Apparently, Kathy Griffin has just enough people out there who like her show enough to give her an Emmy. Personally, I've never understood why she's famous. But that's not even really important right now.
Last week, when she won, she had some interesting things to say. At least, that's what they want us to think on the news. Here's a bit from the article that I found on it:
In her speech, Griffin 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 went on to hold up her Emmy, make an off-color remark about Christ and proclaim "this award is my god now!"
Catholic League President Bill Donohue condemned the remarks on September 10, calling them a "vulgar, in-your-face brand of hate speech."
Let's take just the first paragraph to start. From what I know of her "humor," Griffin told the truth. Jesus probably had nothing to do with that award. I believe that her off-color remark might have been using the F-bomb, but I honestly can't remember. (That's sad, it's only been about three minutes since I heard them talk about it on the TV.) Anyway...the last comment - "This award is my god now!" - is also no surprise. Let's face it, we all have our own gods. Money, TV, the (ahem) internet, food, cars ... the list goes on and on. For Griffin to say that her Emmy is her god is probably one of the most honest things she's ever said! Problem for her is that she most likely thinks she was only making a joke.
Donohue, God bless him, defends our Faith when no one else is paying attention. But sometimes he makes mountains out of molehills, and we all look foolish. Instead of railing against her, he ought to point out just how accurate her comments are. I understand he'd like an apology from her for the comments, but I do hope he's not holding his breath. I mean, when you get wound up about this without being able to see the irony of the whole thing, people find it difficult to take you seriously about anything you say. So when something really awful is said or done, no one wants to pay attention.
Oh, and when I looked at the site for The Catholic League, I found just what she said. Classy. You kiss your mother with that mouth, Kathy? But, then again, what do you expect from someone who, when "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" won an Emmy last year, flipped them off and screamed that they could ... um ... do the same thing she told Jesus to do? And is still proud of that moment? I mean, she flipped off people who do this!
Again, this is nothing to be surprised about, unless you want to be surprised that she was honest.