& # 39; The apology falls short & # 39 ;: Religious leaders continue to mistreat Kyle Sandilands about the Virgin Mary's joke while asking him to personally say sorry to them
- Religious leaders have an apology from Kyle Sandilands about the & # 39; joke & # 39; of the Virgin Mary rejected
- They issued a statement insisting that he apologize to the sky instead
- Sandilands, currently in LA, has twice apologized for different comments
- His comments led to a serious setback, including protests and death threats
- Sandilands and his co-host Jackie Henderson will be back in the air on Monday
Christian and Muslim leaders have rejected Kyle Sandiland's apology for offensive remarks about the Virgin Mary and insisted that he apologize to him instead.
The interfaith group issued a statement expressing their strong disapproval of Sandiland's recent comments and his apologies, The Daily Telegraph reported.
The leaders shared their concerns about Sandilands denigrating comments that were described as "mockery of religion, beliefs, and those who have those beliefs".
"Christians and Muslims view the Blessed Virgin with great reverence and regard it as a role model, and the Christians worship her as the Mother of God," the statement said.
& # 39; Mr. Sandilands has said that he is sorry that he made the comments and that he did not intend to offend anyone, just to make him laugh.
& # 39; Although they are considered a positive sign, the religious leaders felt that the apologies offered were not acceptable. & # 39;
Sheikh Yahya Safi (left), Maronite bishop Antoine-Charbel Tarabay (right) and many other Muslim and Christian leaders issued a joint statement on Saturday rejecting Sandal's apologies for offensive remarks about the Virgin Mary and urging him to apologized to each other
Muslim clerics Sheikhs Yahya Safi, Malek Zaidan and Youssef Nabha and Maronite bishop Antoine-Charbel Taraby as well as the Very Reverend Fathers Matthew Attia and Tadros Simon, archbishops Basilios Kodseie and Amel Nona, and bishop Robert Rabbat all contributed to the statement issued on Saturday.
They then insisted on radio station management and Sandilands give an official excuse in the air and for broadcaster & # 39; to meet for open dialogue as the best way forward & # 39 ;.
Sandilands, currently in Los Angeles, has had to deal with serious comments about the comments he made about his KIIS 1065 radio show in which he described the Virgin Mary as a liar.
Sandilands (photo) was outraged by the comments he made about his KIIS 1065 radio show in which he labeled the Virgin Mary a liar
The huge setback caused the 48-year-old to regret his comments last Friday and again from LA on Wednesday
& # 39; And the mother clearly lied and said to everyone: & # 39; No, I got pregnant with a magical mind & # 39 ;. Bulls ** t, & # 39; he said.
The offensive comments from Sandilands caused indignation among the Christian and Muslim community, many of whom gathered outside the KIIS FM studio in protest (photo) and demanded that the radio presenter be fired
& # 39; Someone was blocking her behind the camel shed … You could believe that everything written down 2,000 years ago is absolutely accurate and good for you, you're stupid. Stupid like a dog. & # 39;
The comments caused indignation among the Christian and Muslim community, many of whom gathered outside the KIIS FM studio in protest, and demanded that Sandilands be fired.
Sandilands has also been in contact with authorities about numerous death threats he received after the scandal – although friends note that this is not outside the norm for the radio presenter.
Sandilands and his co-host Jackie Henderson will be back in the air on Monday for their popular breakfast radio show.
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