient. Love, be kind.”

This was a major moment for Christians in America, as SNL had previously taken an antagonistic approach to their faith.

Gospel message on SNL must be “historic”

has frequently referenced Christianity in the past, but it has mostly been meant to mock the faith.

One skit showed Jesus encouraging Sally Field “don’t pray so much” and another skit called “Djesus Uncrossed” painted Jesus as a vindictive killer.

This episode seemed to jab slightly at the faith, but one major difference was the story of Jesus’s death and resurrection.

Former cast member Victoria Jackson told Entertainment Weekly that she was shocked by the skit.

“Well, that’s a first. I just heard the Gospel—the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus—in an SNL sketch! Awesome!”

Comedian Melissa Jean echoed her sentiment, saying that the gospel message being written into a script for the show must be “historic.”

Christians have been castigated in the entertainment industry for so long.

It only seems natural they celebrate this event.

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