Friday, March 30, 2007
BBC News (UK): New York's Roger Smith Hotel gallery will display a 6-foot tall anatomically correct sculpture of a crucified Jesus in milk chocolate. The piece by Cosimo Cavallaro entitled "My Sweet Jesus" has stirred criticism from Catholic League head Bill Donohue who called it "one of the worst assaults on Christian sensibilities ever". On a related note, Donohue has also criticized the Broadway musical "Stairway to Hell" about a band that accidentally makes it to heaven where there is no rock 'n roll. Donohue said: "Men and women are dying everyday in Iraq to keep America free. It is sickening to note that some young Americans think freedom means the right to insult, degrade and abuse the sensibilities of Christians." UPDATE: The New York gallery has canceled the exhibit of "My Sweet Jesus" following criticism from Roman Catholic organizations.