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Artist paints over Paterno's halo on Pa. mural
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Posted on 07/15/2012 2:41:27 AM PDT by JoeProBono

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. — An artist has removed a halo from a mural of Penn State football coach Joe Paterno amid the school's child sex-abuse scandal.

Michael Pilato had put a halo over Paterno's image after the beloved coach's death in January, but said he felt he had to remove it Saturday after a report that Paterno, former university president Graham Spanier and others buried allegations of child sex-abuse against ex-assistant Jerry Sandusky. Paterno's family denies the claim.

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TOPICS: Arts/Photography; Society; Sports
KEYWORDS: childabuse; football; footballworship; idolatry; paterno; pennstate; sandusky


1 posted on 07/15/2012 2:41:40 AM PDT by JoeProBono
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2 posted on 07/15/2012 2:47:40 AM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: JoeProBono

Now paint a pitchfork in his hand and the job is complete.


3 posted on 07/15/2012 2:56:22 AM PDT by Farmer Dean (stop worrying about what they want to do to you,start thinking about what you want to do to them)
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To: JoeProBono

The artist should have painted in a laptop to show Paterno frantically e-mailing Schultz and Curley...


4 posted on 07/15/2012 2:56:30 AM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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5 posted on 07/15/2012 3:03:22 AM PDT by Daffynition (Our forefathers would be shooting by now.)
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6 posted on 07/15/2012 3:13:06 AM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: JoeProBono

This is what happens when people worship men instead of God.


7 posted on 07/15/2012 3:34:34 AM PDT by SkyPilot
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8 posted on 07/15/2012 3:48:45 AM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: JoeProBono

They should whitewash the whole image and replace it with one singular word written in PSU blue and white:

“SHAME”


9 posted on 07/15/2012 4:14:22 AM PDT by ScottinVA (Buying Drain-O requires photo I.D... yet voting doesn't???)
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To: JoeProBono

Sandusky Blew, And Paterno Knew.

10 posted on 07/15/2012 4:59:11 AM PDT by Old Sarge (We are now officially over the precipice, we just havent struck the ground yet)
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To: JoeProBono

...good picture...and my mother does not wear army boots...


11 posted on 07/15/2012 5:02:46 AM PDT by IrishBrigade
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To: JoeProBono
"NAMBLAny Lions" is spelled wrong.
12 posted on 07/15/2012 5:10:09 AM PDT by MrEdd (Heck? Geewhiz Cripes, thats the place where people who don't believe in Gosh think they aint going.)
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To: South Hawthorne; brityank; Physicist; WhyisaTexasgirlinPA; GOPJ; abner; baseballmom; Mo1; Ciexyz; ..

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13 posted on 07/15/2012 5:17:06 AM PDT by randita
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To: JoeProBono
I guess I don't find plastic statues of the Kind of Kings and Lord of Lords handing off footballs humorous.

But maybe that's just me.

14 posted on 07/15/2012 5:54:52 AM PDT by SkyPilot
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To: JoeProBono
I don't follow Penn State football very closely, since my SEC teams can beat them like a rented mule every day of the week

I never knew Joe P had a cult of personality thing going on...

Pretty weird if you ask me...

15 posted on 07/15/2012 6:09:44 AM PDT by Popman (When you elect a clown: expect a circus...)
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To: SkyPilot

Its not really to my taste, but I don’t see anything wrong with it. Jesus loved to be around children. I can certainly see Jesus playing football with them (had football been around).


16 posted on 07/15/2012 6:52:40 AM PDT by bigdaddy45
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To: JoeProBono
The hero worship these people had for Paterno is sick and demented. Other programs have the same garbage.
One of those times I think we should demolish every major stadium in the nation.
Grow up people; a university is (should be) about educating kids. Sports should be a sideline activity played by STUDENT athletes.

Ok; my rant is over....

17 posted on 07/15/2012 6:58:53 AM PDT by HereInTheHeartland ("The writing is on the wall - Unions are screwed. reformist2 10:04 PM #27")
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18 posted on 07/15/2012 7:37:13 AM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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19 posted on 07/15/2012 7:37:24 AM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: JoeProBono

If they really wanted to show the truth the reflection in Paterno’s glasses should show Sandusky leading a little boy into the shower.


20 posted on 07/15/2012 5:17:12 PM PDT by Cdnexpat
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To: JoeProBono

Paterno stayed too long. There is a lesson there.


21 posted on 07/17/2012 8:59:43 AM PDT by alarm rider (I took the pledge, I will never vote for another RINO, not now, not ever.)
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