Christians Say SNL Tebow Skit No Laughing Matter

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A Saturday Night Live sketch spinning off the growing popularity of Christian NFL quarterback Tim Tebow is drawing continued criticism.

In the skit, which aired on NBC Dec. 17, Tebow and his teammates are visited by Jesus in the Denver Broncos locker room.

"Here's the thing, if we're going to keep this thing (winning streak) going, you're going to have to meet me halfway out there," actor Jason Sudeikis says portraying Jesus.

He then tells Tebow, played by actor Taran Killam, that he loves him but to, "take it down a notch" with his faith on the field.

The SNL skit has seen hundreds of thousands of views online, but not everyone found it funny.

"First of all, it's despicable to display Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior like this on Saturday Night Live. They should be ashamed of themselves," said Fox News commentator Bob Beckel. "And the fact that this keeps drawing attention to Tebow and Christianity and faith, and Jesus and they make it into some kind of commercial operation."

Some of CBN's viewers also found the sketch offensive, calling it "reprehensible" and "in very poor taste."

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