3/30/07

What's wrong with a milk chocolate Jesus?

It's okay to make a granite Jesus, a painted Jesus, a wooden Jesus, a silver or gold Jesus.

What's the fuss here?

Catholic group: Chocolate Christ no Easter treat

By LARRY McSHANE
Associated Press Writer

March 29, 2007, 5:00 PM EDT

NEW YORK -- The Easter season unveiling of a milk chocolate sculpture of Jesus Christ, dubbed "My Sweet Lord" by its creator, left a sour taste Thursday in the mouths of a Catholic group infuriated by the anatomically correct confection.

"This is one of the worst assaults on Christian sensibilities ever," said Bill Donohue, head of the watchdog Catholic League. "It's not just the ugliness of the portrayal, but the timing - to choose Holy Week is astounding."

The 6-foot sculpture by artist Cosimo Cavallaro was to debut Monday evening, the day after Palm Sunday and just four days before Roman Catholics mark the crucifixion of Jesus Christ on Good Friday. The final day of the exhibit at the Lab Gallery inside midtown Manhattan's Roger Smith Hotel was planned for Easter Sunday.

2 comments:

andy said...

Let's dip it in urine and call it "Swiss piss christ."

Bryce said...

It's ironic that the Torah forbids these kinds of idols of wood and stone -- yet the passuk seems to leave out culinary items.