Wednesday, September 12, 2007

The Christians Want an Apology...

Not from god (although, seriously? He owes them big-time...), but from Kathy Griffin, who, upon the acceptance of her Emmy award stated the following:

"Can you believe this shit? I guess hell froze over... a lot of people come up here and thank Jesus for this award. I want you to know that no one had less to do with this award than Jesus. So, all I can say is, 'suck it, Jesus.' This award is my god now."
I'd give her a big "Amen!", but then they'd probably be after me to apologize as well.

What, specifically, is their beef with her remarks? According to Catholic League President Bill Donohue, her remarks were:

[...] vulgar, in-your-face brand of hate speech.
And here I thought the right wing was against laws that made "hate speech" illegal...

9 comments:

Kel said...

Hahahaha...."suck it Jesus" is just what I've been waiting for someone to say instead of the generic thank-yous. Why do people think that Jesus helps THEM to win awards and screws the others? Is Susan Lucci in with the devil then?

mom said...

hello jason, almost let this one go since i am not surprised at what kathy said but i do think people in general should just keep the mouth shut and go by if you can't say anything nice don't say anything at all. at least to me i don't really care what people really say but to me she sounds a little angry about what people say about there belief. would she say this about other faiths? she can believe what she wants just like i and others can believe what they want and i will go back to if you can't say anything nice don't say anything. she could of said something different but i think since she is in hollywood it is just something to get her name out there and she doesn't really care how. its like donald and rosey. had enough about that stuff also. throw mud out you will both get dirty no matter who is right or wrong. also, i think these award shows are a bit much also. how many do they really need? i would think one would make some people happy but i am not talking about normal people since most hollywood types don't live like most americans live and have money to just throw around. money does not make you happy or getting all kinds of awards. i won 2 blue ribbons for being a good cook but i would of tried my best to make a dish i liked and hope all who ate it liked so getting those 2 blue ribbons was a nice surprise but would of done my best with or without them. well, thats my soapbox for the week. :) love and prayers

DaBich said...

The worst thing I can say about Kathi's remarks is tht it's disrespectful....assuming you believe in God and Jesus. If you don't, then it's funny. I believe in God, and I can see the humor in it. Hate speech? No. Disrespectful? Maybe.
Kathy is one funny lady!

Anonymous said...

I think the point is that just because you can say something it doesnt mean you should.
There is a reason Kathy Griffin is on the D-list in the first place - she's not funny and the D-list is exactly where she belongs (unless there is a Z-list in which case that would be the appropriate list for her).

Bill said...

Though I tend to agree what she said is entirely true.

1. Jesus does not care if some entertainer succeeds, so has little to do with it.

2. That is definitely her God.

The comment was just childish

And so was the response. There was no hate there just the same intolerance that boths sides have been throwing at each other for years.

Anonymous said...

I'm glad someone finally said something of that nature. It amazes me that anyone thinks that if there were a god or gods (there isn't) it/they would care about who wins a self-serving award while millions suffer all over the world. Such egotism!

Kel said...

YET ANOTHER comment from moi...

I agree with Bill.

And "D-List" or not, Kathy has a bigger forum to say what she thinks than any of us on a comment board.

I think everyone is overreacting! In a PC world, it seems to be "hurtful" to people only if they don't agree with what was said.

Good thing Christians have never laughed at a Jewish joke...or made fun of Saddam looking shabby when he was finally apprehended...or made fun of Bill Clinton...that would be hypocritical.

And Ja, where you?! Don't tell me you're BUSY at work! ;)

Anonymous said...

It is a free country she can say what she wants.

Ergo said...

Hey there Jason.

I wrote up some recent posts on atheism; one, on Richard Dawkins' new book "The God Delusion." Have you read it? It's a pretty fun read, but I don't like the fact that Dawkins assumes the label of "atheist" for himself when all the while he really is *not* an atheist in the proper sense of the term, by his own admission. That irritates me slightly.

What are your thoughts? Have you read him?