"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...This award is my God now."
As you can well imagine, the conservative, Christian community was not best pleased. But then, they never are, are they? They couldn't even laugh when Pat Boone released a heavy metal album.
But, I haven't had anything to say about the Griffin thing because frankly, it just seems all so predictable: Her comments, the reaction to her comments, the tut-tutting college newspaper editorials on the importance of the first amendment. Yawn.
But this afternoon, came the news that a christian theatrical group had spent a reported $90,000 to buy a full-page ad in USA Today condemning Griffin.
Hold a moment, gentle readers.
Putting aside for the moment the question of what you or I would do with $90, 000 (Do you have any idea what I could do with $90,000?).
Putting aside the question of what a theatrical group is doing wasting $90, 000 on something like this (except to ask Mr. Klemow: If Sacred Fools had $90, 000 to spare, what would they spend it on?)
Putting all that aside. WTF is "Christlike" about being so thin-skinned that a joke from an only fitfully funny comedian (Emmy notwithstanding, there's a reason why Griffin's show is called "...the D-List") wins your condemnation?
I would define myself as an Agnostic. But if there is a God, and a Jesus, I'm quite sure they have sufficent self-esteem not to sweat it when people make a little fun.
And speaking of fun.
Still and all, this dumbass move probably still wouldn't have gotten me to write a post. Conservative Christians work themselves into a lather about the darndest things, wow, film at 11.
Let me ask you, dear and gentle readers.
...in what state...
...do you suppose...
...this christian theatrical group is located?
(come to papa...)
That's right, Tennessee.* The state that keeps on giving.
*Also, it turns out, the home of the "Leave Britney Alone Guy."