Colorado art exhibit includes print of an image of Jesus receiving oral sex; protests ensue, but no one threatens the artist or commences violence of any kind.
UPDATE 10/6/10: Lone 56-year-old woman whacks artwork with crowbar
-- From "Art Exhibit Depicting Jesus in a Sex Act Sparks Outrage in Colorado" by Diane Macedo, FoxNews.com 10/4/10
Enrique Chagoya's "The Misadventures of the Romantic Cannibals," created in 2003, is a multipanel piece in which "cultural and religious icons are presented with humor and placed in contradictory, unexpected and sometimes controversial contexts," the artist's publisher, Shark's Ink, said on its website.
Dozens of protesters gathered at the museum over the weekend to object to Chagoya's work, including Loveland Councilman Daryle Klassen . . .
"This is a taxpayer-supported, public museum and it’s family-friendly," Donna Rice, another member of the city council, told the Denver Post. "This is not something the community can be proud of."
"It is visual profanity," Linda King, an art gallery owner, told the Loveland Reporter-Herald. "It disgraces the God of all creation."
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