Comedic actor Rob Schneider, at 60 years old, recently revealed his conversion to Catholicism through a social media post on Instagram. Apologizing for any shortcomings in extending Christ’s forgiveness to others, Schneider expressed gratitude for the birthday wishes he received on October 31.
In his post, Schneider alluded to seeking forgiveness for his reactions during the COVID-19 pandemic, particularly expressing frustration towards mandates like mask-wearing and vaccinations. He acknowledged his anger towards those responsible for widespread closures and coercion, offering “unconditional forgiveness and amnesty” for the actions that hurt many people deeply.
Earlier in August, during a comedy show, Schneider had criticized Dr. Anthony Fauci, the former director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. Mimicking Fauci, he recalled statements like, “‘You don’t have to wear a mask,'” and sharply commented on the perceived ineffectiveness of masks.
Known for his stint as a cast member and writer on “Saturday Night Live” from 1988 to 1994, Schneider, famous for roles like “The Richmeister,” has transitioned into a career as a stand-up comic. Apart from his professional life, he is a devoted husband and father.
Schneider reflected on the concept of forgiveness in his post, emphasizing that it is a gift that liberates individuals as intended by Christ. He concluded his message with a blessing for everyone, expressing the hope that God continues to bless their families now and forever.