The Late Show with Stephen Colbert hosted a blasphemous segment with New Age Oprah that they called, “‘Oprah Winfrey gets some career advice from a slightly less famous figure: the Lord.” During the show, they openly mocked God and Jesus.
As the show opens, Steven Colbert begins to introduce Oprah, but she interrupts before he can say her name. “We’re here with” Colbert begins, then Oprah blurts out, “God.” Colbert continues, “Miss Oprah Winfrey.” Being that there was a skit planned with a character “god” later in the segment, many would wipe this off, but with all the hype around Oprah and proof that she has denied Jesus and is aligning with new age guru Eckhart Tolle, we have to wonder if she was really joking or not.
Steven Colbert questions Oprah on if she is running for president in 2020, a rumor that circulated, and got liberals everywhere further enchanted with their icon. Oprah replies that she would have to “know it” and says that she’s very in touch with the voice of God.
When Democrats began to see her as their potential candidate, Oprah told US Magazine that she “went into prayer.” Saying, “God, if you think I’m supposed to run, you gotta tell me, and it has to be so clear that not even I can miss it. And I haven’t gotten that yet”.
She confirmed that she still had yet to receive the sign she prayed for. And then, the cameras go to the ceiling where a projection of what Colbert’s idea of God must be. The projection shows a tired looking old man who says in a Barney sounding voice that he’s a huge fan “wow Oprah knows who I am, I can’t wait to tell Jesus.” The audience erupts in laughter.
Blatantly mocking the old-English language of the King James Bible, Colbert’s god says, “I hear thou seekest a sign, well is this clear enough?” He holds up a sign that says “run!” showing his support for an Oprah 2020 campaign. Choking on the supposed hilarity of the situation, Oprah says, “all I can say, god, is that run is now a part of my exercise routine, I can tell you that.”
Colbert’s god then tries to clear things up and bounces back in all-out campaign gear chanting, “Oprah Winfrey 2020! Yes, she can!” “Come on Oprah I had all this merch printed up, I put it up on my wife’s credit card, she’s gonna kill me.”
The skit concludes with Colbert’s god asking if Oprah would add the Bible to her book club to which she replies, “I’m working on that.”
Is this really what our culture finds funny? Mocking God and Jesus and acting as if our creator is akin to a child’s story that we grow out of like the Easter bunny or Santa? The show reduced itself to mocking the Bible by comparing it to the novels picked by Oprah as her favorites and put in her book club.