NBC's Conan O'Brien Airs Cowboy Song Warning Jesus Not To Make Gay Pass

January 13th, 2007 6:11 PM

Lifesite had the report that early Thursday morning’s edition of NBC's "Late Night With Conan O'Brien" displayed a character called "the homophobic country western singer." Conan O’Brien introduced him: "Our last new character's heart is in the right place, even if he's a complete idiot. Please welcome the homophobic country western singer." The singer began to play a guitar and sing a song warning Jesus Christ not to make a gay pass at him:

Oh I love you Jesus
But only as a friend.
You touched my heart but I hope
That's where the touchin' ends.

You're always lookin' over me
When I need a higher power.
But you better look at somethin' else
When I'm in the shower.

Conan’s just two years away now from taking over for Jay Leno in NBC’s prime late-night real estate, but he’s obviously still trying to be "edgy." Douglas R. Scott, Jr., president of Life Decisions International (LDI) wrote a letter to Kevin Reilly, president of NBC Entertainment, last seen pulling the plug at the last minute on showing Madonna’s crucifixion concert routine from airing on NBC.

"I notice the song was not about a Rabbi. I notice the song was not about Buddha. I notice the song was not about Muhammad. If it had been about any of these, the network would surely have disallowed the airing of such garbage," Scott said in the letter. "But since the song was about Jesus Christ, nothing was done." Scott's letter was copied to Mr. Robert C. Wright, chairman & CEO of NBC Universal, which owns NBC Entertainment, as well as Jeffrey R. Immelt, chairman & CEO of General Electric, which owns NBC Universal.