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No chocolate Jesus for you!

Originally published at BunkBlog. You can comment here or there.

If you haven’t heard of the controversial art show featuring a giant chocolate Jesus figure, posed as if being crucified but minus the cross, too late. It’s been canceled. The hotel where it was being shown says they cannot guarantee the safety of the show, as they’ve received threats of violence and even death threats against the artist and the show backers. That’s how you convince people you’re reasonable and have the power of right and goodness on your side - threaten them with death. So, are we going to hear anyone say that Christianity isn’t really a religion of peace, as we’ve been hearing about Islam?

Of course, the entire art exhibit would have languished in total obscurity if not for the protests against it. Apparently the protestors’ parents never told them, “ignore him, he’s just trying to get attention.”

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lakme
Mar. 31st, 2007 08:41 pm (UTC)
I understand cancelling, because umm....you don't want anyone to die....but if you are going to put on a controversial exhibit like this, you should beef your security up and put your balls on the line and do it.

Funny, Piss Christ is more offensive by far than Chocolate Jesus, and yet it's like the textbook artistic freedom case despite stirring up just as much controversy. I'm suprised overall that they caved.

If religious groups put half their energy that they put into protesting such ventures as say, feeding starving children.....we'd have a lot less child starvation on our hands. Is it only me who sees this?
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