“Djesus Uncrossed”: NBC’s Blasphemy Against Jesus Christ

NBC Mocks Christian Faith | Saturday Night Live Skit

By portraying Jesus Christ a a murderer, NBC has sunk to a new low in mocking the Christian faith.

As Hollywood continues to blaspheme and disrespect Jesus Christ and the Christian faith, NBC network’s Saturday Night Live show took the attacks to a new low with a skit depicting Jesus Christ as a violent murderer. The skit, called “Djesus Uncrossed”, a spoof on the slave revenge film, Django Unchained, was just another example of the blatant mockery of the Christian faith being promoted in pop culture today.

The Skit

The first 90 seconds of this video shows an edited version of the skit that removes the goriest scenes. We are not going to show the entire skit.

The skit shows Oscar-nominated actor Christopher Waltz, as Jesus, attacking and shooting Roman soldiers, severing the head of Pontius Pilate and showing nothing but vengeance and hate for others with a voiceover that states “He’s preaching anything but forgiveness.” At one point a character says “I never knew how much Jesus used the N-word.” It is just the latest in TV productions that seek to mock the Christian faith.
Sing Oldham, a spokesman for the Southern Baptist Convention, said in an interview that he is not surprised by the show’s anti-Christian tone:

“It’s open season on those who profess personal faith in Jesus Christ and pattern their lives by biblical morality,” he said. “Evangelical Christians are treated with contempt and targeted for ridicule.” (source).

 

The Bible on Blasphemy

Thou shalt not take the name of the LORD thy God in vain; for the LORD will not hold him guiltless that taketh his name in vain. – Exodus 20: 7.

And the men that held Jesus mocked him, and smote him. And when they had blindfolded him, they struck him on the face, and asked him, saying, Prophesy, who is it that smote thee? And many other things blasphemously spake they against him.- Luke 22:63-65.
But those things which proceed out of the mouth come forth from the heart; and they defile the man. For out of the heart proceed evil thoughts, murders, adulteries, fornications, thefts, false witness, blasphemies. – Matthew 15:18-19.

The blasphemies against Jesus took place when He was on Earth and continues today. God’s law is clear that using His name improperly is a sin. And what truly defiles us is not what we take in but the thoughts that we express in our speech. The Scriptures accurately describe the attitude in much of the anti-Christian entertainment today.
Insulting the name of God or Jesus Christ is not something taken lightly by The Lord. Yet television shows like these are trying to remove any stigma from disrespecting the Christian faith and actually turn it into entertainment. And by the nature of being on television, soon their fans will follow suit and have their own attitudes adjusted and shifted to accept this blasphemous behavior without even realizing it.

 Remember this, that the enemy hath reproached, O LORD, and that the foolish people have blasphemed thy name. – Psalm 74:18.

NBC produces the show “The New Normal” which devoted an entire episode to mocking Christianity and censored out the phrase “under God” from the Pledge of Allegiance during a sports broadcast. In a prior Saturday Night Live skit, outspoken Christian football player Tim Tebow was mocked for his faith in a skit that included an actor playing Jesus Christ. Along with shows like the now-cancelled, GCB, based on the novel “Good Christian B—-es”, television has become brazen in making attacks on the Christian faith the norm.

The Fox News article, entitled “NBC Declares War on Christians”, questioned why this negative treatment is reserved for Christianity, but Islam never receives similar disrespect:

“I find it interesting that the networks always mock and ridicule Christianity – but they give other religions a pass,” wrote Todd Starnes, the host of ‘Fox News and Commentary.’ “Why aren’t the writers at SNL churning out weekly skits about Islam – or the Prophet Mohammed?” (source).

 

Mr. Starnes’ comments ring true when one looks to the Cartoon Network’s show “South Park”, a program that has repeatedly mocked Jesus and Christianity. However, the one episode that had a depiction of the Islamic prophet Mohammed was immediately censored. Or more recently, the furor over the trailer for a low-budget film (that may have not even been completed) that made offensive depictions of Mohammed. President Obama’s own administration went on record stating that the mass protests in the Arab world, and attacks that led to four Americans being killed was: “…not a response not to United States policy, and not to, obviously, the administration, not to the American people,” but were rather a spontaneous “response to a video, a film we have judged to be reprehensible and disgusting.” (source).

SNL Skit Djesus Uncrossed | Double Standard for Islam overChristianity

In an earlier “spoof”, Saturday Night Live mocked Jesus Christ and pro football player Tim Tebow, for his outspoken Christian faith.

 

Where is the Administration’s reaction to the Saturday Night Live Skit? The double standard seems quite obvious. You will almost never find any “jokes”, satires or spoofs of Mohammed on television or the movie screen and the rare occasions are immediately condemned and even blamed as the cause of murder. Meanwhile Christianity is disrespected on a regular basis.

Jesus Christ prophesied the hatred Christians would receive:

If the world hate you, ye know that it hated me before it hated you. If ye were of the world, the world would love his own: but because ye are not of the world, but I have chosen you out of the world, therefore the world hateth you. – John 15:18-19.

Satan does not want people to take the Bible seriously. By disrespecting Christianity, the idea that the Bible should be rejected is planted in the hearts and minds of millions of television viewers. The Devil does not need people to worship him to bring them to the lake of fire with him. He just needs them to ignore God and the problem of their sin and guilt before him.2 Corinthians 11 says: “But I fear, lest by any means, as the serpent beguiled Eve through his subtilty, so your minds should be corrupted from the simplicity that is in Christ.” Satan will use any means to corrupt the mind into rejecting Jesus Christ. Television, one of the most influential forces in the world in shaping the thoughts of the masses has become one of his main weapons. The more people can laugh at God and The Lord Jesus Christ, the less they care about the consequences of their sin, which is an eternity in the Lake of Fire. This is Satan’s objective. Do not be deceived.
Earlier in 2 Corinthians, the Apostle Paul wrote: “Lest Satan should get an advantage of us: for we are not ignorant of his devices.” Christians need to raise their awareness and discernment of satanic efforts and reject this anti-Christian movement in pop culture. The name of God is to be revered and respected. Supporting TV shows, networks or other forms of entertainment that blaspheme the name of Christ is turning a blind eye to sin. Elements in pop culture and Hollywood are declaring “open season” on  Christianity and it is time now, more than ever to contend for the faith once given to the saints. Sharing the Gospel and the message of forgiveness of sins and eternal life through Jesus Christ is the best solution to the hostility and hatred of the Lord that is being displayed in shows such as these.
Pray for the writers, actors and those involved in this Saturday Night Live skit to repent. And that like the show GCB, shows like these will fail and be removed from the air. To file complaints directly to NBC, click here and select “Saturday Night Live” under “show.”

The good news for those involved is that Jesus did indeed preach forgiveness. Rather than kill His enemies, He gave His life for them, as a sacrifice to take the punishment for all of the blasphemy, sins and evil they had committed. There is a real wrath of God and punishment that is coming to the world, and it is Satan who wants as many people as possible to suffer in it eternally. But by putting faith in Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of sins, even those who mock Him, can have their sins pardoned and live in Heaven forever. But for those who reject God’s free offer of forgiveness, eternity will not be a laughing matter.

Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap. For he that soweth to his flesh shall of the flesh reap corruption; but he that soweth to the Spirit shall of the Spirit reap life everlasting. – Galatians 6:7-8.

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  1. Is there anything in this world that is against the bible teachings. Why dont you talk about TNB (trinity broadcasting network). There peachers such as benny hinn are all fraudulent satanist dressed in sheeps clothing as most Christian bigots would say. I also would like to know how you make your living. Since everything in this world is basically evil then how do you make a living or survive in a evil world. The money that you have is owned by so called satanist. The computer that you use to post these constants updates is made by satanists. I also would like to know if you post all these articles out of paranoia, jealousy or spite. How can the bible teach to not judge others but from my experience so called christians are the most judgmental and pessimistic people.

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    • Hi Timothy,

      Thanks for your comments. I respectfully disagree. First off, we have an entire section of the website devoted to warning about false preachers, many of whom are on TBN. As for having a job, using a computer, using a public road, etc., there is a difference between being “in the world” and being “of the world.” Jesus Christ instructs His disciples to be “in the world.” Having a job, using the internet and other things can undoubtedly be traced back to some nefarious corporation, but that is not the same as being “of the world”, which is actively sinning and promoting rebellion against God. So this is where your analogy does not hold up.

      Not everyone who makes a TV show is doing so to attack Christianity. but the mockery of the Christian faith cannot be questioned in the Saturday Night Live skit.

      Furthermore, the Bible indeed tells Christians to judge. Jesus Christ said: “judge righteous judgment” which means, to judge things in accordance with the Bible. If a man brutally attacks and robs an elderly woman, should we not “judge him”? everyone judges. It’s a basic part of being moral beings. Just as you judged me for being paranoid, jealous or spiteful. lol. See how hard it is not to judge??

      The bottom line is that these points are not really relevant to the article: that NBC made a spoof which clearly mocked the Christian faith. And while NBC has no obligation to read the article, offer an apology or do anything, Christians certainly have the right to discuss and voice our displeasure with the blasphemy of our Savior Jesus Christ.

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      • Well said, sirs. I hope my response is private, and not public. I want to gently point to your use of the phrase “LOL” as worldly, foolish talk. I understand that you may have been trying to “go where they are” when responding to the hurting Timothy, but using worldly jargon is not necessary. I judge it to be a strange contradiction. God bless you and thank you for your blessed work.

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      • B&E your rebuttals to people who respond in nasty opposition to your articles are always so gracious. This is truly a sign of maturity and walking in Christ love. :) Please keep up the good work.

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  2. there’s also another
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=GuKV2Z3eYTY
    Jesus Fist

    we are TRULY in the end times because there are MORE blasphemies of Jesus lately!

    even this Korean movie I was watching The Guillotines, which the bad guy was meant to be Jesus:/

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  3. I certainly agree it has become acceptable to dog Christians and Christianity all the while exempting Islam. However I think your criticism of Djesus Uncrossed is a little harsh. NBC’s programs may have an anti-Christian slant but you must not let confirmatory bias keep you from looking at this instance objectively. If you saw Django Unchained you know it was over the top, completely unrealistic and far from the true historical narrative. I see Djesus Uncrossed as NBC’s way of bringing attention to those aspects in Django. By taking a cultural icon such as Jesus whom many understand to be loving and forgiving and flipping the script, its juxtaposing the ridiculous tale of a Black bounty hunter in pre-civil war America to an even more ridiculous depiction of Jesus. The skit wouldn’t be funny or have the same effect on the audience if Jesus really was violent and unforgiving. If NBC would do the same thing with Islam, they’d have to depict Muhammad as an humble, pious, peace loving prophet to preserve the joke and its statement. Because liberal media has convinced so many Americans Muhammad was peaceful and Islam is a religion of peace many people probably would not understand the humor. To depict Muhammad in his true nature as a marauding proselyte would defeat the purpose of the joke, confuse viewers and attract unnecessary attention from Muslims and their advocates. Make sense? I do agree there is certainly a double standard and its cool to make fun of Christians nowadays but I urge you to just look a little deeper in this one instance.

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    • GodBlessU says:

      so ur saying that is ok for Saturday Night Live to make a skit of Jesus been a murderer bc it makes people think and see that that is not truth??? brother i don’t even know what to say to u rite now, let me give an example so if this was one of ur love ones, who is really a nice person, good christian and everything, and i went right ahead and made a clip of him murdering whoever came into his path with the most gruesome parts ever it would b ok? I donno bro i don’t know ur point.

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      • GodBlessU, calm down please lol that is not at all what I’m saying. I think you have missed my point entirely. I’m saying MSNBC’s skit really isn’t about Jesus at all. Sure He is depicted and most inaccurately but its meant to bring attention to and provide commentary about Django’s wild betrayals of history and reality. As I stated, if you saw Django you know it was extremely unrealistic and exaggerated. MSNBC simply mimicked the spirit of Django (hence the wild west veneer, Jesus using the n-word, and the antiquated crash-zoom filming technique), placed Jesus in the role of the protagonist and depicted him in a way completely contrary to history and reality. Do you see why MSNBC’s audience would find that humorous? Because Jesus was the farthest thing from a bloodthirsty shotgun wielding murderer. There are few other cultural icons that could be depicted in that way and have the joke and its purpose remain intact. If folks really believed Jesus acted in such a way, the joke would no longer be funny…make more sense?

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  4. Joshua Richards says:

    Well, the good thing is that this is all nonsense. There was no way Jesus was as great of a magician as the bible made him out to be.

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  5. Thank you B & E for your insights, I agree with you 100%. Some comments here show many lack understanding of the subtle corruption that we fall prey to. The skit does encourage a sense that within humor we can overlook mockery. It invites a person who is a believer to rationalize and compromise, after all, He can take a joke – and yes He can, but nothing is leading to gratitude for His true character in that skit. Flee evil, because He warns us to guard our minds, including our eyes. Whether reading a book, or watching a movie, we must seek wisdom to first ask ourselves, what is the author’s perspective? Are they going towards truth that brings us to respect the Creator, Jesus the Christ? I feel free to watch or read anything, but not everything is profitable.

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  6. Dick Izinya says:

    A marauding Jesus IS biblical teaching. Read Revelations:

    13 And he was clothed with a vesture dipped in blood: and his name is called The Word of God.

    14 And the armies which were in heaven followed him upon white horses, clothed in fine linen, white and clean.

    15 And out of his mouth goeth a sharp sword, that with it he should smite the nations: and he shall rule them with a rod of iron: and he treadeth the winepress of the fierceness and wrath of Almighty God.

    Revelation 19:13-15

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  7. Reflecting the same hatred of the Pharisees & the Scribes against the Son of Man through their children today, the very leavens.

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  9. Summergirl says:

    @B&E – I’m still not completely convinced Tebow is a Christian. I remember reading an article on The Huffington Post a few years ago about him kissing another man. Normally, I wouldn’t jump to conclusions but they actually had pictures.

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    • Freemasonry through the Huff Post are at it, always reading backwards to make it twisted . Like the word Messiah read backwards becomes hashem.

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      • Summergirl says:

        And Tebow always makes it super obvious that he’s praying (re: “Tebowing”). But Matthew 6:5: “And when thou prayest, thou shalt not be as the HYPOCRITES are: for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and in the corners of the streets, THAT THEY MAY BE SEEN OF MEN.”

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        • When the secular world by the Prophecy of the beast & the whore that rides upon it even unto the prince of the power of Air, tries to Extinguish Christianity & prayers through plain hypocritism, some do stand up in prayer as a defiance against the view of the world, For they the Martyrs of early Christianity, each one of them stood in prayer at the time of death. This is called contending for the faith even unto death to the Elect of God, unlike the Elitism of the Pharisees & Seducees unto the Caesar’s of the day.

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  10. TheKnowerseeker says:

    Timothy:
    Is there anything in this world that is against the bible teachings. Why dont you talk about TNB (trinity broadcasting network). There peachers such as benny hinn are all fraudulent satanist dressed in sheeps clothing as most Christian bigots would say. I also would like to know how you make your living. Since everything in this world is basically evil then how do you make a living or survive in a evil world. The money that you have is owned by so called satanist. The computer that you use to post these constants updates is made by satanists. I also would like to know if you post all these articles out of paranoia, jealousy or spite. How can the bible teach to not judge others but from my experience so called christians are the most judgmental and pessimistic people.

    Drivel; nothing but. And has nothing to do with the article.

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  11. TheKnowerseeker says:

    abey:
    Reflecting the same hatred of the Pharisees & the Scribes against the Son of Man through their children today, the very leavens.

    Did you mean “heathen” instead of “leaven”? I’m not sure, but I think that what you’re trying to do is inform people that the Rabbinic (mainstream) Jews of today are the theological successors to the Pharisees that persecuted and murdered Jesus. Is that right?

    I would also like to add that the Rabbinics’ “holy book”, the Talmud, has all sorts of evil within it. Mainstream Jews aren’t our friends.

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    • The ways of the heathens were there leavens, off the fall, signified today by the many alters figured within the FREEMASONIC Israeli supreme court to their gods, come off the Masonic corruptions through the supposidely oral laws ( would God trust a people with ORAL LAWS” when they in their generation forgot the great physical salvation even seeing it , to making “THE LIE” of the Golden calf ,since Egypt was/is still in them until this day) which has but arisen out of talmudic/Kabbalism nothing but to Gnostics & speculations, not to the God of Abraham who is but definite & does not change ., & the rejection of His Messiah – The very Covenant that which was written is denied(so much so for those oral laws) , to the proof .

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  12. TheKnowerseeker says:

    Joshua Richards:
    Well, the good thing is that this is all nonsense. There was no way Jesus was as great of a magician as the bible made him out to be.

    The Bible doesn’t call Jesus a “magician”.

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  13. Hebrews 10:31 “It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God,”

    The people who mock God and do not repent…. I don’t envy them their fate. I hope they will turn to Jesus and ask for forgiveness.

    I’d rather be persicuted and on my way to Heaven than mock God and be seperated from Him. I wouldnt want to be one of those who’s name were not found in the Lambs Book of Life.
    God Bless.

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  14. B&E – your replies are always so full of grace and wisdom.
    Thank you for doing what you do. I have learned so much from this site and it has truly opened my eyes to the way the devil operates today.
    I pray you remain unmoved and unaffected by those who come to post simply to sow discord or to be contrary. God bless you!

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