Sunday, April 24, 2011
Offensive religious metaphor alert: ESPN does it on Easter Sunday
In discussing the collapse of the New York Knicks and today's upcoming playoff game against the Boston Celtics, Stephen A. Smith, over at ESPN.COM, writes: "No one's in the mood for crucifying the Knicks on Easter Sunday...." Can anyone imagine Smith saying this?: "Hedo Türkoğlu, despite the Magic's loss, is in no mood to raid the buffet at mid-day during Ramadan or burn a Koran with Pastor Terry Jones, his fellow Floridian." Even the religiously tone deaf folks at ESPN would have heard that! But for some reason, at ESPN, Christians and their sensibilities don't warrant any respect on their most important Holy Day. You can contact ESPN here.