Christians have become infuriated over a recent skit that aired on “Late Night with Conan O’Brien” featuring a character titled â€œthe homophobic country western singer.â€
The latest controversy comes from an introduction made by Conan Oâ€™Brien and the lyrics of a created homophobic character.
“Our last new character’s heart is in the right place, even if he’s a complete idiot,” said show host O’Brien in his introduction. “Please welcomeâ€¦the homophobic country western singer.”
The character then went on to sing: â€œOh I love you Jesus, but only as a friend. You touched my heart but I hope that’s where the touchin’ ends. You’re always lookin’ over me when I need a higher power. But you better look at somethin’ else when I’m in the shower.â€
In a letter written to NBC Entertainment president Kevin Reilly, Scott argued, â€œI notice the song was not about a Rabbi. I notice the song was not about Buddha. I notice the song was not about Muhammad. If it had been about any of these, the network would surely have disallowed the airing of such garbage. But since the song was about Jesus Christ, nothing was done.â€
To eliminate these kinds of occurrences, Scott has urged Christians to speak out. He said part of the problem is that Christians are too timid in these matters.
â€œIt is time for this kind of behavior to come to a halt. Jews, Muslims, Hindus, Buddhists and other groups do not tolerate such prejudice. Christians should not have to do so, either.â€