Another Take on Kathy Griffen’s Comments

Friends,

I seriously cannot believe I am posting about KG again, but it seemed prudent to me to give another take on the issue. You’ve no doubt read where I stand, but I think this idea might have some validity to it as well. It’s from Lauren Green who is a religion correspondent at the Fox News Channel. In her article The Inaccuracy of Kathy Griffen’s Remarks on Jesus,

So, you see, Kathy Griffin, Jesus has everything to do with you winning that award. You live in a free country where your abilities can be recognized if you’re willing to work hard enough. That’s at least the dream of America. If you’d been born in many other parts of the world, your daily activity might involve seeking out a way to survive, or even trying to avoid persecution and death. Luxuries like pursuing a career in the entertainment industry would never have been realized; luxuries like being able to insult the founder of a religion of forgiveness and acceptance would not have been possible.

Kathy Griffin, just because you “can” say something, doesn’t mean you “should.” When you say “suck it, Jesus,” you didn’t just insult Christianity … you insulted the very reason you’ve prospered.

I appreciate her (Green’s) comments. I think there are other reasons why Kathy Griffen shouldn’t say things like that. Be that as it may, I’m still not offended nor even surprised. I still think Christians ought to simply accept that this is the way the unbelieving world is; this is what they do.

Still, Green’s point is well made. Give it a read.

jerry

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  1. CovenantBride

    yes…exactly…excellent post… be bless… -g-

  2. Bill

    If someone insults your mother, or for that matter your family, what do you say to your self: “Oh that just the way they are”. I am sure you would express your rightous indignation, why do you expect Christians, to sit back in silence as their brother is insulted.

  3. Bill

    “Blessed are you when people insult you, persecute you and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of me. Rejoice and be glad because great is your reward in heaven, for in the same way they persecuted the prophets who were before you.”–Jesus (Matthew 5:11-12)

    Yes, that’s exactly what I expect them to do.

    jerry

  4. Bill

    Jerry,

    Yes, the Christians who are persecuted for standing for Jesus will receive their reward in heaven, that is why they must confess Jesus to the world and not back down in witnessing to an unbelieving world: “That at the Name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things of earth, and things under the earth; and that very tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.” Phil 2:10,11

    Bill




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