Skip to comments.City censors paintings,Nixes Black History Month art due to small Christian references
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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Freakin idiots have lost their damn minds.
I'm with you on this.
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"!
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.
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.
Separation of church and race.
I'm just glad it wasn't a cartoon...
he needs to change the pic to "I (heart) Mohammed" on the ballcap.
LOL - leave it to a Texan to get to the point!
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?
Or "I (heart) my Mullah."
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?
I love watching the train wreck when liberal interest groups collide.
Someone tell Bush about this. Maybe it will get him angry enough to trash the ACLU for once. Nothing else has.
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.
I don't know...books with "Oly" on the cover are scary.
Of course if it were a crucifix in urine or a Madonna with elephant dung, it would be the central focus of the exhibit...
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?
As long as it is 'anti-christian' then it's alright./sarc
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.
Roland Blossom needs some phone calls
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.
There are no Floridians in Florida anymore. They've been run out.
I don't run!
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:
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 ...
I agree. This is going too far.
It just gets worse.
When Sacred Cows Collide...
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.