Jesus, Thy Rod Doth Not Comfort Me
What is it with religious people and the human body? Remember nutty old John “Let the Eagle Soar” Ashcroft and his battle with the pointy tits of Justice?
I think Sweet Jesus is a wholly appropriate, thought-provoking Easter theme, but apparently some people strongly disagree:
The hotel and the gallery were overrun Thursday with angry phone calls and e-mails about the exhibit. Semler said the calls included death threats over the work of Cavallaro, who was described as disappointed by the cancellation.
An edible Jesus shouldn’t be in any way offensive, because lots of Christians eat him every Sunday. I guess they don’t want to see his holy package. Maybe it’s too big, too small, or too brown—who knows?
Anyway, the exhibit was canceled, but here’s Tom Waits performing "Chocolate Jesus." Enjoy: