Jesus Rises Again! It's Indecent!

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PostJesus Rises Again! It's Indecent!
by Hexx » Tue Sep 02, 2008 4:05 pm

Action over 'indecent' Jesus art

A Christian group is taking an art centre to court, claiming it displayed an indecent statue of Jesus Christ.

The artwork was part of an exhibition at Gateshead's Baltic Centre featuring several plaster figures with erections, including ET, Mickey Mouse and Jesus.

Lawyers for Christian Emily Mapfuwa, 40, of Essex, are bringing a civil case for outraging public decency.

Northumbria Police investigated following Mrs Mapfuwa's complaint, but ruled there was no case to answer.

Signs warning of the exhibition's content were posted at the entrance to the gallery.

Mrs Mapfuwa, of Brentwood, said Baltic would not have dared depict Mohammed in such a way.

She is being represented by the Christian Legal Centre. A spokesman said: "This statue served no other purpose than to offend Christians and to denigrate Christ."

Godfrey Worsdale, who is due to take over as the gallery's director in November, said he could not comment on the legal action.

'Good art'

But he told Radio Newcastle: "Controversy has always been associated with modern art - the gallery has to make a judgement.

"If it is good art we have a responsibility to show it."

The action, which will be heard at Gateshead Magistrates' Court, is being brought under Section 5 of the Public Order Act.

Last year Northumbria Police began a child pornography investigation after a photograph owned by Sir Elton John was seized from an exhibition at the centre.

The photo, Klara and Edda Belly Dancing by American Nan Goldin, was withdrawn the day before it was due to go on display.

The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) decided it was not indecent.


They've already failed a criminal case, and are now going civil? Those crazy Christians....

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PostRe: Jesus Erection Indecent!
by Drunken_Master » Tue Sep 02, 2008 4:08 pm

Death to all those who insult Christianity. Seriously though, Dr Rowan Williams and the Pope ought to issue a fatwa.

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PostRe: Jesus Erection Indecent!
by Return_of_the_STAR » Tue Sep 02, 2008 4:08 pm

Maybe they are angry because it was depicted as being a bit on the small side. Give him a whopping big one and they will be happy, the big gay christians!!!

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PostRe: Jesus Erection Indecent!
by Eighthours » Tue Sep 02, 2008 4:08 pm

Sounds like a potentially STICKY SITUATION.

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PostRe: Jesus Erection Indecent!
by Shadow » Tue Sep 02, 2008 4:11 pm

I've not read the whole story, but am I right in assuming they're pissed off because they gave Mickey Mouse a bigger cock?

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PostRe: Jesus Erection Indecent!
by Cal » Tue Sep 02, 2008 4:14 pm

Mrs Mapfuwa, of Brentwood, said Baltic would not have dared depict Mohammed in such a way.


You can't help but think she's right, though...

Last year Northumbria Police began a child pornography investigation after a photograph owned by Sir Elton John was seized from an exhibition at the centre.

The photo, Klara and Edda Belly Dancing by American Nan Goldin, was withdrawn the day before it was due to go on display.

The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) decided it was not indecent.


This decision raised many eyebrows at the time. Many asked, quite legitimately based on previous convictions, if some 'exception' had been made in favour of the Great Dame Elton herself? If the same photo, which fulfilled 'Level1' criteria for CP, had belonged to an ordinary member of public, or been resident on his hard drive, could he have expected the same indifference from Plod and the CPS?

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PostRe: Jesus Erection Indecent!
by Nova » Tue Sep 02, 2008 4:18 pm

'Good Art'? Got damn modern art, it's all a crock of sh*t.

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PostRe: Jesus Rises Again! It's Indecent!
by mic » Tue Sep 02, 2008 5:20 pm

Well done for the topic title, Hexx - very clever.

I don't see what all the fuss is about - everyone knows that Christ was crucified without that pesky loincloth. And as for the erection - maybe he was just well-endowed? I mean, the man was the Son of God... :roll:

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PostRe: Jesus Rises Again! It's Indecent!
by Hexx » Tue Sep 02, 2008 5:22 pm

mic wrote:Well done for the topic title, Hexx - very clever.

I don't see what all the fuss is about - everyone knows that Christ was crucified without that pesky loincloth. And as for the erection - maybe he was just well-endowed? I mean, the man was the Son of God... :roll:


Originally it was dull. But rllmuk made some good puns (It was this or a Reserection joke)

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by jambot » Tue Sep 02, 2008 5:30 pm

mic wrote:And as for the erection - maybe he was just well-endowed? I mean, the man was the Son of God... :roll:


Don't remember that in my King James version. And what would be the point given that he was celibate? Unless you've moved away from the KJ and gone a bit Dan Brown? :shock:

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PostRe: Jesus Rises Again! It's Indecent!
by Rightey » Tue Sep 02, 2008 5:54 pm

I don't like the idea of statues with erections, someone could put their eyes out.

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by emilythestrange » Tue Sep 02, 2008 6:24 pm

Nova wrote:'Good Art'? Got damn modern art, it's all a crock of sh*t.


I fully agree. What a waste of time/money. Mainly that sh*t 'art' that's a messy bed with some condoms on it.

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PostRe: Jesus Rises Again! It's Indecent!
by Rightey » Tue Sep 02, 2008 7:12 pm

The last good art period was the impressionist movement. Cubism just went too far.

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PostRe: Jesus Rises Again! It's Indecent!
by mic » Tue Sep 02, 2008 7:37 pm

jambot wrote:...Unless you've moved away from the KJ and gone a bit Dan Brown? :shock:


What? "Not in the KJV"!? I guess I must have read too much into that bit where it says "Thy rod and thy staff shall comfort me"?

Ha.

As for Dan Brown - if Christ really spawned the merovingian blood-line, you'd at least expect some super-powers... perhaps a mutant or two? Maybe with the ability to spontaneously manifest the stigmata? I for one would love having the ability to call some fire down from heaven (and if it 'accidentally' singed Dawkins eyebrows clean away, so much the better) - certainly it'd show the atheist brigade! :twisted:

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PostRe: Jesus Rises Again! It's Indecent!
by Iron Nan » Tue Sep 02, 2008 7:50 pm

Rightey wrote:I don't like the idea of statues with erections, someone could put their eyes out.


And what would they be doing with their head down there would you say? ;)

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PostRe: Jesus Rises Again! It's Indecent!
by Jax » Wed Sep 03, 2008 12:08 am

We need to see this piece of 'art' to judge it.

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PostRe: Jesus Rises Again! It's Indecent!
by Rightey » Wed Sep 03, 2008 12:15 am

IRON NAN wrote:
Rightey wrote:I don't like the idea of statues with erections, someone could put their eyes out.


And what would they be doing with their head down there would you say? ;)


Statues are placed on pedestals, or have you never been to a museum?





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