MSNBC.com reports that “Saturday Night Live” would like to book Tim Tebow to host the show after the end of the NFL season. Other quarterbacks like Peyton Manning and Tom Brady have hosted, and it would be a huge ratings boost for the show. But it’s hard to disagree with Gael Fashingbauer Cooper that it would be a bad idea for him to host if he ever gets the invitation. Here’s why:
There’s no question the sketches “SNL’s” writers would create for Tebow would play off the many known issues surrounding him — the circumcisions, his virginity, the on-field prayer stance dubbed “Tebowing.” But once they handed those scripts to Tebow, it seems wildly unlikely that he’d go along with what they come up with. Who can blame him?
Manning did it, and he looked smart for doing so. But here’s betting the Tebow sketches would be much more personal and vicious, and much more likely to go against Tebow’s personal values, religious or otherwise.
I think this reporter has it right. SNL’s recent parody of Tebow shows just how profane and disrespectful they are willing to be towards Christianity. I didn’t think the Tebow parody was funny, and many Christians agree that it was in poor taste at best and blasphemous at worst. Self-deprecating humor is one thing. Christ-deprecating humor is another, and it’s completely repugnant to Christians. It’s hard to imagine that the sketches would be any better than the last one, were Tebow to host.
I think Tebow should pass on this one.