Jul 24, 2008
View to a Kill
Does anyone out there know who Sherri Shepherd is? She's an actress and comedienne who most recently has been toiling on the Bahbah Wahwah meow-fest, The View. There she is up there pictured with Whoopi, who apparently is also on the show. Can't someone give Whoopi a real job?
I don't know if Shepherd is a regular on the program or if she is just filling in for someone. The View, as a show, is so far below my radar that aliens could have landed on Earth, taken over the show and I would never know anything about it. Unless the aliens said something stupid.
Cue Ms. Shepherd.
I gather that she is some kind of born-again Christian. An evangelist, I believe. This has lead to all kinds of interesting conversation on the program, because not only is she a simple-minded right wing Christian wing-nut (and I'm talking about her, not you)...she is just plain stupid! A quick review of her Wiki page reveals that she doesn't believe in evolution ("Period!"), that she may believe the World is flat (she just never really thinks about it), that Christians were around in Ancient Greece and were fed to the lions ("I don't think anything pre-dated Christians") and finally that Patti LaBelle may not be black. Imagine Patti's surprise.
Her latest bout of stupidity arrives in the package of an interview that he did with a magazine called Precious Times, a magazine for Black Christian women. In the interview she joked (as she claimed Wednesday on the show) that Evangelists like Joyce Meyer could lay their hands on Barbara Walters and "save" her. She didn't really say why Bahbah needed saving, but I'm gonna go ahead and assume that its because she is Jewish. Probably not the best thing to say about your boss, eh? Listen, if it was a joke, it wasn't funny. So there had to be a reason behind what she said. Maybe we'll hear about her reason after she gets shit-canned.
Even better is what she has to say about abortion*.
*Weird that this story broke Wednesday when Britt and Adam discussed abortion on their radio program. I'm writing this before they go on, so I don't know exactly what they covered. Something about a man's position/responsibility about abortion. Go ahead and click on those links and somewhere in there it will direct you to the show. - Earl
Being a Christian woman, she is obviously pro-Life. Her faith tells her that every single life is precious and that life begins at conception. So every sperm is sacred, so to speak. I would argue that the sperm used to make this silly bitch may have been wasted, but that's another topic.
My problem with women like Shepherd is that she IS the argument that many pro-Lifers have with abortion. Back before she was "saved", she was in an abusive relationship and she countered that by leading a very promiscuous lifestyle. She used abortion as a method of birth control. She admits this. Here is what she said in the interview:
"Before I converted to Christianity, I was a Jehovah's Witness. In 1993, my mother was dying from diabetic complications. My sister was heavy into drugs, and we would have to go and get her from crack houses. I was in a very physically abusive relationship. I was sleeping with a lot of guys and had more abortions than I would like to count. I had very low self-esteem and just wanted to die. I felt if someone killed me, it wouldn't even make a difference. But God showed me that it would make a difference."
More abortions that she would like to count. That, my friends, sounds like a lot of abortions. She has stated that she has finally made peace with herself and God because she will one day see all of her babies in Heaven.
What a pile of crap! I'm sure her "babies" will be thrilled to see her.
Besides being the poster-idiot for everyone on the Christian right prior to her redemption/conversion/whatever you call it, she sounds like she is just taking Christianity into her life because she is feeling guilty about her former preferred method of birth control. Listen, I have no problem with anyone embracing any kind of faith. It that is what turns you on, go right ahead. But if you read between the lines here it sounds like she A) doesn't know much about Christianity and it's history and B) maybe should be the last person in the World to ever talk about the evils of abortion.
This women has a public pulpit to discuss her views. That kills me.
So I am using choosing to use my pulpit to state the following:
Sherri Shepherd is an ignorant ass-hat! Thank you.