War on Easter Has Started

The Catholic League is up in arms about a work of art set to go on display this Monday in New York, a statue of Jesus at the crucifixion. So what’™s to object to? Well, artist Cosimo Cavallaro has used milk chocolate as his medium for the life-sized sculpture, and he’™s not given [...]

Commentary By: Steven Reynolds

The Catholic League is up in arms about a work of art set to go on display this Monday in New York, a statue of Jesus at the crucifixion. So what’™s to object to? Well, artist Cosimo Cavallaro has used milk chocolate as his medium for the life-sized sculpture, and he’™s not given Jesus any clothes. There’™s a picture on Cosimo’™s web site ‘” yes, a frontal view. The story is by the AP, via the Daily News, and here’™s the squawking by the Catholic League:

‘œThis is one of the worst assaults on Christian sensibilities ever,’ said Bill Donohue, head of the Catholic League, a watchdog group. ‘œIt’™s not just the ugliness of the portrayal, but the timing’”to choose Holy Week is astounding.’

. . .

He called for an economic boycott of the hotel, which he described as ‘œalready morally bankrupt.’

The gallery where the six foot tall anatomically correct chocolate Jesus is being shown is located in a hotel. So the Catholic League is going after the hotel, not the gallery.

What the heck. I’™m thinking the whole time I’™m writing this that ‘œJesus’™ Chocolate Penis’ would make a great name for a band.

Thursday, March 29th, 2007 by Richard Blair |

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