Skip to comments.Woman with crowbar destroys blasphemous 'art'
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.
Kudos to her.
GOOD FOR HER!
She didn’t destroy anything.
She was a performance artist and that was her performance. She should apply for grant money.
Irish: you’re brilliant.
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...
Go Kathleen! Good for you!
However, if a Muzi were to torch a bible, nothing would happen. Religious tolerance and all.
Wasn’t she just expressing herself?
Destroy? The ‘destroyed’ peace in itself is art.
Who are we to judge?
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.
We may now... finally... be entering an era in which Christians are willing to fight back. This is probably rather shocking to the elites.
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.
Where is she? I want to send her this:
She wouldn’t spend a minute in jail if I was on the jury
This was a deliberate provocation, in my opinion.
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?
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.
“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.
No, she was destroying private property.
Agree with her emotion but NOT with her action.....
We should never fall to the level of barbarians....
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.
if we all just had this gumption and the righteous indignation...
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!
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
Sounds to me like a “freedom of speech” response to a “freedom of speech” exhibit.
At least she didn’t behead the artist and threaten his/her family!
YES!!!! Good for her!!!
Look- this is PERFORMANCE ART.
She should have used a car bomb. That is accepted political speech to the libtards. Crowbars are so declasse to the elite.
I wish I had enough money to pay for her defense.
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.
Need to call what she did “performance art” so it can be protected speech.
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).
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).
Does she have a defense fund?
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.
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.
Mebbe she just have spray-painted “Mohamed” on the figure and let the Muzzies take care of the “artist”.
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.
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.
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.
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).
The Mojave cross was on public land that became private land, but still vandalized: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2511291/posts
I would love to donate some money for her defense fund !