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It's smut, not art, Loveland protesters say

LOVELAND — About 25 to 30 residents stood outside the Loveland Museum/Gallery this morning protesting a portion of an exhibit that appears to show Jesus Christ involved in a sex act.

"This is not art, it's smut, pure and simple," said Ronald Minto, who said he's not against graphic art per se. But the color lithograph produced by Stanford University's Enrique Chagoya is outright pornography, he said.

"This is a museum, not an X-rated book store," said Minto.

The lithograph is spread over 12 panels, each about 7- by 7-inches, and is called "The Misadventures of the Romantic Cannibals."

It's part of an touring 10-artist exhibit titled "The Legend of Bud Shark and His Indelible Ink."

The exhibit is slated to be at the Loveland Museum/Gallery through Nov. 28. But Loveland City Councilwoman Donna Rice hopes the public will put enough public pressure on the city, to force Chagoya's piece to be be yanked.

"This is a taxpayer supported, public museum and it's family-friendly," Rice said, adding a court-ordered injunction may also be in order. "This is not something the community can be proud of."

Chagoya's work was targeted Tuesday by city councilman Daryle Klassen who said a citizen had complained about it. Klassen tried to get the matter put on the Oct. 5 council agenda but could not muster enough votes from the rest of the council.

Rice said the city attorney has indicated the exhibit does not meet the criteria of public obscentity.

Susan Ison, the city's director of cultural services, said she asked Loveland's cultural services board to review Chagoya's work and they didn't have any problems with it. Ison said Chagoya was attempting to describe his "mid-life crisis" in the piece.

"It's very complex," said Ison, "I really can't describe simply what he's trying to get at."

Loveland resident Carol Ware said Chagoya's piece is not something she'd want on her living room wall. But,

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I wish some media outlet would post a picture of this piece so we could all get a legit idea of what's involved.
 

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human cannonball said:
Mrwigglestheworm said:
human cannonball said:
gofindyourowndamnfish said:
I wish some media outlet would post a picture of this piece so we could all get a legit idea of what's involved.


http://www.sharksink.com/printview.asp?printid=216&artists=15
can't zoom in on the pic...
Sorry to let you down..... :D

I think the lower right panel contains the offending image. ;)
Sorry, the first link was tiny, that's what I was trying to say... ;D Thanks for posting it though!
 

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Any death threats? Is the so called artist going into the witness protection program? Any fatwas issued? Just wondering.....
 

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Just wondering what the reaction would be in comparison if it was spread through international media that it's a vivid depiction of Mohammed having sex with his child bride.
 

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sswan said:
Just wondering what the reaction would be in comparison if it was spread through international media that it's a vivid depiction of Mohammed having sex with his child bride.
It's probably about the same as you believing in an invisible man that lives above the planet earth, who had a son who magically appeared from the grave. The tale of that is also found in the same book that talks about a man who managed to grab 2 of every animal that lived on this planet and stored them on a boat because of a torrential rainstorm.
 

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Friedrich Nietzsche said:
sswan said:
Just wondering what the reaction would be in comparison if it was spread through international media that it's a vivid depiction of Mohammed having sex with his child bride.
It's probably about the same as you believing in an invisible man that lives above the planet earth, who had a son who magically appeared from the grave. The tale of that is also found in the same book that talks about a man who managed to grab 2 of every animal that lived on this planet and stored them on a boat because of a torrential rainstorm.
Man you hit the nail on the head!!!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MeSSwKffj9o

Watch George Tell the True story!! Friedrich Nietzcche you must have seen this!
 

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HOGMASTER said:
Friedrich Nietzsche said:
sswan said:
Just wondering what the reaction would be in comparison if it was spread through international media that it's a vivid depiction of Mohammed having sex with his child bride.
It's probably about the same as you believing in an invisible man that lives above the planet earth, who had a son who magically appeared from the grave. The tale of that is also found in the same book that talks about a man who managed to grab 2 of every animal that lived on this planet and stored them on a boat because of a torrential rainstorm.
Man you hit the nail on the head!!!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MeSSwKffj9o

Watch George Tell the True story!! Friedrich Nietzcche you must have seen this!
Of course. I pretty much inspired this man's beliefs.
 

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Friedrich Nietzsche said:
sswan said:
Just wondering what the reaction would be in comparison if it was spread through international media that it's a vivid depiction of Mohammed having sex with his child bride.
It's probably about the same as you believing in an invisible man that lives above the planet earth, who had a son who magically appeared from the grave. The tale of that is also found in the same book that talks about a man who managed to grab 2 of every animal that lived on this planet and stored them on a boat because of a torrential rainstorm.
Makes zero sense.

So the international reaction to a video depiction of Mohammed and his young bride is about the same as me believing in Chrisitianity? Or is it about the same as the international reaction to a video of me proclaiming my religious beliefs? In what aspects are the reactions probably about the same? The demonstrations in the Middle East, Southwest Asia, and Europe that would ensue from me practicing my religion should it become widespread knowledge?

Or, are you seeking to deflect the hypothetical into a discussion of the lack of merit of Christianity? Pease elaborate.
 
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