Kathy Griffin's 'Jesus Can Suck It' Emmy Speech Upsets Some Jesus Lovers

Believe it or not, Andy Samberg accepting an award for a song about putting his engorged junk in a box wasn't the most controversial break from the tedium of this year's Creative Arts Emmys—a typically staid ceremony one commenter in attendance referred to as "a mind-numbing four and a half hour below-the-line awards show." That honor would go to Kathy Griffin's acceptance speech, and the Savior-sucking sentiments therein:

Upon winning this past Saturday, Kathy said, "Can you believe this shit? I guess hell froze over. ... 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. So, all I can say is, 'suck it, Jesus.' This award is my god now."

With Christian groups already denouncing the language as "hate speech," E!, which is broadcasting the ceremony Saturday, has already vowed to edit Griffin's remarks down to their least blasphemous parts, which should result in the jaggedly edited but far less controversial commentary, "I...thank Jesus for this award...I want you to know...JESUS...is my god now," followed by the canned applause of an audience thrilled to learn the stand-up heathen has finally found the path to the Lord.