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"Kathy Griffin’s offensive remarks will not be part of the E! telecast on Saturday night," the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences said in a statement Monday. 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."
Update: Instead of helping feed the poor or provide some other valued service, a christian group in Tennesse, the Miracle Theater group spent $90,440 on a full-page advertisement in USA Today that ran nationally Monday, proclaiming "enough is enough." in response to Kathy Griffin's acceptance speech.
She went on to hold up her Emmy, make an off-color remark about Christ and proclaim, “This award is my god now!” The off-color remark was to say, “Suck it, Jesus.”
The comedian's remarks were condemned Monday by Catholic League President Bill Donohue, who called them a "vulgar, in-your-face brand of hate speech."
petition Posted by wizeGurl on 2007-09-13 19:38:23
Strike a blow for free speech and sign the petition, demanding that the Emmy officials not bow to cries for censorship.
Jesus Saves Posted by Marilyn Warren on 2007-09-14 11:57:28
"Jesus' words while dying on the cross for our sins: "Forgive them Father for they know not what they do." the same Love that died for our sins continues to reach out in forgiveness and says "I am the resurrection and the life - he that believes in me though he were dead yet shall he live. And whosoever lives and believes in me shall never die."
Posted by Pile on 2007-09-14 14:22:15
If Jesus died and then came back to life, what "sacrifice" did he make? I never understood that.
Posted by DanB on 2007-09-14 17:39:29
And you never will - that's the shame of it.
What? Posted by JSTR808 on 2007-09-17 04:54:28
Come on now, can't a "believer" rationalize enough to answer a solid question about thier faith?
Hey Marilyn, not to attact you but there are 500 different versions of Christianity thanks to Martin Luther....which one is the best?
Posted by Pile on 2007-09-21 14:46:27
What's there to understand?
The bible is a story book, assembled by a church committee 800 or so years ago, that is full of contradictions and inconsistencies, written by many different people about things that happened decades and centuries prior. And there are 30,000 different sects of christians alone, who can't agree what it means, or what a "good christian" is supposed to be.
Yet you understand. Good for you. Have some more kool-aid.
Suck on this bitches . . . Posted by Woody on 2007-09-25 09:53:25
how about "suck on this Kike..." or
" suck on this Allah . . ." she would be a dead bitch for sure. What we cant say this ? Just did. The hollywood jews are Griffins gods that she bows down to. She can go f*ck herself.
you wont be rewarded when you die Posted by get over it already on 2007-09-25 18:35:56
Well my god can beat up your god, no he cant mine is way more powerful then yours. Holy shit people don't you maybe think there is a lot more going on in the world then this petty shit. I look at it this way and all you have to do is read the dam Bible and think out side the box a little. Religion was made up as a control mechanism a way to coral the weak minded people. To give them a make believe, hope that every thing will be alright in the end, it wont.
Posted by Anonymous on 2007-09-25 21:32:55
90,000 on a add campaign you think they might have been able to use that money for some good like the children or some thing like that. Just saying unless they are try to hide some thing.
Posted by FreeIndeed on 2007-09-27 13:33:01
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. The Bible was written over a 1600-year time period, by more than 40 authors, in three languages, and there are no contradictions. Neither are there any errors. The Bible is separated into two main sections, the Old and New Testaments. The Old Testament teaches our history, proclaims God's law (The Ten Commandments), and promises to send a Savior.
The New Testament recounts the life and teachings of the Savior of the world, Jesus Christ. We are there told that by placing our complete faith in Him we have hope of life eternal, and warned that without faith and repentance we shall not see everlasting life.
That includes you, dear readers, and it includes me. There is a dangerous brainwashing occurring in this world, but the Bible isn't the root of it.
Fanatical religious sects, false teachers, and a perversely biased media have convinced many that either there is no God, or that there is only some universal godlike creature that accepts anyone and anything any time. We are being told that good and bad are only what we think they are, and that there is no absolute right or wrong.
How sad it will be when the brainwashed millions face a Holy and Just God at the instant of their death, only to find that they have been misled.
Heaven and Hell are indeed absolutes, and your future will be eternal in one or the other. You decide which.
Kathy Griffin is no more a sinner than I once was.
While she has surely taken the name of the Lord in vain, this is no greater sin than stealing an ink pen from work. We are the ones who try to put degrees on sin. Sin is sin, and the Bible clearly tells us that we're all guilty.
Jesus is the Way, the Truth, and the Life. The Bible explains that no one can gain entrance into Heaven any other way than through His shed blood.
Possibly the greatest sacrifice that Jesus made was to leave Heaven in the first place. As the only Son of God the Father, Jesus has ever existed - even from everlasting to everlasting. The Old Testament explains that atonement for sins was made to God by the sacrificing of lambs or goats. The Bible is quick to state that only perfect, spotless livestock were to be offered as sacrifice.
The sinful nature of man, however, lived in an endless cycle of sin and sacrifice.
We caused the need for a permanent atonement, a once-and-for-ever means of achieving God's forgiveness.
Ever since Adam and Eve, mankind was created with a free will. God doesn't want cookie-cutter followers that are required to do this and say that and very little else.
Jesus birth through the virgin Mary prevented the sinful nature of man to be present in His body.
Half man and half God, and 100% of both simultaneously. Wrap your brain around that!
It was indeed a HUGE sacrifice for the Son of God to live some 33 years - without ANY sin - to show us the way to life eternal. Jesus Christ endured the most severe beating imaginable! His beard was torn handful by handful from His face, skin ripped from His body by the most brutal hand weapons... weapons with pieces of bone and/or sharpened rock designed to tear flesh from bone. After enduring more pain and suffering than any action movie could ever depict, Jesus carried his own cross up a mountain where He laid down His very life to cover the sins of the world.
Many of the comments I've read on this page lead me to believe that they were written by sinners bound for a never-ending torment in Hell.
It doesn't have to be that way. God loves you, He sent His very best sacrifice for you.
Faith and repentance. That's all. Nothing more to it. Understand that God is Soverign, Just, and Holy, and understand that we have all sinned and come short of His glory. Understand that the only means of forgiveness is through understanding the Way that was given to us (Jesus Christ). Asking forgiveness for our sins through His shed blood and then turning from those sins is the only hope you will ever have.
If I'm wrong, I have lost nothing. I'll see you wherever some day.
If I'm right, you've lost everything. We'll never meet, and you will forever remember reading these words and thinking "what a kook", and then thinking "I wish I would have listened to that kook".
Forever is a long, long time to burn in Hell.
God bless you.
when I die, I do just that die Posted by the good Christ, right on 2007-09-27 14:21:44
I believe in my self, my ability to do the right thing more times then not. I have faith in my self and in most of man kind. I don't need a god to do the right thing. I never asked Christ to die for me, as I would never ask any one that. You see I used to believe, I used to go to the money pit aka church. I would ask god to help me pray for him to protect me and my family. Where was he as my father was savagely beating me and my family on one of his daily drunken triads must have been, out to lunch.
God is never out to lunch... Posted by FreeIndeed on 2007-09-27 14:57:27
I'm sorry you had to endure pain as the result of your father's sin. I understand your frustration in feeling that God should have done something. It is difficult sometimes to see that while God allows us the free will to make whatever choices in life we desire, He doesn't step in and interrupt someone else's free will when we want Him to. I'll say again, God is soverign. His ways are higher than our ways, and His thoughts are higher than our thoughts. No one gets a free pass in their sin, not even your father.
"Vengeance is mine, I will repay", says the Lord.
Unfortunately for you, doing the "right thing" will not change your destination, and neither will going to the "money pit" as you put it.
The Bible says that there is none righteous, no not one. You say you used to believe, I say you almost believed. The Apostle Paul wrote the letter to the Hebrews about this very situation:
almost believing. Contrary to popular belief, God does not hear the prayers of the unrepentant. You might as well be talking to a wall. Sin separates us from a Most Holy God, and until we settle our sin debt through Jesus Christ, we have no audience with the Father. When Jesus stated that "no one comes unto the Father, except by me", that said it all.
Being angry and turning from your only means of salvation does not punish God, and He will accept no excuses on your judgement day.
Someone will pay the ultimate penalty for your sins, and it doesn't have to be you.
Posted by Anonymous on 2007-09-27 15:34:25
I still don't get it(doubt I ever will) the only time he works is on judgment day, what kinda crap is that. I don't need salvation from any thing I pay for my sins every day, its called life, your supposed gods cruel joke.
Don't need salvation? Posted by FreeIndeed on 2007-09-27 16:00:39
God is at work every millisecond of every day. Because we don't see it happening, we assume that it doesn't happen? Do you see air? What's that you're breathing? We have no inkling of what it might be like to pay for our own sins. I can't speak Swahili. I could never hope to have a conversation in that language. I would need a translator. That's what Jesus can do for you.
You'll never get a word through to God without Jesus' intervention.
The Bible tells us that without the shedding of blood, there is no remission of sins. Jesus shed that blood. He paid a debt that He didn't owe so that you wouldn't owe a debt you couldn't pay.
His forgiveness is complete, and free.
Life is hard, and it hardens the hearts of many people. You've still got time, you're still breathing.
The Lord's hand is stretched out still...
You want to get it? Posted by FreeIndeed on 2007-09-27 16:31:47
If you want to understand this better than I could ever explain, get your hands on the Bible.
Not some obscure easy-reader translation, either.
God's Word can speak truth directly into your heart! I suggest the KJV (or King James Version). Many people prefer the NIV (or New International Version). For the answers you're seeking, either one will do fine. In the front of the Bible it will list all of the books, and give you the page number. Go to the Gospel of John. "Gospel" means good news! Read John through, and then back up and start at the Gospel of Matthew - reading all of the New Testament. Just read it when you feel like it, as much as you want, and pick it back up when you feel like it again. The truth of God's Word will open it's self up to you in the most amazing ways! If you want to see God doing something right in front of your face, read about how He works. You'll quickly see that His handiwork is everywhere!
The world will tell you that seeing is believing, but the truth is, believing is seeing.
eyes opened Posted by yiyi on 2007-09-27 19:43:15
dear friends,only God can open ones eyes as to a belief in Him.i will pray for all of you.
Posted by why? on 2010-03-21 18:52:40
this started out as people talking about kathy griffen but soon turned into a religious debate. If you all just settled down and realized that we all may have different religions but that's OK! you don't need to fight about it!
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