Saturday, September 22, 2007
The miracle theater
. . . . interesting piece in my newspaper this week. Have you heard of the Miracle Theater in Pigeon Forge, TN? You can check it out at www.miracletheater.com . Anyway, the folks there, all Christians, spent $90,440 on a fill-page advertisement in USA Today that ran this past week proclaiming "enough is enough."
In accepting the Emmy for her Bravo reality show, "My Life on the D-List," comedienne Kathy 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."
In response, the ad from Miracle Theater said, "We at the Miracle Theater consider it an honor to stand for Jesus today. We may never win a national award. We may never be household names. We may never been seen in Hollywood. Although others may choose to use their national platform to slander our God, we are honored as professional entertainers to stand for Christ."
Now--I fully support Kathy Griffin's right to not believe in Jesus. That's what free will is all about. But I think someone ought to sit the dear woman down and tell her about common grace . . . about how all of us breathe air, share in goodness, and live on a planet provided for and sustained by God and his son, Jesus the Christ . . .