Dana (“F*** Jesus!”) Jacobson’s drunken rant drew a wrist slap from ESPN-a one-week suspension. I believe most places of business would have fired her, no questions asked, just for her inebriated state at a company function. But I’ve never advocated that people lose their jobs for ill-chosen or politically incorrect remarks. A real apology would be nice, though. It’s interesting that ESPN, which fired Rush Limbaugh over much less, apparently believes it is worse to impugn the motives of sportswriters than to insult Jesus Christ and his 2 billion followers worldwide.
Jesus and ESPN
Posted on January 31, 2008 by Stan Guthrie
About Stan GuthrieStan Guthrie is an editor at large for Christianity Today magazine and for the Chuck Colson Center for Christian Worldview. His latest book is God's Story in 66 Verses. He also is author of All that Jesus Asks: How His Questions Can Teach and Transform Us, Missions in the Third Millennium: 21 Key Trends for the 21st Century, and A Concise Guide to Bible Prophecy. He is co-author of The Sacrament of Evangelism. Besides authoring, writing, and editing books, Stan is a literary agent, bringing together good authors, good books, and good publishers. Stan writes the monthly Priorities colum for BreakPoint.org. He has appeared on National Public Radio's Tell Me More, WGN's Milt Rosenberg program, and many Christian shows, including The Eric Metaxas Show and Moody Radio's New Day Florida. A licensed minister and an inspirational speaker, he served as moderator for the Christian Book Expo panel discussion, Does the God of Christianity Exist, and What Difference Does It Make?
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