Televangelist Pat Robertson this week blasted the "Saturday Night Live" (SNL) skit on Tim Tebow -- the quarterback of the Denver Broncos who prays during football games he plays -- because the SNL skit depicts Jesus in the Broncos' locker room telling Tebow to ease up on the Jesus stuff.
"There's an anti-Christian bigotry that is just disgusting," Robertson said on the Christian Broadcast Network, regarding the TV comedy show last Saturday night.
Robertson went on to praise Tebow for his public display of faith, saying, "This man has been placed in a unique position and I applaud him. God bless him."
Indeed, the producers of the SNL show have conveyed that they lack good taste and decent ethical standards by making a mockery of Christianity.
While we believe in religious freedom -- as well as freedom of speech and expression -- we also believe that the TV networks have a responsibility to draw the line in their negative depiction of Christ.
The TV networks must not allow a show to be aired that makes a mockery of Christ, because doing so shows a lack of respect for Christianity -- the primary religion of the United States. Christ and Christianity, then, must be considered "off limits" with respect to being used as a mockery on TV comedic shows.
The TV networks have this responsibility vis-a-vis the American people -- and even more important, for the utmost respect that they must show for Christ.