Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Lawmaker Takes On Gallery of Indecency and Hate

A GOP lawmaker from Georgia is breaking ground on the party's ambitious new agenda by calling for a congressional investigation into a recently removed artwork in the National Portrait Gallery that featured a controversial video showing a figurine of Jesus Christ covered in ants.

Rep. Jack Kingston (R-Ga.) spoke on Fox News Wednesday morning and explained his outrage over the critically acclaimed installation.

"This is a museum that gets $5.8 million in taxpayer dollars and in the middle of a high deficit, 15 million unemployed Americans, they decide to have money to spend like this. This is a museum that, by the way, has next to it a display of the American presidents, on the other side, Elvis, and then you go through this -- which is really perverted, sick stuff -- ashes of an AIDS victim, in a self-portrait, eating himself. Male nudity, Ellen DeGeneres grabbing her own breast - lots of really kinky and really questionable kind of art."...Read it all

Note: Attacks on decency are not art, but a substitute for art, a substitute which betrays the lack of art and sometimes talent. It is the same when it happens on television, in some so-called 'comedy' or film. It's been a long time now since we Americans have seen real talent which, when it exists, does not need offensive shortcuts and juvenile substitutes. Real culture worthy of the name requires great minds and hearts. Those who fund and produce this offensive material be noted and legally targeted, at the same time that real artists, screenwriters and film / television makers, producers of quality, are brought back from out of the woodwork where they have been shoved by too many decadent moguls for way too long. There is a huge market waiting for producers of decency.
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Jesus Christ like never before: The temptation of Israel and much of the Islamic world is never to forget, and so never forgive. John Paul II called for the "purification of memory" relative to the sad chapters in our respective memories. And we all have them. Only through this purification of memory can better relations be forged, by seeing the present moment as a New time in which to live. Too often the memories of the difficult past amount to chains. Jesus Christ decisively broke those chains when he announced the forgiveness of the Kingdom of God, and urged all to remember something New: That a New life is possible, & that all who live by the sword die by the sword. The challenge is to turn around which is the meaning of repentance, breaking through to the New, the Kingdom of God present among and within us.

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