Foxworthy, who was our guest on 9NEWS 8 a.m. says he asked God if it was ok to host The American Bible Challenge.
The show, which airs on GSN, features faith-based players who are tested on their knowledge of Scripture. The money the teams win is donated to a charity of their choice. A group of players from Plano, Texas, for example, who call themselves "Team Minnie's Food Pantry," will play for a charity that provides healthy food for families in need.
Foxworthy said a team leader pointed out that a win for them would provide thousands of meals through their organization.
The most difficult group of people to convince that the show is worthy may be Christians, Foxworthy said.
"I know some people are going to say, 'It's about the Bible. I'm not going to watch it.' But it's a fun game," he explained. "Like 'Are You Smarter Than A 5th Grader,' I think everybody can play it because even if you never had faith or you've walked away from it, you're going to know enough of this stuff to keep it interesting. And for the people that really know it, it remains interesting.
The American Bible Challenge is produced by many of the same people behind Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, The Newlywed Game, and Who Wants to Be a Millionaire.
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