Tax-Funded "Art" Depicts Jesus Getting Oral Sex

Still doubt that Christianity is under assault in America, where 80% of us still identify ourselves as Christians? Just ask yourself this question:

Would any “art” exhibit in America depict Moses, Buddha, any of the thousands of Hindu “gods,” a wiccan “goddess” or, jihad forbid, Muhammad receiving fellatio?

The systematic assault is by the Left, who have infiltrated every institution of our society — including our schools (please see my next post on “Silent Night”) and government at every level. Note that this so-called “art” exhibit is funded by taxpayer dollars.
~Eowyn

"Be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might. Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places." -Ephesians 6

Art Exhibit Depicting Jesus in a Sex Act Sparks Outrage in Colorado

By Diane Macedo – FoxNews.com – October 4, 2010
An exhibit at a Colorado art gallery is stirring up outrage from critics who say it depicts Jesus Christ in a sexual act.
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.
The lithograph, on display since Sept. 11 at the tax-funded Loveland Museum Gallery in Loveland, Colo., is part of an 82-print exhibit by 10 artists who have worked with Colorado printer Bud Shark. It includes several images of Jesus, including one in which he appears to be receiving oral sex from a man as the word “orgasm” appears beside Jesus’ head.
Dozens of protesters gathered at the museum over the weekend to object to Chagoya’s work, including Loveland Councilman Daryle Klassen, who failed to get the issue on the council agenda but said he’ll keep pressing to have what he has called “smut” and “pornography” taken down. “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.”
Critics said the piece is appallingly disrespectful and offensive. “It is visual profanity,” Linda King, an art gallery owner, told the Loveland Reporter-Herald. “It disgraces the God of all creation.”
Several citizens even called the police regarding the exhibit, asking for an investigation into whether it violates a Colorado law that protects children from obscenity, the Reporter Herald reported. The city attorney determined it did not.
But the artist, a professor at Stanford University, said he was simply making a statement on problems he sees with religious institutions, including the sex-abuse scandal in the Roman Catholic church. “My intention is to critique religious institutions, since they affect everybody’s lives (even people outside the religious sects),” Chagoya told FoxNews.com. “In my work mentioned above I address the role of the Catholic Church (among other religious groups) imposing its credo on Native American cultures all over the Americas. I also critique the Church’s position against same-sex marriage while allowing pedophiles to exist within its ranks for decades and keeping it quiet.”
Chagoya said he’s surprised by the response, saying there were no objections when the piece, which also includes comic book characters, Mexican pornography, Mayan symbols and ethnic stereotypes, was shown last year at a museum in Denver. “My work is about the corruption of the spiritual by the institutions behind it, not about the beliefs of anyone. I respect people’s opinions and I hope they respect mine,” Chagoya said. “…All I do is use my art to express my anxieties, with some sense of humor. Lets agree to disagree, and long live our First Amendment.”
Edwina Echevarria, a Loveland painter who was part of a smaller group of counter-demonstrators outside the museum, said she agreed with Chagoya. “We have to be a country where freedom of expression thrives,” she told the Reporter-Herald.
Don Surber of the Daily Mail says he wondered if Chagoya and his supporters would feel the same way if someone depicted Muhammad in the same way. “This has been done so many times before that it is a cliche. In the artworld, such work belongs next to the Velvet Elvis and the dogs playing poker,” Surber wrote in his blog. “If this ‘artist’ had any courage, he’d show Muhammad instead of Jesus. That’s cutting edge. That’s breaking new ground. That’s dangerous. That’s truly being willing to sacrifice for the sake of art.”
…”The Legend of Bud Shark and His Indelible Ink” is scheduled to remain on display until Nov. 28….
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Here’s Enrique Chagoya’s contact info:

  • Email: echagoya@stanford.edu
  • Primary Phone: (650) 736-8143
  • SecondaryPhone: (650)736-8143
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    1. Joseph E Fasciani

      After reading today’s email re the artwork of Enrique Chagoya’s “The Misadventures of The Romantic Cannibals”, I decided to locate it on the Internet, and found this at his publisher’s web-site:
      http://www.sharksink.com/printview.asp?printid=493&artists=15
      I have friends in the US and Canada who are graphic artists, and over a long period of my life I’ve seen them express their POV re society, morality, politics, and much more. It is not always easy for a viewer to look at such works in a completely objective way, as we are all victims of cultural indoctrinations. I know that as a christian I have prejudices and limitations on what I deem offensive, but I try to understand what the artist intends, which is especially difficult to do on first viewings.
      I located views of his other works, so as to get some insight into his POV and see what of it squares with my own. It appears to me that the artist is a creator of satirical works that depict history in juxtaposed ways, so as to make the viewer rethink his/her POV regarding our conventional wisdoms and constructs.
      http://www.sharksink.com/printview.asp?printid=270&artists=15 is a typical work and has this commentary from his publisher:
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      > “The Ghost of Liberty” is Enrique Chagoya’s sixth codex in a series begun at Shark’s in 1998. Improvising on the traditional Mayan codex format, Chagoya has made a book with pages of varying sizes creating a format for large images and a varied rhythm across the codex. Chagoya’s selection of diverse images from many sources includes historic engravings, Chinese woodblock prints, comic books, pictographs and text in various languages. He re-interprets Philip Guston’s drawing, “Poor Richard”, replacing the figure with a portrait of George W. Bush. Chagoya creates pages where cultural, religious and political images are presented with humor in contradictory, unexpected and sometimes controversial contexts.
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      > “The Ghost of Liberty” has been printed in thirteen colors from ten aluminum plates in an edition of thirty impressions, plus proofs, on handmade Amate paper by Master printer Bud Shark, assisted by Evan Colbert. The codex is presented as an accordion folded book which measures 11½ x 85” when fully opened.
      The public violence of the vandals who smashed the museum case to remove the work is an act that in itself supports the points the artist makes in his work, and as such concerns us as a society of relatively free expression.
      I note that the artist has made relevant comments on this:
      > “My work is about the corruption of the spiritual by the institutions behind it, not about the beliefs of anyone. I respect people’s opinions and I hope they respect mine,” Chagoya said. “…All I do is use my art to express my anxieties, with some sense of humor. Lets agree to disagree, and long live our First Amendment.”
      All best, J

       
      • Really? Why doesn’t Chagoya go do his “satirical art” on Islam, Buddhism, wicca, etc. etc.? Oh, he does this all to help us spiritually! How presumptious. I don’t need an “artist” to help me “think critically” about anything, least of all my Christian faith. I’ve studied, taught, and written on Theology, and regularly take the Catholic Church and her priests to task for their failings. I really can do without a grandiose “artist” insulting Christ with his polluted imagination, all in the name of helping me “think critically.”
        It’s Chagoya who needs to think critically about why he does what he does, why he takes pleasure in insulting Christ, His church and His people. In defense of his “art,” Chagoya insists “All I do is use my art to express my anxieties, with some sense of humor.” I find nothing “humorous” about depicting Christ engaged in fellatio.
        Joseph, I respectfully submit that you are bending over backwards to accomodate Chagoya (no sexual pun or innuendo suggested). It’s this kind of politesse that has led to the ever-increasing inroads made by the Left in corrupting American society and culture. The line in the sand keeps getting drawn further and further, until there is no line.

         
    2. This is sickening. I was chatting with a friend and he made the comment that we have some time yet before Jesus comes. He said “the world isn’t corrupt enough if you can believe THAT”. I said I thought he was only looking at the US of A. That the corruption runs so deep all over the world.
      Even so Jesus…come quickly!

       
    3. If this was a depiction of Mohammed getting a blow job, Muslims would be rioting and killing worldwide. If they revere Jesus so much as some claim, why aren’t they doing that now? I don’t give a hoot about the artist’s statement. He’s got a right to do it, but it doesn’t make it anything but a tasteless piece of crap by someone who thinks he actually is an artist.
      Further, the fact that Christians are not rioting and killing over this depiction, proves we are the religion of peace, not Muslims

       
    4. Fasciani,
      This spineless coward of an “artist” is free to do what he wishes, but not with money the government takes from me by force and gives to him.
      This goober is nothing but a worthless welfare case, because if he had any real marketable talent, he would not have to use the government as an instrument of plunder to keep from starving.
      -Dave

       
    5. Saying Chagoya’s work here ranks along with Velvet Elvis and dogs playing poker denigrates Velvet Elvis and dogs playing poker, actually.

       
      • Seriously, Elvis on black velvet and dogs playing poker are serious art (good taste and/or seriousness of the content itself don’t matter) but Chagoya’s depiction of Jesus like that is… well… (like Maplethorpe’s stuff) the artist getting his jollies and calling it art. (Besides, it’s already been done [though heterosexually] on a T-shirt available from Foul Mouth Shirts so it’s not even original.)

         
    6. Eowyn,your last paragraph say’s it all, I cannot say what I would like to about this. If I lived in this town it will be the first time in my life I might be arrested,with a baseball bat.

       
    7. Now you all know why Eowyn is so much more polished than me. 🙂
      -Dave

       
    8. I wonder if the government would use our tax dollars to fund an “art” exhibit showing Mohammed engaged in the same activity – I guarantee, that won’t be coming to a gallery near you anytime soon!
      Several years ago, “artist” John Maplethorpe was also funded by tax dollars, with his disgusting representation of Jesus Christ.
      In the loving words of my Savior; “Forgive them Father, for they know not what they do”.

       
    9. Joseph, once again, you are condescending trying to communicate your thoroughness and brilliance in researching this artist’s history and previous works! I have found that the older I get, the less patience I have for B.S.! Joseph, call a spade, a spade! Please! You are not impressing anyone with your flair for the intellectual analysis of things! This individual, who has been given his talent by God to be an artist, has ridiculed the very God from whence he derives his living! This kind of communication is not only blasphemous, irreverent, a mortal sin against the Second Commandment, but it is a real slap in the face, a scourge of the back, of the Second Person of the Blessed Trinity, Our Lord, Jesus! Wake up and stop bending over!

       
    10. It got destroyed by an irate truck driver from Montana in Colorado on Wednesday.
      “Of Cannibals, Crowbars, and Cocktails,” American Thinker, 16 OCT 10
      http://www.americanthinker.com/2010/10/of_cannibals_crowbars_and_cock.html
      “My intention has never been to offend anybody,” Chagoya claims.

       
    11. Anon! thankyou for this article. Kathleen Folden of Kalispell Montana,a big thankyou! for getting rid of that piece of garbage. She should not be fined,they should of paid her for her time.

       

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