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Thursday, October 25, 2007


An Austrian sculpture of a naked Jesus Christ on a cross has anti-pornography activists reaching for more than fig leaves.

Activist Martin Humer, 82, and about 100 of his supporters are organizing a protest in an attempt to pressure officials to remove the crucifix sculpture from an Innsbruck public square where it has stood for 20 years.

Mayor Hilde Zach said the crucifix is a work of art and in no way pornographic. She refused to have it removed.

Humer, a retired photographer, gained notoriety last year after he was charged with defacing a nude Mozart statue in Salzburg with red and green enamel and covering it with white feathers.

OMG, what's this world coming to? First some guy wants to eat the anatomically correct, chocolate Jesus display in New York and now this.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Maybe he would like it better if it were bigger?

Thu Oct 25, 01:30:00 PM  
Anonymous proofreader said...

I bet that action figure Jesus and other Biblical dolls now being marketed -just in time for Christmas-at Walmart come with its own loin cloth assortment. Probably have designer loincloths to mix it up for the fashion-savvy kids. Watch out MaryKate and Ashley Olson designer twins!

Thu Oct 25, 02:03:00 PM  
Anonymous proofreader said...

Gives new meaning when your child says: "Mommy, there was a big naked man hanging around the park today". :}

Thu Oct 25, 02:05:00 PM  
Blogger Jewel / T. J. said...

I think Jesus, and others that were crucified, was nude! It was another way the ROMANS shamed their "criminals."

Fri Oct 26, 07:59:00 AM  
Anonymous proofreader said...

wwjd? How about a compromise and give him a banana hammock/thong?

Fri Oct 26, 07:58:00 PM  

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