Saturday Night Live yesterday released another of its famous fake movie trailers, but this one garnered a few more down votes on Youtube than usual.
The parody trailer shows Beth, a Christian baker being ordered to bake a wedding cake for a gay couple’s wedding. She refuses and the couple’s lawyers try to force her to say that, “God is gay.” The ensuing legal battle ends with Beth announcing that, “God is a boob man.”
God’s Not Dead 2 tells the story of a high school teacher, Grace Wesley (Melissa Joan Hart), whose response to a student’s (Hayley Orrantia) question about Jesus in class lands her in trouble with the school board. Her lawyer (Jesse Metcalfe) fights a revocation of her teaching certificate using a provocative argument about the historical significance of Wesley’s remarks.
Huffington Post Entertainment touted the SNL spoof as hilarious and misrepresented the House Bill 1523, a Mississippi religious freedom bill passed on April 5, which allows exemptions of conscience for certain groups from doing business that conflicts with their religious convictions.
The bill “gives businesses the right to deny goods and services on the basis of sexual orientation,” HuffPo stated. In fact, the bill provides exemptions only for services that in themselves contradict the religious beliefs of those involved, such as baking a cake for a gay wedding.
SNL’s goofy satire’s claim to humor seems to be making fun of God and Christians. While Christians should never be morose or lose their senses of humor, dragging God down to our level for laughs is not quality comedy.