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Friends,

Yet another liberal interpretation of the Bible. Yet another blatant attempt to include all people without calling all people to repentence in the Name of Jesus. Contrast the words of this liberal ‘theologian’ from San Fransisco:

“I’m trying to help people understand that the Bible rightly interpreted, which I would think is through the lens of Jesus’ redemptive life and ministry … does not condemn Christian people who are gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgendered,” said Rogers, according to The Lawrence Journal-World.

With the actions and words of the Catholic League concerning the Folsom Street Fair in San Fransisco:

“We have been informed by Miller Brewing that it is not prepared at this time to offer assurances that it will never again sponsor an anti-Christian event; it merely says that it is conducting an audit of its marketing policies. Accordingly, our response to Miller’s balk is as follows,” Donohue said.

“We are mailing pictures of the anti-Christian and sadomasochistic Folsom Street Fair that Miller so proudly sponsors to Milwaukee Archbishop Timothy Dolan and to the 211 Catholic parishes in the archdiocese. We want all Catholics in Milwaukee to know exactly what Miller stands for,” he said.

What am amazing contrast! Can you imagine what Muslims would do if homosexuals made a mockery of some event in their sacred history they way homosexuals have done to Christian sacred history?

This is just pathetic. If you are brave enough, take a look at the pictures (I wouldn’t recommend it, they are extremely graphic) and then you will begin to understand why there is no place for homosexuality in the Church of Jesus Christ.

jerry

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Friends,  (**WARNING**: If you click the link to this story, and you are a Christian, you are likely to be highly offended at the picture that is shown about half-way down the page. You’ve been warned.)

I don’t even know where to begin with this story. It involves, again, Bill Donohue of the Catholic League and something referred to as the ‘Folsom Street Fair.’ I am simply aghast. I really don’t know which is worse: That the Folsom Street Fair features people making mockery of the Christian faith:

The annual street event, which includes displays of nudity and sexual activity, is scheduled for Sept. 30. It describes its mission as organizing “world-class volunteer driven leather events, providing the adult alternative lifestyle community safe venues for self-expression, emphasizing freedom, fun and frolic, while raising money to benefit San Francisco charities.”

Or that fact that Mr. Donohue is concerned because Miller Brewing company is a sponsor of the event.

Responding to pressure from Christian groups, the Miller Brewing Co. is asking organizers of a “gay” street celebration in San Francisco to remove its logo from a promotional poster portraying Jesus Christ and his disciples as “half-naked homosexual sadomasochists.”

I’m not sure, seriously, why Mr Donohue cares that a Beer company is advertising at this festival. Is Mr Donohue threatening Miller Brewing by intimating that if they don’t stop advertising all the Christian Beer drinkers out there might stop drinking their beer? Well, it appears so:

Donohue said Miller’s subsidy of the “Sisters” could prompt a boycott and further exposure of what the event is all about, including photographs from recent years.  “This is the most morally depraved, bigoted segment of gay population,” Donohue said of the anti-Catholic group.

And yet, homosexuals want to be included as part of the orthodox church of Jesus Christ. They want to be included as a normal representation of something lovely because it involves love. Now I know that not all homosexuals are involved in this fair, and not all of them are ‘Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence.’ Still, this is homosexuality. It is rather difficult to make a distinction between one group and the other.

Anyhow, I guess this means, for all you Christians out there, that you should stop drinking Miller Beer (as if any of us do anyhow; can you say, ‘Bud’?) But all joking aside, it is stuff like this that persuades people like me that homosexuality is exactly what we’ve been saying it is: Sin. As such, it has no place whatsoever in the church.

jerry

PS–Just for the record, I do agree with Mr. Donohue. This is quite an abomination. I just don’t think calling for only Miller Brewing to remove its ad is the best idea since there are obviously many others advertising on the bottom of the post. Still, I am glad that he is out there drawing people’s attention to the obscenity and perversion that is homosexualism in America. On the other hand, this is similar to the KG case. We may not like what they are saying, but in America, God Bless her, they have a right to say it. I just wish so many people would quit listening.

Friends,

I have some updated content concerning that Kathy Griffen remark. First, Ms. Griffen’s remarks (they may be offensive to some of you):

“I guess hell froze over,” Griffin announced. “A lot of people come up here and thank Jesus for this. He had nothing to do with this. … Suck it, Jesus! This award is my god now.”

Well, yes, I should say that is rather vulgar–but frankly, it is not out of character for Griffen who verbally everyone this way. Mr Donhue, of the Catholic League, said:

 “The Academy … reacted responsibly to our criticism of Kathy Griffin’s verbal assault on 85 percent of the U.S. population,” he said. “The ball is now in Griffin’s court. The self-described ‘complete militant atheist’ needs to make a swift and unequivocal apology to Christians. If she does, she will get this issue behind her. If she does not, she will be remembered as a foul-mouthed bigot for the rest of her life.”

He continued: “Mel Gibson. Michael Richards. Isaiah Washington. Imus. Jerry Lewis. Every time a celebrity offends a segment of the population, he pays a price, in one way or another. The question now is whether Kathy Griffin will pay a similar price for her outburst. And as we have learned, her verbal assault was calculated.”

Here’s the problem: I have never thought of Kathy Griffen as anything but a foul-mouthed bigot. An apology, which will be nothing more than her attempt to ‘get this issue behind her’ and not a genuine change of heart, will be meaningless. The fact is, she offends everyone because she mocks everyone: That’s what comics do.

I am one Christian who will say it: I Don’t Want Kathy Griffen’s apology. She didn’t offend me, she didn’t hurt me, she isn’t going to change what I believe, and like I said yesterday, and apology is not likely to make me watch the Emmy’s or her show.

I just don’t understand why someone thinks that Christians in America should be treated any differently than Christians in other parts of the world. Maybe we should call on the Muslims of the world to apologize for all the Christians they force to convert to Islam, all the Christians they outright kill, and all the offensive things they say about Christians.

People need to get over it. The very fact that Kathy Griffen brags about her  D-List standing should tell us all we need to know about her, her remarks, and what she hopes to gain by making the remarks. I for one refuse to be moved by what she said and by what others hopes she says. I hope she doesn’t apologize because if she does apologize I will certainly lose respect her even less than I do now.

jerry

PS–At least, ironic as it is, she acknowledges that Jesus is a real person. Funny that someone described as a ‘complete militant atheist’ said something to someone she implicitly denies even existed. That’s ironic.

Friends,

I have blogged before about Kathy Griffen, and I’m hesitant to do it again, but I’ll take the risk. Evidently, she has recently won an Emmyfor her work on the Bravo show ‘My Life on the D-List.’ If the show is any indication of why she’s on the D-List then it all makes perfectly logical sense. Well, as anyone on the D-list would do, Griffen did what she had to do to generate some publicity when she gave her speech:

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.” She went on to hold up her Emmy, make an off-color remark about Christ and proclaim, “This award is my god now!”

Now, the reason I’m blogging about this is not because I care what Kathy Griffen says, but because I’m concerned about the response to what she said. Here’s one response:

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.”

And?

Seriously, why should anyone be surprised? Was Mr. Donohue watching the Emmy’s? I’m not certain why he would be offended; I’m not certain why any Christian would be offended: This is what people who are not-Christians do (especially not-Christians on the D-list who are trying to drum up publicity). Oh, Mr. Donohue fell right into her trap!

So now, Ms. Griffen is evidently going to be censored when her speech is replayed on another channel. Why? What will that accomplish? Doesn’t everyone already know what she said? And who is it going to offend: All the Christians who will tune in to watch it so that the next day they can say, “Woe is us! Kathy Griffen doesn’t like Jesus and worships a small statue as her god!” Seriously. Get over it. Kathy Griffen hasn’t said anything that a good atheist or Muslim or Hindu hasn’t said.

I say that this censorship is absurd and Mr Donohue is wrong for making this such a big deal. I’m a Christian, I don’t watch any of Ms. Griffen’s shows (and couldn’t care less about the Emmy’s; I haven’t watched one for 37 years and I’m not going to start just because they censor someone’s language), but I still don’t expect anyone who is not of Christ to have any sort of respect for Christ or his church. Why would they? If people had ignored it, it would have all gone away. Here again we see the problem with modern Christians. Some think that they ought to be, or have a right to be, treated differently than those Christians who have gone before us. Jesus said, “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” (Matthew 5:11-12, NIV).

Truth is, she’s right: I can’t imagine for a minute that Jesus had anything to do with helping her show win an award. People really need to lighten up a bit.

jerry

PS–One final thought. If she’s right and ‘others went up and thanked Jesus’ for their awards, I wondered what’s worse: People who have no concern whatsoever for Jesus Christ pretending they care by thanking him (as if Jesus gives a rip about who does and does not win Emmy’s) for awards they won for stupid television. Or, Kathy Griffen being honest about the fact that she neither cares about Jesus nor plans to fake thank Him? Personally, as sad as I am for her lack of love for Christ, I do respect her honesty. At least she’s not afraid to come out of the Atheist closet. Mr Dawkins would be proud to claim her as one of his own.