The first is Michelle Duggar.
Yes her. The fundamentalist christian mom with 16 or 17 kids. There's probably not one point of politics or religion I'd agree with her on but this is obviously a woman who loves kids and not only loves them but knows how to create a stable and caring home for them. Further, I think she recognizes the real value of what she does for her family and is secure and confident in that. Our differences aside, I can see a lot in her that's worthy of admiration.
The second is Kathy Griffin.
Here's a woman who's probably closer to me politically but still leagues away in terms of religion. From what I gather, she's an atheist. I'm fairly sure a christian or even fellow believer of another faith wouldn't say what she did at the Emmy Awards...
Can you believe this shit? Hell has frozen over. Suck it, Jesus, this award is my god now.
I suppose some think I should be offended. I'm not. It was a funny line. It was also a brave one. The US is not an easy or even sometimes a safe place to make fun of religion, especially on prime time TV. Too many people are too willing to get offended instead of turning the other cheek. Kathy Griffin had the courage to offend and to go for the laugh even when it would most likely lead to finger wagging, censorship and threats. How is that not admirable?