Friday, March 30, 2007

More Outraged Christian Lunatics

According to the BBC, a New York gallery has angered a US Catholic group with its decision to exhibit a milk chocolate sculpture of Jesus Christ.

The six-foot (1.8m) sculpture, entitled "My Sweet Lord", depicts Jesus Christ naked on the cross.

Catholic League head Bill Donohue called it "one of the worst assaults on Christian sensibilities ever".

The sculpture, by artist Cosimo Cavallaro, will be displayed from Monday at Manhattan's Lab Gallery.

Meanwhile, artist Franck di Benedetto, who has created a life-sized sculpture of the alleged ‘son of god’ out of human excrement, and which is entitled ‘Jesus Stinks’, has declared that he is going ahead with his plans to have it displayed in the Metropolitan Museum of Art in time for Easter. As di Benedetto said, “The story of Jesus’ existence is shite, so why not sculpt the bastard from it?”

Bill Donohue was unavailable for interview as this latest news broke, but it is understood that he is currently looking for some credible evidence to disprove di Benedetto’s claims that Jesus didn’t exist, though anecdotal reports indicate that he has found none so far.


Papalazarou said...

They crumbled and pulled the exhibit - wimps

Alan Mackenzie said...

The Catholic League is a right-wing organisation which lobbies on issues such as abortion, homosexuality, and other Christian hobby horses.

That says it all.

Scotch said...

I was going to send this article to you. Imagine my joy when I saw you already had a post about it!

justbrowsing said...

Jesus does not belong to Catholics alone. He is yours to spit at, and mock. He is yours to love and adore. Where you stand in relation to Him is the single most important decision you will make in all your life. For or Against. Pivotal and essential for both Atheists and Catholics.
Nice thing is you get to choose.
Catholic Leagues action is NOT VERY CATHOLIC.

Bean said...

Yes, you're right. It really is more of a Southern Baptist reaction, isn't it?