Heart-ache: Life-sized, anatomically correct, milk-chocolate Jesus cancelled
posted at 2:48 pm on March 30, 2007 by Allahpundit
A controversial planned exhibit of a milk chocolate sculpture of Jesus Christ, dubbed “My Sweet Lord” by its creator, has been cancelled, FOX News has learned.
The exhibit, set for Easter week, elicited outrage Thursday from a Catholic group infuriated by the anatomically correct confection.
“This is one of the worst assaults on Christian sensibilities ever,” said Bill Donohue, head of the watchdog Catholic League. “It’s not just the ugliness of the portrayal, but the timing — to choose Holy Week is astounding.”…
The gallery’s creative director, Matt Semler, said the Lab and the hotel were overrun with angry telephone calls and e-mails about the exhibit. Although he described Donohue’s response as “a Catholic fatwa,” Semler earlier said the gallery was considering its options amid the criticism.
“We’re obviously surprised by the overwhelming response and offense people have taken,” said Semler, adding that the Holy Week timing was an unfortunate coincidence. “We are certainly in the process of trying to figure out what we’re going to do next.”
“A Catholic fatwa.” Oh, the irony. The sweet, nougaty irony.
Exit question: What’s to become of chocolate Jesus?