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SNL’s religious freedom movie is about a woman who believes God loves boobs

Alex Abad-Santos is a senior correspondent who explains what society obsesses over, from Marvel and movies to fitness and skin care. He came to Vox in 2014. Prior to that, he worked at the Atlantic.

Throughout the country, one of the biggest civil rights stories has been what seems like a hydra of bills popping up across the country that chip away at protections for LGBTQ people.

North Carolina is the middle of a fallout after Gov. Pat McCrory signed into law a bill that bars transgender people from using public bathrooms for the gender they identify as and limits cities from passing nondiscrimination laws. Mississippi passed its own anti-LGBTQ law that allows some businesses to deny services to LGBTQ people based on "religious freedom." And in Georgia last month, Gov. Nathan Deal vetoed a similar "religious freedom" bill.

In response to these laws and the unintentionally hilarious Christian movie God's Not Dead 2 (about a teacher who gets in trouble over saying "Jesus" in class), Saturday Night Live created a satirical trailer for a movie called God Is a Boob Man.

The hero of God is a Boob Man is Beth Walsh, a baker in a small town who is forced to make a cake for a gay couple. When she doesn't want to and decides to discriminate against the gay couple, the American Civil Liberties Union and the couple's Jewish lawyer step into the fray, and demand Beth say, "God is gay."

"Gays are trying to force their agenda — they're even trying to teach it in school," Beth says. "They say we're bigots, but Christians are the most oppressed group in this country!"

She even pays a visit to her governor.

"I want to deny basic goods and services to gay people," she tells him.

And her main argument?

Well, God likes boobs.

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