Jump directly to the content

Was Sarah Palin's SNL appearance funny?

Sarah Palin appeared on Saturday Night Live, and there was, yet again, a slight religion reference.

After actor Alec Baldwin pretends to mistake Palin for actress Tina Fey, he says, "I see. Forgive me. I feel I must say this: You are way hotter in person."

Palin replied, "Thank you, and I must say, your brother Stephen is my favorite Baldwin brother." Stephen Baldwin starred in the Usual Suspects and is an outspoken born-again Christian.

Time magazine included a response from Alec Baldwin about his brother's conversion.

How do you feel about your brother Stephen's conversion to Evangelical Christianity?

"If it wasn't political, I probably wouldn't have anything to say. But the Evangelicals who say AIDS is payback for homosexuals - you don't see liberals saying Hurricane Ike is payback for the Bush family living in Texas. I think that my brother really is very devout and very dedicated, and none of that bothers me until it becomes political."

The family I watched it with was not very impressed with her short performance. She was a good sport to bob her head through the rap routine, but she had so few lines to make watching the whole SNL skit worth it.

Related Topics:Politics
Posted:October 21, 2008 at 4:12PM
Gleanings aggregates what others are reporting. Learn more.
Recent Posts
Family Christian Risks Shutdown of 266 Stores after Bankruptcy Auction
Four bidders—three of them liquidators—are bidding for the nation's largest Christian bookstore chain today.
Evangelicals Denounce Payday Lending, Join Fight for New Regulations
Unusual faith coalition calls on Congress to limit payday loans.
Josh Duggar of '19 Kids and Counting' Apologizes, Resigns after Reports of Molesting 5 Young Girls
Police investigated sexual assaults in 2006, but no charges were brought against Duggar. TLC pulls program from its lineup.
Died: John ‘Jack’ Templeton Jr., Billionaire Philanthropist Who Backed Science-Religion Research
Leader died two days before $1.7 million Templeton Prize was awarded to Jean Vanier, founder of L’Arche communities.
Christianity Today
Was Sarah Palin's SNL appearance funny?