I happened to watch the “Good News Week” Season Finale (a comedy show on Aussie TV) last night and was pleased to see they gave their 2009 GNW Award: Religion to Danny Nalliah (see here and here for my previous blogs about Danny). Unfortunately he couldn’t be there on the night so a member of the GNW comedy team graciously accepted it on his behalf. The trophy was a giant hand holding a tomato sauce bottle …a reference to the rather mixed up idiom “Fair shake of the sauce bottle” used by Australia’s Prime Minister earlier this year.
The nominees for this category were…
- Pope Benedict the 16th for re-instating a bishop who’s a Holocaust denier, and posing the question: “In the C20th, what contributed most to the emancipation of women?” Answer: The Washing Machine
- The Scientologists for claiming their Church “had been subject to relentless ridicule and misinformation” and calling for religious vilification to be a prison offence.
- Catch The Fire Ministries leader Danny Nalliah for blaming the Victorian bushfires on the state’s abortion laws and claiming that Parliament House is being cursed by baby-sacrificing witches.
- The Islamic extremist magazine “Jihad Recollections” which among many wonderful things, contains fitness tips for terrorists.
I was so glad to see this prestigious award go to such a deserving recipient. 😀