I’m sure she doesn’t care. She already got all the attention she craved, by really “sticking it” to the Christianists.
In case you missed it, comic, Kathy Griffin made some remarks, designed to offend Christians during her acceptance speech for her Emmy.
“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,” an exultant Griffin said, holding up her statuette. “Suck it, Jesus. This award is my god now.”
What a brave, brave soul, to be making such controversial, anti-Christian utterances in front of a Hollywood audience. And how original, too. I’ve never heard of an unbeliever, or even a believer, saying ‘Jesus had nothing to do with it’, before.
Asked about her speech backstage a short time later, an unrepentant Griffin added, “I hope I offended some people. I didn’t want to win the Emmy for nothing.”
Good for you, Kathy, I’m sure your show—whatever it’s called, and I’m not even gonna take the time to look it up, will even experience a boost in ratings. It’s on Bravo, after all.
And naturally, she’s ‘unrepentant’, she’s an atheist, for crying out loud.
Bill Donahue of The Catholic League took exception to her comments, having this to say:
“In an interview with Houston’s gay magazine, OutSmart, Griffin described herself as a ‘complete militant atheist.’ Unfortunately, her kind of vulgar in-your-face brand of hate speech found a receptive audience on Saturday: The Hollywood Reporter says her foul remark ‘drew laughs.’ (emphasis mine).
Eh, there’s a lot of that going on these days. It’s getting boring, frankly.
Donahue went on to say:
“It is sure bet that if Griffin had said, ‘Suck it, Muhammad,’ there would have been a very different reaction from the crowd and from the media who covered this event. To say nothing of the Muslim reaction.”
That’s for sure. But then, somehow I doubt her militant, atheistic bravery could actually carry her that far.
But I am glad the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences cut the remarks from the show, even though I suspect it had less to do with common decency than fear of scaring off sponsors.
Griffin’s reaction to the imbroglio, according to a statement issued by her publicist: “Am I the only Catholic left with a sense of humor?”
That was supposed to be funny? Really?……Really???
Aren’t you supposed to turn the other cheek at precisely the moment when it’s hardest to do so? Otherwise, what’s the great moral value in it?
Hey, Nice Deb has no problem turning the other cheek. Just don’t ask me to be amused or impressed by these idiotic, atheistic displays.