An NBC News correspondent stopped a Carnival Cruise passenger from quoting a Bible passage during an interview on live television.
The incident happened Thursday night after the disabled ship arrived in Mobile, Ala. and was captured thanks to Newsbusters.
Correspondent Mark Potter was on MSNBC interview two young ladies who had just disembarked.
“We knew the Lord was in complete control of the situation,” the passenger told the reporter. “Our verse for the trip was Joshua 1:9 which is..”
At that point the NBC News reporter took away the microphone and stopped her from finishing her sentence.
“Okay, well thank you both very much,” Potter said.
But the passenger managed to get a parting shout out.
“Joshua 1:9,” she told the reporter. “Look it up.”
For the record — here’s the text of the Bible verse NBC News did not want on their air:
“Have not I commanded thee? Be strong and of a good courage; be not afraid, neither be thou dismayed: for the LORD thy God is with thee whithersoever thou goest.”
NBC has been facing intense criticism from Christian groups after Saturday Night Live aired a blasphemous skit portraying Jesus Christ as a profane and bloody killer.
Our friends at Newsbusters captured the moment as it happened on live television: