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Religious groups are blasting President Obama for not condemning am anti-Christian art display set to appear in New York City and one Republican lawmaker said he is “fed up with the administration’s double standard and religious hypocrisy.
“Piss Christ,” once branded as a “deplorable, despicable display of vulgarity,” will be displayed at the Edward Tyler Nahem Gallery in Manhattan on Thursday. The artwork features a “photograph of the crucifix submerged in the artist’s urine.”
The artwork debuted in 1989 and was funded through prize money provided by the National Endowment for the Arts. The art gallery hosting the retrospective salute to Andres Serrano is privately owned.
Religious groups and some lawmakers have already started sounding off – and making comparisons to the controversy over a recent anti-Muslim film. The low budget movie “Innocence of Muslims” sparked violent and deadly clashes across the globe.
Originally posted by DaTroof
OMG, is Fox News really digging out Piss Christ?
I feel like I'm being time-warped back to ignorant Reagan/Bush/Quayle years...
"Since our founding the United States has been a nation that respects all faiths. We reject all efforts to denigrate religious beliefs of others." ~ President Barack Obama
The famously distasteful artwork by Andres Serrano titled “Piss Christ,” caused quite a stir when it was first shown. Now Christians protesting the artwork in Paris have slashed the painting. Imagine if they had been Muslim? Does this mean Christianity can’t live with offense? Does this mean that Christianity is opposed to free speech?
ANDRES Serrano’s Piss Christ has been destroyed by Christians who broke into a French gallery and slashed the photograph after weeks of protests.
The New York photographer’s controversial work shows a small crucifix submerged in a glass of the artist’s urine.
It outraged the US religious right in 1987, when it was first shown. It was vandalised in Melbourne in 1997, and neo-Nazis ransacked a Swedish show by the artist in 2007.
The WH will denounce this video once Christians begin to protest, riot, and kill. Till that happens, the WH, I assume, will just ignore this.
It's sad any Muslim gave that YT video the time of day, let alone riot and kill over it.
So, when the Anti-Muslim movie came out, you wanted Obama to stand up for Free Speech. And now that the shoe is on the other foot, you want him to condemn it?
Not at all surprising!
If he had said nothing, you guys would have ranted and raved about him NOT standing up for free speech. I'm not interested in talking points.