Conservative musician and activist Pat Boone has been on the warpath against Saturday Night Live ever since the program aired a sketch parodying the right-wing’s persecution complex, criticizing the show’s cast members as Satanic and bound for hell.
In an interview last night with Alan Colmes, Boone said that “there should be regulations that prohibit blasphemy” and that the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) should punish networks that air such blasphemous programming.
When Colmes asked if he would “like the FCC to declare that a show like Saturday Night Live or any other show can’t do that kind of humor,” Boone agreed: “You cannot do blasphemy, yes.”
Boone, insisting that “at least 90 percent of the American public” wants this kind of censorship, specifically said that SNL or any program that calls “God by some profane name” would be in violation of such a blasphemy restriction, and that those who commit the offense should lose their license.
He said that he personally asked Donald Trump why he doesn’t talk about the president’s birth certificate as much as he did in the past and “he said, ‘Look, I’ve taken a lot of heat for this and I don’t want to deal with it anymore.’”
Now, Boone lamented, no one wants to address the “legitimate questions” about the birth certificate “because nobody wants to face the ridicule.”