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  • Chavez's image taken off altars

    04/06/2002 9:41:49 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 15 replies · 736+ views
    United Press International ^ | March 4, 2002 | Uwe Siemon-Netto,UPI Religion Correspondent
    Lately, Chavez declared himself a member of a charismatic congregation, thus allegedly belonging to his country's fastest-growing branch of Christianity. But then he angered the country's National Catholic Bishops Conference by communing at a Mass organized by a priest of pro-Communist leanings. Should you have any doubt that Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez is in serious decline, consider this: His bust is being removed from the altars of his country's popular religion, a renowned anthropologist told United Press International on Monday. Less than four years ago, the syncretistic Maria Lionza cult celebrated Chavez as the reincarnation of Simon Bolivar, (1783-1830),...
  • Jefferson Statue Smeared With ‘Blood’ At William & Mary

    02/15/2017 8:16:57 AM PST · by C19fan · 44 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | February 13, 2017 | Rob Shimshock
    A William & Mary student posted two pictures of a Thomas Jefferson statue stained with fake blood and a message reading: “Overseen: TJ caught with the blood of all the people he owned on his hands.”
  • Protesters mob provocative Va. governor candidate Corey Stewart) as he defends Confederate statue

    02/11/2017 2:49:37 PM PST · by Perseverando · 24 replies
    Washington Post ^ | February 11, 2017 | Fenit Nirappil
    Surrounded by protesters, Corey Stewart records a Facebook Live video defending a Charlottesville Confederate statue with Thaddeus Alexander, whose Facebook video railing against liberal demonstrators went viral. (Fenit Nirappi/The Washington Post) CHARLOTTESVILLE — Republican gubernatorial candidate Corey Stewart came to this town to defend its statue of Robert E. Lee in a downtown park, only to be swarmed by dozens of protesters who shouted him down everywhere he went. It was the harshest reception yet for the provocative chairman of the Prince William Board of County Supervisors, who is campaigning for the GOP nomination for governor as Virginia’s Donald...
  • Trump Reads Immigration Statute In Front Of Sheriffs

    02/09/2017 7:44:33 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 12 replies
    Red State Media via Youtube ^ | 02/08/17 | Donald J Trump
    PRESIDENT TRUMP has, once again, successfully baited, played, andschooled the MSM. Hoping to get a juicy sound bitethat they could twist into a FAKENEWS story, the MSM coveredPRESIDENT TRUMP's speech tosheriffs and police in D.C. From CNN to MSNBC, the MSMall covered his speech LIVE. Having assessed the situation, PRESIDENT TRUMPbrilliantly opened his speech by reading CH. 8 U.S.C.,SECTION 1182F, with all MSM covering it LIVE. "Suspension of Entry, or Imposition of Restrictionsmade by the President of the United States. WHENEVERthe President finds, that the entry of ANY ALIEN, or ofANY CLASS of Aliens, into the United States, wouldDETRIMENTAL to the...
  • French Town Ordered to Remove Virgin Mary Statue From Public Park

    12/04/2016 8:07:17 PM PST · by detective · 7 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 4 Dec 2016
    A town in eastern France has been ordered to remove a statue of the Virgin Mary to comply with a national ban on religious symbols in public, the local mayor said Saturday. An administrative court ordered the commune of Publier, in the Haute-Savoie region, to remove the religious image, which has stood in a public park since 2011.
  • French Town Told Park's Virgin Mary Statue Must Go

    12/03/2016 2:03:46 PM PST · by Steelfish · 27 replies
    BBCNews ^ | December 3, 2016
    French Town Told Park's Virgin Mary Statue Must Go The Virgin Mary, Jesus and Joseph are widely represented in European public art. A French town has been told it must take down its statue of the Virgin Mary to comply with a national ban on religious symbols in public spaces, the town's mayor said on Saturday. A court has given the town of Publier, in eastern France, three months to remove the work. If it fails to do so, it will be fined €100 (Ł80; $105) a day. Mayor Gaston Lacroix said he will try to relocate the marble statue...
  • SEE IT: Naked statue of Hillary Clinton in downtown Manhattan causes fight during morning commute

    10/18/2016 5:02:49 PM PDT · by Milhous · 26 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | Oct 18 2016 | Laura Bult
    An artist erected an obscene statue of Hillary Clinton in downtown Manhattan Tuesday morning causing a heated fight between defenders of the profane piece of protest art and women trying to tear it down. The grotesque caricature of the Democratic candidate appeared outside the Bowling Green station during morning rush hour on Tuesday and shows Clinton with hoofed feet and a Wall Street banker resting his head on her bare breasts. The statue was up for less than three hours before an enraged woman toppled it over and started yelling at the statue’s creator. “This is obscene!” shouted the woman,...
  • Ghana government wants to relocate ‘racist’ Gandhi statue

    10/05/2016 5:22:12 PM PDT · by ameribbean expat · 14 replies
    ACCRA (Ghana) — Ghana’s government said Wednesday (Oct 5) that it wants to relocate a statue of Mahatma Gandhi off of a university campus after professors launched a petition claiming he was racist.
  • Ringleader of Oxford University plot to remove Cecil Rhodes statue is accused of racism [tr]

    09/23/2016 6:40:44 AM PDT · by C19fan · 8 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | September 23, 2016 | Eleanor Harding
    The ringleader of the Oxford University ‘Rhodes Must Fall’ campaign has been accused of racism after admitting he wanted to ‘whip’ a fellow student because he was white. Ntokozo Qwabe, 25, was filmed using a stick to hit a student’s mobile phone out of his hands – and then ranted online that his victim was guilty of ‘white apartheid settler colonial entitlement’.
  • Statue Dedicated To Donald Trump Set Ablaze On Staten Island Lawn

    08/08/2016 12:06:30 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 10 replies
    WCBS New York ^ | 08/07/16
    The ‘T’ for Trump has been on the Staten Island lawn since May. Homeowner Sam Pirozzolo had it custom made to show his support, but just after 1 a.m. Sunday morning, while the family was sleeping their T was up in flames. “I jump out of bed, I come down here, and I come downstairs, and I can see this big orange glow,” Pirozzolo said. The fire marshal was investigating damage, Sunday evening and had not yet determined the cause. Ground lights typically shine on the sign, but Pirozzolo said last night they were out. He believes someone was attacking...
  • Memorial to slain Navy SEAL Chris Kyle unveiled in Texas

    07/29/2016 5:10:11 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 27 replies
    KHOU.COM ^ | 29 JULY 2016 | AP
    ODESSA, Texas — A memorial for slain Navy SEAL and "American Sniper" author Chris Kyle has been unveiled in the West Texas city where he was born in 1974. Ceremonies were held Thursday in Odessa to unveil the granite-and-limestone Chris Kyle Memorial Plaza, which also includes a bronze statue of Kyle. It is a privately funded memorial.
  • Chinese Authorities ‘Arrest’ Ronald McDonald Statue

    04/13/2016 3:02:01 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 29 replies
    New York Post ^ | April 13, 2016 | David K. Li April 13, 2016 | 1:49pm
    Chinese authorities ‘arrest’ Ronald McDonald statue Chinese authorities weren’t lovin’ Ronald McDonald this week, hauling away a statue of the clown that was blocking sidewalk foot traffic. Uniformed code enforcement officers in the southern Chinese city of Guangzhou ripped the Ronald McDonald figure off its base, leaving only his big red shoes behind, as shoppers in the Huadu District of commerce hub Guangzhou looked on in amazement Sunday. The city had been warning operators of this McDonald’s that its statue was hindering pedestrian traffic, according to state organ the People’s Daily. “We’ve asked them to remove the Ronald McDonald statue...
  • Giant Virgin Mary Statue to be Erected Near Her Turkish Abode

    02/22/2016 6:12:49 AM PST · by marshmallow · 171 replies
    The municipality of Selcuk, a town in western Turkey where Virgin Mary is believed to have spent her last days, plans to erect a giant statue dedicated to her in the fashion of the notable statue in Brazil depicting her son. Virgin Mary House, a stone structure on the outskirts of Bulbul Mountain, is a popular spot among Christian pilgrims since its discovery in the 19th century. Looking to boost faith tourism revenues, Selcuk Mayor Zeynel Bakici said they would erect "a splendid statue" depicting the sacred figure, the same day he announced they were seeking to host an international...
  • 120-foot golden Chairman Mao golem attacked by trolls, taken down

    01/09/2016 10:06:06 AM PST · by chajin · 43 replies
    RocketNews24 ^ | January 9, 2016 | Steven Le Blanc and Masami M
    With all the information technology around these days, it's getting harder and harder to build a gigantic gold statue in peace. Many of you may remember the huge 37-meter (120-foot) gold colored statue of modern China's founder Mao Zedong. After all, it's pretty hard to forget the image of him politely sitting on some scaffolding, towering over the middle of nowhere. Well, it's gone now. On 9 January reports began to surface that the statue was being demolished by the Chinese authorities. The exact reason for the removal of golden Mao is unclear but there are many possibilities. Firstly, the...
  • Thandie Newton slams Starbucks over controversial statue as coffee shop chain comments on backlash

    01/06/2016 10:02:57 AM PST · by EveningStar · 64 replies
    Daily Mirror ^ | January 6, 2016 | Alistair McGeorge
    Crash star Thandie Newton has blasted Starbucks after she was offended by a controversial statue she saw in a store in central London. The British actress hit out at a black figure offering Colombian coffee beans on the counter, and didn't hold back as she took to Twitter to publicly call out the company.
  • Baby Jesus Statues Stolen From 5 NJ Churches

    12/29/2015 4:26:29 PM PST · by Coleus · 8 replies
    nbc ^ | 12.28.15
    Parishioners at several New Jersey churches are distraught about a string of creche crimes: the theft of baby Jesus statues.Statues of the infant have been taken from five churches since Christmas Eve, according to the Archdiocese of Newark. Parishioners at St. Clare Church in Clifton reacted with dismay Sunday after a baby Jesus statue was apparently stolen from the church's outdoors nativity scene overnight. The statue disappeared between 7 p.m. Saturday and 7 a.m. Sunday, according to Father Peter Galbik. The small figure had just been purchased this holiday seaso "We are deeply disturbed that some group or person stole...
  • Dodger Stadium's first statue will be of Jackie Robinson

    12/22/2015 3:51:26 PM PST · by EveningStar · 69 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | December 22, 2015 | Steve Dilbeck
    The Dodgers are finally going the statue route at Dodger Stadium and on Tuesday announced the first would be of Jackie Robinson. The Dodgers said the statue will be 9 to 10 feet tall and located at a stadium site to be determined during the 2016 season.
  • Statue of Newly Sainted Missionary Vandalized in Carmel

    09/27/2015 8:46:22 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 35 replies
    NBC ^ | September 27, 2015
    Statue of Newly Sainted Missionary Vandalized in Carmel By NBC Bay Area Staff A statue of Father Junipero Serra was vandalized at the church where he is buried overnight Saturday in Northern California, according to the church. Serra was canonized as a saint by Pope Francis this week in a controversial move – some Native Americans say the California's missions, which Serra helped found, cut their ancestors off from their traditional languages and cultures and enslaved those who converted to Christianity.
  • Serra canonization: Mission vandalism mars sainthood celebration

    09/27/2015 5:21:19 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 14 replies
    Monterey Herald ^ | 09/27/15, | Tom Leyde
    Carmel >> A special Mass celebrating the canonization of Saint Junipero Serra was marred on Sunday by vandalism at Carmel Mission Basilica. A 6-foot tall bronze statue of Serra in the mission courtyard was pushed over and the staff in the statue’s hand was broken. A fountain next to the statue was splattered with paint, as were the doors of the cathedral.
  • Court says Jesus statue can stay

    09/01/2015 5:09:29 AM PDT · by rktman · 14 replies
    wnd.com ^ | 9/1/2015 | Cheryl Chumley
    The Jesus statue can stay, a panel ruled. Two of three 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals’ judges slapped back at atheists who wanted to remove a Jesus statue from U.S. Forest Service land, telling them in a just-released ruling: Sorry, you’re not winning this one. The panel in effect agreed with U.S. District Judge Dana Christensen of Montana, who had previously ruled the Jesus statue, which stands six feet tall on a northwestern, Montana ski hill – and has for 60 or so years – is just as secular, if not more so, as religious, Fox News reported.