Saturday, August 09, 2008

Obscene statue of Jesus: police decline to investigate

Update: a private prosecution is to be made under public decency laws. See the Daily Mail here, which also has a partially pixilated photo of the statue. Please pray for the success of the legal action.

Briefing, 03/03/08

From Christian Concern for Our Nation: A Christian lady is challenging Northumbria police over their failure to investigate a statue of Jesus with an erection which was part of an exhibition displayed at the Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art in January. Although the Baltic Centre admitted that they had several complaints about the work, they maintained that the exhibition was clearly marked as being potentially offensive and that visitors were given proper warnings about the images and sculptures on display. Emily has sent several letters to the police asking them to investigate whether an offence has been committed, asserting that the statue of Jesus is blasphemous and offensive under public order legislation. She awaits a response.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Does this mean that we can start publishing cartoons of Mohammed again? Why is it so commonplace to blaspheme Christianity but no one would ever dare to cross Islam? Do Christians have to start bombing things to get their point across? We try to be peaceful as God says to do, but that doesn't seem to keep rampant blastphamy away. What's the point of all this "worldly tolerance and understanding" of cultures and religions when one is cradled and the other dropped repeatedly on it's head? If I were a Muslim protesting, this particular piece of "art" would immediately be removed. I just don't get why it's so very ok to ridicule the Lord, one who is sacred and important to millions of people. Yet we seldom see sacreligous public displays of Buddhist, Islamic, or Hindu works. Why are these faiths untouchable? --(Granted, as well they should be, be it's not so in the Christian case).

Pope Leo XIII's Prayer to St Michael

Holy Michael, Archangel, defend us in the day of battle. Be our safeguard against the wickedness and snares of the devil. May God rebuke him, we humbly pray, and do thou, Prince of the Heavenly Host, by the power of God, thrust down to Hell Satan, and all wicked spirits who wander through the world for the ruin of souls. Amen