Saturday, March 31, 2007

Stupid Christians Get Own Way As Usual

BBC NEWS | World | Americas | Chocolate Jesus exhibit cancelled

A New York art gallery has decided to cancel an exhibit of a chocolate sculpture of Jesus Christ after protests by a US Catholic group.

The six-foot (1.8m) sculpture, entitled "My Sweet Lord", depicts a naked Jesus Christ with his arms outspread.

The sculpture, by artist Cosimo Cavallaro, was to have been displayed from Monday at Manhattan's Lab Gallery.

The timing, over Easter Holy Week - the most important part of the Christian year - provoked an outcry.

The Roger Smith Hotel housing the Lab gallery decided to cancel the exhibition after the Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights called for a boycott.


"We're delighted with the outcome," said Kiera McCaffrey, spokeswoman for the League.

Ms McCaffrey had called the exhibit "an assault on Christians".

The idea that a chocolate statue can be in any way offensive has had me chuckling for a few hours, but seriously this is pretty annoying. In what possible way do Christians have a right to stop this happening? How can chocolate symbolism be so bad? I mean it's not like it's used for any other Christian related er....easter eggs. Actually easter eggs are pretty offensive. In fact all chocolate offends me and my religion, ban it all!

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