The network that has no problem airing Hugh Hefner and his gaggle of playmates for some reason has a problem with comedian Kathy Griffin’s acceptance speech during the Creative Arts Emmy Awards. Griffin won the award for best reality program and during her speech she decided to go against the flow and not thank Jesus for helping her win the award.
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.
As you would expect the wingnuts would come out in full force including Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights president William Donahue.
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.
Donahue then tried to compare Griffin’s comments with the obviously racist remarks from Don Imus and Michael Richards but for some reason unlike the case with the Rutgers basketball player who’s lawsuit was recently dismissed against Imus, Jesus will probably not be filing suit anytime soon.
Who loses here? Kathy Griffin definitely didn’t because the few minutes of her from this show that hit the cutting room floor is generating days of publicity that a 3rd rate award would have never given her thanks to Donahue and others. So as far as I can tell the only loser is the 1st Amendment, what else is new…