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Kathy Griffin, Blasphemer
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I think Kathy Griffin is obnoxious, and I can't believe she's very popular with anyone, but apparently she won an Emmy for her reality TV show. I can't believe reality TV shows win Emmy's either.

Anyway, during her acceptance speech she said:

"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," an exultant Griffin said, holding up her statuette. "Suck it, Jesus. This award is my god now."

Apparently they're going to cut it in part or in whole when it's televised.


The speech drew fire from a leading Roman Catholic group, the Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights, which condemned Griffin's remarks as "obscene and blasphemous."

"It is a sure bet that if Griffin had said, 'Suck it, Muhammad,' there would have been a very different reaction," Catholic league president Bill Donohue said in a statement posted on the group's Web site. He called on TV academy president Dick Askin to denounce Griffin's "hate speech" and on Griffin to apologize.

This is a pretty interesting case. I think it's probably fine for them to edit the broadcast however they want...I'm assuming they have sponsors who might get upset. But I don't think it's "hate speech"...that's kind of a silly category anyway.

Via PZ Meyers.

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