Both The Barefoot Bum and PZ Myers have blogged on it already, so has the blog "Kill the Afterlife." But I still want to add my voice to the blog cheer for Kathy.
Kathy Griffin won a creative arts Emmy for her reality show, "My Life on the D-List," (to be honest I haven't watched the show yet -- but I will) and during her raucous acceptance speech said that "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."
She then said "suck it, Jesus!"
This article notes that:
The comedian's remarks were condemned Monday by Catholic League President Bill Donohue, who called them a "vulgar, in-your-face brand of hate speech."
According to the TV academy and E!, when the four hour-plus ceremony is edited into a two-hour program, Griffin's remarks will be shown in "an abbreviated version" in which some language may be bleeped.
Holy bleep! You know that when Bill Donohue gets on your case the Jesus-bots will spam you -- and indeed, Bill Donohue published Kathy’s agent's, Tim Curtis, email at the William Morris Agency: firstname.lastname@example.org
I fear she'll probably be hearing from a lot of angry Jesus-bots so why not drop her a note of appreciation here on her web page:
She's also got a blog:
A blog which gets hundreds of comments on each post.
She's probably got a staff to handle incoming email, so don't count on reaching her, but I recently left a note of approval and a link to PZ's site. Without it she might back off and go wimpy on religion, with a lot of approval she might get more aggressive and I think that would be a good thing.
Yahoo news has an article that quotes Griffin's reaction (according to her publicist): "Am I the only Catholic left with a sense of humor?" But according to Robert Bell Kathy has said: "My parents sent me to Catholic school, which only made me the vehement militant atheist that I am today." Bill Bruce and someone called Chris gave me two sources for this claim: here and here. She's a Catholic atheist? I am so confused...