If you’re a Christian and a fan of The Big Bang Theory, prepare to be infuriated by actor Jim Parsons who plays Sheldon on the popular television show.
Parson’s is set to star in a new Broadway play where he basically mocks God and riffs on Bible passages.
Not cool, Mr. Parsons. Not cool at all.
From The New York Times:
“No, Mr. Parsons is actually going to play the Almighty on Broadway beginning May 5 in the new comedy An Act of God by David Javerbaum, a former head writer and executive producer of The Daily Show With Jon Stewart, the play’s producer announced on Thursday.
The 90-minute production is based on Mr. Javerbaum’s 2011 book The Last Testament: A Memoir By God, a swirl of satirical riffs on Biblical passages, jokey anecdotes and comic pronouncements.”
Here’s a little taste of what to expect from this piece of
art garbage, courtesy of MRC President Brent Bozell who reviewed the book the play is based on.
Javerbaum’s God is a doofus full of imperfections. In the beginning, God created the world so he could dominate someone. “In my humble opinion, thou canst hardly call thyself the LORD, if thou hast created no other beings to LORD it over,” Javerbaum imagines. “I had a burning ambition to rule the world, but I knew such a world was not going to create itself; no fully formed planet was going to suddenly appear and say, `Here, LORD, take these 20 burnt offerings,’ or `Here, LORD, take these 50 infidel heads,’ or `Here, LORD, take these 200 years of religious warfare.'”
One of “God’s” better qualities, apparently, is his strange loathing for the Word of God. The Bible condemns homosexuality, for example, but Javerbaum’s God actually created “Adam and Steve” first. He created Adam to tend the Garden of Eden, but then when he grew lonely, “God” made for him “a hunk, unburdened by excess wisdom; ripped, and cut, and hung like unto a fig tree before the harvest; Yea, and a power bottom.”
So I totally believe in free speech and Parsons and Javerbaum can say what they want about religion and God. I don’t think their opinion should be silenced, and I certainly don’t think they should be blown to bits over their form of self-expression, despite the fact it deeply offends me as a Christian.
That being said, I disagree with them and think their blasphemous take on God is sickening and distasteful.
Parsons’ involvement in this project is definitely going to push Christian fans away from his fan base and rightfully so. He has a right to say what he wants, and we have a right to disagree and voice our opinions on his beliefs.
Rather than sit here and bash Parsons, I’d rather express my concern for his soul. It clearly says in the Bible God will not be mocked, and as God is a just judge, that puts Parson and others like him in a serious predicament.
His only hope to get out of the mess he’s in is through Jesus. Period.
I know that’s not a popular stance and will get tons of hate, but that’s okay.
My prayer is that God will work in Parsons’ life to draw him to Jesus and that he will live a life to His honor and glory.