Posted on June 23, 2011 by Billy Hallowell

Critics are taking issue with a new art exhibit that depicts Our Lady of Guadalupe in a floral bikini. The photomontage, created by Alma Lopez, a University of California at Irvine graduate, is under attack before the exhibit has even begun. The project, entitled, “Our Lady and Other Queer Santas,” will be showcased during an upcoming conference at Ireland’s University College Cork.

Irish Central‘s Daniel O’Carroll has more:

The conference is to discuss the ins and outs of Chicano culture, alongside a discussion of the plight of Mexicans in US culture, but it’s the exhibit that has been making the headlines recently, and attracting the critics…
The exhibit sits very broadly within the context of a larger debate in Irish society about blasphemy itself.
A controversial ‘Blasphemy Law’ was passed at the start of this year, and was decried as a retrograde step by many in the Irish media at the time.
In July 2009, the Irish parliament passed the controversial blasphemy initiative. According to ABC News, it states:

“A person who publishes or utters blasphemous matter shall be guilty of an offence and shall be liable upon conviction on indictment to a fine not exceeding 25,000 euro.”
“…a person publishes or utters blasphemous matter if (a) he or she publishes or utters matter that is grossly abusive or insulting in relation to matters held sacred by any religion, thereby causing outrage among a substantial number of the adherents of that religion, and (b) he or she intends, by the publication or utterance of the matter concerned, to cause such outrage.”
With the conference opening tomorrow and with Catholic Bishops and adherents up in arms, there’s no telling how the situation will end. Also, one wonders if, under Irish law, the artwork qualifies as “blasphemy.” According to critics it does, indeed, cause outrage and insult the Christian faith.

What do you think? Are people over-reacting or is this truly a blasphemous act (and even if it is, do people deserve to be held legally accountable)? You can view some of the artwork here (the image we’ve shown above is cropped to remove nudity).

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Posted on June 23, 2011 at 1:30pm
its not even art, its a medium to be blatenly offensive to a specific group. although in this country you have a right to be a douche, but doenst mean i have to agree that its art. and the eye of beholder art argument in this case is a fallacy in its own right.
any gallery of dignity wouldnt have this displayed nor does it deserve the attenition it is getting.

Posted on June 23, 2011 at 1:25pm
Just ignore them and walk away — Or maybe challenge them to do the same with Mohammid in a pink thong.. Christianity can take it.. These are useful idiots if used correctly (oddly in their intended purpose – to divide).
These are communities of the Left and are the standard bearers of Left thinking and organizing. Let them speak but do not necessarily let them hide in the bushes while doing it.. Who are they? They are the left!

Posted on June 23, 2011 at 1:25pm
The mentally challenged frequently ridicule what they fail to understand.

Posted on June 23, 2011 at 4:30pm
How do you “understand” this image?

Posted on June 23, 2011 at 4:40pm
NDD, we understand completely. Once again, for the 4 billionth time some useless “art” student thought it would be funny and get the adoration of his worthless buddies by attacking something a Christian would find disgusting. It’s been going on for decades. It’s nothing New “Yawn”, we’ve seen it so many times before.

Posted on June 23, 2011 at 1:23pm
Yet another reason why California will collapse into the Pacific Ocean under the weight of it’s stupidity.

Posted on June 23, 2011 at 1:22pm
What the h*** is going on with this country???!!! And yet, make a comment about an atheist, a Muslim, and you will surely pay the price. We need a change folks, or we’re all through.

Posted on June 23, 2011 at 2:51pm
There is no difference between those and catholics and mormons.

Posted on June 23, 2011 at 1:20pm
This guy is an idiot. If he had even a small amount of biblical knowledge he would know that God promised never to flood the earth again…

Man-made global warming is a scam, and a proven scam.

Posted on June 23, 2011 at 1:19pm
It is disgusting when slurs pass for art!

Not every woman, or just any woman, would look as beautiful in Our Lady of Guadeloupe’s frock. Mary, and only Mary is what makes that image so potent and moving.

Alma Lopez is obviously a hack who has to rely on controversy to get her art noticed. Yet she doesn’t have the balls to actually be politically incorrect. Ohh, look how cool you are Alma, and original too. People mock Christianity every day, we’ve seen it all when it comes to defiling Mary and Jesus. If you were truly out to rock the establishment why don‘t you do a photomontage of a starving artist giving selling herself out for a curator’s approval.

Posted on June 23, 2011 at 1:17pm
It would have been fine if they had a painting of Mohammad in a Speedo right next to it. Cowards.

Posted on June 23, 2011 at 1:15pm
Put mohamed in a bikini and see what happens…

Posted on June 23, 2011 at 1:21pm
Omg! Please don’t! That would be enough to make a maggot throw up. His wife was Queen Latifa. Try a bikini on her instead.

“This message brought to you by the please don’t make me puke foundation”

(“trust nobody”)

Posted on June 23, 2011 at 1:13pm
The third message of FATIMA is here. The Pope fainted when He read it because it was soooo horrible. You haven’t seen anything yet.

Posted on June 23, 2011 at 1:57pm
I’m with you, I have done my research on Fatima, and it is indeed scary. God help us is all I can say.

Posted on June 23, 2011 at 1:11pm
will the ignorance never end?

Posted on June 23, 2011 at 6:59pm
No. Never.

Posted on June 23, 2011 at 1:11pm
There is no excuse for such blatant disregard against Christianity. Why don’t they compose “art” in the form of Mohammed or his mother?

Posted on June 23, 2011 at 1:15pm
They can’t hurt me because my Christianity is Pure.

Posted on June 23, 2011 at 2:52pm
Mohammad did not know who his mother was…..

Posted on June 23, 2011 at 1:10pm
It is blasphemous, but let God deal with them.

As much as I hate to say it, while it may offend many, make expressions like this legally punishable, we risk other groups outlawing things they consider “offensive”. Look at all the high schools banning God from graduations. While I think there is a clear difference in motives (and appropriateness) between the Virgin Mary in a bikini and thanking God at a graduation, the point is we clamping down on our own freedoms by outlawing such behavior.

Posted on June 23, 2011 at 1:07pm
I‘m so sick of these freaking Latino’s, the Muslims, the commie lefties, ghetto ites, the scourge of the earth 90 % these freaking people are.

They‘re turning the greatest country into the third world dumps they all came from and I don’t care who doesn‘t like it or who’s offended. I’m offended what these people have done to the country yours and my ancestors died for. I’m sick of their homosexuality, their bashing of OUR Christian Judeo heritage and it’s high time for a new Crusade against these invaders.

There’s 80 % who aren‘t from those groups and it’s high time we stood up and declared AMERICAN PRIDE and run these people out of here.

Posted on June 23, 2011 at 1:14pm
Because why? All those others ARE American. More each day, too. We are the best country in the known universe.

Posted on June 23, 2011 at 1:32pm
They are citizens, Not Americans. You can get off your knees now. BO went home to Michelle.

Posted on June 23, 2011 at 1:56pm

Oh my you are the only “American” around here? Or is there a club? How do you select the worthy ones? Must they all be members in the Dick Army?

Posted on June 23, 2011 at 2:04pm
You are a very uninformed hateful person. Nothing good comes from hate. I’ll pray for you and you should pray too!

Posted on June 23, 2011 at 1:06pm
Wow! She wont be a virgin for long. Not when she’s looking that good….Meowwwwww!

(“trust nobody”)

Posted on June 23, 2011 at 1:09pm
Visions of her appear all over the world, right?. How come she never shows up in my bed? LOOOL!

(“trust nobody”)

Posted on June 23, 2011 at 1:19pm
WOW!!!!! Your on the bullet train to Hades. Trying to avoid the rush?

Posted on June 23, 2011 at 1:44pm

If she did you would have A.M.I.
Only Virgin the first time. Jesus had brother maybe more?

Posted on June 23, 2011 at 1:06pm
Ehh I think it’s kind of cute and funny. Don’t care for the “queer” connotation though. At least it’s not elephant poo or a cross in urine.

Besides people love the nude statue of David and he’s full tackle out.

Posted on June 24, 2011 at 5:27pm
Michelango‘s David isn’t being made into an object of disordered lust.

Posted on June 23, 2011 at 1:06pm
Um, I couldn’t read anything past “the plight of Mexicans in US culture.” WHAT PLIGHT?? Many, many, many come here illegally, have a bunch of babies, take advantage of our system, and often engage in violent criminal activity. Not all – but many. THAT’S the plight. Or should we call it a “blight?”

As for the subject at hand, this is totally appalling and grotesque. If videogames are a constant discussion in congress because of their content, shouldn’t stuff like this be in the discussion as well?

Posted on June 23, 2011 at 1:22pm
I never stop being amazed at the throngs of Mexican who flow over the border illegally then complain about how unfairly they are being treated. They want and expect better treatment than US citizens and they often get it. I’m disgusted with the whole thing.

Posted on June 23, 2011 at 1:56pm
Define “many”. Give me a ballpark estimate.

Posted on June 23, 2011 at 1:05pm
God help please.

Posted on June 23, 2011 at 9:02pm
The Jews knew Jesus came from a normal, and insignificant family in Nazareth, with a father, mother, and brothers and sisters and that’s one reason they were disgusted by the fact that people were following him. People are people, and no doubt the rumors were that Mary must have been with a man before marrying Joseph. No doubt those rumors followed Jesus too – making it even more impossible for the ruling class to accept that he was the One they were looking for.
God is not impressed by how high on a pedestal Catholics put Mary, but He saves those who trust in His beloved Son, Jesus, who’s one perfect sacrifice, of himself, is forever sufficient.

Posted on June 23, 2011 at 1:05pm
This isn’t blasphemous, just stupid. What the Catholics do by deifying Mary is blasphemous. Mary is not a demi-god, she was just a very blessed and fortunate woman. And news flash for Catholics, she wasn’t a virgin for long…Jesus had siblings.

Posted on June 23, 2011 at 1:11pm
It’s amazing what they do to real Christian values/

Posted on June 23, 2011 at 1:24pm
I think it’s more than just stupid. The definition of blasphemy is: “Gross irreverence towards any person or thing worthy of exalted esteem” Mary was “highly favored” and “blessed among women”.
I definately believe the “artist’s” intent was gross irreverence.

Posted on June 23, 2011 at 1:54pm
I’m extremely offended by your comments. As a practicing Catholic, The Blessed Virgin is the mother of us all, and I don‘t know what dope you are smokin’ friend, but in our world, Mary is a saint, she intercedes on our behalf in times of our darkest hour. How dare you critize, your words are indeed blamphemous.

Posted on June 23, 2011 at 2:08pm
Please show me where Jesus had siblings? Because I will show you where he does NOT.

There are only four brethren of Jesus named in the Gospels:
Matthew 13:55 “Is not this the carpenter’s son? Is not His mother called Mary, and His brothers, James and Joseph and Simon and Judas?”

Mark 6:2-3 – “Is not this the carpenter, the son of Mary, and brother of James, and Joses, and Judas, and Simon? Are not His sisters here with us?”
Let’s begin with James. There are two men named James among the disciples. One, of course, is the brother of John and the son of Zebedee. This cannot be him then. So, this is the other James, called in Scripture James the less:
Mark 15:40: “There were also women looking on afar off: among whom were Mary Magdalene, and Mary the mother of James the less, and of Joseph, and Salome.” (emphasis added)
So James is indeed the son of a woman named Mary. Not only that, but Joseph is his brother. That’s two of the four, right? Then, in Matthew, reciting the names of the twelve:
Matt 10:3: “…’James the son of Alphaeus, and Lebbaeus, whose surname was Thaddeus.” (emphasis added)
This too is talking of James the less, as the other James, son of Zebedee, is spoken of in the previous verse. It is NOT a trick or really that hard! Alphaeus is this James’ father, not Joseph, the husband of Mary, mother of the Lord.


Posted on June 23, 2011 at 2:51pm
All you have shown is that Jesus’s brother was not one of the twelve. James was a common name, as were Judas, Simon and Joseph. The reason Catholics are so afraid of the idea that Mary had sex with her husband, is from a wrong understanding of original sin. God gave man sex for more than just procreation. And while we’re at it, let me also add that the Pope is not infallible. He is just a man, like me. He sins and has flaws and he is wrong sometimes.

Posted on June 23, 2011 at 2:57pm
Exodus 20:4 Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth:

Pretty clear what God’s word says about images, “exalted” or otherwise. We have many, many other things we ought to be concerned about before this.

Posted on June 23, 2011 at 3:21pm
Now go to John also speaking of those witnessing the Crucifixion:
John 19:25: “Now there stood by the cross of Jesus His mother (Mary) and His mothers sister, Mary the wife of Cleophas, and Mary Magdalene.” (emphasis added)
Look up John 19:25 at and click the ‘C’ icon (for the Strong’s Concordance), then click the Strong’s number for the name Cleophas. It comes up “father of James the less, the husband of Mary the sister of the mother of Jesus.”

Did you get that? That Mary, who was the mother of James the less, and of Joseph, from Mark 15:40, is the wife of Cleophas, the father of James the less, and she is called the ‘sister’ of Our Lord’s mother – Mary!

So, two of the four ‘brothers’ have been identified as the children of parents other than Joseph and the Virgin Mary. Of the brothers named, that still leaves Jude and Simon. Next, Jude:
Acts 1:13 “…James, the son of Alphaeus , and Simon Zelo’tes, and Jude the brother of James…” (emphasis added)
There goes Jude out of the mix! Matter of fact, Jude says the same in his own epistle:
Jude 1:1 “Jude, a servant of Jesus Christ and brother of James…” (emphasis added)
Lastly, Simon. Simon, called the Zealot, is identified as coming from Cana, not Nazareth as were Joseph, Mary and the Christ!
Luke 6:15 “and Matthew, and Thomas, and James the son of Alphaeus, and Simon who was called the Zealot,” (emphasis added)


Posted on June 23, 2011 at 3:22pm
Mark 3:18 “Andrew, and Philip, and Bartholomew, and Matthew, and Thomas, and James the son of Alphaeus, and Thaddaeus, and Simon the Cananaean…” (emphasis added)

Matt 2:23 And he came and dwelt in a city called Nazareth: that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophets, He shall be called a Nazarene. (emphasis added)
Simon is a Cananean, while Jesus is a Nazarene!

Posted on June 23, 2011 at 3:30pm
Posted on June 23, 2011 at 2:57pm
Exodus 20:4 Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth:

Pretty clear what God’s word says about images, “exalted” or otherwise. We have many, many other things we ought to be concerned about before this

Really? Then why did He command them to make a serpant (Graven Image) and put it on a stick for the Isrealites to look at when bit by a snake? So did God tell the Isrealites to sin directly after giving them the 10 commandments?

Furthermore do you have any photographs of loved ones? Graven Image… Are you a hunter with stuffed animals? Graven Image… Do you collect anything say statues of Angels or dogs or whatever? Graven Image. How about a cross that is carved or made of ceramic? Graven Image…Do you see how foolish one looks when you make statements that are not thought through.
It‘s NOT the image it’s the WORSHIP of the image. Come on people if this is the level of Scriptural knowledge you have we are farther gone than I thought.

Posted on June 23, 2011 at 3:35pm
@I Hear Wolves
I totally agree. Mary was a vessel by which Jesus came to earth. She is no more special in the eyes of God than you or I. The Catholic Church holds he in much to high of regard.

Posted on June 23, 2011 at 3:38pm
I hear wolves…
Its so funny how “Bible Believing Christians” or Evangelicals bash Catholics for their beliefs and when shown IN SCRIPTURE they deny they completely disregard Scripture. WOW That was a common name at the time… LMAO You have got to be kidding. If thats the extent of your arguement then my point was made!

Posted on June 23, 2011 at 3:41pm

Then why does the Catholic Church has it members say Hail Mary’s inorder to ask for intercession. No one needs to intercede when I speak to God.

Sounds like exalting to me.

Posted on June 23, 2011 at 4:00pm
We addressing her the same way that the she is addressed in Scripture… The Angel Gabriel says this to her. So I would assume that is the way God addressed her since Gabriel was his messanger. The Church did NOT give her this title… God did. Please don’t read Scripture… STUDY IT.

Posted on June 23, 2011 at 4:20pm

That’s fine that scripture addresses her that way, but we are not commanded to. Catholics use it out of context. The problem is we repent directly to God for our sins, not to a person. Nowhere in the Bible does it say that we must cry out to Mary for intercession. It does say, however:

John 14:6
Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.

Why not cry out:

Revelation 4:8 “Holy, holy, holy is the Lord God, the Almighty–the one who always was, who is, and who is still to come.”

Posted on June 23, 2011 at 4:49pm
First off one does not repent to God or anyone else. To repent is to change ones heart and turn back to God. I assume you meant confess ones sins. That being said if you think that Catholics confess Mary you are wildly mis-informed. Nor has the Church commanded us to ask for intercession. Have you ever asked a fellow member to pray for you (to interceed)? Well why don’t you pray to God yourself? Why are you trying to get to God through someone at your church? You see this is a silly arguement. We ask Mary to PRAY for us now and the hour of our death. In regards to John 14:6 yes Jesus is the way to Heaven. In regards to Revelation 4:8 we do cry this out at EVERY Mass.
Also how do we take Hail Mary out of context? Also where does the Bible tell you to ONLY confess your sins DIRECTLY to God. Because you should read the rest of the Gospel of John Specifically John 20.

Posted on June 23, 2011 at 5:24pm
Ill just leave these here:

Posted on June 23, 2011 at 5:56pm
If this is where you are getting your info you really need to find a new “pastor” or whatever this site is to you.
The Old Testament is fulfilled in the New and the New is consealed in the Old. With that said… Mary is called “woman” by Paul not as a insult or as a “generic” term. She was called “woman” because Eve was called “woman”. If Jesus is new Adam then there has to be new Eve. Just as there is an Old Testament Ark of the Covenant there is a New Testament Ark. If she was not a very important person then why did Jesus proform His first miracle at Her request? If you study the ENTIRE Bible you will see that Jesus PERFECTS everything in the Old Testament.

Posted on June 23, 2011 at 6:07pm
Many who say the things you do know really nothing about the Catholic faith. You make your comments based on biased superficial information. Mary was chosen to be the mother of the Incarnate Eternal Word of the Most Holy Trinity; actually, God in human form. As the Bible says the humanity of Jesus was assumed into the eternal Word by a singular action of the Holy Spirit. (Luke1:28-55). As Mary was chosen to be the mother of Jesus, concomitantly she is the Mother of God; as Jesus is co-equal as the Eternal Word to the Father and the Holy Spirit. At the Cross she was given to us through the apostle John as our spiritual mother. Mary was the close companion of Jesus up until his public life, his last three years. If you would not care to see your own mother thusly treated, how do you think the King of Kings and Lord of Lords, the eternal Word of the Most Holy Trinity, feels about a painting that desecrates his mother? Would you say the same things to Him as you have just written?

Posted on June 24, 2011 at 12:36am
We don’t deify Mary, we show her reverence as we do all the saints. Obviously she, being the Theotokos, or God Bearer is going to get more reverence than other saints. Good grief, if you’re going to claim to know what Catholics believe, try reading original source material by Catholics.

Posted on June 25, 2011 at 9:41am
“This isn’t blasphemous, just stupid. What the Catholics do by deifying Mary is blasphemous. Mary is not a demi-god, she was just a very blessed and fortunate woman. And news flash for Catholics, she wasn’t a virgin for long…Jesus had siblings.”

Catholics don’t deify Mary. Just because your back-woods, snake-handling, semi-literate “preacher” said so doesn’t make it true. We show her the same respect that Jesus would have show His mother.

Posted on June 23, 2011 at 1:05pm
Funny how they never seem to attack Islam in tha same way.

Posted on June 23, 2011 at 1:31pm
I think I just did..

Posted on June 23, 2011 at 1:55pm
Who is “they”? Are all artists part of some group that I’m unaware of?

Posted on June 23, 2011 at 1:04pm
People that do this type of thing have a higher authority to answer to…and they will. Don’t be like the Muslims.

Posted on June 23, 2011 at 1:03pm
When I find myself in times of trouble,,,,Mother Mary comes to me.Speaking words of wisdom,in a bikini…Let it be ? Let it be? There will be an answer,A bikini.?

Posted on June 23, 2011 at 1:13pm
And in my hour of darkness she is standing right in front of me.. speaking words of wisdom . in a bikini let it be

I wish the Moooselims would lighten up about there religion

Posted on June 23, 2011 at 1:02pm
If your going to do that why not grow some balls and depict Mohamad in a Man-Kini. See how long you get to live.

Posted on June 23, 2011 at 1:00pm
Sinners repent!

Posted on June 23, 2011 at 1:30pm
I repented.Looked like a little baby muhammad with a small white tissue
wrapped around it’s head.
Getting to old to go hunting?start using bait.
come get some…………………….
Mu Ham Mad what a mame
OK Lame…………

Posted on June 23, 2011 at 9:00pm
“Let Mary be in honor, but let worship be given to the Lord” -Theologian Sergei Bulgakov

Perhaps this (let’s call it) “interpretation” of Our Lady Of Guadalupe
will reignite the Mexican people’s honor and dignity …. and re-unite them

>in a way where they drive out the vulgar
coyote, drug cartel and corrupt government officials & workers.

Posted on June 23, 2011 at 12:56pm
They only do this to insult Christianity. They are not making art, they are making war.

Posted on June 23, 2011 at 1:03pm

Posted on June 23, 2011 at 1:06pm
GOD will judge man soon!

Posted on June 23, 2011 at 1:06pm
I don’t know about war, but it is bigotry and hate. This is why government support for “the arts” is a sham. Back in the day, Michelangelo, David, Monet, Picasso all had to have BUYERS. If people did not like their art, they starved.

Free market strikes again.

Posted on June 23, 2011 at 1:06pm
I don’t see any “art” of Muhammad sitting with a pet dog in his lap and eating a pork steak. Cowards. They know at least the Christians won’t chop off the heads of them and their families.

Posted on June 23, 2011 at 1:09pm
You should declare a Jihad on them like it says clearly in the Bible.

Posted on June 23, 2011 at 1:09pm
no, they only do this because they know christians will be insulted and show everyone.

it’s called FREE PUBLICITY. and the “I’m insulted” crowd falls for it every time.

these sorts of people WANT ATTENTION. and by putting this up on the blaze and sending to everyone YOU GIVE IT TO THEM.

time to just ignore idiots like this!

Posted on June 23, 2011 at 1:10pm
They can’t hurt real Christians this way.

Posted on June 23, 2011 at 1:13pm
“The conference is to discuss the ins and outs of Chicano culture, alongside a discussion of the plight of Mexicans in US culture”

Yeah, having a montage with Mary in a bikini certainly helps with these issues, especially in Ireland.
Do these people always walk around, oblivious to reality?

Posted on June 23, 2011 at 1:14pm
Anything for attention.

Now I want to see the same artist put Mohammid in a speedo!

Got any “galls” to do that? Or are you afraid that the Kalifate won’t turn the other cheek?

Easy to beat up on the meek and humble, isn’t it?

Posted on June 23, 2011 at 1:17pm
and how much taxpayer money from the “endowment for the arts” went to this trash?

Posted on June 23, 2011 at 1:19pm
Is she coming out of a ******?

Posted on June 23, 2011 at 1:20pm
My gripe is that it is being displayed in a publicly funded location. If it were a private studio I would dismiss it. Don’t go see it. That said I think Alma should kick it up a notch and display Mohammed in a bikini

Posted on June 23, 2011 at 1:25pm
This is only an insult to Catholicism with their devotion to the many idol’s they cling to.
Christians are not upset with the desecrations or altering of idol’s.

Posted on June 23, 2011 at 1:28pm
Why don’t they do one that shows Muhammed surrounded by his 77 virgies wearing bikinis? They are scared of Muslims and just try to insult Christians, because they know we will “turn the other cheek,” rather than behead them.

Posted on June 23, 2011 at 1:35pm
It doesn‘t offend me because that isn’t what the Virgin Mary means, and neither is it simply about one female. Furthermore, they can depict it the way they see fit because that’s the nice thing about freedom. But, I’m inclined to mention that near the Fall of Rome that their were artists also even then whom altered the true meaning of the Holy family, even as they are doing now.

Posted on June 23, 2011 at 1:39pm
How much longer can we allow this crap to continue?

Posted on June 23, 2011 at 1:42pm
How is this not bigotry? This is an attack on Christian and their faith? How much longer can we allow these actions? And how in a broken economy are tax dollars still supporting this racist hatred.

Posted on June 23, 2011 at 1:48pm
Making WAR … Now you’re thinking like a Mooselum, we should be teaching them about free speech and use this silly art to show them it’s nothing to lose your head about ( pun intended )

and by getting mad about this art is only boosting the artist ego and they win……………
Laughing about it and walking away increases your Faith and they lose ……….

Posted on June 23, 2011 at 1:48pm
To be accurate, this is an attack on Catholicism, not Christianity. True Christianity has nothing to do with idols. Am I wrong?

Posted on June 23, 2011 at 1:49pm
Is their a picture of Mohammed eating a pork-chop?

Posted on June 23, 2011 at 1:49pm
Posted on June 23, 2011 at 1:06pm
GOD will judge man soon!
He better hurry up, bible thumping so called christians have taken upon themselves to sub in for God and provide their Judgments by cherry picking outdated passages from a book of fairytales.

Posted on June 23, 2011 at 1:49pm

low on my priorities. We have bigger issues to deal with.

I’m not a Roman Catholic, so I don‘t place Mary on any higher pedestal or ’sainthood’.
She was clearly an exceptional woman to have been chosen by God to be the virgin mother of Christ, but, she was a human like you and I. While I respect her, I still see her as equal to you and I.

No offense meant to Catholics, this is just my belief. I understand the Catholic Church appoints people as ‘saints’, its just that, as a Christian, who is not a Catholic, I do not recognize canonization. I still respect the people your Church has named as “saints”, since they clearly were exceptional people or they would not have been named ‘saints’ by the Papacy.

I find it very disrespectful, and I disapprove of it. I would never do it or condone it.

I believe these things, like, “piss Christ” are done intentionally for shock reaction to try to build a name for the self-proclaimed ‘artist’.

This is not “art.”

This is sensationalism media.

Art elevates the best values of society, culture, and civilization.
This abomination does none of those.

This is a desperate cry for fame and notoriety.

the person who did this is irrelevant.

We do need to end the NEA. – it is a political arm of the left and its political propaganda machine.

Arts should be funded by private contributions. I should not be required to pay for someone to sit on the sofa, pee in a jar, insert a

Posted on June 23, 2011 at 1:52pm
I don‘t think I’d want to be the one that mocks the mother of Jesus, but those that seek disgracing this country and by all means their own culture seem to have no problem tangling with God. It seems to me those in history that picked a fight with him paid a dear price!

Posted on June 23, 2011 at 1:53pm
Odd, I’d think that only Catholics would be upset by this. I had a Southern Baptist recently tell me that Mary has become “an idol of the papists,” and that true Christians don’t think she had anything special to her. No idea if that’s true.

I don’t see it as insulting, because I don’t really care about artists or whatever heresies they might like to promote. Controversy sells, so it’s not surprising. Wouldn’t shed a tear if he ended up getting fined in Ireland though!

Posted on June 23, 2011 at 1:53pm
Just out of curiousity, what do you know about art or Christianity for that matter? Your comment sounds very uninformed.

Posted on June 23, 2011 at 1:56pm
Well she at least looks better than Muhammad in a Speedo………

Posted on June 23, 2011 at 1:57pm
Hast thou entered into the treasures of the snow? Or hast thou seen the treasures of the hail, which I have reserved against the time of trouble, against the day of battle and war?
By what way is the is the light parted which scattereth the east winds upon the earth?
Who has divided a water course for the over-flowing of waters or a way for the lightning of thunder; To cause it to rain on the earth, where no man is ; on the wilderness ; wherein there is no man; to satisfy the desolate and waste ground; and to cause the bud of the tender herb to spring forth?

Hath the rain a father? Or who has begotten the drops of dew?
Out of whose womb came the ice? And the hoary frost of heaven, who hath gendered it? The waters are hid with a stone, and the face of the deep is frozen.

From the Book of Job beginning at 38: 22.

Posted on June 23, 2011 at 2:11pm
A word about Mary: Mary was a dignified, chaste virgin woman chosen by the almighty God to bear the birth of His only begotten Son who was to be called Jesus. God chose Mary for this wonderful privilege due to her impeccable reputation and cleanness. Nobody, not even even the Pharisee‘s and enemies of Jesus could or even attempted to challenge Mary’s qualifications to bear the birth of our Lord. Her fine reputation was unquestionable. She was not an idolater and she would be offended at persons who were. To make reverential statues or idols of her, is not what the good woman Mary is all about.

Posted on June 23, 2011 at 2:20pm
“Is she coming out of a ******?”
I love IT!!!!

Posted on June 23, 2011 at 2:21pm
UntameableK – you’re so right. Its war on Christians. Is it because Christ said “Love thy neighbor as thyself for the love of God”? They seem to be alright with “Kill the infidels” though.

Posted on June 23, 2011 at 2:31pm
After spending a few years in Ireland, I don’t recall there being very many Mexicans or any other “chicano” folks living in Dublin, Kerry, Cork, the Aran Islands, Kilkenny, Wicklow or anywhere else I went. So why are they having this forum studying the “plight of Mexican’ts in US culture” anyway?

Posted on June 23, 2011 at 2:46pm

Wherein the Bible? I wan’t to see the phrase………

Posted on June 23, 2011 at 2:47pm
And it’s rather pathetic that Miss Alma Lopez cannot find the same kind of artistic expression with moohamed being wrapped in a suicide vest, or a bomb in his turban. It’s only art if you are making fun of Christians, and it is despicable and hateful if you talk about anyone else’s religion.

Posted on June 23, 2011 at 2:58pm
While this is offensive and should not be done, it is not really insulting Christians. It is insulting the Catholic faith. While Mary is a “special” person for being the mother of Jesus, she is still just another woman who was part of the most wonderful event that has happened to humanity. Still, they shouldn’t go around insulting Catholics any more than any other faith.

Posted on June 23, 2011 at 3:10pm
It’s really quite funny how so-called true christians are quick to call catholics not christian but when it comes to counting the number of christians in the country they have no problem calling them christians.

Posted on June 23, 2011 at 4:07pm
Just like in all groups, there are christians,,,, and then there are Christians!

Posted on June 23, 2011 at 4:08pm
Sounds like a bunch of eggheads are getting a paid vacation to Ireland, to talk BS, have sex, hook-up, and whine about the injustice of a system that allows them to take free vacations. Rabbi Shapiro was right: these people have TOO much freedom. They never grew up out of being rebellious teenagers.

Posted on June 23, 2011 at 4:22pm
Looks more like EVE.. only to many clothes..

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Posted on June 23, 2011 at 4:43pm
Perhaps it would be less offensive if the “artist” also depicted Mohammed in a speedo. Oh, that’s right, for that he might be condemned and hunted down.

Posted on June 23, 2011 at 5:50pm
This breaks my heart. Regardless of what your feelings are in regards to the Catholic church idolizing the Mother of God. How do you think Jesus feels having His own mother portrayed like this. When you’re looking at this picture please remember this is the same woman who stood at the foot of the cross watching her Child be crucified & than held Him in her arms after He died. HEARTBREAKING!!!!!!!! How would you feel if this was your mother they were mocking?.

Posted on June 23, 2011 at 7:49pm
Book of fairy tales, Book of fairy tales…..yeah yeah…we know you want to discredit God believers, and make them look like fools, but if we are talking fools how about this……

Let’s just say it IS a book of fairy tales, just for the sake of argument….You have this book purely fictional, that teaches morels and values, and gives you a guideline on how to live a life of love for fellow man, and this is the force that drives someone to live a certain life…..Heck we see people try to live out fictional hollywood stories…..Is this really such a bad thing??

The real fool is the one who willingly puts on the shackles of other men, because they are impressed by the title they carry, or the candy that they throw out. The fool will do what they say because you think it will benefit you in some way, when really no one cares about the fool. Man is flawed and can easily be payed off, and lie to you if it pays off for them in the end, and the fool rushes in to grab those chains and shackle themselves….

I think i would go with the fairy tale book, and take my chances….

Posted on June 23, 2011 at 8:05pm
The problem is to many fools are attmepting to force others to live by the book of fairy tales. To many Christian Taleban on the Blaze. Gay rights and abortion, and see how fast Beckerheads are calling for the government to impose laws against the freedoms of others.

Posted on June 23, 2011 at 9:57pm
Hey whitetooth, Just to be accurate, Catholics are Christians.

Posted on June 24, 2011 at 8:47am
Mary is the virgin mother of Christ to all religions based on Christ teaching. Just because there is little depiction of her in same a baptist Church doesn‘t mean there’s no repect and love for her.
More over an attack on Christianity in any of it‘s forms is an attack on all of it’s forms. WE ARE ONE.
We put aside our differences an formed this nation based not in what seperated us but in what unites us as a religious community.

Posted on June 24, 2011 at 12:13pm
TOMFERRARI, you hit it right on the head. I, myself, am not Catholic, but I do believe that Christianity and Religion should be respected, even if we don’t agree with particular beliefs. This so called art is nothing more than this “artist’s” attempt to make up for lack of self-respect. Judgement day is coming soon and people like this “artist” will be dealt with accordingly.

Posted on June 24, 2011 at 1:32pm
You have to admit…she looks good!

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Posted on June 24, 2011 at 2:48pm
Blasphemy? Is Mary a God?

Posted on June 24, 2011 at 4:14pm
I agree,and where did this person come from…California, home of pelosi and so many other christian haters.

Posted on June 25, 2011 at 12:16am
How come none of them does that kind of insult to an image of Muhammad. As they say in Spanish: Esos perros saben con que palo se rascan
(Those dogs know well with what kind of wood they scratch their itch)

Posted on June 25, 2011 at 3:24am
Alma Lopez? Hello? No baby, you are not being attacked, actually, you are being called on what you produced as “art”- it’s trash. Any dirty minded perverted pre teen could have made this thing! And hey, Alma, you are a University of California at Irvine graduate? What did you study? Certainly not art! You couldn’t have passed Art 101 or Photo 101 submitting this!
The real issue: How did Alma get a degree at a university?

Posted on June 25, 2011 at 11:44am
So someone please inform me, because my memory isn’t so good. What would happen if someone did this or drew a cartoon of Muhammad?

Posted on June 28, 2011 at 11:28am
A brief explanation regarding the relationship of Catholics to Mary, particularly “Whitefang” whose comment regarding Catholicism and the worship of idols ended respectfully with “Am I Wrong?”.

Jesus, as the Incarnate Word, Son of God, is worshipped. Mary, as the Mother of God, is honored.

All honors accorded to the Blessed Mother that Protestants misunderstand as worship are actually Christo-centric and Scripture-based. These ensue from her singular privilege as being the Mother of the Eternal Word.

Mary, the Mother of God, is the New Testament Ark, that was prefigured in the old. Within her womb, the first tabernacle, Jesus took on flesh. Mary is the Woman in Gen 3:15, the same Woman at Cana and at the foot of the Cross. She is the Woman wearing a crown of twelve stars in Revelations, the twelve stars representing the Apostles gathered around her in the upper room at Pentecost metaphoric of the Twelve Tribes encamped around the Ark of the Covenant. Mary leads us to Christ.

This familiar image of The Virgin of Guadalupe miraculously appeared on the “tilma” (cape) of a poor Mexican. It is displayed in the Basilica of Guadalupe in Mexico, one of the most visited Catholic shrines in the world.

This “art” which mocks and dishonors Mary is an insult to all Christians. I feel sorrow for the artist. I am saddened by the impact it may have on the faith on the vulnerable.

Posted on June 23, 2011 at 2:08pm
And you see Adam & Eve in nothing more than a fig leaf in most biblical illustrations and THIS upsets you?

Posted on June 23, 2011 at 2:56pm
yes. maybe you should read the bible.

Posted on June 23, 2011 at 2:04pm
Don’t mess with our Holy Mother….I pray for your souls….losers.

Posted on June 23, 2011 at 2:09pm
At a boy spread that love and forgiveness that Mary’s son asked you to do!

Posted on June 23, 2011 at 2:14pm

This piece of “art” (and I use that term loosely) should not shake any Catholics belief. I do not believe that Mary the mother of Jesus is Holy. There is only One who is Holy.

Posted on June 23, 2011 at 2:03pm
California has a history of attacking religion, especially Christianity and Catholics. In this case, I think a fuse has been lit they were not ready for. Chicano culture as well as Mexican culture is deeply Catholic and hold their beliefs with passion. To turn a sacred religious symbol into such a blasphemy is more than an insult, it’s an assault to the core of their most deeply held beliefs.

Go to the middle east and treat the Koran or depict their Muhamed in similar ways to see how Chicanos and Mexicans will treat this disgrace.

Posted on June 23, 2011 at 2:01pm
How would these atheists like it if we dishonored their Mother? Jesus isn’t laughing. Shameful!

Posted on June 23, 2011 at 2:00pm
I can see it now….Lady Ga Ga will come out with a new song and outfit.

Posted on June 23, 2011 at 1:59pm
…and what would happen if they depicted Mohammed in a Speedo?

Posted on June 23, 2011 at 1:59pm
I‘m sure glad I won’t have to answer for such blasphamy as this on Judgment Day.
God will not be mocked.
Vengence is Mine, saith the Lord. I will repay!

Posted on June 23, 2011 at 1:58pm
REDMAGE obviously your a piss poor catholic. I like to see a picture of your dear mother in a G string and no top and then have you tell me, Ah, this artist is just expressing himself symbolically.

Posted on June 23, 2011 at 2:16pm
I‘m sorry I didn’t make clear how outraged I am about this “art”. My point in my post was in reply to the reference to deifying and idolizing by Catholics. It’s common misinformation that I was trying to correct. I can’t even express how angry I am to see our Blessed Mother shown in this fashion. We need to pray for the artist. God is watching you.

Posted on June 23, 2011 at 1:57pm
None of those “artists” are ready to die for their “art” if they truly believe in it… Christianity is a safe target for them…. Not sure if Ireland is a safe place though…

Posted on June 23, 2011 at 1:52pm
More cowardly left wing attacks on Christianity. You never see these brave souls attacking islam though do you?

Posted on June 23, 2011 at 1:52pm
Do it to Muhammad and see what happens.

Posted on June 23, 2011 at 1:48pm
Once again, old, done before, not cutting edge.

Do it with Mohamud but I bet he is afraid.

Posted on June 23, 2011 at 1:47pm
They chose to show this rather then the photos of their mothers having sex with animals.

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Posted on June 23, 2011 at 1:44pm
This garbage wouldn‘t make news if this wasn’t put in the news……

Posted on June 23, 2011 at 1:40pm
@I Hear the Wolves
Catholics don’t deify the Blessed Virgin Mary. Catholics honor her as the mother of Jesus. Catholics also don’t worship idols. Statues are merely reminders of Jesus, Mary, Joseph and saints we honor, just as this “art” is meant to portray what this ‘artist’ is meaning to depict. It’s symbolic.

Posted on June 23, 2011 at 1:38pm
As offended as I am that there are folks out there that are that cold and shameless, all to get some notoriety … I still can’t bring myself to call for the death of those who are responsible.

Does that mean I’m not radical enough?

Posted on June 23, 2011 at 1:38pm
Stop!…All these comments of wanting to see Mohamed in a bikini is making it tough for me to hold my lunch down.

Posted on June 23, 2011 at 1:37pm
Chicano Culture. Ireland. What’s wrong with this picture? The “art” is firstly….so out there…“Our Lady and Other Queer Santas” Really???? Distasteful?l…..Very Much..Criminal?,,,hardly.
Blasphemy…….court sentences…….can anyone spell “inquisition”?

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Posted on June 23, 2011 at 1:37pm
walk softly … and
allow God to handle the light work here!
God is not mocked
Jesus would allow someone to mock His Mom…
Alma should repent of his offense
to the One he ultimately insulted.

as they say
this is temporal
but eternity is forever…
dont think Alma will think he is all that then
but he will have a very LOOOONNNNGGGG time to consider
what he did and
who he really insulted!
Seriously Alma repent of your actions..
(which i am sure he won’t)
then I would just turn my back on that man and
brush the dust off my feet and
walk away!
you cannot argue with that kind of a fool!

Posted on June 23, 2011 at 1:36pm
I truly do NOT understand the kind of mind that finds satisfaction in desecrating what is sacred, holy, or respected and revered by other. Surely people who do this have to be among the most vicious or jealous in the world!

Posted on June 23, 2011 at 1:36pm
I am glad I am a Jew!!! No comment on this story!!!!

Posted on June 23, 2011 at 1:36pm
Is better than Mohammed in a bikini.

Posted on June 23, 2011 at 1:34pm
Let’s see the same person put a characature of the criminal Mohammed in a groin strap, prancing down the catwalk…How long will the “artist” and the actor portraying Mohammed live? See the difference between western civilization and islam now?????

Posted on June 23, 2011 at 1:31pm
As a Catholic, I am greatly offended by this. Speech no matter how distasteful is protected and I would suggest the creator had the right to create this image. Rights are attached to responsibility, so I certainly would question the responsibility of the creator of this image. Over and over I fail to understand, why the idiotic people and things deserve news reporting, especially here on The BLAZE. Giving the person who created this attention is, in my belief, as wrong as the person who created this travesty. Please stop putting things up that are simply not relevant to our argument. This vulgar display of disrespect can be displayed, but do we have to give it attention? Really?

Posted on June 23, 2011 at 1:37pm
Do you see the difference between your reaction and that of the average islamist???? You are justifiably insensed by the portrayal…but you do not feel justified in REMOVING THE HEADS OF BOTH THE “ARTIST” AND THE MODEL” for insulting your religion, do you????

Point made…

Posted on June 23, 2011 at 3:41pm
I think we need to take a page out of the muslim playbook. How about we get a couple thousand Christians to protest the school, have some riots then burn the school to the ground. We can follow up with death threats to all the teachers and administrators. Isn’t this how Muslims react when the feel their religion has been dissed?

Posted on June 23, 2011 at 3:33pm
ART????? Why is it the liberals will support outrage and a dispecable show of disrepect as ART?

Posted on June 23, 2011 at 3:32pm
After I hastily posted my previous comment, it landed on page 3, where a lot of Blazers obviously had the same idea I did before I even got here!

And liberals call us Blazers stupid…

I’d say there are some pretty sharp minds in here! Don’t let the trolls try to tell you otherwise. Besides, we have ethics and morals, and they DON’T!

Posted on June 23, 2011 at 3:28pm
Oh well. If it’s ok to show the Virgin Mary in a bikini, and defend it as being “art,” then maybe someone can present a depiction of the prophet Muhammed in a thong?

Posted on June 23, 2011 at 3:26pm
Why do they only insult Christians and Jews? Why not put Mohammad in a Speedo or a vat of urine and call it art? Oh…that’s right…Christians and Jews won’t cut your head off. Way to take a stand! Next up…drop-kicking wounded hummingbirds…

Posted on June 23, 2011 at 3:18pm
There’s going to be alot of blood spilled in the very near future. We’re just waiting for that one little spark. Keep up the anti Christian Stuff, You are justifying our assult.

Posted on June 23, 2011 at 3:17pm
I want to see one of these artistic cowards in Cali depict MoHAMmud in a bikini… I dare them!!!!

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Posted on June 23, 2011 at 3:13pm
Sorry, thats not the Mary I was taught about. It’s the frigging Chiquita banana lady. Silly Mexicans.

Posted on June 23, 2011 at 3:06pm
The artist is clearly a raging bull **** who is in love with Mary. Other than being extremely distasteful and as long as my tax dollars aren’t going to pay for this crap called art, she has a right to create whatever garbage she wants.

Posted on June 23, 2011 at 3:04pm
I doubt if any of you brave soldiers of artistry would depict Mohammed in speedos. You only vilify those that will forgive you. We as Christians will not demand your death. Ms. Alma Lopez you are not brave, you are lost and I pray that you can overcome the darkness in your heart.

Posted on June 23, 2011 at 2:57pm
Darn, my KABOOM vest is at the cleaners! Sure it is offensive and meant to be but knowing the target religion will not react by beheading the knucklehead “artist”, it is safe to insult the believers. A “real breakthrough artist” would take on Mo b u t No Mo! Swine

Posted on June 23, 2011 at 2:55pm
Hey, if you want to get back at atheists for making fun of you, just depict one of us in a bikini!

Posted on June 23, 2011 at 2:51pm
There are thosands of artistic dipictions of the Virgin. To give this any attention is a waste of valuable time. I’m sure the Church will say what needs to be said. To do otherwise would be giving the wackos the satisfaction of getting under our skin. Why bother?

Posted on June 23, 2011 at 2:46pm
That’s hilarious!


Posted on June 23, 2011 at 2:46pm
I would never stoop to the level of a muslim, but I‘m sure they wouldn’t appreciate a picture of mohammed in a Speedo.

Posted on June 23, 2011 at 2:35pm
The conference is about taking back Calif., Texas, New Mexico, and Arizona. THEY WILL LOSE, AGAIN!!

Posted on June 23, 2011 at 2:29pm
If we lived in constant search for truth and beauty, these incidents would never happen. Art elevates and defines a culture. This is not art and the artist is irrelevant. Another sign that our culture is dead, when we give stature to those who malign what is good and mock what is holy.

Posted on June 23, 2011 at 2:27pm
Imagine if someone depicted Mohammed in a bikini? People would be dying as a result. But Islam is a religion of peace, whereas Christian militants are threatening the security of the United States.

The longer we ignore reality, the higher will be the price we pay.

Posted on June 23, 2011 at 2:25pm
Don’t any of these useful idiots know that this has all been done before. SNORE. Think of something new to insult us with. Been there done that. You see, history does repeat itself.

Posted on June 23, 2011 at 2:25pm
I can turn the other cheek, no problem. They are only damning themselves. This doesn’t make me angry – I feel pity that they don’t know any better. That’s truly sad that they have to bait people in this manner; they have to tear someone else down so they can feel better about themselves.

Posted on June 23, 2011 at 2:21pm
How do you see a virgin Mary in that? Looks more like a fat, or should i say FULL FIGURE to be PC, slutty whore to me..

NO one would do somehting like that to mohammid…… their head would be gone…..

Posted on June 23, 2011 at 2:14pm
The whole idea here is to gain publicity for not only the artist but for the place of exhibit….and it works, now how do you stop this from happening? I say don‘t go to the exhibit and don’t give them free advertisement like this!

Posted on June 23, 2011 at 2:12pm
There are so many filthy people living in California. I wouldn’t visit there much less live there even if I were paid. Filthy agnostic liberals.

Posted on June 23, 2011 at 2:10pm
Datza no bikini doc. Two piece OK, no bikini though. Lighten up folks, if there is a Virgin who gave birth to a God, she surely wouldn’t mind, nor care how you little humans depicted her. She is above that, you know.
One question, If the creator drowned all the off springs of the matings between the fallen angels and women in Genesis, [the flood you know] why did he allow the off spring of the angel of the Lord and the virgin Mary to live? Oh, I forgot he didn’t, the offspring was killed by the Jews. Ha! Oh and he did that to allow the gentiles favor of forgiveness, [if they believed] Makes sense? You know it does.

Posted on June 23, 2011 at 2:48pm
No one is making fun of the fact that you’re a biblical moron. Please leave us to our faith and shut up.

Posted on June 23, 2011 at 7:24pm
On a similar note:
Imagine Mohammed….in a speedo! Yuk!

Posted on June 23, 2011 at 7:00pm
The idea that Catholics worship idols is false. The graven images God originally addressed concerned the surrounding nations who worshiped idols such as those by the Philistines, a half fish, half man idol called Dagon. Didn’t God himself instruct the Israelites to put angels on The Ark Of The Old Covenant and in the Temple that Solomon built? Did the 1st century Christians sin when they painted images of fish, crosses, loaves of bread and more on the ancient catacomb walls? These idols you claim we worship are objects we use to enhance the worship of the unseen God.

And every word of the Hail Mary that we pray is taken from scripture. Please note the line, “Blessed are you AMONG WOMEN,” not Among Gods! And when we pray the Rosary we are meditating on the birth, life, death and resurrection of JESUS as we pray our Hail Mary’s.

Posted on June 23, 2011 at 6:34pm
First it was Christ depicted being urinated upon, then the Madonna being displayed with breasts made of cow dung now this latest left wing attack. They will not stop until they have a reason to stop such as new laws that protect religious icons and what penalty if broken
It is bad enough that Christianity is being viciously treated across the African continent and the Middle East, mostly by Muslims. It is sad to know that those who call themselves Christian in any form could do this.

Posted on June 23, 2011 at 6:31pm
A true artist is able to let the art speak for itself. This particular piece of work is not artistic to me, and it has nothing to do with the “message” or “controversy”. True art transcends all that.

Posted on June 23, 2011 at 6:29pm
Come on people, did we not learn anything from Jesus? Turn the other cheek! Let the “progressive artists” make their insults. The only power they have is the power we give them by getting angry and upset. This “art” will be forgotten in a week, yet Jesus’ church and teachings will last eternally. That truth drives libs nuts because they don’t understand it.

Posted on June 23, 2011 at 6:20pm
Calm down, calm down. The real Mary, the virgin Mary, mother of Jesus Christ, was from Nazareth in the Galilee.
This imposter, the lady from Guadalupe, is quite fitting seeing how mexican civilization (if you can call it that) has descended straight into hell.

Posted on June 23, 2011 at 6:18pm
Jesus had no siblings. There is no word for cousin in the Aramaic language, consequently the liberal use of the word brother is commonplace. If you know anything about the Bible at all you see the word brother used constantly for any and all relationships.You see the word cousin used once or twice and that is because the modern translations have mostly been taken from the Greek which does have a word for cousin. Additionally, God does not retrograde his acts. In creating Mary in a sinless state for the virgin birth of Jesus Christ, he would not back step nor downgrade her to normal human motherhood, however desirable and dignified. Those who do not know Mary do not know Christ, but only repeat instilled incantations which they think are the truth but are only superficial misrepresentations taught to them as children.

Posted on June 23, 2011 at 6:08pm
As to making “idols”: Apparently no one here knows where the image of Our Lady of Guadalupe came from. It came from HEAVEN. No artist painted it. It was created on a tilma made of cactus cloth worn by Juan Diego to whom the Mother of God appeared in 1570 in Mexico. At the time, Mexico still had human sacrifice. Mary appeared to the simple Juan Diego and told him to go to the bishop and ask him to build a chapel. The bishop asked for a sign that this was truly from heaven. When Juan Deigo next saw the lady on the barren hill in the middle of December, she told him to hold out his tilma. When he did, she told him to close it and only open it for the bishop. When the bishop saw that it was filled with beautiful roses in the midst of winter, he was surprised. As the roses fell to the ground, he was astonished to see the image of the lady embellished on the tilma. This image has been investigated and studied over and over since that time. Today it hangs in the basilica built in her honor in Mexico City. The paint has never faded and the cactus cloth tilma which should have disintegrated within 20 years is intact to this day. In the pupils of her eyes, you can see the reflection of Juan Diego kneeling at her feet. This image is full of symbolism and because of this apparition, millions were converted in Mexico and it soon became a Catholic country.

Posted on June 23, 2011 at 6:04pm
How can that even be offensive since there is no surviving picture of this “Mary” woman?

Posted on June 23, 2011 at 5:56pm
I still say that they want to make fun of religion. Now, if they were really anti religion and wished to make a point paint a portrait of Mohammed in a thong bikini at the beach. But, as you all know these people are very much cowardly and know that many Christians are of the forgiving types.

Posted on June 23, 2011 at 5:53pm
As to asking for the intercession of the Mother of God, it should be realized that Christ only performed His first miracle at Cana because of the request of His mother. When He said: “What would you have Me do, you know My hour has not yet come?” But Mary was undeterred. She said to the stewards, “Do as He tells you.” And so He did.
As children, when we wanted something from our fathers, didn’t we always ask our mother to ask him for us? We understood easily that he would listen to her more thoughtfully but might easily dismiss our desires as of no importance. Why would you ask your friends and others to pray for your intentions and ignore asking the Mother of Jesus who is in heaven with Him? Did He not give her intercession to all of us from the Cross when He said to John, “Son, behold thy mother.” This is also the sensible reason we ask the saints in heaven to interceed for us. Jesus would surely think more of His good friends who are with Him and consider their requests when He has every reason to ignore us for our sinfulness and neglect of our spiritual duties. In His mercy, he does consider us and our every need, but it sure helps to have friends in heaven.

Posted on June 23, 2011 at 5:25pm
Let’s see some “art” depicting obama giving allah a BJ.

Posted on June 23, 2011 at 5:20pm
Where in the Bible does it say you can’t show this person in a bikini?

Posted on June 23, 2011 at 5:09pm
Alma Lopez is a bonehead, most likely an atheist, and she better be on her knees begging God’s forgiveness after this one. I mean she is one evil little dip ****.

Posted on June 23, 2011 at 4:43pm
here’s the thing the MORE we give them what they want like NEWS time the MORE they will do it.. instead insulting the ARTIST by his/her lack of knowledge would be more fitting.. they LOVE the attention they are getting from the right.. here’s the thing.. they play dirty.. cause they know we will play clean.. and UNTIL we do an eye for an eye WE will be sitting on a comment board COMPLAINING.. The worse thing you can do to them is IGNORE or LAUGH at them and their lack of imagination.. see they are EGO fed.. and criticizing them FEEDS their ego.. makes them feel special or like they are doing something unique.. Growing up my friends were all on the left.. never could figure out WHY I didn’t share their sick sense of humor or their lust for gossip and the failure of others so I KNOW how they think.. they read these comments and gloat where as if you either ignore or criticize them them they get defensive.. I noticed that the female figure they used looked more like EVE than MARY.. the hair was wrong as well as the facial features.. and IF they read history the model also was WAY to skinny and not chesty enough therefore was a very bad rendition of anything that remotely resembles the VIRGIN MARY.. which one could tell this model was well used.. no where near a virgin..

Posted on June 23, 2011 at 4:19pm
After cranking out all those kids, I’d do her.

Posted on June 23, 2011 at 4:16pm
All the good looking Mexicans were to busy to pose for this I suppose and/or they couldn’t find a good loking Mexican that was still a virgin. Hmm….

Posted on June 23, 2011 at 4:13pm
They don‘t do this to muslims because they’ll get gutted in the street, decapitated, and their family shot in the face with an AK-47.

I wonder if Christians need to do the same to get the same respect. Let’s ask them.

Posted on June 23, 2011 at 4:10pm
I would never mock another religion not because there are laws defending it,because it is morally wrong and it would offend a persons personal views.Why is it all of a sudden the hip thing to do now,the only person that I know that it truly hurts is my 88 year old grandmother who goes to church everyday. She is the most loving and caring person in the world so lets just continue to break her heart just because you can.The same people that pull these stunts do so for the reason that there will be no repurcussions just some minimal amount of fame. Do the same of mohammed and they put a bounty on you and your families head.The progressives are such cowards.So just keep on hurting my Nana.

Posted on June 23, 2011 at 3:55pm
It sure as heck is blasphemy!! This isn’t art, this is extremely insulting to all Christians and God and Mary. Why is it only Christianity that they insult like this? I would like to see them insult another religion and get away with it. I’m sick and tired of sitting back and keeping my mouth shut while my religion and God is insulted time and again. Also sick of seeing and hearing them blaspheme God like they do. That just goes to show that they are afraid of our religion and faith.

Posted on June 23, 2011 at 3:56pm
They will get what’s coming to them. If not in this life then in the next after they die. You can count on that.

Posted on June 23, 2011 at 3:50pm
It’s a wonderful thing that it is NOT up to us to judge or to disperse punishment. They will get their just reward for this disgusting display.

Posted on June 23, 2011 at 3:49pm
If this were an American exhibition, 1) it would be rightfully protected by freedom of speech, and 2) it would be rightfully protested by everyone who disagreed with it (picket signs, boycotts, phone calls, etc.) And then it would fade away. The one unfortunate part of all this is that in America, it would also have been FUNDED WITH OUR TAX DOLLARS. That’s the one part that should be illegal! If you want to nail dog poo to a wall and call it art, go ahead, but I’M NOT GOING TO PAY FOR IT. And I’m not going to come see it, and I might just join in with others to tell you it’s DOG CRUD, it is NOT ART.

Posted on June 23, 2011 at 3:49pm
outrage??? where was the out rage when they covered Jesus in feces,where was the out rage when they depicted Jesus as being gay, the Catholics or outraged when the virgin Mary is defaced or slandered to which they should be,it is they’re belief. the Muslims get out raged when you talk about or depict or deface Muhammad and they re should be,it is their belief .but where are they when the when our beliefs or being attacked, they are silent,they would not stand up to defend our beliefs and set back and let the attack happen, for whatever they;re reason are, but when it is they‘re turn to be slapped in the face and they’re reilgion is under attack, they will cry foul, by seating back and allowing any reilgion to be attacked or defaced should be defend by all religions, because if you allow someone to start stirring the pot of sentiment ,then they will eventually start to had others religions to they’re sentiment pot,then we all will be at odds with each other ,we must defend our beliefs and allow no one to damage,deface or slander anyone’s beliefs, the left is only trying to divide the religions for their on gain, we can not destroy hate, we must control it, and we must start at home,we must teach reilgion,morals,values and pride,.

Posted on June 23, 2011 at 3:48pm
But does the artist have the guts to depict Mohammad in a speedo?

Posted on June 23, 2011 at 3:57pm
Muhammad,is not her big problem, i wonder how her parents,grandparents, brothers ,sisters,friends,priest,and her church feel about what she has done, no one should be surprised about this kind of hate, she does after all attend U C Berkley, .but i wish some one would find her family and friends and her church,and ask them how they feel about this kind of art, { TRASH }

Posted on June 23, 2011 at 3:46pm
What next? Mohammed in a speed-o?

Posted on June 24, 2011 at 9:47am
Alma Lopez, you are a pathetic disgrace….. I am Hispanic and I am ashamed of you.

Posted on June 24, 2011 at 9:27am
Sad to read so much misinformation regarding Roman Catholic teaching in regard to Mary, the Mother of Jesus. She is not an idol and she is not a god (referring to comments herein saying Catholics idolize her and the saints; and the comment about deifying her). Being the Mother of Jesus, Catholics pray to her for intercession with her Son. Those familiar with the New Testament should remember the “Wedding at Cana”. A son (in this case “the perfect son”) acted upon the wishes of his mother. I think that is more the Catholic feeling toward Mary than the idolization and deification comments expressed herein. Bottom line however, is that this painting is an ourtage to all men of good will.

Posted on June 24, 2011 at 8:42am
Is just another atheist who wants to “talk” about God. Funny how people always want to talk and argue about something they KNOW does not exist. Its kind of like arguing with a drunk.

Posted on June 24, 2011 at 8:26am
Don’t worry, Mary has the strength to endure all insults. It’s just another idiotic example of trying to undermine, destroy, ridicule something people of faith hold dear. Her power and that of her Son are is unlimited and will convict those who find delight in portraying her with senseless pictures. How miserable they must be.

Posted on June 24, 2011 at 7:49am
I would oppose a Blasphemy law in America, as a violation of our Constitution, But Ireland is not America and I support their Sovereign Right to govern as they wish.
I hope they Fine everyone involved in this Anti-Christian, Open-Borders Political outrage. Then destroy this Propaganda, that remind me of Hitlers Propaganda Machine and not as art.

Posted on June 24, 2011 at 7:27am
And do a nasty art work of Mohammad and it is off with your head. Spam the clown till his service is clogged. These freaks of nature need to be more respectful and the Christians need to be more aggressive in getting this crap taken down. It would only be a righteous act to go full court press legally…I‘d not suggest we do as what the Muslim’s (extremist ha) would do. Jay, are you out there? Go get em Jay.

Posted on June 24, 2011 at 7:25am
Very poor judgement and actions on the part of those who feel this is in anyway appropriate. It takes a person lower than a snake to even think of something like this. The road to eternal peace is very, very long for the likes of these idiots.

Posted on June 24, 2011 at 7:02am
Yea lets see them put dung on a picture of that sleaze bag mohammed.Or put mohammed in a bikini,or have him kissing another man.No because they would have thier head cut off.As long as it‘s Christian or Jewish discrimination that’s OK.The media is ok with that.Keep it up.There will be a civil war against these sharia MF‘ers and it’s coming soon.Sooner then they think.We will only be pushed too far then this government and all the Commie’s and Socialists will feel the full weight of a people who will fight for their freedoms set forth by our founders in the Constitution.

Posted on June 24, 2011 at 6:54am
Whitefang–you are clueless. Catholics hold Mary in high regard. Praying to her is not praying to an idol. The Golden Calf during the time of Moses or Ball in the Old Testament are idols, Mary was real. catholics may have a statue of Mary or Jesus in the chuch but only to help focuc on the one you want your prayers to be heard by. We DON’T pray to the statue–we pray to the saint or Jesus, period. Your post has led me to believe that you think we are not Christian. The Catholic church, in my opinion, is the original Christian Church. So get over it.

Posted on June 24, 2011 at 5:29am
I just created an art exhibit that depicts Alma Lopez with her head up her as.! It’s my interpretation of her seeking wisdom and inspiration from fecal matter. As you can see, she has succeeded, in that her “art” conclusively proves she is full of sh.t!

Posted on June 24, 2011 at 4:28am
you can’t argue with a sick mind best to put their fevered brows to rest.

Posted on June 24, 2011 at 3:00am
…chicanos…Mexicans in US…. The Irish need to look inside their own borders for a discussion of and a solution for the Catholic vs Protestant conflict.

I’m tired of “artist” getting a pass for denigrating Christianity and its beliefs. I would like to see her sacrifice herself for her art; step up and take on Mohammedanism. Let’s see her put Mohammed in a rose petal thong. Let’s see her put this on display at a conference in Riyad on Tibetans in China.

Many patrons of the arts in the 1400′s & 1500′s depicted man in most of his nakedness, but this didn’t mean that rape, adultery and incest would logical follow or were rife. Oh wait, I forgot about the Borgias. Go Puritans!

Posted on June 23, 2011 at 11:41pm
How about an artistic rendition of Mohammed getting a BJ?

“Allahu Akbar” …… how about a ham on rye?

Posted on June 23, 2011 at 11:41pm
This is no surprise. Especially coming from California. So many schools are loaded with communists and liberal these days that have no true respect for this country or the values that made this country great.

Posted on June 23, 2011 at 11:30pm
I dont know what the atheists ,leftist and progressives plans are by doing all these things against people of Faith, but in my case the only thing that has been accomplished is that I Pray to God more often ,a couple of more Our Fathers and an extra ACT of Contrition and a Hail Mary before I go to bed, I attend church with my family more than I have in years ,and have just started to look for a nice Catholic school for my daughter whom I kneel and pray with every night.. So I would like to say thank you to all those that spew evil because my faith in The Lord is now stronger than ever and I feel better than I have in a long time.Through your cold hearts I am a better person Thank you and God Bless and Thank you Glenn Beck for helping me to open my heart and to give me some great insight that I otherwise would never know. You are more than a messenger of politics.For me Gods messenger is 6′ 3 and has a few grey hairs.:) May God always take care of you and your family and keep you healthy enough to spread the good stuff.

Posted on June 24, 2011 at 9:14am
I too just recently returned to the Catholic Church last January. I walked away from God over 40 years ago and made my first confession in as many years. That confession was the hardest thing I ever did in my life but now I go every Saturday, confess, make my penance and then sit in the pew and pray the Rosary while I wait for the Saturday Vigil Mass at 4:30 and receive Communion in a state of grace.

Welcome Home Catholic

Posted on June 23, 2011 at 11:28pm
Simply amazing!! The world goes nuts when Mary or Mohammed are depicted in ways not to their liking. But when the Lord Jesus is depicted in ways that I dare not mention, nothing is said about it. Damn shame…………….

Posted on June 24, 2011 at 11:18pm
So, how do you tell Jesus that you love Him but His Mother is irrelevant to you. “All generations shall call you blessed.“ ”Mary, full of grace.“ ”Blessed are thou amongst women.”

Posted on June 23, 2011 at 11:18pm

Posted on June 23, 2011 at 10:11pm
Why? whoever did this is not an “artist”.. how bout a picture of muhammad in a thong.. now that would be edgy…

Posted on June 23, 2011 at 10:06pm
We need to start following the Muslims example and deal these people accordingly. If you put me on the jury I won’t find them guilty.

Posted on June 23, 2011 at 9:11pm
ragheads behead people for blasphemy. *hmmm* not a bad idea.

Posted on June 23, 2011 at 9:10pm
Would it surprise anyone were someone with too much revenge pour mercury throughout the university exhibit and then the Christians would be labeled terroristic because mercury is very toxic and EPA woud need to evacuate and close the place. Or find where the “artist” lives and make their life terrible?

Its all such a sad commentary on media in America and the gutless immorality of some feckless people.

Posted on June 23, 2011 at 7:56pm
• In Spain a man can date his sister in the name of democracy.
• In Sweden a man can date his daughter.
• In U.K. a man can marry a man in the name of democracy.
• What do we have here in our homes?
Abortion “Killing of Babies” gets the ok but they brand Shariah as extreme when our system is a perfect and just system for all mankind which has full proof “Scientifically, Mentally and Spiritually” etc… the youths of the muslim world will never accept the present worst form of western democracy,To the Non-Muslim Governments and Organizations your Democratic System is flawed and is not considered by us an international law, all the flaws of your Democratic System will be revealed and challenged by our panel of international Muslim Jurist. islam will prevail in this world, as non muslims become oppressors in this world and they are trying to stop islam and they are spreading hatred in the world against islam and muslims and imposing unjust war over muslims.

Posted on June 23, 2011 at 7:50pm
These people are UNGODLY Heathens just as GOD’s Holy word says they are. But not to fret, because GOD is not mocked, nor will he be. These Heathens think they are so clever and smart right now, but wait until they stand before KING JESUS and experience the Almighty power of his judgment. And that day is coming up very shortly. One has only to know the Prophecy books of the Holy Bible to know that we are in the last days. So laugh on, you Foolish Heathens, enjoy your good pleasure while you can. Your days of pain and sorrow are numbered and on the way. JESUS has already paid the price of sorrow and pain for All who will believe and accept his BLESSED Gift. I am looking forward to the day I can sing, Today the Lamb Became a Lion, and the Lion became as KING.

Posted on June 23, 2011 at 7:50pm
the people that did this are low life’s.

Posted on June 23, 2011 at 7:37pm
im catholic married to a cristian family i belive in the virgin mary and if these people think that displaying this art ….so they call it …..its wrong in so many levels ….if they do and are believers in mary they should be ashamed and afraid of not the believers but of what they represent i have pitty and pray for their forgiveness you do not do this if any other religion they would have not done this cowards,not believers but decievers their parents and familly if true religous people their they should say and stand for what they belive and stand for in their church

Posted on June 25, 2011 at 9:57pm
God tells Jobs friends: “pray to Job that he prays for you as i answer the prayers of the righteous”. When you ask a friend to pray for you, you ask for their intercession before God. Mary, as the mother of Christ is also the mother of God (as He is dual natured (God and man) like light (wave and particle) and the mother of us all as He is the new Adam. She, as the mother of Him (in his human nature) is the most righteous of us all (save Him as He is infinitely greater than her). That is why in the traditional scriptures she is called “full of grace”. One who is full of grace has no room for sin. If she is full of grace she is the greatest intercessor of all. When you ask God directly, he may not answer you as you are not righteous. If you ask her to ask Him, you have a greater chance is he answers the prayers of the righteous. Besides, would you deny your mother a request? Would He? :)

Posted on June 25, 2011 at 4:53pm
you all sound like Muslims

Posted on June 25, 2011 at 1:59am
The AUTHOR of the TEN COMMANDMENTS said: “Honor thy Father and thy Mother.” There is no one on earth who holds His mother in higher esteem than HE does. It is the chilling atmosphere of “Protest”antism that denigrates the veneration of the one through whom Christ came into the world to save us all. He could have come in any way that He wished. But HE CHOSE to come to us through a WOMAN. It is still THROUGH HER that HE wishes to be addressed and to whom HE listens most intently. When HE created her to be HIS MOTHER, he made her pure and spotless because she held HIS BODY within her own. SHE was the new Ark of the Covenant. Read in the Scriptures how perfectly God commanded the Ark to be built because it would hold HIS HOLY PRESENCE. The artist who did this to mock HIS MOTHER, THE FIRST TABERNACLE in this world, was stupid and does not fear GOD. Others on this forum would do well to stop showing their unfounded disdain toward this innocent and holy woman that Scripture tells us would be called “BLESSED” by all generations. When we call her “THE BLESSED MOTHER”, we are upholding the wishes of our Creator. SHE IS OUR FALLEN NATURE’S SOLITARY BOAST.

Posted on June 25, 2011 at 10:12pm
as the law of justice demands for consequence for action, Sin entered the world by a man through the medium of a woman, the correction must come through a man through the medium of a woman. Adam is the man through which sin comes. as the first human, human nature begins with him; that is, he is the archetype of man, and he did it at the bidding of Eve (she is not the beginning of human nature so her sin would not have effected all human nature). Because Adam and Eve shared in the eternal life of God (He breathed into them and they became living souls; “if you eat of the tree of knowledge you will surely die the death”, there was nothing they could do in their new state that would restore their former state of eternal life. Christ is the new Adam who corrects for man’s sin, as man, but infinitely so, as God, therefore restoring man’s original state if they so choose. Mary (the new Eve) is the medium through with Christ (the new Adam) comes. This is why in the traditional translations of Genesis say of her “he will await her heel”. She was the one who was tricked and so she is the one who crushes him. Besides is there anything more humiliating for the Lucifer to be defeated by the “weaker vessel”? :}

Posted on June 25, 2011 at 12:25am
This gay bitch has done things like this in the past, and to give her attention is just what she wants. She’s nothing but a filthy POS.

Posted on June 25, 2011 at 12:20am
This is a disgrace! How dare they mock the Mother of our Lord! I thought mexicans were the ones who prayed to Our Lady of Guadalupe. They should be ashamed.
We have had enough Catholic bashing. You may think that Catholics are going to let you get away with this behavior but we are a strong group and will not let you get away with this, Ireland is a Catholic country and you won’ t get away with it there either. Go ahead and try and see how far you get.
God has the final say and I wouldn’t want to be the one who mocked His Mother. We are all in for a rude awakening!

Posted on June 24, 2011 at 11:15pm
Have you fulfilled YOUR stereotype today?

Posted on June 24, 2011 at 11:12pm
Not a very well-informed comment.

Posted on June 24, 2011 at 11:09pm
By the way, Catholics do not worship Mary or saints. The do venerate Mary and saints. And statues are not worshiped, they are simply reminders of those who have come before us and who can inspire us by their example. Much in the same way that families show respect for deceased grandparents whose photos are displayed or communities recognize civic and military leades with statues. Also, do keep in mind that scripture says, in regards to Mary, that she is “full of grace” and that “all generations whill call her blessed.” How does one love Jesus and denegrate His mother through ignorance and slander?

Posted on June 24, 2011 at 9:22pm
These people who commit such blasphemy deserve no sympathy. I’m sure God will feel the same way come judgment unless they repent. Doubt if that will ever happen as they obviously have no fear of God or belief.

Posted on June 24, 2011 at 7:33pm

The Catholic church, founded by Jesus Christ circa 33AD(Mt 16:18), does not believe in idol worship. But she does hold the Mother of God in high regard as we all should (Jn 19:26-27; Lk 1:48), because she points us to her son Jesus Christ (Jn 2:5).
You should do some reading and pray sir.
Here is a good website where you can get some facts:

Posted on June 25, 2011 at 9:57pm
God tells Jobs friends: “pray to Job that he prays for you as i answer the prayers of the righteous”. When you ask a friend to pray for you, you ask for their intercession before God. Mary, as the mother of Christ is also the mother of God (as He is dual natured (God and man) like light (wave and particle) and the mother of us all as He is the new Adam. She, as the mother of Him (in his human nature) is the most righteous of us all (save Him as He is infinitely greater than her). That is why in the traditional scriptures she is called “full of grace”. One who is full of grace has no room for sin. If she is full of grace she is the greatest intercessor of all. When you ask God directly, he may not answer you as you are not righteous. If you ask her to ask Him, you have a greater chance is he answers the prayers of the righteous. Besides, would you deny your mother a request? Would He? :)

Posted on June 24, 2011 at 7:19pm
this is the athiest, artist propaganda paid for by the communist,marxist that have infiltrated our government,that is how they get their funding

Posted on June 24, 2011 at 6:52pm
I want him do one of Mohammad in a thong. Lets see how long he lasts. You can say one things for Muslims they don’t take this type of crap laying down.

Posted on June 24, 2011 at 5:42pm
Ah, Fooey! They only did this to make Catholics angry.
Real Christians don’t worship virgins or idols…Not according to the Bible, anyway…Go figure.
(note: muslims seem to have a thing about virgins…hmmm)

Posted on June 24, 2011 at 5:04pm
If they put ANY kind of picture of Mohammed like that people would start dying by the hundreds.
It seems that It’s perfectly ok to make fun of Christians and Jews but leave the Muslims alone. They know how to retaliate!!!

Posted on June 24, 2011 at 4:11pm
REPENT the kingdom of “GOD” is at hand

Posted on June 24, 2011 at 3:28pm
Liberals are cowards and only attack the truth that comes from the only true God that being the creator of the heavens and the earth and everything in it including us. His truths cannot be negotiated with. They are and always will remain til the end of time. When man gets his mind around that fact he then can come to a place of utter submission to God and his will. It is then that he is finally made whole. He then can have life more abundantly but will still struggle against this world and its influence, but the difference is he will have the Holy Spirit of God to guide him and provide shelter. Stop mocking God and get right with him. He loves you and does not want to see you cut off and put in a place of utter darkness and terror for all eternity. Its real folks. Get saved today!

Posted on June 24, 2011 at 3:23pm
These humans don‘t realize that they’re hurting them selfs…the mocking they commit on this rock bites them @ the end…Christians have the truth real Christians that is..& as christians we are too pass the good news..if they don’t take heed to it kick the dust of your sandles & keep the truth and it shall set you free…God Bless the blind…

Posted on June 24, 2011 at 1:13pm
Actually, I heard this is a picture of Mohamed in drag.

Posted on June 24, 2011 at 1:04pm
How many deaths would have already occurred, had this been a picture of Mohammed in a speedo?
And they would have already shut it down.

Posted on June 24, 2011 at 11:46am
I can’t speak for Ireland. It’s their country and they should run it as they see fit.

America has OUR Constitution and First Amendment. ANYTHING other than treason, slander, libel and dangerous speech (shouting “Fire” in a crowed theatre) is protected speech. Dangerous Speech does NOT include something that is merely offensive to someone. With the great variety of cultures represented here, anything you say MAY be offensive to someone. There is NO Constitutional Amendment that guarantees you the right NOT to be offended.

That was the LEGAL angle on this. As for the MORAL side, this is offensive. If the creator has any claim at all to being Christian, their pastor should have a serious talk with them. They may be an Athiest. Either way, the general public need to chime in about how offensive and in bad taste this exibit is. One of the most effective punishments in the pre-industrial world was “shunning”. Everyone in the community pretends that the offending individual does not exist. You don’t see them, you don’t hear them. People need to learn to respect others if we’re going to get along.

Posted on June 24, 2011 at 11:08am
I’m working on a piece of art showing allah wearing a Speedo eating a pork rib and drinking a beer. I’ll make it available as a bumper sticker. Place an order?

Posted on June 24, 2011 at 10:53am
I am just as shocked and appalled by some of the comments in this forum about Catholics (and one of you even attacked Mormons) as I am of the art.
Catholics and Mormons have a right to their beliefs just as you do. Last time I looked, there is still freedom of religion in this country. People complain about the freedoms they are losing, but then procede to marginalize others of a different faith. Are your Pastors teaching you this kind of thinking?

I am a Catholic and we consider Protestants as our brothers and sisters in Christ. We pray for you all the time. We welcome you to visit our churches anytime. Our arms are outstretched to you. Please get to know us and learn the truth about what we really believe.
By the way, I have known many Mormon families and they are wonderful people. We are all God’s children, whether some of us except that or not. He is the creator of all the world.

Posted on June 24, 2011 at 10:46am
Christians do not worship idols. News flash-Catholics are Chirstians (in spite of your ignorance). Catholics venerate especially holy people (saint-santo-holy).

Posted on June 24, 2011 at 10:45am
I would not insult the Mother of God, the Mother of the Creator. That’s just me. LOL.

Posted on June 24, 2011 at 10:29am
So Catholics don’t worship Mary? Is that like an annulment isn’t the catholic version of divorce? And how about that apparition of Mary in my pancakes this morning …… holy hotcakes!

Oh, let’s get technical for expediency; another distinction without a difference as long as the Vatican PR meisters can spin it!