Following the ugly, racist rant of comedian Michael Richards on Friday night, members of Hollywood’s tolerant entertainment community finally found a sin they are in no mood to forgive. “Once the word comes out of your mouth and you don’t happen to be African-American, then you have a whole lot of explaining” to do, comedian Paul Rodriguez told CNN. “Freedom of speech has its limitations, and I think Michael Richards found those limitations.”
It’s nice to know there actually are standards in Hollywood (beyond the demonization of Mel Gibson). Now that we’ve agreed on that, let’s clean up some more Hollywood sludge.
About Stan Guthrie
Stan 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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