British Sketch Show Produces Skit Depicting Employer’s ‘Problem’ With Job Applicant’s Christianity

A popular British comedy sketch show has produced a skit depicting an ideal employment candidate suddenly being looked upon as undesirable when she reveals that she is a Christian.

The BBC posted the sketch from the Tracey Ullman Show on Feb. 20. It features a woman named Patricia Hughes, played by Ullman, being praised by her prospective employer as being “impressive” and a shoo-in for the job—that is, until she mentions her Christian faith.

“That’s very impressive,” the employer states as Hughes outlines that she believes her time in America has given her an “extra layer of experience to draw on.”

“I hope I’m not blowing my own trumpet too much here,” she replies.

“If I had a trumpet this good, I’d be blowing it non-stop,” the employer states, advising that she should be receiving a phone call notifying her that she was chosen for the job.

“Thank you. I just find it so difficult to boast on my CV. It’s just that as a Christian, I—,” Hughes says, suddenly being interrupted by the man.

“Oooo!” he blurts out, his eyes becoming wide. “You’re a—-”

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“Christian,” Hughes replies. “Is that a [problem]?”

The employer, visibly flustered, points out that she did not mention her Christianity in her Curriculum Vitae.

“Well, why would I?” she replies. “I’m not planning on running your factory along biblical lines.”

The man chuckles and then excuses himself to consult with a colleague, appearing disturbed. When the colleague, named Denise, emerges from the other room, she expresses excitement that Hughes had applied for the job—that is, until she, too, learns that Hughes is a Christian.

“Oh Patricia, how wonderful to meet you. You know, we’re all so excited that you’ve applied for this role,” she states, as the employer is hurriedly writing her a note to advise that Hughes is a Christian.

“It’s really very flattering when somebody of your [character]—,” Denise continues, stopping mid-point as she reads the note, her facial expression changing. “Oh. … Okay.”

Hughes, noticing their behavior, questions the two about the matter.

“There’s a problem with me being a Christian, isn’t there?” she asks.

“Absolutely not,” Denise replies, adding “legally speaking.”

“But you both seem uncomfortable for some reason,” Hughes notes. “Do you think that it makes me untrustworthy?”

“No,” the two reply.

“Incompetent?” Hughes asks.

The two again state that is not the issue.

“A bit weird?” Hughes then inquires, receiving confirming looks. She consequently withdraws her application for employment.

“It’s funny, isn’t it? It’s been perfectly normal to be a Christian in this country for the last 1,500 years or so, but now, well,” Hughes declares.

When her prospective employer, who just moments earlier had advised that she would likely be chosen, apologizes, Hughes replies, “It’s fine. I forgive you.”

As the woman leaves, Denise remarks that the situation was a “lucky escape” since they had almost hired a Christian.

The skit has generated mixed reaction from viewers, but mostly positive thus far.

“And that’s about it. Safe to be open about any faith these days—but mention Christian—yowzers,” one commenter wrote.

“If she was a Muslim there wouldn’t be a problem of course,” another remarked.


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  • Michael C

    Historically, British and American Christians have never really faced this type of discrimination so a comedy sketch like this may be shocking and disturbing to some. I think a sketch like this is good because it reminds us that discriminating against people just because they may be different than us in some ways is just plain wrong. It’s unacceptable.

    It’s just as wrong for an employer to discriminate against an employee just because they’re Christian as it is to discriminate against someone who is Muslim, or gay, or has a darker skin tone, or comes from a certain country, etc.

    • Grace Kim Kwon

      Western white people persecute the Christians for opposing their depraved immoral culture; that is the 21st century’s #1 global problem so far. Slavery never ceased. They are clever as always, but not good. Westerners need Christianity to be good.

      • Michael C

        Thank you for your comment.

        • Grace Kim Kwon

          You need to repent of your depravity to get saved. Read Romans chapter 1-8. Cherish your soul instead of bullying the Christians everywhere.

          • johndoe

            How is he bullying christians?

          • Grace Kim Kwon

            He is one of the Western whites who put religious people and colored people in the same category with sexually sinful people to make sexual depravity look someting normal. People have rights to sane morality and be able to refuse to serve the Western perversions. Today’s Westerners are tyrannical with homosexuality.

          • RWH

            Don’t worry about Grace. She’s like the Church Lady on Saturday Night Live. She just knows memorized platitudes and has a prissy judgmental attitude about people she doesn’t bother to get to know. We all know the holier-than-thou types who like to rail and hurl God’s wrath on anyone with whom she disagrees.

          • Grace Kim Kwon

            You must stop bullying. You are a perfect example of a Western liberal bully. Stop going after people meaninglessly. Write independent comments.

          • RWH

            Grace, Every time you point that bony finger at someone else, there are three fingers pointing back at you. I would strongly suggest that you look to your own salvation and get off God’s throne.

          • Grace Kim Kwon

            You are the one who do not cease malicious personal attacks on individuals. The English people’s injustice against Christianity this century must be addressed by everyone who knows it, as this news reveal. You must convert to Christianity before you say anything. Baby-killing perversion-supporters have no rights to order around people. You must repent of supporting the Nazi crimes first. And you are the one who should read the Holy Bible to know what God wants. He commanded His people to teach His Way.

          • RWH

            Interesting. I’m not making malicious personal attacks on individuals; I’m calling you out on your maliciousness. You are quick to attack, but you apparently either ignore or justify your own sins. I was not born when the Nazis were around. I read the Holy Bible, and the verses which you seem to like to ignore tell me to avoid people like you who are rail against fellow believers and who cause divisions in the church. Apparently, you have no problems with bearing false witness.

          • Grace Kim Kwon

            You are wrong. God prohibited killing of innocent humans and also practicing of sexual immorality. The Western mainline churches you belong to violate both and are not Christian. You haven’t read the Holy Bible, or even if you did, you don’t believe it or follow it; you contradict with the Holy Bible.

          • RWH

            And exactly what has this to do with someone producing a skit? And is bearing false witness a Christian virtue? To me, you’re just desperate to rail accusations, and it doesn’t matter whether they fit or not. If the Taliban were Christian, you would fit right in. They like to go around smashing people and things indiscriminately as well.

          • Grace Kim Kwon

            You imagine too much. This skit proves that today’s English people are Anti-christian. It should not be that way. The Non-christian English force immorality upon the world and on the children, and such effort should be halted. The English need Biblical Christianity to do what is right.

          • RWH

            No. The skit shows exactly what it feels to be like when creepy, judgmental people make completely unwarranted assumptions about others. It is effective since the discrimination is aimed at Christians, which still represent the overwhelming majority of people in England as well as the United States and Canada. Because we as Christians are targets in the skit, we see exactly unfair the attitude is against us. Hopefully, we should learn from this and become a lot more sensitized at the cruel, unthoughtful assumptions we make against others based on stereotypes and resist the knee-jerk reactions people exhibit when confronted with a label. It’s a pity that you can’t see this. After all, you’re exhibiting the same type of behavior as the people in the skit.

          • Grace Kim Kwon

            You are wrong to support infanticide and sexual depravity. Those are forever incompatible with Christianity. Secular Western culture has deadly defects like all others did. Get fixed by the Christian Church.

          • johndoe

            Nobody is being bullied. It’s called disagreement. Get over it.

          • Grace Kim Kwon

            Only the victims know the crimes. Offenders do not admit their guilt.

          • johndoe

            Quit whining

          • Coach

            RWH, why are you judging her?

          • RWH

            If you look at the comment trail on this thread and others, Grace likes to tell people that they’re not saved. Without bothering to see exactly what we are saying and to do some introspective thought, she likes to tell us that we are all for the “sodomites” and the “pro-abortionists.” She keeps on re-posting the same stuff over and over. She likes to accuse others of being a bully, but she apparently isn’t aware that she is a bully herself. Is it fair for me to assume that you have no problems when she refers to white people, as if the others that formed our great country don’t count? If she weren’t from another culture, one could assume that she was a member of the Aryan Nation or the Klan.

          • Coach

            I don’t read enough of her comments to say or suggest anything, but the point is, you talked about her “prissy judgemental attitude”, then went on to say she’s a “holier than thou type”, which was in and of itself a judgement on your part against her.

            The comment she made about Michael C was regarding the fact that he needs to repent and be saved and you’re judging her, but Michael C does need to repent and be saved. The points he made were from his godless worldview and you’re defending him by criticizing her according to the world’s standard rather than the Word of God.

            Here’s what the Bible says:

            John 7:24 Do not judge according to appearance, but judge with righteous judgment.”

            Acts 17:30 Truly, these times of ignorance God overlooked, but now commands all men everywhere to repent, 31 because He has appointed a day on which He will judge the world in righteousness by the Man whom He has ordained. He has given assurance of this to all by raising Him from the dead.”

          • RWH

            Coach, This is the crux of the problem. On what basis do you claim that Michael needs to repent and be saved? On Bible verses which you have cherry-picked? When both Michael and I have responded to arguments, we have done so through a legal standpoint. Those views may be inconvenient to some people, but nonetheless they are the law. Michael, I believe, has come out with an admission, but that admission does not say anything about his character. That is, unless you take a label and run with it without really looking into a person’s character. For example, not everyone who drinks is an alcoholic. Not everyone who believes that a woman has a right to her own personal choices is a baby killer. On the other hand, if you read enough of the posts that Grace has made, you will see that she makes accusations against people without any sort of foundation. There’s a way of clicking on a person’s name and reading a conversation trail that transcends all posts. Perhaps you should read some of the things she has said in the various conversations before you make judgements. You can do the same with me and with anyone else. It doesn’t hurt to be informed based on solid documentation.

          • Coach

            RWH, I believe God’s Word, not your statements, you reject solid documentation and tell me to be informed on solid documentation. Tell me, what legal standpoint do you and Michael stand on?

            I pointed you to what scripture says, but you don’t believe the Bible, you want me to stop using it, because it calls you out for who you are.

            As Jesus said and is solidly documented as the living, unchanging Word of God:

            John 7:7 The world cannot hate you, but it hates Me because I testify of it that its works are evil.

          • RWH

            And on what basis do you claim that I don’t believe in the Bible? Because I disagree with the way that you throw around Scripture verses in a haphazard manner? In our answers, I believe that both Michael and I referenced clear court decisions. Again,even though you set up straw-men arguments and then carelessly lob Scripture verses like grenades, we’re supposed to believe you? Should I assume that you’re taking the lazy way out instead of checking things out as I recommended? The lazy way produces nothing by generalized and unconvincing arguments. However, the decision is up to you.

          • Coach

            You haven’t brought forth a Biblical argument, because you don’t believe the Bible.

          • RWH

            I don’t have to prove anything to you, especially when your mind is already made up. If you want to think in stark blacks and whites and then come up with railing accusations, that is your problem. In the great circle of life that surrounds us all, your opinion is insignificant and meaningless, especially from people who refuse to do research and check out the facts before he runs his mouth off.

          • Coach

            Read the comment you just replied to and consider this quote: “the more the regenerate heart learns of scripture, the more they love God, the more the unregenerate heart hears, the more they hate Him”

          • RWH

            Another Straw-man argument. Nowhere in any of my posts have I ever indicated or even hinted that I hate God. As you cherry-pick and throw around Bible verses, have you bothered to look up the ones about bearing false witness. Telling lies about people is a sin. Your responses indicate that you are an individual consumed with hate.

          • Coach

            Correct, I hate lies and falsehood, you hate the truth so much you refuse to acknowledge it.

            You suppress the truth in unrighteousness, that which may be known of God is plain to you. Tell me, why do you argue on a Christian site? There’s plenty of atheists forums for you to connect with like-minded individuals.

            Tell me, on what grounds is my argument straw-man? and on what basis would it be wrong for me to use said argument?

          • RWH

            Yep. As I said earlier, you don’t look up the threads to see exactly what people say. You reference nothing specifically. You create generalities and basically miss the target each time. And then you get this holier-than-thou arrogance when someone calls you on it. Nothing that I have said even hints that I am an atheist. I guess it’s easier to just run one’s mouth off than to do any type of introspective thinking.

          • Coach

            What exactly do you believe?

          • RWH

            I believe in lots of stuff. First of all, I believe that you are flying false flags and are not to be trusted. You want to know what I believe, not because you have a sincere curiosity but rather to entrap. Secondly, I believe that I would be foolish trying to engage you in any type of meaningful discussion because of your rude and uncivil behavior.

          • Coach

            ok

      • johndoe

        Christians in America are not persecuted.

        • Grace Kim Kwon

          Yes, they are. They get fined and jailed for refusing to serve the immoral gay weddings. Western whites carefully avoid the Muslims and the Jews and single out the gentle Christians for religious persecution. A new slavery’s target is the Christians in the West today.

          • wesley james.

            Can you be fired just because you’re a christian? Can you be evicted just because you’re a christian?. There are lots of states where that applies if you’re gay. Discrimination against a minority is much much worse.

          • Grace Kim Kwon

            People must behave properly everywhere. Being Christian is good and moral, and being gay is sinful and immoral; there are foundational differences there. It’s not discrimination but some attempt to control humanity’s sinful behaviors. If gays are a minority, so would be the addicts, inmates, rapists, prostitutes, animal-abusers, pedophiles, and cannibals. The West must stop applying the racial equality upon sexually sinful people and stop living for sexual immorality. Normal people live for the good and what is right. Post-christian secular Western culture lacks both morality and normality, but it forces their depravity upon mankind because the West is rich and powerful. The problem is huge.

          • Hawk

            You claim certain things are a “sin”, and yet there are many people, who are not of your religious belief, who don’t agree with you. We are not supposed to be making laws according to one religious belief’s interpretation of their “Holy Book”. That is not how the U.S. Constitution was designed.

            There are over 40,000 different denominations of Christianity – each differing on some aspect of interpretation of the same “Holy Book”. Why should anyone believe that YOUR interpretation is correct? If Christians can’t even agree on what the Bible says…why should anyone base laws on YOUR specific interpretation of it?

          • Grace Kim Kwon

            Most Christian denominations agree on the most of things. It’s just the Western mainliners that is a problem this century because they endorse abortion and the inhumanely depraved immorality and still claim to be Christian. No other cults have been that worse. Biblical Christianity alone has wholesome morality and civility that are correct with all social science and natural science. The creation word backs up only the Judeo-Christian religion and no other. Both pagan religions and secularism hurt children.

            All other religions and ideologies contain barbarism or tyrannical immorality or both. Our current world is the proof. The West needs Christian dominion especially because the West has no other moral system; that’s why they force everyone to serve homosexuality like some madmen this century. Mankind cannot afford to become slaves to the Western pervs. Submission to today’s secular Western culture is a disgrace as a human being, not just as a Christian. The Westerners need Christianity for salvation and morality and for everyone’s freedom.

          • Hawk

            Please explain to me the barbarism and tyrannical morality of Jainism.

            There are currently 5,000 gods worshiped around the world today. If you had been born in Saudi Arabia, you would most likely be Muslim. If you were born in India, you would most likely be Hindu. Religion has very little to do with truth, and much more to do with geography.

            Please explain to me the “morality” of slavery (condoned in the Bible – and no, it was NOT indentured servitude). Please explain the morality of genocide (as condoned in the Bible). And before you go saying, “That’s the OLD Testament”, let me remind you that the main scripture you rely on for the anti-homosexuality argument is also in the Old Testament. In addition, so are all three versions of the Ten Commandments. So if the Old Testament is to be ignored, then those should be ignored as well. Finally, your god is supposed to be the same yesterday, today and forever, is he not? Well, then what he says is moral yesterday would have to be moral today, as he is unchanging. Your god never repeals his approval of slavery anywhere in the Bible. In fact, many Christians used the Bible to argue in favor of slavery back in the time of the Civil War, as well as segregation back in the 50’s & 60’s (and even today).

          • Grace Kim Kwon

            They offer children to demons and enslave women. Paganism is the same everywhere. Christian missionaries have halted barbarisms everywhere including Europe.

          • Hawk

            They do?? Do you even know what Jains believe?

            “The principle of ahimsa (non-violence or non-injury) is the most fundamental and well-known aspect of Jainism.The everyday implementation of the principle of non-violence is more
            comprehensive than in other religions and is the hallmark for Jain
            identity. Jains believe in avoiding harm to others through thoughts (mana), speech (vāchana), and actions (kāya). According to the Jain text, Purushartha Siddhyupaya, “killing any living being out of passions is hiṃsā (injury) and abstaining from such act is ahimsa (non-injury)”.

            The more “radical” Jains wear a scarf over their mouths so as not to accidentally inhale (and thus injure/kill) any insects. To say that they would intentionally harm a child is laughable.

            And stating that “Paganism is the same everywhere” is akin to saying that “All Christians are the same – Mormons, Catholics, The Westboro Baptist Church, The Aryan Nations, Fundamentalist Protestants and The United Church of Christ – no difference between them. They’re all Christian, after all.” Do you see just how stupid and ignorant such a statement is?

            You have the exact same amount of evidence that YOUR god exists as Muslims, Hindus, and Wiccans do that their god(s) exist. You just don’t like to acknowledge that fact.

          • Grace Kim Kwon

            The reality supports Christianity’s truthfulness and not other religions. That’s why secular West oppresses the Christianity but leaves others alone.

          • Ambulance Chaser

            That’s not Christian persecution. In states that include sexual orientation in their public accommodations laws, NO ONE may refuse to serve a customer based on their orientation. Not just Christians.

            If I ran a store with a “no gays allowed” sign in Washington, I would be subject to fines just like a Christian. Exactly the same.

          • Grace Kim Kwon

            Westerners should not demand mankind to uphold sexual depravity. People have rights to insist and live out the sane morality. Ex-christian Western culture is a huge lawlessness. People should be able to reject to serve the celebrations of any types of sins including homosexuality. The West needs Judeo-Christian values to be moral and civilized.

          • Ambulance Chaser

            Is there some reason you never respond to what people are actually saying?

          • Grace Kim Kwon

            You need to know your root problem, not the surface thing. Christians do not reject gays; gays and their militant supporters demand Christians to disobey God and bend the clear conscience. Today’s secular Americans resemble the ancient Romans in doing evil. Western white people need Christianity to be fair.

          • johndoe

            Nope. Gays demand equal treatment

          • Grace Kim Kwon

            No, they demand submission of everyone to their own sexual immorality. The perv Western whites’ new filthy slavery has begun this century. The supporters are more evil. Romans 1. You guys need the Holy Bible to be human at all.

          • johndoe

            Nope. They just want equal treatment. That’s all.

          • Grace Kim Kwon

            You are wrong. They single out Christians and order them to bake or arrange flowers to celebrate sexual sins which Christians cannot do. Secular Western culture is wrong. The Westerners are thirsty for installing slavery again by bending righteous people. Non-christian Westerners are immoral and bad this century. They need education from the Church to become civilized again.

          • johndoe

            You just don’t understand the laws of America. Nobody is being ordered to do anything. They are expected to follow the laws.

          • Grace Kim Kwon

            American hedonists warp the laws and make bad laws. Only those who are raising or have raised one’s own children properly with sane morality should be allowed to become lawmakers and the interpreters of laws. Childless people do not care about the future or the children’s welfare, unless they are monks or nuns or some Christian workers.

          • Hawk

            Do you ask if the people who are getting married are divorced before baking a cake or arranging flowers? Jesus mentioned the sin of divorce many, many times, and yet never specifically spoke about homosexuality. If you are going to avoid violating things that are in opposition to your beliefs, I would think that you would need every customer to fill out a lengthy questionnaire – including whether they have had relations outside of marriage, and so forth.

          • Grace Kim Kwon

            Jesus did not mention pedophilia, either, although He cursed child-abusers. Jesus did not expect any Jew to be a homosexual or pedophile or He’d have utterly destroyed Israel 2,000 years ago. Stop thinking of mankind in the terms of well-fed Western pervs of the 21st century. Mankind has been pretty normal until the West became mentally-ill by losing Christianity. You Post-christian perv-supporters are a new toxic species on earth that mankind have to be burdened with.

            If customers request bakers a cake for adultery, guilty criminals’ remarriage, living together, or divorce, yes, such request should be turned down just as a request for a homosexual cake. It’s been wrong for the Western nations to make people serve homosexuality. Why do you cowards bully only the gentle Christians in the land? Ask Saudi Arabia or Russia to bake your filthy cakes.

          • Hawk

            So…your “all-knowing god” didn’t know this sort of thing happened or would happen? So much for being “all-knowing. Oh, and pedophilia and homosexuality is nothing new. It has happened thorough history. The only real difference is that back in the days when Jesus was supposed to exist, getting married at age 10 or 12 was normal.

            As to why people as bakers to bake cakes in the U.S. – it is because we LIVE in the U.S. The laws of other countries are different. Here in the U.S. there are laws against discrimination. You can’t refuse to sell to Black people, or Hispanics, or to Jews, or atheists, or, in some places, to homosexuals. If you run a business, you have to abide by the laws of the area in which you have your business. If you don’t like that, you can either close up your business, or you can start a church. Churches can discriminate all they want.

          • Grace Kim Kwon

            Secular West is the first case of forcing everyone to acknowledge the mock “marriage” of the homosexuals. All other civilizations, however barbaric, knew it’s crossing the line and did it rather secretly. Today’s secular Western powerfuls are well-fed rich who are seeking warped amusement by bending the self-evident truths and normal people’s conscience, and the godless mass is being their pathetic sheeple. No Bible = Only slavery. The slavery by the West is carried out mentally this time.

            Homosexuality is a sexual sin, and no one should be made serve the sinful conduct or lifestyle. It is against human rights and freedom. The USA this century should be tried for crimes of religious persecutions. Secular Western white lefties and their mental slaves are the villains who force falsehood upon the mankind. You guys think you could do anything and get away just because you are rich and powerful. Mankind should not submit to atheists or to Sodomites. Submission is to God alone – the reason the USA was created.

          • talkingsnake

            What is a “homosexual cake”?

          • Grace Kim Kwon

            Cakes for gay “weddings.” You guys are truly bored people who are drugged too much. Wake up. Read the Holy Bible and get some sanity. No submission to Western pervs.

          • talkingsnake

            I reject your magic book, and I am human.

            Myth busted!

          • Grace Kim Kwon

            God prohibited magic. You watched too many junk cartoons on TV. Read decent books.

          • talkingsnake

            So let me get this straight.

            Your made up deity prohibited something that is also fake.
            That is a twofer right there – you may have won the internet for a day.

            Like most atheists, I have read the bible many times – it was one of the most powerful motivators in me dropping any vestige of superstitious beliefs.

          • Grace Kim Kwon

            You’ve never read the Holy Bible. You’ve only read your atheists’ guru’s usual trash; that’s why you are still in the darkness. Post-modern Christless Western mind is worthless. It’s all about immorality and greed. The ancient Greeks sought the good and converted to Christianity.

          • Hawk

            I was a Christian for over 30 years. I read the Bible several times, cover-to-cover. My father (who was also a Christian for most of his life, and is now a Rabbi), read the Old Testament in the original Hebrew and we discussed it. Reading the Bible is what lead me to atheism.

          • Grace Kim Kwon

            You were not Christian; you just attended church. You don’t remember what you have read; it’s same as not-reading at all. Read the Holy Bible again. Be humble before God and ask Him to reveal His truth to you. You depend on your own understanding too much, which God told you not to. ( Proverbs chapter 3) As long as mankind is Bible-illiterate, Israel will never be safe. Bible-literacy alone brings Israel safety and a mission to protect her. Atheism is completely abysmal-meaningless; it contradicts with human life. Jesus of Nazareth alone is the Divine Messiah of Israel and of the world. (John chapter 4)

          • Grace Kim Kwon

            “Behold the proud, his soul is not upright in him; but the just shall live by his faith…

            I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ, for it is the power of God to salvation for everyone who believes, for the Jew first and also for the Greek. For in it the righteousness of God is revealed from faith to faith; as it is written, ‘The just shall live by faith.’

            For as many as are of the works of the law are under the curse; for it is written, ‘Cursed is everyone who does not continue in all things which are written in the book of the law, to do them.’ But that no one is justified by the law in the sight of God is evident, for ‘the just shall live by faith.’

            Therefore do not cast away your confidence, which has great reward. For you have need of endurance, so that after you have done the will of God, you may receive the promise: ‘For yet a little while, and He who is coming will come and will not tarry. Now the just shall live by faith;
            but if anyone draws back, my soul has no pleasure in him.’ But we are not of those who draw back to perdition, but of those who believe to the saving of the soul.”

            (Habakkuk 2, Romans 1, Galatians 3, Hebrews 10)

          • Hawk

            Why was Sodom destroyed? Do you actually know? Have you actually read your Bible? Or are you just quoting what you have been told? Because I HAVE read your Bible, and Sodom was NOT destroyed because of homosexuality.

          • Grace Kim Kwon

            You are wrong. You must read the whole chapter. Read also Genesis chapter 19 and Leviticus chapter 18-20, Romans 1 and Jude 1. You must read all related passages. “He(God) has reserved in everlasting chains under darkness for the judgment of the great day; as
            Sodom and Gomorrah, and the cities around them in a similar manner to
            these, having given themselves over to sexual immorality and gone after
            strange flesh, are set forth as an example, suffering the vengeance of
            eternal fire.” (Jude 1)

          • Hawk

            Ezekiel 16:49 (KJV) “Behold, this was the iniquity of thy sister Sodom, pride, fulness of bread, and abundance of idleness was in her and in her daughters, neither did she strengthen the hand of the poor and needy.”

          • Grace Kim Kwon

            Read verse 50. “And they were haughty and committed abomination(homosexuality) before Me; therefore I took them away as I saw fit.” Read the entire chapter and compare with related chapters in the Holy Bible. You must read the whole Book.

      • antifasciste

        Paranoia, and a persecution complex can be symptoms of mental illness.

      • Hawk

        U.S. Christians don’t actually face persecution. To paraphrase, “When you’re accustomed to privilege, equality feels like persecution.”

        If you doubt me, please go to the Christian website opendoorsusa dot org and take a look at their map of Christian persecution worldwide. The U.S.A. doesn’t show up as a blip on their Christian Persecution map, much less in the Top 50.

        If Christians are so persecuted, why is 98% (or more) of the U.S. Congress Christian? Wouldn’t it be a bit more difficult for an “oppressed” group to get into government? Why are there laws on the books based in Christian dogma (alcohol sales bans on Sunday, A “National Day of Prayer”, “In God We Trust: on our money (and don’t give me the excuse that the words refer to some nebulous “god”. We all know what “God” it refers to), Ten Commandment monuments on government property, and so forth.

        When running for office, despite the “No Religious Test” Clause in the U.S. Constitution, the vast majority of candidates will cite their Christianity, and occasionally some will denounce their opponent for their non-Christian beliefs, or their atheism. In a country where Christians are being oppressed, you would think that candidates would hide their Christian beliefs.

        There are a TON of Christian shows on television – Pat Robertson and so forth. And yet somehow, Christians are being persecuted? Just how many times has a Christian had to complain because their public school put on a Ramadan play? Or a Buddhist play? Or a Hindu play? Or one celebrating Richard Dawkins or Sam Harris? If you have proof of that EVER happening, I would LOVE to see it!

        Christians are all about “Religious Freedom”, as long as it is THEIR religion that is getting the freedom. But allowing a church like the Unitarian Universalists, for example, to have “Religious Freedom”, and they howl!

        The UU, for example, believes that same-sex marriage is perfectly natural and is looked upon as equal to opposite-gender marriage. So a ban on same-sex marriage is, in actuality, an infringement upon their religious beliefs. Not to mention the beliefs of several other churches.

        You are not being persecuted when you are required to give others the same rights and freedoms that you are accustomed to having.

        • Grace Kim Kwon

          They just claim to be Christian; US Sodomites are not Christian. Actual American Christian population is said to be around only 30%, a minority. Man can claim to be anything especially if their parents were Christians.

          • Hawk

            So…that means that Christianity must not be the largest religion in the world, if only, about 30% of them are ACTUAL Christians. I wonder how you tell them apart? Do they have a special handshake?

          • Grace Kim Kwon

            I was talking about the Evangelical Christians in the USA. In the world, the percentage of real Christians could be lower among the 2.3 billion “Christians.” Adhering to the basic doctrines and church attendance and obedient-to-God lifestyles largely determine. Only the Lord knows His own, of course, as spirit’s condition is invisible to human eye. Christianity is the most persecuted religion in the entire world.

          • Hawk

            But it stands to reason tht if only 30% of Evangelical Christians are “True Christians” (and I have no clue how you would determine if someone is one – how do you know what they do behind closed doors. Look at all the Evangelical Christians that have been caught having affairs, molesting children, and so forth) – it stands to reason that the number of “True Christians” worldwide must be much lower as well.

            As to Christianity being the “most persecuted religion in the whole world” – I’d laugh if that wasn’t such a disingenuous statement. You are more persecuted than Muslims? Than Wiccans? Than Satanists? Are you actively being prevented from giving invocations at government meetings where such invocations are practiced, while other religions are doing so? Ar you not represented in the government (98% of Congress is Christian)? Do you worry about putting a “Jesus Fish” on your car because it will almost certainly be vandalized?

            The research group PRRI just came out with a study that found that White Evangelicals are the ONLY religious group that believes that White Evangelicals are more persecuted than any other religious group. So your belief doesn’t really surprise me.

          • Grace Kim Kwon

            75% of the American population is said to be Christian. Current world’s religious persecution is against the Christians because Christianity is the truth and the fastest-growing by conversion. Both savages and Sodomites hate the truth. Non-christian Americans do not know the outside world. Your reasearch group is invalid. Secular people say anything to make a point.

          • talkingsnake

            No True Scotsman fallacy. Look it up.

          • Grace Kim Kwon

            Cristianity has the basic doctrines and tenets. Those who keep those are classified as Christians.

          • Hawk

            And which tenets are those exactly? Isn’t that5 what the 40,000 denominations disagree over? Is one born sinful? Or is there an “age of accountability”? If one is “born sinful”, then babies that die before being baptized go straight to Hell.

            Are you saved by Grace, or by Works, or by both? Is it “Once Saved, Always Saved”? Or can you lose your Salvation? Jesus prevented the stoning of a whore and said, “Let he who is without sin cast the first stone.” He also stated, “Judge not, that ye be not judged.” So, would those two things mean that people who are criticizing others for their behavior are not “True Christians”?

            Jesus spoke many times against divorce, except in the case of adultery. Would that mean that most people who have gotten a divorce are not “True Christians”?

            In Matthew 5:18 (KJV) Jesus stated, “For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one
            tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled.” Now, since not *everything* has been fulfilled (The Opening of the Seven Gates, Armageddon, the Second Coming, and so forth, wouldn’t a “True Christian” be one that follows ALL of the laws in the Bible, including the Old Testament? After all, “not one jot or tittle” and all that.

            Oh, and as to the homosexual thing, doesn’t the passage in Leviticus say to kill homosexuals? If you are following you Bible, but you are not executing homosexuals, are you not violating a commandment given by God? Aren’t you just weaseling out of the difficult part of that passage? Sure, it would be illegal, but hey, Jesus said that following him would not be easy.

            Another point, you have said to read Romans. I think that you should take your own advice – specifically Romans 13. I will quote it here, for your convenience: Romans 13: 1-4 (NIV) “1Let
            everyone be subject to the governing authorities, for there is no
            authority except that which God has established. The authorities that
            exist have been established by God.
            2Consequently,
            whoever rebels against the authority is rebelling against what God has
            instituted, and those who do so will bring judgment on themselves.
            3For
            rulers hold no terror for those who do right, but for those who do
            wrong. Do you want to be free from fear of the one in authority? Then do
            what is right and you will be commended.”

            In other words, whoever is in the government was placed there by God. Whatever laws they pass were ordained by God and must be obeyed. If you disobey the laws, then you are disobeying God. So when Barack Obama was President, it was because God wanted him to be President. And whatever laws and regulations he put in place were God’s Will. By that same token, the Supreme Court is in place by God’s Will, and their rulings, such as same-sex marriage equality, is God’s Will.

            Finally, you believe in a god that is all knowing and all powerful. That has a plan for everyone and everything. That means that everything that happens is a part of His Plan. Unless you are saying that man can defy His Plan, and that God does not know ahead of time that they would do this. So Marriage Equality must be a part of God’s Plan. Another point on that – the Bible says that when two or more Christians gather in His name, there is nothing they cannot do. God will answer their prayers. Now, a great many Christians (I’d guess at least more than two “True Christians” prayed to God to prevent Marriage Equality. Now, either 1) your god LIED about you being able to do anything if two or more of you asked him. 2) There aren’t even TWO “True Christians” in the world (because it wasn’t just Americans praying). or 3) God WANTS Marriage Equality.

            So, which is it?

          • Grace Kim Kwon

            You are wrong. Many Christian denominations agree on the essential doctrines of the Holy Bible. Western social clubs with the female New Age leaders are not a Christian church. Homosexuality is a damned sin and sin has no equality with anything. You don’t know what God wants because you don’t believe in Him or read His Word. Secular West became mentally-ill this century by being too well-fed for many decades. Rich well-fed people seek warped amusement all the time; it’s typical. No one should deny God’s truth or bend one’s clear conscience to appease the rich sexual pervs of the West. What an injustice. Poor Western fathers. What corrupt decendants they have. Prosperity is a woe in Sodom. You guys are normal only when you are Christian.

  • Ambulance Chaser

    I’m sorry, what am I supposed to be outraged about here?

    • Grace Kim Kwon

      It is tragic that the UK is in such a stage. UK has been a Christendom for nearly 2,000 years and not an illiterate savage nation after having converted to Christianity, but now this.

    • DawnJ

      Of course not. No one expects people like you to have any empathy at all to people outside your own group.

      • Ambulance Chaser

        Which people need empathy in this story?

        • Grace Kim Kwon

          UK mocks Christianity, the good religion which birthed the nation. Today’s West is a parent-shamer.

          • William of Glynn

            The skit demonstrates how modern-day fundamentalist Christians treat gays and lesbians, so you rightfully deserve mockery.

          • Grace Kim Kwon

            You are wrong. Fundamental Christians are the only humans who protect and do the life-ving real good to all gays and lesbians by being faithful to the doctrines. All other kind of humans on earth hurt the homosexuals including yourselves one way or another especially those who endorse the sins. Children must have higher prioprity than the Western pervs. It’s a fact. The West became mentally-ill by losing the Christian religion.

            Too much wealth and too much entertainment all the time. The West’s homosexual inclination will make the homeland childless and make the surviving children unwell. That’s why you guys submit to Islam this century. The Westerners are foolish to attack Christianity, your own only safe and civilized religion. You must stop prefering perversion and start respecting God and your parents. Repent of your depravity and read the Holy Bible to get saved. Read the Gospel of John.

  • William of Glynn

    “I’m not planning on running your factory along biblical lines.”

    I’d get that in writing, signed, and notarized.

  • Grace Kim Kwon

    The English people are being bored this century, having no problems in life on the planet of billions of suffering humans. The gentle Christian Church spoiled them too much; it weakened the entire species. Poor British fathers to have godless descendants who bully the Christians out of boredom. UK should repent and return to Christianity to obtain life.

    • Chris Jezeski

      This kind of discrimination does not happen in real life. This was a sketch for a comedy show. The joke is that it’d be highly unusual for a Christian to be treated this way, even though that kind of discrimination is routine for Muslims, atheists, LGBT people — basically, anyone who holds an unpopular belief that somehow becomes known. Things “needs to be run along the Biblical lines to keep the human rights and freedom and equality for all.” Great idea. First we can stone anyone who has premarital sex. Then your husband can beat you for attempting to assume authority.

      • Grace Kim Kwon

        You are wrong. Secular West mostly singles out and persecutes Christians. This news site is only one of numerous proofs. Western liberals are totally obedient to the atheists and LGBTs and are very nice to the Muslims. They only bully the Evangelical Christians because Christians are gentle and forgiving and tell the truth and never retaliate but only bless.

        • Skott Tackett

          At what point does satire become trolling? The world may never know. *edit* Holy shit, I legit thought your first post was satire, and your response was just keeping the joke going. Then I looked at your profile. I’m so sorry, I didn’t realize you were bat shit crazy.

  • james blue

    This sketch would work in the UK, if they did the exact same sketch, but Ms.Ullman’s character was an Atheist instead, it would work here in the US.

    • Copyleft

      But then it would be simply reporting actual events, rather than satirizing them by reversing the roles.

    • Jeff Simons

      That’s the joke actually.

  • bowie1

    In my applications for employment my faith never came up since I was focusing on my job experience since it wasn’t for a personal type job such as a counsellor.

  • Luminous

    When you have a problem with Muslims, they cut your head off. Amazing how effective that is in curbing discrimination against them.

    • RWH

      Most of the Muslims that I have talked to have told me that ISIS is basically a Muslim vs. Muslim conflict. The radicals think that those Muslims living in the US are heretics and deserve death. Christians, unfortunately, have been part of the collateral damage because the radicals lump Christians in with the west. These Muslims see Christianity through the Greek Orthodox and the Marionite Catholics as Protestants are an insignificant minority in Syria and Iraq.

      • Luminous

        There is no such group as “Marionites.”

        • RWH

          You may want to look up Maronite Catholic Church in Wikipedia. They have two Eparchies or dioceses in the United States: one in Los Angeles, and the other in Brooklyn, NY.

          • Luminous

            That wasn’t what you posted, you wrote “Marionites.” There is no such group.

            Are you dyslexic?

          • RWH

            No. Are you an insensitive clod who likes to poke fun at people for really stupid stuff? You knew exactly what I was talking about, but instead of acting with tact and grace, you decided to act like a jerk.

    • talkingsnake

      Fatwa envy?

  • Nidalap

    Well, we’ve seen the use of a well-organized propaganda machine in the past…

  • RWH

    Tragedy has always worked on the emotions while comedy has always worked on the intellect. This skit should be a good lesson about how people operate from reactions to labels and from stereotypes rather than on the individual. We might get offended because we’re Christians, but all this skit did was to put the shoe on the other foot. It should make us think of our knee-jerk reactions to others.

  • Copyleft

    Err, that’s called satire. I guess it was over the reviewer’s head. The point of the sketch is that this is the kind of discriminatory crap that Christians pull on NON-Christians all the time.

    • Grace Kim Kwon

      Secular Westerners are not loyal to anything seriously and never understand religious people especially the Christians. The West must stop blaspheming; it’s a defect in character.

  • Chris Jezeski

    This kind of discrimination does not happen in real life. This was a sketch for a comedy show. The joke is that it’d be highly unusual for a Christian to be treated this way, even though that kind of discrimination is routine for Muslims, atheists, LGBT people — basically, anyone who holds an unpopular belief that somehow becomes known. If things were run along the Biblical lines to keep the human rights and freedom and equality for all, then we would stone anyone who has premarital sex. Also, women would be beaten for attempting to assume any kind of authority.