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Kathy Griffin's Unfunny Jesus Jokes
Townhall.com ^ | September 14, 2007 | Brent Bozell III

Posted on 09/14/2007 4:53:10 AM PDT by Kaslin

Nearly everyone with a television can make jokes about TV awards shows, especially the speech-making. How many times have people made the hoariest jokes about thanking the "little people," or mimicking Sally Field's Oscar speech: "You like me! You really like me!" But Kathy Griffin, the comedienne with the self-satirizing "My Life on the D-List" show on that D-list network Bravo, took the ritual to a new low when she won an Emmy for Outstanding Reality Program.

She mocked Jesus Christ.

"A lot of people come up here and thank Jesus for this award," she declared. "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."

The audience reaction? Reporters noted laughter in the crowd. Griffin certainly knows Hollywood diehards would be pounding the tables over that one.

It's certainly a ritual for entertainers to thank God or Jesus when they win awards. Some of them are very sincere, like gospel singers at the Grammy Awards. Others have looked more than a little ridiculous, such as during the Vibe Magazine Awards in 2005, when several rappers took home awards for "songs" with nasty lyrics about shooting people -- and then thanked God.

Griffin could have mocked the ritual without mocking Jesus and millions of Christians. But she had to shock, to say, "Suck it," and suggest she'd rather worship her Emmy award like it was a pagan goddess. Was she sorry? No. Reuters reported she was "unrepentant" when asked about the speech backstage. In fact, she was well pleased with herself: "I hope I offended some people. I didn't want to win the Emmy for nothing." Griffin's official Website giddily declared her line "will go down as one of the best quotes in Emmy history."

The public doesn't think so, and Hollywood knows it.

The cable channel E! announced they would scrub the remark from their taped broadcast of the Creative Arts Emmy Awards. (It wasn't part of the more prominent Emmy show that aired on Fox.) Some media outlets also scrubbed the actual remarks from their news stories. Associated Press reporter Lynn Elber would only explain Griffin made "an off-color remark about Christ." Some TV outlets, like MSNBC, also scrubbed the line in their retelling of the story. Good for them.

That wasn't as strange as Reuters, which began its dispatch with the words "Comic Kathy Griffin's 'offensive' remarks about Jesus" will be edited out. Employing quote marks around a word is meant as a warning light that something isn't necessarily so. An insult against Jesus Christ isn't necessarily "offensive," according to this wire service.

Reuters, you may remember, also doesn't believe the 9-11 murderers were necessarily "terrorists."

Kathy Griffin has this kind of double standard, too. Many irreverent performers aren't equal-opportunity besmirchers. Griffin appeared clutching her Emmy on the Ellen DeGeneres talk show a day after the furor broke, and when DeGeneres suggested it can be tough on the other side of the joke, as she was the butt of a lot of jokes when she declared she was gay, Griffin turned dead serious and insisted: "Not mine. Not mine." Griffin would never mock a gay person. But Jesus and Christians? Bombs away.

Griffin explained that she had rules about her targets, and one was, "I don't make fun of people who have a sense of humor about themselves." So, in this case, with one enormously broad brush, Kathy Griffin has decided that the vast majority of Christians are incapable of taking a joke. But there is funny, and there is insulting. Griffin doesn't have a clue of the difference.

The funny thing is that for someone who doesn't like religious phonies, Griffin is the biggest phony of them all. In a scabrous interview with a gay newspaper in Houston, Griffin called herself a "complete militant atheist" and complained, "We have to listen to everybody's 'God this' and 'Jesus that.'" She told that interviewer she fell away from the "stupid" Catholic Church in high school in the 1970s.

But then Reuters quoted one spin-control attempt issued by her publicist after her Emmy insult: "Am I the only Catholic left with a sense of humor?" And guess what she wore on her necklace on the Ellen show? A visible golden cross.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Editorial
KEYWORDS: asfunnyascancer; funnylikecancer; hellbound; hollywoodassclown; libtard; notfunny; secretlylovesjesus; shesnotfunny
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I miss the commedies of Carol Burnett, Bob Hope and Red Skelton. These were great
1 posted on 09/14/2007 4:53:11 AM PDT by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin

Funny how they dont have the guts to besmirch allah like they do Christ.


2 posted on 09/14/2007 4:56:31 AM PDT by Long Island Pete
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To: Kaslin
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3 posted on 09/14/2007 4:56:52 AM PDT by dragonblustar (Move On should move on. Move on back to Russia.)
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To: Kaslin

If I were Kathy Griffin and I were stupid enough to want to make an Emmy my god (but I repeat myself)...I’d at least wait until I won an acting or writing award. Being a best-reality-show winner is like medaling at the Special Olympics. You might have won, but you’re still retarded.


4 posted on 09/14/2007 4:57:17 AM PDT by RichInOC (Jesus is coming back soon...and boy, is He ticked off. [I'm trying to keep it clean.])
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To: Long Island Pete
I wish that Brent did not give this talentless skank more publicity than she ever deserved.
5 posted on 09/14/2007 4:57:50 AM PDT by Perdogg (Cheney for President 2008)
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To: Kaslin

She’s a vile, bitter, angry bigot.


6 posted on 09/14/2007 4:57:58 AM PDT by Chanticleer (Courage is not simply one of the virtues but the form of every virtue at the testing point. Lewis)
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To: Kaslin

One day she will find: That at the name of Jesus every knee shall bow...


7 posted on 09/14/2007 4:58:19 AM PDT by wearearepublic
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To: Kaslin

Maybe the Muslims, who consider Jesus a prophet, will issue a fatwa on this skank.


8 posted on 09/14/2007 4:58:29 AM PDT by kittymyrib
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To: Kaslin
"So, in this case, with one enormously broad brush, Kathy Griffin has decided that the vast majority of Christians are incapable of taking a joke."

Oh, Brent. Are you too blinded by indignation to see the irony?

9 posted on 09/14/2007 4:58:59 AM PDT by T.Smith
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To: Kaslin; wagglebee; JulieRNR21; fieldmarshaldj

Has Kathy Griffin ever been funny?


10 posted on 09/14/2007 4:59:56 AM PDT by Clintonfatigued (Illegal aliens commit crimes that Americans won't commit)
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To: Kaslin; perseid 67
Freeper Perseid 67 nailed it on another thread:

"She’s just an old lady trying to please her masters. Her masters worship Baal and Molech. They hate Jesus ,and Jesus hates them. He once beat them up and turned over their carts when they set up shop in the temple. Her remark was in vain. Her masters love young flesh. She no longer has what they want."

11 posted on 09/14/2007 5:01:24 AM PDT by Jim Noble (Trails of troubles, roads of battle, paths of victory we shall walk.)
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To: Kaslin
These people can mock and insult Christians all they want.

I've read the book.

We win in the end. :-)

12 posted on 09/14/2007 5:01:35 AM PDT by Allegra (Turning Vanity Threads Into New Socks Threads at Every Opportunity)
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To: Kaslin

United Christians to Kathy: “THE JOKE WILL BE ON YOU!”


13 posted on 09/14/2007 5:01:41 AM PDT by poobear (Pure democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what's for dinner. God save the Republic!)
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To: Clintonfatigued

I didn’t even know who she was until this thing started.


14 posted on 09/14/2007 5:02:49 AM PDT by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: Kaslin

Andrew Dice Clay has been looking for work since is offensive joke that offended liberals.

Cramer has been severely hurt, for an offensive remark that they would have thrown a conservative in jail for. But he is left on stage because he is a liberal too.

I wonder if this lady will ever work again? (sarc)


15 posted on 09/14/2007 5:04:24 AM PDT by NeilGus
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To: Kaslin
"Do not be deceived, God is not mocked; for whatever a man sows, that he will also reap." Galatians 6:7
16 posted on 09/14/2007 5:05:42 AM PDT by ladtx ( "I don't know how I got over the hill without getting to the top." - - Will Rogers)
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To: wagglebee
I didn’t even know who she was until this thing started.

Ditto!

17 posted on 09/14/2007 5:05:51 AM PDT by PacesPaines
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To: dragonblustar

DUNNY-MOUTHED BAR HAG
18 posted on 09/14/2007 5:05:51 AM PDT by DieHard the Hunter (Is mise an ceann-cinnidh. Cha ghill mi do dhuine. Fg am bealach.)
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To: Kaslin
Cathy Griffin shtick is just vitriol and profanity masquerading as humor. Just another loud, angry broad with daddy issues. She only makes jokes about people who DONT have a sense of humor about themselves?

I remember seeing The Producers at a revival house in Boston about 7 years ago. A very obviously gay couple were behind us, and it was really interesting: they laughed uproariously at all of the irreverent, politically incorrect humor UNTIL it came to the scene with the producer Roger Debris and his little sidekick.

Then it became DEADLY quiet in the row behind us, then a whisper, "Well, I'm ready to go. I don't want to sit through the rest of this s***."

Yeah, way to go with those senses of humor, boys.

Cathy's just a fearful hypocrite. She wants to be in with the cool gays and hipsters, so she caters to their egos, and just dumps all over the rest of the 'unworthy."

Bring Lucy back.

19 posted on 09/14/2007 5:06:03 AM PDT by RepoGirl ("Tom, I'm getting dead from you, but I'm not getting Un-dead..." -- Frasier Crane)
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To: Kaslin
I miss the commedies of Carol Burnett, Bob Hope and Red Skelton. These were great

Amen, Kas.

20 posted on 09/14/2007 5:06:10 AM PDT by silent_jonny (We'll meet you on that beautiful shore, Gretchen)
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To: Allegra

She’s so.....courageous, praising gays and mocking Jesus.

Try doing the opposite and see what happens.........


21 posted on 09/14/2007 5:06:35 AM PDT by elcid1970
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To: Kaslin
Kathy Griffin: You’re still a never-was.
22 posted on 09/14/2007 5:06:52 AM PDT by Ghost of Philip Marlowe (Liberals are blind. They are the dupes of Leftists who know exactly what they're doing.)
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To: Jim Noble
She's truly pathetic. On another occasion, she war railing against Condi Rice for being a black woman Republican, because Republicans serve a white man's agenda and do not represent minorities or women. Puh-lease.
23 posted on 09/14/2007 5:07:12 AM PDT by Chanticleer (Courage is not simply one of the virtues but the form of every virtue at the testing point. Lewis)
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To: Kaslin

Reuters is a ‘news’ ‘service’.


24 posted on 09/14/2007 5:07:47 AM PDT by Enduring Freedom (Admin Moderators Are The Answer To "Whatever Happened to Pravda?")
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To: Kaslin

I miss the commedies of Carol Burnett, Bob Hope and Red Skelton. These were great
= = =

INDEED!


25 posted on 09/14/2007 5:08:06 AM PDT by Quix (GOD ALONE IS GOD; WORTHY; PAID THE PRICE; IS COMING AGAIN; KNOWS ALL; IS LOVING; IS ALTOGETHER GOOD)
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To: NeilGus

I believe the Diceman is a Las Vegas mainstay (Bally’s?) and still pulling in the big bucks.


26 posted on 09/14/2007 5:08:48 AM PDT by ErnBatavia (...forward this to your 10 very best friends....)
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To: DieHard the Hunter

Hit It: 0

Hit It w/Blood Alcohol > 1%: 0

Hit It w/Louisville Slugger: 1


27 posted on 09/14/2007 5:08:52 AM PDT by Enduring Freedom (Admin Moderators Are The Answer To "Whatever Happened to Pravda?")
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To: Jim Noble
Her masters worship Baal and Molech.

Sure they do.

I must drive by six or seven churches of Baal and Molech every day.

28 posted on 09/14/2007 5:09:33 AM PDT by humblegunner ()
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To: elcid1970
She’s so.....courageous, praising gays and mocking Jesus.

Try doing the opposite and see what happens.........

I do and I don't face any repercussions.

But I guess that's because I don't do that in Hollywood.

29 posted on 09/14/2007 5:09:58 AM PDT by Allegra (Turning Vanity Threads Into New Socks Threads at Every Opportunity)
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To: Kaslin
I'd never heard of her before. I don't watch so-called "reality" shows, so maybe that's why. In the article is a blurb acknowledging that the woman is an atheist.

"A lot of people come up here and thank Jesus for this award," she declared. "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."

An atheist would say, "no one had less to do with this award than Jesus." Understandable from an atheist.

An atheist would not say, "Suck it up Jesus." That would imply that Jesus could hear. Any atheist will tell you that He can't, because in their view He's long dead. Nor would He hear that comment, even if alive, unless He were within hearing range of her voice. To suggest that He could hear omni-presently certainly is not atheistic. Is it?

An atheist would also not believe, "This is my god now." about a statue. A believing atheist would decry "gods" and "goddesses." They would believe in themselves, in their own aging, in their own debilitation, failing, and death. They would believe that they would hit the dirt, rot, and never be thought of again. "This is the end...my friend."

An atheist with a cross around her neck as the article points out at the end is saying something.

Here's what I think.

I think this is a confused young lady who is still struggling with her own spiritual identity. This all comes under the heading of "She doth protest too much."

30 posted on 09/14/2007 5:10:07 AM PDT by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain And Proud of It! Those who support the troops will pray for them to WIN!)
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To: Kaslin

the christianity-hating leftists are at it already. one wonders what they have in store for december.

will they walk around like pompous punks, as they did last year, and threaten civil suits over every display of christian faith? (probably)


31 posted on 09/14/2007 5:11:22 AM PDT by ripley
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To: wagglebee
I didn’t even know who she was until this thing started.

I still don't know who she is.

Who is she?

32 posted on 09/14/2007 5:12:34 AM PDT by Allegra (Turning Vanity Threads Into New Socks Threads at Every Opportunity)
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To: Chanticleer

She’s just an idiot.


33 posted on 09/14/2007 5:13:37 AM PDT by freekitty (May the eagles long fly over our beautiful and free American sky.)
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To: Kaslin

Can the Pope issue a Fatwah? We need a representative Rage Guy too.


34 posted on 09/14/2007 5:13:56 AM PDT by Bringbackthedraft
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To: dragonblustar

MY EYES, MY EYES! You really should warn folks before you post a picture like that......


35 posted on 09/14/2007 5:17:12 AM PDT by Thermalseeker (Made in China: Treat those three words like a warning label)
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To: Kaslin

I think she’s just mad because God made her ugly.


36 posted on 09/14/2007 5:17:42 AM PDT by Sig Sauer P220
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To: Kaslin

She has shown her real worth to us, hasn’t she?


37 posted on 09/14/2007 5:18:34 AM PDT by geezerwheezer (get up boys, we're burnin' daylight!!!)
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To: freekitty

That, too. :-)


38 posted on 09/14/2007 5:18:51 AM PDT by Chanticleer (Courage is not simply one of the virtues but the form of every virtue at the testing point. Lewis)
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To: Allegra

I figured out she was some second-tier TV actress, but that’s about it.


39 posted on 09/14/2007 5:19:53 AM PDT by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: Kaslin
I used to think she was an hilariously funny comedienne, but since she and Rosie O’Fat have gotten to be ‘very’ chummy, she has made a complete turn to the dark side. She and O’Fat will be flaming in hell!
40 posted on 09/14/2007 5:21:11 AM PDT by Bushbacker1 (Officially Fredbacker1 but don't know how to change my name)
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To: Kaslin
Griffin wasn't funny, isn't funny and will never be funny. Her crack about Jesus vividly illustrates the fact that she is just an overrated hack comic whose act consists mainly of off-color, swear word laced ramblings about sex and body parts, and whose only way of keeping her career alive is to one-up the next guy in terms of shock value.

She is nothing more than a boring, loud mouthed, miserable, no-talent media whore.

41 posted on 09/14/2007 5:21:41 AM PDT by reagan_fanatic (Ron Paul put the cuckoo in my Cocoa Puffs)
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To: Allegra

“I still don’t know who she is.”

I don’t either. She looks like a red-headed Kirstie Alley. UGH!


42 posted on 09/14/2007 5:23:07 AM PDT by Old Grumpy
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To: Kaslin

And remember, at the end of every one of Red’s shows he would end it by telling the audience, “and may God bless.”

Ms. Griffin could be funny without being completely and utterly tasteless and profane. She goes for the cheap joke - and manages to insult people simultaneously.

She will be in for a really big surprise when she stands before God and he judges her - and he will. God is in control here.

Reminds me of the old saying “too soon old, too late smart.”

I pity Ms. Griffin.


43 posted on 09/14/2007 5:23:24 AM PDT by RexBeach ("Americans never quit." Douglas MacArthur)
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To: Allegra

Great post !!

Will be repeated !........LOL !


44 posted on 09/14/2007 5:25:31 AM PDT by Squantos (Be polite. Be professional. But, have a plan to kill everyone you meet. )
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To: dragonblustar

Skank!


45 posted on 09/14/2007 5:26:08 AM PDT by WashingtonSource
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To: dragonblustar

Eww, was this necessary?


46 posted on 09/14/2007 5:26:46 AM PDT by Kaslin (The Surge has worked and the li(e)berals know it)
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To: Long Island Pete

Because they are cowards


47 posted on 09/14/2007 5:27:46 AM PDT by Kaslin (The Surge has worked and the li(e)berals know it)
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To: Kaslin
she’s yet another talentless “soon to be visiting rehab” follywood head-case

i'd rather watch paint dry than todays "entertainers"

48 posted on 09/14/2007 5:27:57 AM PDT by RckyRaCoCo (sing after me......de-por-ta-tion cha-cha-cha)
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To: wagglebee

I have never heard of hter either


49 posted on 09/14/2007 5:29:07 AM PDT by Kaslin (The Surge has worked and the li(e)berals know it)
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To: Kaslin

her, not hter


50 posted on 09/14/2007 5:29:43 AM PDT by Kaslin (The Surge has worked and the li(e)berals know it)
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