Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Organized Religion Needs to Learn How to CHILLAX!!

During the recent Creative Arts Emmy Awards, Kathy Griffin, that raunchy red-head that I absolutely adore, won an Emmy for her reality show My Life on the D-List. She said in her acceptance speech: “A lot of people come up here and thank Jesus for this. He had nothing to do with this. Suck it, Jesus. This award is my God now.”

Now, as I expected, the E! network is going to censor her remarks during the telecast on Saturday. Why? Because the Catholics are so DAMN SENSITIVE!! Complaints came in from the Catholic League, whose rep actually said her words were "vulgar, in-your-face brand of hate speech." Hate speech? Really? Did I miss something?

Is it hate speech if she doesn't believe in Jesus? Isn't it the same as stating, "Suck it, Clive Davis. This Grammy is my producer now." No? I mean seriously, correct me if I'm wrong, or if you have a strong opinion on this, but I don't consider it hate speech. She didn't say "Death to Jesus" or anything like that. She just expressed that Jesus is not a major factor in her success.

The Catholic League needs a freakin' chill pill.

Why are they so up in arms about it?

I personally find her speech quite amusing, especially because I feel there is a special place in hell for people who stand at the podium and thank God et. al. for awards, and then go to the after party and drink like fish. Hypocrite much? If you're gonna be Christian- don't half-ass it; that's my philosophy.

Kathy, sweetie, I applaud you. Worship your Emmy all you want. And, yes, Jesus can suck it; I mean, what has he done for you lately?

Please note: Photo courtesy of PerezHilton.com

*smooches...waiting for the lightning to come any minute now*
That's me in the corner
That's me in the spotlight, I'm
Losing my religion
Trying to keep up with you
And I don't know if I can do it