SNL trailer parody God Is A Boob Man takes on faith-based films and religious freedom laws.
You don’t have to have seen any of the Pure Flix “God’s Not Dead” series to find this SNL video funny.
The first movie in the series sold out four weekends in a row in some theaters, probably because people in those towns actually believe the people depicted in those movies really do think and talk the way they are portrayed.
Saturday Night Live got in on the fun and has provided this parody of the Pure Flix franchise with this trailer, which could easily be named “God’s Not Gay.”
As funny as this clip is, it’s a pretty good depiction of what the religious right seems to be saying–that Jesus died to prevent gay marriage.
Tucked away at the very end of last night’s solid Julia Louis-Dreyfus-hosted Saturdy Night Live was another of the show’s meticulously produced and consistently funny movie trailer parodies. Taking aim at a faith-based film market whose existence is predicated on the idea that the most persecuted people in America are right-wing Christians, God Is A Boob Man follows the template of the God’s Not Dead series by taking a peppy Christian bakery owner (Vanessa Bayer) to court.
There she defends her God-given right not to make a wedding cake for two gay patrons (depicted as especially sinister caricatures by Taran Killam and Jon Rudnitsky) in an exposé of what the exaggeratedly ominous voice-over calls “liberal elites run wild.”
You can watch the clip, below, and be sure to let us know your thoughts in the comments.
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