Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Have You Accepted Christ Into Your Life?

The Catholic League, an anti-defamation group, called on the TV academy to "denounce Griffin's obscene and blasphemous comment" at Sunday's ceremony.

The academy said Monday it had no plans to address the issue in the prime-time broadcast.
The organization may have another delicate issue to consider, this one involving an off-color fake music video that aired last December on "Saturday Night Live" and won a creative arts Emmy for best song.

Andy Samberg of "SNL" said Saturday that he had yet to be asked by the TV academy to perform the tune with Timberlake on the Fox broadcast, but he was willing. Timberlake, on a concert tour, is scheduled to be in Los Angeles next weekend.

The subject of their "(Blank) in a Box" video: wrapping a certain part of the male anatomy and presenting it to a loved one as a holiday present.

The academy has said that "show elements are in the process of being worked out."

Link to the Yahoo article

Errrr… It’s “Dick in a Box” and how puritanical is the U.S. going to get before the government starts requiring people to attend Sunday mass while giving half their earning to the church? I attended a baptism on Sunday for my niece (she was beautiful and great service) and while the Contemporary service that preceded the sacrament was a little eye-opening for someone raised Roman Catholic, it was a refreshing service in some ways. After the choir and awesome lead singer left the stage, the pastor took the helm for his sermon. While I agreed with the sermon about taking responsibility in your life, I no longer get the "Lord this", and "Jesus that". It rattled my brain enough to think up a drinking game that involved drinks every time “Jesus” was said and shots for the word “sinner”.

Different strokes for different folks. Nothing “wrong” with religion and I think its helpful to hold at a least some type of faith whether its based on a deity, or worshiping Scarlett Johansson’s eye popping chest. But, in the news story above, Griffin is being censored for something that only people of that religion find offensive and the “Catholic League” makes it sound as if everyone should be outraged by her remarks.

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."

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."

Ok, where’s the hate? Is it possible that Griffin is *gasps* not Catholic or Christian (maybe she is I have no clue), only IF she followed that faith would the remarks become offensive. Much like poker is branded as “evil” and “degenerate” because there’s money being exchanged for cards and sometimes weird prop betting breaks out. Its ignorance that hurts the cause of making poker “more legal” on the internet and state run card rooms that could be opened with tax revenue flowing out of them. Ignorance from people who hide behind a book or a separate set of life rules and don’t see the point-of-view from the other side saying “YOU CAN’T DO THAT, IT’S IMMORAL”. Maybe to YOU it is and YOUR set of life standards, but to me its how I want to live MY life, and there are others who share similar views of our beloved card game. My hope is that my son and daughter can grow up to make those mistakes with whatever vice they CHOOSE and learn from.

Because being an adult should mean you have the right to fill your life with whatever you CHOOSE, whether it is God, Jesus, gutshot straight draws, or finding the perfect lesbian threesome on Redtube. And as the pastor said in his sermon, you have the right to make mistakes in your life, learn at your own pace, and choose the lesson from those mistakes.

If you don’t want to listen to Griffin’s Emmy speech, or deposit $100 to Full Tilt.com, turn off the TV, block Full Tilt.com, and allow the people who do want these things to enjoy them.

Thanks for dropping by, now I know there’s some Motor City Kitties fans out there… I smell prop bets.

And please observe a moment of silence (or prayer if that's your choosing) for those effected by the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

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