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Woman with crowbar destroys blasphemous 'art'
Catholic Culture ^ | Oct. 8, 2010 | Staff

Posted on 10/08/2010 12:49:16 PM PDT by La Enchiladita

A Montana woman faces criminal charges after she used a crowbar to destroy a blasphemous exhibit at a gallery in Colorado.

Kathleen Folden was arrested after she smashed an exhibit that depicted Jesus in a lewd act. The exhibit, by artist Enrique Chagoya of Stanford University, had caused outrage among Christians.


TOPICS: Arts/Photography; Religion; Society
KEYWORDS: academicbias; actedstupidly; antichristian; art; churchandstate; constitution; culturewar; desecration; enriquechagoya; exhibit; jesus; kathleenfolden; lewd; liberalbigot; montana; obamamia; pornification; stanford; taxdollarsatwork; university; youpayforthis
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1 posted on 10/08/2010 12:49:21 PM PDT by La Enchiladita
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To: La Enchiladita

Brave woman.

Kudos to her.


2 posted on 10/08/2010 12:50:10 PM PDT by WAW (Which enumerated power?)
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To: La Enchiladita

GOOD FOR HER!


3 posted on 10/08/2010 12:51:07 PM PDT by Genoa (Put the kettle on!)
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To: La Enchiladita

She didn’t destroy anything.

She was a performance artist and that was her performance. She should apply for grant money.


4 posted on 10/08/2010 12:51:18 PM PDT by IrishCatholic (No local Communist or Socialist Party Chapter? Join the Democrats, it's the same thing!)
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To: IrishCatholic

Irish: you’re brilliant.


5 posted on 10/08/2010 12:52:15 PM PDT by miss marmelstein
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To: La Enchiladita

I would say - good, but the freedoms in our country permit this - might not be socially right or respectful - which is a whole new debate - but those that have no respect for Jesus are lost - and need to be prayed for...he was about peace and some that are evil will conduct their ART in such a way...I’m sure the artist is looking for attention and this woman has now given it to him...artist like this are really not an artist at all - but a lost soul...


6 posted on 10/08/2010 12:52:27 PM PDT by BCW (http://babylonscovertwar.com/index.html)
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To: La Enchiladita

Go Kathleen! Good for you!


7 posted on 10/08/2010 12:52:38 PM PDT by The Sons of Liberty (Psalm 109:8 Let his days be few and let another take his office. - Mene, Mene, Tekel, Upharsin)
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To: La Enchiladita

However, if a Muzi were to torch a bible, nothing would happen. Religious tolerance and all.


8 posted on 10/08/2010 12:53:56 PM PDT by TexasPatriot1 (Annoy a lib, get a job.)
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To: All

Wasn’t she just expressing herself?


9 posted on 10/08/2010 12:54:38 PM PDT by Maverick68
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To: La Enchiladita
Where was Obama agonizing that there should be no such “exhibit” and FBI visit?
10 posted on 10/08/2010 12:55:13 PM PDT by Berlin_Freeper (If Obama was the answer---that must have been one stupid question!)
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To: La Enchiladita
Her bond was paid by an anonymous person. Why is it ok for the City of Loveland to incite violence through their OK of blasphemous homosexual “art”?
11 posted on 10/08/2010 12:55:13 PM PDT by mountainlion (concerned conservative.)
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To: La Enchiladita

Destroy? The ‘destroyed’ peace in itself is art.


12 posted on 10/08/2010 12:56:24 PM PDT by mainsail that ('Sed quis custodiet ipsos custodes')
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To: La Enchiladita
It was just her artistic expression.

Who are we to judge?

13 posted on 10/08/2010 12:56:32 PM PDT by SIDENET ("If that's your best, your best won't do." -Dee Snider)
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To: BCW

The ‘artist’ may not realize this, but this is a natural reaction to how the ‘modern’ artists have been psuhing to get for so long. No response, keep pushing. No reaction, keep up the actions. Now that there is a reaction, it will continue, especially if the person reacting is punished and others agree.

All this pushing is how the TEA party was founded. Only a matter of time until more people start following suit.


14 posted on 10/08/2010 12:56:50 PM PDT by Niuhuru (The Internet is the digital AIDS; adapting and successfully destroying the MSM host.)
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To: La Enchiladita

We may now... finally... be entering an era in which Christians are willing to fight back. This is probably rather shocking to the elites.


15 posted on 10/08/2010 1:00:05 PM PDT by ScottinVA (The West needs to act NOW to aggressively treat its metastasizing islaminoma!)
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To: La Enchiladita

She should have submitted her own ‘art work’ depicting a bowel movement along with Obama and when the left howls, demand equal fairness.

The left doesn’t like it when you use their rules to insult them.


16 posted on 10/08/2010 1:02:52 PM PDT by Le Chien Rouge
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To: La Enchiladita

Where is she? I want to send her this:

http://www.homedepot.com/h_d1/N-5yc1vZ1xg8/R-202183844/h_d2/ProductDisplay?langId=-1&storeId=10051&catalogId=10053


17 posted on 10/08/2010 1:04:03 PM PDT by isthisnickcool (Sharia? No thanks.)
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To: La Enchiladita

She wouldn’t spend a minute in jail if I was on the jury

This was a deliberate provocation, in my opinion.


18 posted on 10/08/2010 1:04:41 PM PDT by Mr. K (PALADINO for GOV. OF NY --- VOTE LIKE YOUR CHILD'S LIFE DEPENDS ON IT! (BECAUSE IT DOES))
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To: IrishCatholic

Good one!


19 posted on 10/08/2010 1:05:05 PM PDT by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis (A liberal is one who has both feet firmly planted in the air -----Anonymous)
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To: La Enchiladita

Though this is an isolated instance, I wonder if it should be viewed in a different context: that of the schism in Christianity between those who embrace its traditions, and those of the same sect who wish to, and believe they have the authority to, change those traditions.

That is, this woman was outraged enough to destroy the work of a likely atheist. Compare that to the enormous number of traditional Christians whose entire religion is being undermined and despised by people who pretend to belong to those religions.

How much worse is the depiction of Jesus as a homosexual, than to demand that the holy persons of that Christian religion be homosexuals?


20 posted on 10/08/2010 1:05:17 PM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy
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To: La Enchiladita

The left will refer to her as a terrorist.

Meanwhile, Muslims are slaughtering entire families whenever someone draws a picture of Mad Moe. Not a word from the left about that.


21 posted on 10/08/2010 1:06:36 PM PDT by Soothesayer (“None can love freedom heartily, but good men; the rest love not freedom, but license...")
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To: La Enchiladita

Was her maiden name Freeman?
22 posted on 10/08/2010 1:07:19 PM PDT by RandallFlagg (Let this chant follow BHO everywhere he goes: "You lie. You lie. You lie.")
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To: Mr. K

“She wouldn?t spend a minute in jail if I was on the jury This was a deliberate provocation, in my opinion”

I understand your point, but we don’t go around smashing things we disagree with. Would make for a pretty crappy society.


23 posted on 10/08/2010 1:07:24 PM PDT by goseminoles
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To: Maverick68

No, she was destroying private property.


24 posted on 10/08/2010 1:07:34 PM PDT by ozidar
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To: La Enchiladita

Agree with her emotion but NOT with her action.....

We should never fall to the level of barbarians....


25 posted on 10/08/2010 1:09:59 PM PDT by SoftwareEngineer
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To: ScottinVA
We may now... finally... be entering an era in which Christians are willing to fight back

All thanks to those who had a hissy fit over Terry Jones burning the Koran, and sending the message that we have more respect for the sensibilities of those who respond violently.

26 posted on 10/08/2010 1:11:04 PM PDT by murdoog
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To: La Enchiladita

if we all just had this gumption and the righteous indignation...


27 posted on 10/08/2010 1:13:11 PM PDT by cherry
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To: La Enchiladita

God bless her. We should take her lead when we see these offensive pieces of cr@p by untalented artists hanging in galleries. God will not be mocked!


28 posted on 10/08/2010 1:14:42 PM PDT by Bitsy
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To: goseminoles

This is a “you have freedom of speech except you can’t yell ‘fire’ in a crowded theatre” issue in my opinion.

Imagine if she was a muzzie and was atacking a koran in a jar of urine? I bet she would be the next democrap hero


29 posted on 10/08/2010 1:21:49 PM PDT by Mr. K (PALADINO for GOV. OF NY --- VOTE LIKE YOUR CHILD'S LIFE DEPENDS ON IT! (BECAUSE IT DOES))
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To: La Enchiladita

Sounds to me like a “freedom of speech” response to a “freedom of speech” exhibit.


30 posted on 10/08/2010 1:23:31 PM PDT by Terry Mross (Never again will I hold my nose and vote for a rino.)
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To: La Enchiladita

At least she didn’t behead the artist and threaten his/her family!


31 posted on 10/08/2010 1:24:36 PM PDT by poobear ("The greatest tyrannies are always perpetrated in the name of the noblest causes." -- Thomas Paine)
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To: La Enchiladita
A Montana woman faces criminal charges after she used a crowbar to destroy a blasphemous exhibit at a gallery in Colorado.

This is just wrong and there is no excuse for it. You can't just grab the first blurt object that comes to hand and go in swinging. She definitely should have used a chain saw or at least an axe. Or possibly a katana, can't beat those for grace, style and blasphemy destroying potential. There is a zen like quality about using a beautiful art like weapon to destroy crap. But a crowbar, whats with that. If you are going to destroy blasphemous art you need to do it right.
32 posted on 10/08/2010 1:28:14 PM PDT by GonzoGOP (There are millions of paranoid people in the world and they are all out to get me.)
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To: La Enchiladita

YES!!!! Good for her!!!


33 posted on 10/08/2010 1:28:15 PM PDT by Moleman
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To: La Enchiladita

Look- this is PERFORMANCE ART.


34 posted on 10/08/2010 1:33:03 PM PDT by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: La Enchiladita

She should have used a car bomb. That is accepted political speech to the libtards. Crowbars are so declasse to the elite.


35 posted on 10/08/2010 1:41:18 PM PDT by equalitybeforethelaw
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To: La Enchiladita

I wish I had enough money to pay for her defense.


36 posted on 10/08/2010 1:41:52 PM PDT by Leftism is Mentally Deranged (Annoying liberals is my goal. I will not be silenced.)
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To: SoftwareEngineer

Well, she has done the deed, like her method or not.
The artist doesn’t respect our Jesus, so Kathleen dis-respected him right back.
Sometimes, it’s better to take care of the problem quickly than to let it drag out.
Think of surgery.
Words were having no effect but to feed into the ‘artist’s’ sick vision.
Kathleen restored health and I praise her for it.


37 posted on 10/08/2010 1:46:41 PM PDT by La Enchiladita
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To: La Enchiladita

Need to call what she did “performance art” so it can be protected speech.


38 posted on 10/08/2010 1:47:51 PM PDT by WAW (Which enumerated power?)
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To: La Enchiladita; wagglebee

It was a computer printout of an artwork. Like looking at a framed photocopy.

The destruction was vandalism. The exhibit was unconstitutionally funded by taxpayers (the same violation there would be of funding PRO-Christian artwork).


39 posted on 10/08/2010 1:55:01 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Ask yourself,where does Saudi Arabia fit on a scale of "passive" to "moderate" to "extremist" Islam?)
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To: BCW

The media was not so positive of the accounts of those who vandalized the “replacement” cross when a court ordered one removed from view (can’t recall the specifics anymore of whether it was formerly public land that had been purchased).


40 posted on 10/08/2010 1:56:28 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Ask yourself,where does Saudi Arabia fit on a scale of "passive" to "moderate" to "extremist" Islam?)
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To: La Enchiladita

Does she have a defense fund?


41 posted on 10/08/2010 2:00:33 PM PDT by Bulldawg Fan (Victory is the last thing leftists and their fellow Defeatists want.)
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To: La Enchiladita

President Obama is Missing In Action. Won’t speak out about this as he did the threat to burning a Koran. At least the proposed book burning wasn’t done on the public dime.


42 posted on 10/08/2010 2:02:25 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Ask yourself,where does Saudi Arabia fit on a scale of "passive" to "moderate" to "extremist" Islam?)
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To: ozidar

The museum gets city funds so it should not have had any religous paintings to begin with. She was just enforcing Supreme Court rulings and doing the work of the ACLU.


43 posted on 10/08/2010 2:02:38 PM PDT by Bulldawg Fan (Victory is the last thing leftists and their fellow Defeatists want.)
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To: La Enchiladita

Mebbe she just have spray-painted “Mohamed” on the figure and let the Muzzies take care of the “artist”.


44 posted on 10/08/2010 2:02:44 PM PDT by Oatka ("A society of sheep must in time beget a government of wolves." –Bertrand de Jouvenel)
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To: goseminoles
I understand your point, but we don’t go around smashing things we disagree with. Would make for a pretty crappy society.

Exactly. This is stooping down to the level of the Muzzies, who get outraged if somebody so much as draws a picture of their moon god. The best thing to do is to simply ignore them, that will really drive them crazy.

45 posted on 10/08/2010 2:02:51 PM PDT by dfwgator (Texas Rangers - AL West Champions)
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To: poobear
At least she didn’t behead the artist and threaten his/her family!

In the Seattle area, the government forced a woman into protective custody for proposing a "draw mohammed day" contest.

The religion of peace is not and our deceitful govenrment know this.

46 posted on 10/08/2010 2:04:57 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Ask yourself,where does Saudi Arabia fit on a scale of "passive" to "moderate" to "extremist" Islam?)
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To: dfwgator

I don’t approve of her destruction of the work, she should have litigated for 2 years instead to have the government decree that it be dismantled as have been crosses and 10 commandment sculptures that were SIMILARLY taxpayer subsidized.


47 posted on 10/08/2010 2:06:27 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Ask yourself,where does Saudi Arabia fit on a scale of "passive" to "moderate" to "extremist" Islam?)
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To: goseminoles

You see, a Gator and a Seminole can actually agree on something. ;)

Now go and beat Miami (It’s always the one game of the year I root for FSU).


48 posted on 10/08/2010 2:08:12 PM PDT by dfwgator (Texas Rangers - AL West Champions)
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To: a fool in paradise

The Mojave cross was on public land that became private land, but still vandalized: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2511291/posts


49 posted on 10/08/2010 2:09:27 PM PDT by La Enchiladita
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To: La Enchiladita

I would love to donate some money for her defense fund !


50 posted on 10/08/2010 2:11:36 PM PDT by CORedneck
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