UK comedy skit on job interviews portrays Christians as ‘nutters’
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.”
“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—-”
The employer, visibly flustered, points out that she did not mention her Christianity in her Curriculum Vitae.