Friday, March 30, 2007

Tom Waits Friday.

Special Immaculate Confection Bullgod Edition.

And also to be filed under an early addition to

Blog Against Theocracy.
(Logo courtesy of Tengrain)

Because none other than Rabid Wormwood Afterbirth Bill Donohue Hisself has declared that a Chocolate Jesus is worse than eleven Hitlers!

This via HuffPo:

Storm in US over chocolate Jesus

A New York gallery has angered a US Catholic group with its decision to exhibit a milk chocolate sculpture of Jesus Christ.

The six-foot (1.8m) sculpture, entitled "My Sweet Lord", depicts Jesus Christ naked on the cross.

Catholic League head Bill Donohue called it "one of the worst assaults on Christian sensibilities ever".

The sculpture, by artist Cosimo Cavallaro, will be displayed from Monday at Manhattan's Lab Gallery.

The Catholic League, which describes itself as the nation's largest Catholic civil rights organisation, also criticised the timing of the exhibition.

"The fact that they chose Holy Week shows this is calculated, and the timing is deliberate," Mr Donohue said.

He called for a boycott of the gallery and the hotel which houses it.

'Overwhelming response'

The gallery's creative director, Matt Semler, said the gallery was considering its options in the wake of angry e-mails and telephone calls.

"We're obviously surprised by the overwhelming response and offence people have taken," he said. "We are certainly in the process of trying to figure out what we're going to do next."

Mr Semler said the timing of the exhibition was coincidental.

Mr Cavallaro, the Canadian-born artist, is known for using food ingredients in his art, on one occasion painting a hotel room in mozzarella cheese.

He used 200 pounds (90 kg) of chocolate to make the sculpture which, unusually, depicts Jesus without a loincloth.

Fuck you, Donohue: your sister sews socks that smell.

Thought #1: How much you wanna bet that if this had been a White Chocolate Jebus Wearing Dockers, rabid Wormwood Afterbirth Bill Donohue would never have said a fucking word?

But a Confectioner's Christ with a Dark Chocolate Wang swingin' in the breeze?

Worse than twelve Hitlers.

Thought #2: Someone please make sure the YouTube above gets emailed to Donohue and the rest of his League of Extra-Degenerate Gentile Men. Say, every four minutes between now and the Rapture, or until his rotting soul explodes.

Whichever comes first.


Anonymous said...

I'm a Christian and I'm outraged that ignorant sanctimonious Donohue has successfully used mob thought-control and bullying to repress art and free speech in my country once again. Does anyone know how I can get in touch with the artist, Cosimo Cavallaro? I want to give him my support and offer him a free website where he can display pictures of his sculpture, "My Sweet Lord," for the world to see and enjoy--I'll even design the site free . I also wish the management of that hotel in New York gets a gets a lot of bad press for caving in to Bill Donohue's strong-arm tactics. I wish artists and art lovers around the world would stick together on this issue, voice their outrage, and place economic pressure on those businesses and politicians who cave in to religious zealots who try to force their beliefs on the rest of us. I'm so angry right now I'm probably total incoherent. But one last point: this is NOT a Christian-bashing issue as the likes of Bill Donohue would have us believe. There is nothing inherently sacrilegious about genitals on Jesus unless, of course, one views them in strictly sexual terms. The genitals are but parts of the human anatomy, such as an eye or a hand. It seems once again the so-called "righteous" doth protest too much. But what else can one expect? Such hypocrites must shout loud about nothing in order to obfuscate their own moral bankruptcy--from selling indulgences in the Middle Ages to present-time pedophile priests. My, aren't they all holier than thou?

Anonymous said...

a Confectioner's Christ with a Dark Chocolate Wang

On a purely technical note, I believe that the sculpture was made of Milk Chocolate.

Why does Bill Donohue hate Teh Body of Christ?

Ivory Bill Woodpecker said...

"Your sister sews socks that smell."

*sigh* That just reminds me that Richard is gone. And John. And Gilda.

"The bed--is on--my foot!" "The bed--is on--my foot!" :)

Anonymous said...

Donohue is Catholic, right? The Catholic Church run by the Vatican? Has he ever actually been to the Vatican? There's biblical nudity a-plenty. Even Michaelangelo painted Jesus naked.

What exactly is the problem? That the Jesus is made of rich delicious chocolate, rather than cold, cold marble? Or that he's nekkid?

zombie rotten mcdonald said...

You're assuming Donohue HAS a soul.

Anonymous said...

The chocolate Easter Bunny died for my sins. And not the cheap, hollow one, either. I believe Bill agrees with me in this important matter, and that's why his righteous indignation is so pertinent here.

Mister Roboto said...

Well, one time at the grocery store when I saw chocolate Xtian crosses for sale, I couldn't help but wonder if it might be a teensy bit sacreligious to, you know, actually eat the symbol of one's religion.

"Worse than twelve Hitlers" is more than a teensy bit wingnutty, though.

Damn, I give up refined sugar, and Drifty goes and makes me hungry for chocolate!! Okay, so I'll just go to Hell, I guess. {NOWMPH-NOWMPH-NOWMPH-NOWMPH!} Mmmm, sacrelicious!

Mister Roboto said...

Thought #1: How much you wanna bet that if this had been a White Chocolate Jebus Wearing Dockers, rabid Wormwood Afterbirth Bill Donohue would never have said a fucking word?

You're not subscribed to this guy on YouTube by any chance, are you? :-)

microdot said...

so what's not to like, if you like jesus and you like chocolate it's like certs, a breath mint and a candy mint! two mints in one! Gadfreyy, that's almost like some kind of wierd doctrine thingy!

Anonymous said...

Why is it that when someone 'sees' the Virgin Mary in a grilled cheese sandwich, it's a freakin' miracle, but when someone sculpts Jebus out of milk chocolate, Donohue gets his panties in a wad?

-- lonestar

DivaJood said...

The Religious Right forcing censorship - and the gallery director caves in. What's next? Books?

My friend Lola posted about this earlier in the week.

The Truffle said...

Now I've got Depeche Mode going through my brain:

"Got your own...chocolate...Jesus..."

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