Friday, March 30, 2007

Sweet Jesus!

The timing couldn't have been better for a follow-up to my last post....

Holy Week Angst Over Naked Chocolate Jesus
Sculpture By Cosimo Cavallaro To Debut At Gallery In NYC

(AP)- The Easter season unveiling of a milk chocolate sculpture of Jesus Christ, dubbed “My Sweet Lord” by its creator, left a sour taste Thursday in the mouths of a Catholic group infuriated by the anatomically correct confection.

“This is one of the worst assaults on Christian sensibilities ever,” said Bill Donohue, head of the watchdog Catholic League. “It's not just the ugliness of the portrayal, but the timing — to choose Holy Week is astounding.”

The 6-foot sculpture by artist Cosimo Cavallaro was to debut Monday evening, the day after Palm Sunday and just four days before Roman Catholics mark the crucifixion of Jesus Christ on Good Friday. The final day of the exhibit at the Lab Gallery inside midtown Manhattan's Roger Smith Hotel was planned for Easter Sunday.

“The fact that they chose Holy Week shows this is calculated, and the timing is deliberate,” said Donohue, whose group represents 350,000 Catholics nationwide.

He called for an economic boycott of the hotel, which he described as “already morally bankrupt.”
More here.

It looks sinfully delicious. All it needs to finish it off is a cross made out of peanut butter.

Update: Chocolate Jesus Show Cancelled - Deities made out of food deemed the unholiest of sins against God.

Hat-tip to D.K. Raed

Man, I'm getting a lot of mileage out of this story.


At March 30, 2007 9:43 AM, Blogger dusty said...

Bill 'fuckwit' Donohue is behind this..figures.

Yum..peanut butter cross! :)

At March 30, 2007 10:22 AM, Blogger Peacechick Mary said...

Crazy Donahue, foaming at the mouth. Can you imagine the people walking past the statue and you keep hearing a "Crunch, mmmmmm!"

At March 30, 2007 10:55 AM, Blogger Freewayblogger said...

"Hey! You got Peanut Butter on My Savior!"

"You got Savior on my Peanut Butter!"

I had a great talk with Ol' Donohue on Alan Colmes' radio show a few years back:

(a little graphic...)

At March 30, 2007 11:31 AM, Blogger michael the tubthumper said...

freewayblogger. its not the full link.

use this site.

copy the web address in there and then post the small little web address they give you back.

i want to hear it. !

At March 30, 2007 11:36 AM, Blogger PTCruiser said...

He's looking out for your best interests just like Pat "Deliver us from Evil" Robertson is.

The "Body of Christ" never tasted so good.

"Hey! You got Peanut Butter on My Savior!"

"You got Savior on my Peanut Butter!"

Two great tastes that go great together. I'm still laughing.

Thanks for the link.

At March 30, 2007 5:18 PM, Blogger Donnie McDaniel said...

Dono-hoe again? Good grief, I so wanna slap the snot out of that twit! A combat boot to his ass is in good order I think. I would be an instant celebrity if I ever had the chance to bitch slap him!

At March 30, 2007 5:27 PM, Anonymous D.K. Raed said...

So let's see, the chocolate sculpture is 6-ft tall, mounted on a post (cross, if you must, I make no religious differentiation), so ... that puts the naked bits about at mouth-level ... gee, what could be more delicious? I'm guessing it won't be the ears that go first on this one! ~~ D.K.

At March 30, 2007 6:01 PM, Anonymous D.K. Raed said...

btw PT, current news story: the hotel cancelled the display. apparently due to boycott & maybe even death threats. oh, and no balls. ~~ D.K.

At March 30, 2007 11:43 PM, Blogger PTCruiser said...

He's on a mission from God. Don't slow the man down when he's on a roll.

Thanks for the news update. No balls, indeed. Not even chocolate ones filled with peanut butter.

And you were right. Read the full article. The artist himself was threatened by these good, loving christians.

At March 31, 2007 3:37 AM, Blogger sumo said...

I wonder if it is anatomically correct...if it is...somebody's gonna eat Mr. J's butt for pleasure...and that would really chap Donohue's ass something terrible.

At March 31, 2007 5:31 AM, Blogger ptg said...

Perhaps you'll also like Nebraska's own Lard Mohammed.

At March 31, 2007 8:11 AM, Blogger PTCruiser said...

From what I understand, yes, it is anatomically correct.

Thank you for the link. Who would've thought there'd be a growing trend of Deity Food Art.

At April 01, 2007 12:26 PM, Blogger Snave said...

Lard Mohammed... heh! LOL

So, now there is a chocolate Jesus. Right around Holy Week. Right around the time all the chocolate Easter bunnies are on sale at Wal-Marts worldwide. Are Jesus and the Easter Bunny related somehow?

Anyway, when I eat a chocolate Easter bunny I always eat the head first. What about you folks?

At April 02, 2007 9:47 AM, Blogger Psychomikeo said...

The lady on CNN keep crying about his Chocolate genatila!!! over & over.

At April 02, 2007 1:22 PM, Blogger Snave said...

BTW, I love the picture of the Lord with the rifle. Like the great old dope-addled comedy troupe Firesign Theatre used to sing, "Pass the Lord and praise the ammunition!"


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