“Suck it Jesus”…the petition

There is now a petition to oppose the censorship of comedian Kathy Griffin’s acceptance speech at the Emmy awards. In case you aren’t familiar with the incident, during her speech Griffin 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.”

Followed by the part that is being censored:

“Suck It, Jesus. This award is my god now!”

One of the groups protesting the speech is the Catholic League – ironically enough if you google the group, the title of their website that appears is “Catholic League: For Religious and Civil Rights.” Apparently they forgot about the right to free speech. I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again – free speech means that someone has the right to say whatever they please, regardless of whether it is offensive to an individual or group. They’re free to speak, you’re free to be offended and certainly free to respond with your own views. It’s a bit amusing, because I’m guessing her speech wouldn’t have gotten near the attention it has if it weren’t for the Catholic League’s pressure for the network to censor and “denounce” the words. (it was obviously done for comedy and to provoke a response – mission accomplished!)

Regardless of your religious views, if you don’t want your own views or beliefs censored or prohibited you should sign the petition – free speech is only free when it applies to everyone…not just the majority: Petition

Video of the entire speech:

Via Aaron Kinney at “Kill the Afterlife” blog


1 Comment

  1. meme cecile said,

    September 19, 2007 at 12:10 am

    some people can’t take a joke.

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