Thursday, September 13, 2007

Kathy Griffin and Jeebus

In case you haven't heard, comedienne Kathy Griffin is pissing off a lot of people. She's bucking a trend. She's successfully avoided thanking the Easter Bunny, Santa Claus, the Tooth Fairy, and Jesus for their help in securing her Emmy Award. For some reason, this has xians in an uproar. Ok, there's the fact that she didn't thank any of these imaginary beings, and that she said this, "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. Suck it, Jesus. This award is my god now." What's wrong with that?

Catholics are calling it hate speech. In fact, the Catholic League President, Bill Donohue had this to say:

"The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences reacted responsibly to our criticism of Kathy Griffin’s verbal assault on 85 percent of the U.S. population. The ball is now in Griffin’s court. The self-described ‘complete militant atheist’ needs to make a swift and unequivocal apology to Christians. If she does, she will get this issue behind her. If she does not, she will be remembered as a foul-mouthed bigot for the rest of her life.”

OK, she's a complete militant atheist to the Catholics, while her response was "Am I the only Catholic left with a sense of humor?"

Yes Kathy, you are. And please don't be the first comedian to "be remembered as a foul-mouthed bigot" Personally, I think she has worked hard to get where she is, I don't see any obvious signs of divine involvement, and I have no problem with what she said. I thought it was funny.

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