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Smithsonian Christmas-Season Exhibit Features Ant-Covered Jesus, Naked Brothers Kissing...
CNS News ^ | 11/29/10 | Penny Starr

Posted on 11/29/2010 2:37:07 PM PST by MissesBush

FULL TITLE: Smithsonian Christmas-Season Exhibit Features Ant-Covered Jesus, Naked Brothers Kissing, Genitalia, and Ellen DeGeneres Grabbing Her Breasts

The federally funded National Portrait Gallery, one of the museums of the Smithsonian Institution, is currently showing an exhibition that features images of an ant-covered Jesus, male genitals, naked brothers kissing, men in chains, Ellen DeGeneres grabbing her breasts, and a painting the Smithsonian itself describes in the show's catalog as "homoerotic."

“This is an exhibition that displays masterpieces of American portraiture and we wanted to illustrate how questions of biography and identity went into the making of images that are canonical,” David C. Ward, a National Portrait Gallery (NGP) historian who is also co-curator of the exhibit, told CNSNews.com.

A plaque fixed to the wall at the entrance to the exhibit says that the National Portrait Gallery is “committed to showing how a major theme in American history has been the struggle for justice so that people and groups can claim their full inheritance in America’s promise of equality, inclusion, and social dignity. As America’s museum of national biography, the NPG is also vitally interested in the art of portrayal and how portraiture reflects our ideas about ourselves and others.

"These themes, historic and artistic, come together in 'Hide/Seek: Difference and Desire in American Portraiture,' the first major exhibition to examine the influence of gay and lesbian artists in creating modern American portraiture," says the plaque. "'Hide/Seek' chronicles how, as outsiders, gay and lesbian artists occupied a position that turned to their advantage, making essential contributions to both the art of portraiture and to the creation of modern American culture."

The Smithsonian Institution has an annual budget of $761 million, 65 percent of which comes from the federal government, according to Linda St. Thomas, the Smithsonian's chief spokesperson.

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KEYWORDS: arts; artsyfartsy; disgusting; homosexualagenda; liberals; moralabsolutes; nea; perverts; smithsonian; smutsonian; taxdollars; thearts
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Would they dare exhibit a tasteless display of Mohammed? Yet somehow the Smithsonian won't receive any bomb or death threats from Christians like they would if an Islamic icon were disrespected through their "art." Memo to Speaker-elect Boehner: Here's your first budget cut.
1 posted on 11/29/2010 2:37:10 PM PST by MissesBush
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To: MissesBush

These outrages must be defunded.


2 posted on 11/29/2010 2:39:39 PM PST by SC_Pete
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To: MissesBush

My first thought. Why no ant-coverd mohammed?


3 posted on 11/29/2010 2:39:53 PM PST by Obadiah (BHO -- out the door in 4!)
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To: MissesBush

For all my life I never cared a bit if someone was gay but now all has changed.

Every one I have ever known at some point showed the truly perverted/evil side of their nature. They cannot be trusted.

Now I say burn them all.


4 posted on 11/29/2010 2:42:03 PM PST by fuzzybutt (Democrat Lawyers are the root of all evil.)
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To: MissesBush
Naked Brothers Kissing...

For shizzle stay out de NFL locker room.

5 posted on 11/29/2010 2:42:15 PM PST by humblegunner (Pablo is very wily)
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To: MissesBush
The Smithsonian Institution has an annual budget of $761 million, 65 percent of which comes from the federal government, according to Linda St. Thomas, the Smithsonian's chief spokesperson.

How many times are U.S. taxpayers going to tolerate funding these outrages to decency, not to mention religion? Enough!

6 posted on 11/29/2010 2:42:15 PM PST by Jim Scott
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To: MissesBush

Somethings are just unspeakably evil.


7 posted on 11/29/2010 2:42:44 PM PST by anniegetyourgun
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To: MissesBush
Better than a budget cut, how about firing, with prejudice, the dim-wit Smithsonian employee(s) that selected/approved this abomination of so called art.
8 posted on 11/29/2010 2:43:19 PM PST by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country! What else needs said?)
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To: MissesBush

The Smithsonian budget as ballooned in the past few years. It’s one of the biggest items in the “discretionary” (I hate that word) budget.


9 posted on 11/29/2010 2:43:28 PM PST by DManA
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To: MissesBush

Is the exhibit titled “A Barney Frank Christmas.”


10 posted on 11/29/2010 2:44:15 PM PST by Hillarys Gate Cult
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To: MissesBush

Why the Smithsonian must be privatized and left to fend for funding on its own. Thomas Jefferson himself would have learned from the example our history has now provided, that public museums can become intolerably oppressive of democracy and liberty.


11 posted on 11/29/2010 2:44:34 PM PST by bvw (No TSA goon will touch MY stuff)
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To: MissesBush
Exhibit One:

Why I cancelled my Smithsonian subscription some years ago.

12 posted on 11/29/2010 2:46:05 PM PST by YHAOS (you betcha!)
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To: MissesBush
I agree with the defunding suggestion. Until we get the Smithsonian's attention, perhaps we should boycott. Not every piece of art has to be my “cup-of-tea,” but how about some common decency?
13 posted on 11/29/2010 2:47:39 PM PST by July4 (Remember the price paid for your freedom.)
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To: MissesBush

THIS IRRITATES THE HELL OUT OF ME.

Today, an article in the NYT discusses how to cut costs for military veterans and retirees (FR LINK: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2634371/posts )

This makes me HOPPING mad. BEFORE we even think about TOUCHING, CUTTING or MODIFYING any benefits for military veterans, retirees or their families, EVERY SINGLE OUNCE OF SILVER ALLOCATED TO BS LIKE THIS MUST BE COMPLETELY DEFUNDED.

NPR, NEA, ACORN, you name it. THIS IS BS.


14 posted on 11/29/2010 2:47:51 PM PST by rlmorel ("We treat terrorists with kid gloves, and our citizens with rubber gloves." Rush Limbaugh)
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To: MissesBush

What House/Senate committee does the Smithsonian report to?


15 posted on 11/29/2010 2:48:53 PM PST by cblue55 (Envisioning when all that is left is the right.)
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To: MissesBush

Sick...and we are forced to pay for it when we are broke.


16 posted on 11/29/2010 2:52:14 PM PST by icwhatudo ("laws requiring compulsory abortion could be sustained under the constitution"-Obama official)
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To: MissesBush

Let’s put this in perspective. This one disgusting exhibit probably cost more to put on than I’ll make in my entire life.


17 posted on 11/29/2010 2:52:19 PM PST by jwparkerjr (It's the Constitution, Stupid!)
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To: MissesBush
...the Smithsonian won't receive any bomb or death threats from Christians like they would if an Islamic icon were disrespected...

Precisely! That's why they did it.

18 posted on 11/29/2010 2:54:49 PM PST by luvbach1 (Stop Barry now. He can't help himself.)
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To: MissesBush

The Smithsonian used to be a monument to American greatness and inventiveness. Now it’s just another piece of trendy slime.

I’d say the entire leadership needs to be cleaned out.

The first step involves taking back the White House and the Senate.

Here is the Board of Regents. I would venture to guess that Bush did nothing to clean out all the libs stuffed in by his predecessors. Certainly he failed to clean out the CIA, the FBI, the Pentagon, the State Department, and a lot of more important organizations.

But when the likes of clinton and Obama are in office, they make sure to put their own stooges in all these places.

http://www.si.edu/about/regents/members.htm


19 posted on 11/29/2010 2:55:52 PM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius.)
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To: anniegetyourgun

The downslide continues...


20 posted on 11/29/2010 2:58:02 PM PST by Paved Paradise
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To: MissesBush

There is a day coming, and it may be sooner than most think, that the individuals who do this mocking of Christ, unless they change directions,are going to be humbled by Him. And it won’t be a fun experience.


21 posted on 11/29/2010 2:58:12 PM PST by dwg2
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To: MissesBush; All

As a counter to these despicable actions, try to watch and tell people about a movie called “The Perfect Gift”. It’s an excellent Christian Christmas story.


22 posted on 11/29/2010 2:59:06 PM PST by Joann37
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To: Cicero

Scroll down and you get brief bios of the members of the board of regents. I’d say that Chief Justice Roberts is probably the ONLY conservative on the entire board. I don’t know all of them, but that’s my impression.

For instance, what does it take to get on the board of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation? You’ve got to be an ultra lib abortion lover.


23 posted on 11/29/2010 2:59:45 PM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius.)
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To: MissesBush
Not one thin dime from the taxpayers is necessary for the leftist douchebags at the Smithsonian to continue to perpetrate their shenanigans.

They are next, right after NPR.

24 posted on 11/29/2010 3:04:24 PM PST by Rome2000 (OBAMA IS A COMMUNIST CRYPTO-MUSLIM)
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To: MissesBush

You cannot call a Islamic Jihadist a Jihadist, but you can make these things part of a gallery?

The Leftards need to be de-funded, pronto.


25 posted on 11/29/2010 3:17:56 PM PST by wac3rd (Somewhere in Hell, Ted Kennedy snickers....)
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To: YHAOS

Me. too. Too bad as the Smithsonian has a lot to see and enjoy. I just don’t give them money anymore.


26 posted on 11/29/2010 3:38:09 PM PST by originalbuckeye
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To: MissesBush

We should not be funding garbage like this.

Thanks for the warning. I just crossed the Smithsonian from the list of family friendly places to visit. Never again until it’s cleaned up.


27 posted on 11/29/2010 3:44:01 PM PST by ViLaLuz (2 Chronicles 7:14)
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To: All

Everything is about labels these days, nothing of substance or character.

I was always content with live and let live, now it is being shoved down our throats no matter.


28 posted on 11/29/2010 4:00:09 PM PST by Irenic
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To: MissesBush
so that people and groups can claim their full inheritance in America’s promise of equality, inclusion, and social dignity.

So naturally you present something so disgusting, so abhorrent, that the rest of us will want to include you in our circles and respect your "dignity." has anyone asked that idiot curator how the display is to achieve those ends?

29 posted on 11/29/2010 4:48:54 PM PST by NonValueAdded (Palin 2012: don't retreat, just reload)
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To: YHAOS

I cancelled mine when they rewrote the history of the Second World War, especially whitewashing the role which the Enola Gay played in ending the war. “The Smithsonian” and “The National Geographic” have slid so far to the left that they are unreliable and unreadable. sd


30 posted on 11/29/2010 5:01:41 PM PST by shotdog (I love my country. It's our government I'm afraid of.)
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To: fuzzybutt
Now I say burn them all.

Just the ones you have known? Aren't they going to burn in Hell, anyway?

31 posted on 11/29/2010 5:27:59 PM PST by Misterioso
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32 posted on 11/29/2010 5:29:43 PM PST by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: MissesBush
an ant-covered Jesus
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

Gee! How brave. ( /s)

An ant covered Mohamed?...Now that would be brave.

33 posted on 11/29/2010 5:42:06 PM PST by wintertime (Re: Obama, Rush Limbaugh said, "He was born here." ( So? Where's the proof?))
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To: MissesBush

Speechless again


34 posted on 11/29/2010 6:05:38 PM PST by BonRad (As Rome goes so goes the world)
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To: originalbuckeye
"I just don’t give them money anymore."

The same with me. They do have quite a bit to offer, but I don't give money to my enemies.

35 posted on 11/29/2010 6:28:44 PM PST by YHAOS (you betcha!)
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To: shotdog
"I cancelled mine when they rewrote the history of the Second World War"

Yep. The Enola Gay did it for me. I've dropped the Nat'l Geo as well (and I have Geos going back as far as 1905).

36 posted on 11/29/2010 6:37:08 PM PST by YHAOS (you betcha!)
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To: wagglebee

I had this up to ping out. It’s doubly horrible that our tax money pays for this offensive filth.


37 posted on 11/29/2010 6:41:32 PM PST by little jeremiah (Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point.CSLewis)
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To: MissesBush
Think I'll pass on taking my grandchildren and great grandchildren to this one...

However, I'm sure the government mind-control institutions in the DC area will be bringing their children to the exhibit...

38 posted on 11/29/2010 7:01:31 PM PST by SuperLuminal (Where is another agitator for republicanism like Sam Adams when we need him?)
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To: MissesBush

http://www.npg.si.edu/exhibit/hideseek/index.html


39 posted on 11/29/2010 8:07:53 PM PST by luckybogey
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To: YHAOS

Funny. According to Obama, WE are the enemy. It is Obama’s Bizzaro America.


40 posted on 11/29/2010 8:23:23 PM PST by originalbuckeye
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41 posted on 11/29/2010 8:32:03 PM PST by luckybogey
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I was actually thinking of taking Sassy to the Smithsonian this month. Not now. I took all my older children yrs ago & they loved it. How utterly disgusting it has become. Sassy will be disappointed as she really wanted to go but when I tell her about this I think she will agree we don’t need to go there.


42 posted on 11/29/2010 11:03:20 PM PST by pandoraou812 (You can discover what your enemy fears most by observing the means he uses to frighten you.)
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To: pandoraou812

I have never been there but I think it’s a big place, pandy. You could take her and avoid the nonsense displays.


43 posted on 11/29/2010 11:44:55 PM PST by TigersEye (Who crashed the markets on 9/28/08 and why?)
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To: TigersEye

Yes it is very big & I will have to think about it. It really irks me to say this is art or whatever they call such garbage. I don’t want to fund it. If they are going to show garbage then let the kooks donate to keep the Smithsonian open. I don’t want my tax dollars paying for it.


44 posted on 11/30/2010 12:12:49 AM PST by pandoraou812 (You can discover what your enemy fears most by observing the means he uses to frighten you.)
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To: MissesBush

Utter trash funding with my tax dollars. Just great, not only does NPR get funding, but now this.


45 posted on 11/30/2010 12:39:33 AM PST by LowOiL (War Damn Eagle ! Beat Bama)
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To: MissesBush

DeGeneres is a disgusting fraud.


46 posted on 11/30/2010 5:42:02 AM PST by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: pandoraou812

Try the Franklin Institute in Philadelphia.

I went there as a kid, (like 40+ years ago) and loved it.

As far as I know, they still have a huge model of the human heart that you can walk through, following the path that the blood takes.

There’s also Valley Forge as a historical site.


47 posted on 11/30/2010 6:34:34 AM PST by metmom (Welfare was never meant to be a career choice.)
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To: TigersEye; pandoraou812

She’d still be supporting it by going, even if it were another building.

There are plenty of other places to go.

There’s the Museum of Natural History in NYC as well. I’ve been there recently and it’s incredible. There really are plenty of other options.


48 posted on 11/30/2010 6:37:15 AM PST by metmom (Welfare was never meant to be a career choice.)
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49 posted on 11/30/2010 6:42:23 AM PST by metmom (Welfare was never meant to be a career choice.)
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