I must admit I am not a fan of NBC. However, recent actions by the network have me wondering where this outlet is going with its programming. In a recent Saturday Night Live episode three days after Ash Wednesday, the beginning of the Lenten season, on NBC, Christoph Waltz hosted the program adding yet another “historical fantasy” to his résumé.
The only difference? This time, it wasn’t soldiers or a former slave exacting revenge — it was Jesus Christ. The fake movie trailer for “Djesus Uncrossed” featured the Savior brandishing guns and blowing away Romans. Blood and gore and profanity spewed across flat screens from coast to coast; at one point Jesus sliced a man’s head in half.
Images such as the one below show Christ crowned with thorns and attached to His cross using an assault rifle to kill Romans, in this blasphemous revenge fantasy.
Offending Christians is apparently what passes for entertainment these days. The left-leaning Huffington Post asked: “How did SNL get away with this?”
NBC removed the words “under God” from the Pledge of Allegiance during a produced video that aired during the U.S. Open.
The network has also produced religion-bashing shows like “The New Normal” and “The Book of Daniel.”
I used to watch Chris Matthews’ “Hardball.” Matthews is a cradle Catholic. He is the product of Catholic schools raised by a devout family. In person he comes across as a nice guy, personable and kind. Laura Ingraham, also a Catholic commentator, had this to say about him recently:
“ But then something happened on the way to his becoming MSNBC’s new Keith Olbermann. At a speech recently in Washington, he sniffed that people ‘become Catholic’ because they’re ‘really anti-gay.’ …. Now imagine if a conservative said something like, ‘If you’re really into terrorism, you become a Muslim’? There would be an international outpouring of condemnation of Matthews and the MSNBC platform he occupies. But he goes for the soft targets — he knows full well, from all his years of Catholic study, that we will merely pray for him, so that he may have greater wisdom and understanding. Will he apologize? I frankly don’t care if he does. Have a good Lent, Chris.”
So, from my view-point on the right, NBC, MSNBC, and even ABC, are becoming increasingly anti-Christian … in a country that’s 70% Christian. Crossing the line of decency such as this might even give “Russia Today” (RT), available on Dish TV, a good name.