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City censors paintings,Nixes Black History Month art due to small Christian references
WorldNetDaily.com ^ | 2-9-06 | WND

Posted on 02/10/2006 1:19:44 PM PST by Rakkasan1

A Florida city has barred three paintings from a city hall display celebrating Black History Month because they contain small references to the Christian faith. Officials at the city of Deltona, Fla., say hanging the colorful photos by artist Lloyd Marcus would be tantamount to the town favoring a specific religion. Marcus' paintings were to be part of an employee-organized display in the lobby of Deltona City Hall, but acting city manager Roland Blossom nixed the art, reported the Daytona Beach News-Journal.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events; US: Florida
KEYWORDS: antichristianbias; art; black; blackhistorymonth; censors; city; floriduh; godhaters; history; moralabsolutes; museum; painting; religious

1 posted on 02/10/2006 1:19:46 PM PST by Rakkasan1
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To: Rakkasan1
Hmmm...interesting dilemma.
2 posted on 02/10/2006 1:22:14 PM PST by mlc9852
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To: Rakkasan1
All mention of Rev. Martin Luther King should be illegal. I mean, he was a Rev.!

[/sarcasm]

3 posted on 02/10/2006 1:22:54 PM PST by ClearCase_guy (E)
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To: Rakkasan1

Freakin idiots have lost their damn minds.


4 posted on 02/10/2006 1:23:53 PM PST by Texas_Jarhead
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To: Rakkasan1; mhking; rdb3; Trueblackman; mafree

BTTT


5 posted on 02/10/2006 1:24:05 PM PST by Fiddlstix (Tagline Repair Service. Let us fix those broken Taglines. Inquire within(Presented by TagLines R US))
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To: ClearCase_guy

Good point!


6 posted on 02/10/2006 1:24:30 PM PST by lilylangtree
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To: mlc9852

I'm with you on this.


7 posted on 02/10/2006 1:24:54 PM PST by One Proud Dad
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To: Rakkasan1

There are no Floridians in Deltona! I don't know where they come from!
The worst cuss word I ever heard my Granma utter, was, "Carpetbaggers"!


8 posted on 02/10/2006 1:26:25 PM PST by SWAMPSNIPER (MAY I DIE ON MY FEET IN MY SWAMP, BUAIDH NO BAS)
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To: ClearCase_guy

This country is headed for insanity. You can't mention religion today in the context of a public display...unless of course it's Islam. It's to be praised and exaulted by public officials as the ROP.

Man 'o man, what's happening here? The federal courts have gone nuts, sodomy is fine but religion has to be done away with.

It's just nuts out there.


9 posted on 02/10/2006 1:26:38 PM PST by kjo
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To: Rakkasan1

My parents grew up in depression era western Oklahoma and used to sing Black Joe in school. Then they were told it was federally illegal. They were stunned.

Maybe the paintings should have been voodoo oriented.


10 posted on 02/10/2006 1:26:47 PM PST by Mrs. Shawnlaw (Rock beats scissors, don't run with rocks. NRA)
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To: Rakkasan1
Another anti-American fascist Nazi strikes for the Islamic terrorist. Since I am sure that any symbol of Islam would be welcomed by the cowards.
11 posted on 02/10/2006 1:27:08 PM PST by YOUGOTIT
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To: Rakkasan1

Separation of church and race.


12 posted on 02/10/2006 1:28:36 PM PST by Skylos
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To: Rakkasan1

I'm just glad it wasn't a cartoon...


13 posted on 02/10/2006 1:28:58 PM PST by heldmyw
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To: YOUGOTIT

he needs to change the pic to "I (heart) Mohammed" on the ballcap.


14 posted on 02/10/2006 1:29:23 PM PST by Rakkasan1 (Muslims pray to Allah, Allah prays to Chuck Norris.)
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To: Texas_Jarhead

LOL - leave it to a Texan to get to the point!


15 posted on 02/10/2006 1:30:07 PM PST by mlc9852
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To: Rakkasan1

It always amazes me how these idiots can justify there actions using the 'separation of church and state' argument against religion, and yet totally ignore the second part of the first Amendment on religion.

"or prohibiting the free exercise thereof"

Why do we let them get away with it?


16 posted on 02/10/2006 1:30:14 PM PST by Bigh4u2 (Denial is the first requirement to be a liberal)
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To: Rakkasan1

Or "I (heart) my Mullah."


17 posted on 02/10/2006 1:31:10 PM PST by livius
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To: albertp; Allosaurs_r_us; Abram; AlexandriaDuke; Americanwolf; Annie03; Baby Bear; bassmaner; ...
Libertarian ping.To be added or removed from my ping list freepmail me or post a message here
18 posted on 02/10/2006 1:31:31 PM PST by freepatriot32 (Holding you head high & voting Libertarian is better then holding your nose and voting republican)
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To: kjo

Can't mention God in schools but you can mention Allah. Can't teach kids "morality" in schools but telling them homosexuality is normal and healthy is fine.

What will it be like in America in another 20 or 30 years?


19 posted on 02/10/2006 1:31:42 PM PST by mlc9852
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To: Rakkasan1

I love watching the train wreck when liberal interest groups collide.

*pops popcorn*

}:-)4


20 posted on 02/10/2006 1:31:57 PM PST by Moose4 ("I will shoulder my musket and brandish my sword/In defense of this land and the word of the Lord")
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To: everyone

Someone tell Bush about this. Maybe it will get him angry enough to trash the ACLU for once. Nothing else has.


21 posted on 02/10/2006 1:32:23 PM PST by California Patriot
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To: Rakkasan1

I looked at the paintings. This is a stupid decision. Christianity is part of the life of America. You can't censor art just because it contains references to Christianity.


22 posted on 02/10/2006 1:36:58 PM PST by MineralMan (godless atheist)
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To: MineralMan

I don't know...books with "Oly" on the cover are scary.


23 posted on 02/10/2006 1:38:05 PM PST by Rakkasan1 (Muslims pray to Allah, Allah prays to Chuck Norris.)
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To: Rakkasan1

ACLU-Destroy-every-last-vestige-of-Christianity bump...


24 posted on 02/10/2006 1:41:29 PM PST by VOA
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To: MineralMan
Image hosting by Photobucket Image hosting by Photobucket Can't allow a village to exist, unless Hilary is running it, can we now?
25 posted on 02/10/2006 1:44:05 PM PST by SWAMPSNIPER (MAY I DIE ON MY FEET IN MY SWAMP, BUAIDH NO BAS)
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To: Rakkasan1

Of course if it were a crucifix in urine or a Madonna with elephant dung, it would be the central focus of the exhibit...


26 posted on 02/10/2006 1:48:37 PM PST by Unam Sanctam
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To: Bigh4u2

Yeah...and why is it OK for artists to display works that insult the Christian faith in "public," taxpayer-funded museums, while this is not appropriate?


27 posted on 02/10/2006 1:48:48 PM PST by cwb (Liberalism is the opiate of the *asses)
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To: cwb

As long as it is 'anti-christian' then it's alright./sarc


28 posted on 02/10/2006 1:54:26 PM PST by Bigh4u2 (Denial is the first requirement to be a liberal)
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To: Texas_Jarhead

They are not idiots. They run a small town. The ACLU has convinced them that they will be sued using up some of their finite resources.

So rather than have the expense of defending a suit from the ACLU, they err on the side of caution.

The only way to counter-balance this is to personally sue every time a local government discrimminates against religion or give money to say the ACLJ so they can sue in more of such cases. Once the financial pressure is equal on both sides, local governments will go back to making common sense decisions about such matters.


29 posted on 02/10/2006 1:56:41 PM PST by JLS
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To: VOA

Roland Blossom needs some phone calls


30 posted on 02/10/2006 1:58:32 PM PST by Rakkasan1 (Muslims pray to Allah, Allah prays to Chuck Norris.)
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To: Moose4

i kind of liked the law proposed to ban abortion of a baby if DNA testing showed it would turn out that person would be gay.

now that would have been fun.


31 posted on 02/10/2006 2:02:15 PM PST by postaldave (democrats=traitorous b*st*rds)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER
There are no Floridians in Deltona!

There are no Floridians in Florida anymore. They've been run out.

32 posted on 02/10/2006 2:04:20 PM PST by stainlessbanner (^W^)
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To: wagglebee; MillerCreek

God-hating insanity.


33 posted on 02/10/2006 2:07:23 PM PST by little jeremiah
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To: stainlessbanner

I don't run!


34 posted on 02/10/2006 2:08:51 PM PST by SWAMPSNIPER (MAY I DIE ON MY FEET IN MY SWAMP, BUAIDH NO BAS)
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To: Unam Sanctam
Speaking of a "Madonna". Since she's had sex with everyone on Earth already Madonna attempts to have it with herself:


35 posted on 02/10/2006 2:11:22 PM PST by isthisnickcool (Jack Bauer: "By the time I'm finished with you you're going to wish you felt this good again".)
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To: Rakkasan1
Christian faith has been the cornerstone on which Black America has relied for it survival. Anyone who want to throw that fact away is prejudiced and stupid.
36 posted on 02/10/2006 2:47:58 PM PST by oyez (Appeasement is insanity.)
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To: Rakkasan1
hanging the colorful photos by artist Lloyd Marcus would be tantamount to the town favoring a specific religion.

If you're running an art exhibit and you refuse to display any works inspired by religion -- specifically Christianity -- then here's a partial list of works you're going to have to forego:

Michaelangelo's "David"
Da Vinci's "Last Supper"
The ceiling of the Sistine Chapel
Carravagio's "Conversion on the Way to Damascus", "Taking of Christ", and "Sacrifice of Issac"
Titian's "St. John the Evangelist", "Assumption of the Virgin", and "Resurrection of Christ"
Donatello's Cavalcanti Annunciation and his "Magdalena in Penitence"
Then there's Brunellschi, Raphael, Andrea del Sarto, Tintoretto, El Greco, Rembrandt, Breugel, Bosch, Albrecht Durer, the van Eycks, Velasquez, Rossetti, Francis Bacon, and probably one or two I left out.

But I'm sure you can find someone to throw feces on a tablecloth for you ...

37 posted on 02/10/2006 3:53:42 PM PST by IronJack
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To: IronJack
you should call his office and leave that as a voice mail.
he's obviosly a chucklehead.
38 posted on 02/10/2006 3:56:48 PM PST by Rakkasan1 (Muslims pray to Allah, Allah prays to Chuck Norris.)
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To: MineralMan

I agree. This is going too far.


39 posted on 02/10/2006 4:14:12 PM PST by Tired of Taxes (That's taxes, not Texas. I have no beef with TX. NJ has the highest property taxes in the nation.)
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To: Rakkasan1; knighthawk; Calpernia; Tired of Taxes; Gordongekko909; mhking; ...

L. Roland Blossom
Acting City Manager

2345 Providence Blvd.
Deltona, FL 32725
Phone: (386) 561-2100
FAX: (386)
789-7230
Email:
rblossom@ci.deltona.fl.us


40 posted on 02/17/2006 1:47:11 PM PST by Coleus (IMHO, The IVF procedure is immoral & kills many embryos/children and should be outlawed)
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To: Rakkasan1; Coleus

It just gets worse.


41 posted on 02/17/2006 1:54:05 PM PST by Irish_Thatcherite (~~~A vote for Bertie Ahern is a vote for Gerry Adams!~~~)
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To: Rakkasan1

When Sacred Cows Collide...


42 posted on 02/17/2006 2:05:42 PM PST by gridlock (eliminate perverse incentives)
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To: 2ndMostConservativeBrdMember; afraidfortherepublic; Alas; al_c; american colleen; annalex; ...

February 20, 2006

Paintings Return to City Hall

The paintings by artist Lloyd Marcus that had been censored by the City of Deltona, Florida, were returned to City Hall this morning and will remain there for the remainder of the Black History Month display. Directions to the exhibit are on our web site with photographs of the paintings. As a result of this artist's brave stand and our lawsuit against Deltona, millions have learned that religious images need not be hidden from public view. Officials from other cities are expressing interest in displaying the paintings, which are part of a 12-piece series. You can thank Mr. Marcus for taking a courageous stand for religious liberty by contacting him via his web site, www.lloydmarcus.net.


43 posted on 02/21/2006 1:21:10 PM PST by Coleus (IMHO, The IVF procedure is immoral & kills many embryos/children and should be outlawed)
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