Catholic League Displeased by Edible Nude Crucifix

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The Catholic League’s Bill Donahue, who must not be using the Piss Christ for comparison, has called the six-foot, loincloth-less, milk chocolate Jesus sculpture that is set for April 1st Manhattan display “one of the worst assaults on Christian sensibilities ever.”

What’s truly scandalous about this story is that the gallery is “considering its options” after an onslaught of angry protests. That the exhibition could get canceled is preposterous; the Catholic League should be excited that an artist has created a really captivating reminder of how bad it would suck to get crucified naked in the name of saving a bunch of sinning ingrates only to have the sacrifice remembered by a holiday synonymous with chocolate-gorging.

Oh, and also there’s some sort of amendment or something that protects free speech.

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