Comedian to Take Aim at Hypocrisy, ‘Christian Right’ in New Show
Political commentator and comedian John Fugelsang is developing a primetime show on Current TV that will tackle politics and religion, particularly taking aim at the “Christian right.”
“[T]his show of mine will focus on the hypocrisy of the Christian right,” Fugelsang told TheWrap this week.
The Long Island, N.Y., native has been unreserved about his disagreement with conservative Christians and he believes they’re distorting who Jesus is.
“I view Jesus much the way I view Elvis,” Fugelsang, the son of ex-Catholic clergy, said, according to Current TV. “I love the guy, but some of the fan clubs terrify me. I want to do with the religious right what Eliot Spitzer is doing with Wall Street. I want to take the Bible back from the creeps.”
Dan Kimball, author of They Like Jesus but Not the Church, believes the show could actually be helpful to Christians.