The American Family Association and Catholic League are all atwitter over a foul-mouthed ESPN reporter:
ESPN and its parent company, ABC, have refused to take any action against ESPN anchorwoman Dana Jacobson for her hateful, slurring remarks against Jesus, saying “F– — Jesus.”
On January 11, Jacobson was speaking at a celebrity roast in Atlantic City, N.J., when she unleashed a profane tirade, saying, “F— Notre Dame,” “F— Touchdown Jesus” and finally “F— Jesus.”
“Touchdown Jesus” is the popular moniker for a statue of Jesus raising his arms, located on the Notre Dame campus.
Yes, what she said was nasty. Yes, what she said would have gotten her fired if it were directed at (take your pick) Jews, gays, African-Americans, Hispanics, or women.
But isn’t forgiveness what Christians are supposed to be about? Instead of protesting against Jacobson, instead of whining about her remarks to ABC, issue a statement of forgiveness. Show her that those who follow Jesus are different and maybe she will come to see how wrong her statement was.
When Christians whine just like the rest of the world whines there isn’t anything very distinctive about them is there?