The so-called work of art, Andrew Serrano’s Piss Christ, is scheduled to be displayed in New York City. Normally I’d suspect this of being a dog and pony show to redeem the Obama administration’s credentials on matters of pertaining to the Christian religion. Alas the Obami are just not that smart.
Background, in 1887, the United States government commission, with taxpayer dollars, one Andrew Serrano for supposed work of art intended to offend Christian, to wit the infamous Piss Christ. I do not deny Serrano the right to produce art as he alone sees fit, or for private patrons to sponsor Serrano, no matter how vile the art. I did object, and I do object, to having my tax dollars confiscated to support Serrano’s private sensibilities.
Jump forward to this year. An American citizens produces a Y-Tube video, it is too short to be a film and too crude to be called art, which has offended the current administration. The administration new sees fit to have government official denounce the video, and uses tax payer dollars to denounce the video. More, from Todd Starnes, Fox Nesw :
The State Dept. referred to a previous statement Clinton made in reference to the anti-Islamic film.
“America’s commitment to religious tolerance goes back to the very beginning of our nation,” Clinton said. “And as you know, we are home to people of all religions, many of whom came to this country seeking the right to exercise their own religion, including, of course, millions of Muslims. And we have the greatest respect for people of faith.”
The artwork debuted in 1989 and was funded through prize money provided by the National Endowment for the Arts. The art gallery hosting the retrospective salute to Andres Serrano is privately owned.
It [Piss Christ] also brought strong rebukes, condemnations and apologies from President Obama, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and a host of administration officials.
The administration tried to have the film [“Innocence of Muslims”]removed from YouTube – but Google rebuffed their request. The State Dept. spent $70,000 on a Pakistani television advertisement rebuking the film. And the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff personally telephoned a Christian minister in Florida to ask him to withdraw his support of the film.
In 1987 the government uses public sax dollars to attack one particular religion, Christianity. Now the same government uses tax dollars to defend the religious sensibilities of Muslims. Yet they are blind to their hypocrisy.
Mrs. Clinton should join Lizzy Warren is claiming to be an Indian
Mrs. Clinton’s name, Lying Squaw..
Christian get offended, turn the other cheek, and the Obama administration ignores them. Muslims get offended, commit rape and murder, and the Obama administration panders to them. Similar analogy between the Tea Party and the Occutards. The Obama administration is sending the clear message, that violence is the only language they comprehend.
Addendum: I just feel in love with Ethel, from Ethel C. Fenig, American Thinker :
Piss Christ, “a photograph of the crucifix submerged in the artist’s urine” that the New York Post delicately labeled “controversial” will be going on display at a New York art gallery. The gallery is anticipating violent Christian mob protesters as “security is being heavily ramped-up at the gallery that will show the piece.”
While offended peaceful Christians are rioting, Clinton, of course, will beg for calm while calling Piss Christ “a deplorable work of art” because the US “respects all faiths.” However she won’t be able to state, as she did with that other piece of art, “Innocence of Muslims,” that the US government had nothing to do with it.
An alternate theory has been advanced, that Barack Obama is only offended by anti Muslim expressions because he him is a Muslim. Obama seems to revel in personally offending Christians but os horrified by the thought of anybody offending any Muslim.