Skip to comments.Replace ‘George Floyd’ Christ With ‘Uncontroversial’ Art, Catholic University Student Government Says
Posted on 12/13/2021 6:54:40 PM PST by marshmallow
An image portraying the Virgin Mary and Jesus as Black in a way that some critics said politicized religion to comment on the murder of George Floyd was defended and replaced by Catholic University of America officials after it was stolen in late November. The university’s student government, however, has now passed a resolution calling for the image to be replaced with other art that better fulfills the needs for theological art and representation of the Black community.
“There are other paintings and icons that do a much better job at making a genuine, good faith effort to reflect the universality of the Catholic Church that also do not divide and confuse the university and larger Catholic community,” said the resolution, passed by the student government senate, in a 15-9 vote on Dec. 6.
The resolution’s title said it aimed to “unify the community by replacing controversial icons.” The text asks for the university to remove the paintings from university buildings and to work to replace them with “other forms of art that represent diversity and bring forth representation of the African American community in a non-political and uncontroversial way.”
CNA contacted the university for comment but did not receive a response by deadline.
The painting, by the St. Louis-based artist Kelly Latimore, is titled “Mama.” It was installed in February outside the chapel at the university’s Columbus School of Law. In a style reminiscent of Eastern Christian iconography, the artwork portrays a Black Virgin Mary and Jesus in a Pieta-like scene. Mary’s gaze looks outward towards the viewer.
The image was stolen the night of Nov. 23. University officials replaced it with an identical, smaller copy from the campus ministry office.
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This is what happens when you stupidly let idiot children make decisions for you.
How about Simeon the Ethiopian? Or will that not generate enough anger to claim people are racist since it is rooted in real history.
I Can’t Breathe in Latin?
I think it would be put as:
“Non Possum Respirare!”
Said with a Sicilian accent.
I’m sure the fake pope is a big fan of George the drug addict 🤪
It sounds like some actual Catholic kids got elected to the school government. Maybe the rational kids are learning from school board elections nationwide.
If Jesus was George Floyd and they hung him on the cross, would he have shouted at about the ninth hour, “I dindu nuffin!”?
If Floyd is Christ, I don’t recall Jesus doing porn and being a drug addict. Or a thief. Or even fighting the police when He was arrested in the Garden of Gesthemene.
LOL. Good one bro. 👍😀
In these days of idiotic to Satanic ‘cancel culture’ I doubt that there is such a thing as ‘uncontroversial art’.
Someone, somewhere is going to make it their business to be offended by anything displayed anywhere.
I got an idea for an art project that involves a full bladder and a little statuette of St. Floyd.
Kudos to the Catholic University Student Government.
I don’t believe there are race or sex quotas on who enters heaven.
Thanks for the pictorial truth bomb.
Still no word on Catholic U commissioning a Pieta of Mary cradling Wilhelm Hospel, the 81-year-old white man ran over by a black man at the Waukesha Christmas parade?
Or threatening to shoot a pregnant woman in her womb.
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