Several people commented that contestants should have known the answer because “Hallowed Be Thy Name” is the title of a song by the heavy metal group Iron Maiden.
The takeaway from conservatives and some Christian leaders, however, has been that the knowledge of God and his Word is fading from American society.
“Twitter erupted with @Jeopardy fans who were surprised that 3 smart contestants were unable to fill in the blank with a word from the Lord’s Prayer,” said Samaritan’s Purse president Franklin Graham. “We have lost so much Biblical literacy & basic awareness of the things of God’s Word. This moving away from Biblical values will equal double jeopardy for our nation.”
“This was a clue on Jeopardy last night & not one contestant got it right,” said Jason Howerton. “This may seem like a silly example of cultural decay. But my 5-year-old knows the entire Lord’s Prayer and loves to recite it at dinner time. Parents can change the world with how they raise their children.”