Wednesday, December 1st, 2010

Pick a Side, the Culture Wars Are On (Again)!

Is it the 80s? Because the National Portrait Gallery just removed a David Wojnarowicz video because the Catholic League thought eleven seconds of ants crawling on a crucifix was "hate speech." Here is an excellent backgrounder. (Trumpets the idiot scold at the League: "Smithsonian Pulls Vile Exhibit"!) Between this and Homeland Security bizarrely seizing rap websites without notice (most likely going way out of bounds to do so, and some old-school weirdness with the NYPD—oh and noted jurist Richard Posner straight-up declaring that "the problem of priests’ sexually molesting boys would be solved if priests were allowed to marry and if women could be priests," because, what, sorry, child-molesting priests are repressed gays?—it's feeling like a rather retrograde season of culture wars! HAPPY HOLIDAYS EVERYONE.

12 Comments / Post A Comment

KarenUhOh (#19)

We're really putting the Jesus H. Christ back in Christmas.

May the calendar keep bringing Happy Holidays to you!

boyofdestiny (#1,243)

Richard Posner is an asshole, but priests probably should be able to marry, and women probably should be allowed to be priests.

The publicity for Patti Smith's Kids has gone too far.

keisertroll (#1,117)

Ah, for the good old days when crucifixes were only submerged in urine.

That was one of God's weirder plagues

HiredGoons (#603)

I take it these people haven't seen Un Chien Andalou.

Multiphasic (#411)

God, these people just suck the joy right out of my abortions.

MaryHaines (#3,666)

When you're Bill Donohue, every day is a potential Pearl Harbor.

mishaps (#5,779)

Finally, a cultural debate we olds can understand!

jennie (#25)

i miss yams

jackannapolis (#8,813)

Having ants eat a crucifix, for art, will endanger the troops, for Islamocommufacism. Of course, having a crucifix drenched in blood, or supernaturally set aflame to sell big bux in Hollywood is just good business sense. And blowing up the official symbol of God (man and woman are made in His image, right) is what makes us true Christians. But a fucking ants on a log Jesus? That's the fucking apocalypse.

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