Jesus Remarks Censored; “Dick in a Box” Considered for Primetime

Man, you go to work for a day and miss out on all the fun news…

Kathy Griffin won a creative arts Emmy for her reality show “My Life on the D-List” the other night.

Here was her acceptance speech:

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.

It’s her brand of humor. It’s no more offensive than Sarah Silverman‘s jokes at the MTV Video Music Awards Sunday night. You either think they’re funny or you don’t.

I’m in the camp that finds it funny. Though I thought the “no one had less to do with this award than Jesus” part was funnier than “Suck it, Jesus.”

Defamer jokingly says the censored version could end up looking like this:

“I…thank Jesus for this award…I want you to know…JESUS…is my god now.”

In any case, her remarks are being censored by the Emmy folk. Bill Donohue of the (I’ve-yet-to-meet-a-member-of-the) Catholic League is… wait for it… pissed off. He called it “hate speech.”

Then again, Donohue overreacts to all things irrelevant. He called the Chocolate Jesus “one of the worst assaults on Christian sensibilities ever.”

Meanwhile, the Emmy people are considering whether the Andy Samberg/Justin TimberlakeDick in a Box” video from Saturday Night Live — which is funny but (in my opinion) much more provocative than Griffin’s speech — should be performed live during the weekend broadcast.

I’d love to see that.

The point: No one’s making a big deal about girls swooning over the male anatomy in a video that aired on SNL’s Christmas episode. It’s Jesus’ birthday, they’re talking about dicks in boxes, and nothing happens.

Make a humorous point that you’re not thanking Jesus in an acceptance speech and people jump all over you.

(via Black Sun Journal)

***Update*** (via The Freethinker): Griffin’s reaction to the controversy, according to a statement issued by her publicist: “Am I the only Catholic left with a sense of humour?”


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  • http://www.reverendmark.com Rev. Mark J. Seydel

    I love visiting your site. I always have a smile on my face. The Chocolate Jesus link is a scream. Smiles………….

  • Mriana

    Then again, Donohue overreacts to all things irrelevant. He called the Chocolate Jesus “one of the worst assaults on Christian sensibilities ever.”

    How so? You actually get to eat Sweet Jesus! Let me at him! :P

    I want you to know that no one had less to do with this award than Jesus.

    Sounds like something I would say. I like her. :D

  • Karen

    She does a whole routine about her Catholic mother and how Catholics swear up a storm. No wonder Donohue has it in for her. She gets going on a stream of religious profanity that lasts for about 3 minutes (“Jesus, Mary and Joseph!”) – it’s completely hilarious. :-)

  • Mriana

    Well, then Donahue wouldn’t like my “eating Sweet Jesus” comment then, even if I am talking about chocolate. Is that blasphamy or profanity?

    Yes, I know. I’m so naughty. Think of all those calories.

  • Will

    It probably doesn’t hurt that “Dick in a box” is funny. Kathy Griffin? Sometimes.
    This is pretty good — Flavor Flav blog

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  • Apteryx

    I’d be really happy if someone made a chocolate-statue looking like me!

    [Sarcasm] Oh noes! She didn’t prais MY god![/Sarcasm]. I find it weird how some christians thank jesus/god for everything nice but if something bad happends it’s their own fault.

  • papayabo

    I thought the Chocolate Jesus link referred to this Tom waits song:

    “Well I don’t go to church on Sunday
    Don’t get on my knees to pray
    Don’t memorize the books of the Bible
    I got my own special way
    I know Jesus loves me
    Maybe just a little bit more
    I fall down on my knees every Sunday
    At Zerelda Lee’s candy store

    Well it’s got to be a chocolate Jesus
    Make me feel good inside
    Got to be a chocolate Jesus
    Keep me satisfied

    Well I don’t want no Abba Zabba
    Don’t want no Almond Joy
    There ain’t nothing better
    Suitable for this boy
    Well it’s the only thing
    That can pick me up
    Better than a cup of gold
    See only a chocolate Jesus
    Can satisfy my soul

    When the weather gets rough
    And it’s whiskey in the shade
    It’s best to wrap your savior
    Up in cellophane
    He flows like the big muddy
    But that’s ok
    Pour him over ice cream
    For a nice parfait

    Well it’s got to be a chocolate Jesus
    Good enough for me
    Got to be a chocolate Jesus
    Good enough for me

    Well it’s got to be a chocolate Jesus
    Make me feel so good inside
    Got to be a chocolate Jesus
    Keep me satisfied”

    I was kinda disappointed that it didn’t…


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