Catholics are SO serious!

June 6, 2008 at 4:01 pm 5 comments


Jesus is feeling cheeky todayA student at The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art‘s School of Art created some paintings that are making some religions leaders all pouty and fumey this week.

See, Cooper puts on an art show at the end of every academic year. The show features original works from the student body. The show is also famously censorship-free.
Yay, Democracy!!

But a group of Catholics are crying foul at some paintings created by student Felipe Baez, which at least one other student may have rightly labeled ‘grotesque shock art’.

Why?
Well, Baeza’s bringin’ the peen (and more) in a couple of his paintings and that’s not, um, sitting so well with the Catholic League for Civil and Religious Rights.

One of paintings shows a man with his pants down and a crucifix in his rectum. A Latin caption says, “The day I became a Catholic.”
::: You former alter boys know what that’s like :::

Another painting shows rosaries with male genitalia.
::: SHOCKING, considering how NON-misogynistic the Catholic church is :::

And there’s one of a man with a halo AND an erection.
::: Yeah, I can see how that might offend. Usually the priest’s robe covers that up :::

“I have the sneaking suspicion that these paintings made the cut precisely because they were an assault on Catholic sensibilities,” complained Catholic League President Bill Donahue.

Hey, the art’s not exactly my taste either but calling it an ‘attack’ is kinda sensitive for a bunch of child-touchers, no?

The Catholic Church is one ginormous glass house … stop throwing stones and CLEAN your house.

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5 Comments

  • 1. croixian1  |  June 6, 2008 at 4:17 pm

    Thank our forefathers for the First Amendment. You’re right, Catholics need to worry about cleaning their own house before criticizing others’.

  • 2. SGT1700  |  June 12, 2008 at 11:50 am

    just curious, why don’t some of these artist paint something that would offend muslims? hmmmm, now that would be “shock art”. i guess that is not in vogue.

  • 3. Type Writer  |  June 12, 2008 at 12:12 pm

    Ever read a Danish newspaper, SGT?

  • 4. SGT1700  |  June 19, 2008 at 12:50 pm

    no, but what does that have to do with Cooper Union?

    Why doesn’t this school display art that mocks Islam?

  • 5. thefabulousone  |  March 25, 2009 at 6:11 pm

    Uhh, why would they????


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