Actor Rob Schneider opened up about becoming a Catholic.
In an interview with The Christian Post on Nov. 28, Schneider, 60, spoke about his newfound faith. He said Catholicism “works” for him “because it’s the closest to the actual words of Jesus Christ.”
“Jesus has always been there in my life; it was just me running away. But He never ran away. He was always there,” Schneider explained.
He continued, “So it was just acknowledging it and also realizing there was so much evil that was happening during the COVID and the tyranny that was forcing people to do things against their will. It really did come to a head for me.”
Furthermore, the comedian stated, “Where you had to acknowledge that there is some sort of organized evil. And the opposite of that was much stronger, which is Jesus and God.”
“I think if you get to the core of Christianity, it’s about love. That’s it, love. Love your neighbor, love your enemy, love your neighbor as thyself. It’s a beautiful way to go about and through life; and it’s a more peaceful way,” Schneider said.
He further explained:
“And what better way to raise children? You see the countries or you see places that don’t have that, and it’s a colder, darker, place. You see other beliefs where it’s not about loving your enemy but killing your enemy. And you realize that Christianity is the true faith.
On Oct. 31, which was the SNL alum’s 60th birthday, Schneider announced he had converted to Catholicism on X, formerly known as Twitter.
“At last it is forgiveness itself that is the gift that we give ourselves because it frees us as The Christ intends for all of us to be free. For His gift of ultimate and unlimited forgiveness is indeed the gift for all humanity,” he said, adding “May God bless you and your families now and forever.”