A couple days ago, Kathy Griffin was making headlines for the acceptance speech she gave when she won a Creative Arts Emmy:
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.
But over at FOXNews, Lauren Green says Kathy Griffin was wrong:
I don’t know what went through her mind and why she would think that was cutting edge or even funny. But first, I want to actually show you that, in fact, Kathy Griffin is wrong. Jesus had everything to do with her winning that award. And here’s the reasoning.
Yes. Yes he did. Here is why:
Jesus died on a cross 2,000 years ago. His dying words were, “Forgive them Father for they know not what they do.” He died and they buried him in a rock cut tomb. Three days later, as the Bible says, he rose from the dead. That day is what Christians celebrate as Easter.
If only Kathy Griffin had known that!
You can guess where Green goes from there…
Here’s the conclusion:
So, you see, Kathy Griffin, Jesus has everything to do with you winning that award. You live in a free country where your abilities can be recognized if you’re willing to work hard enough. That’s at least the dream of America. If you’d been born in many other parts of the world, your daily activity might involve seeking out a way to survive, or even trying to avoid persecution and death. Luxuries like pursuing a career in the entertainment industry would never have been realized; luxuries like being able to insult the founder of a religion of forgiveness and acceptance would not have been possible.
Kathy Griffin, just because you “can” say something, doesn’t mean you “should.” When you say “suck it, Jesus,” you didn’t just insult Christianity … you insulted the very reason you’ve prospered.
According to See For Yourself:
If Jesus really did have everything to do with Kathy Griffin’s award, and [I] think Lauren Green has undoubtedly shown that to be true, then that means Jesus had everything to do with Kathy Griffin saying “Suck it Jesus! This award is my God now!” And since Lauren Green makes it clear that she finds self-effacing humor to be amusing, why is it that Lauren Green is unamused by Kathy Griffin’s remarks, which is essentially Jesus’ own self-effacement?
Ouch. My head hurts now.
(via See For Yourself)
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