Here is the background. The fuss centers around a chocolate statue of Jesus. The problem:
Jesus has a penis. After receiving numerous death threats and complaints the exhibition (no pun intended) of the statue was canceled. From MSNBC:
The “My Sweet Lord” display was shut down by the hotel that houses the Lab Gallery in midtown Manhattan, said Matt Semler, the gallery’s creative director. Semler said he submitted his resignation after officials at the Roger Smith Hotel shut down the show.
The six-foot sculpture was the victim of “a strong-arming from people who haven’t seen the show, seen what we’re doing,” Semler said. “They jumped to conclusions completely contrary to our intentions.”
The hotel and the gallery were overrun Thursday with angry phone calls and e-mails about the exhibit. Semler said the calls included death threats over the work of artist Cosimo Cavallaro, who was described as disappointed by the decision to cancel the display.
“All those involved are lucky that angry Christians don’t react the way extremist Muslims do when they’re offended–otherwise they may have more than their heads cut off.
A statement largely unreported in the mainstream media – which has opted for repeating less inflammatory statements by Donohue – because implied threats that angry Christians might take to cutting off people’s genitalia might give folks the wrong idea about religion.
Update 1: Since this post is over two years old and the quality of the comments has decreased rapidly, I am closing this thread.
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