Skip to comments.OFFENSIVE JESUS POSTER REMOVED IN ROCKFORD ( Abortion Clinic )
Posted on 09/26/2009 1:28:30 PM PDT by kellynla
Catholic League president Bill Donohue received a letter today from Patrick W. Hayes, Legal Director, City of Rockford, Illinois, saying that his office asked the owner of the Northern Illinois Womens Center to remove the offensive poster of Jesus that we complained about yesterday. Donohue thanked Hayes for his intervention, but also took issue with him about some other matters. Below is an excerpt of his letter:
Your analogy between the poster in question and pictures of aborted children fails. The pictures are a representation of real lifethey are not deliberately doctored. Nor are they a bigoted portrayal. Moreover, anti-war protesters regularly show pictures of combatants and innocents killed in war, yet no one seeks to compare them to hate speech. By contrast, depicting Jesus Christ telling Christians F--- You is not only contrived, it is an in-your-face obscene provocation, coming dangerously close to fighting words (fighting words are not given free speech protection by the U.S. Supreme Court).
You are factually incorrect to say that American newspapers carried the inoffensive pictures of Muhammad: not only did none of the mainstream newspapers reprint them, not a single network or cable television station carried them. Indeed, a book about to be published by Yale University Press on the Danish cartoons is censoring a reprint of the cartoons in the same book! Therefore, there is something bizarre, if not insulting, about your parallel sympathies for Christians and Muslims in these two very different situations: none of the cartoons came even close to showing Muhammad telling Muslims F--- You.
The fact is that the Northern Illinois Womens Center is not just another abortion mill: it is owned by a man who intentionally seeks to slander, mock and denigrate Christians. That he has been doing so for years makes his bigotry and vile behavior all the more appalling.
The depravity of the Left knows no bounds.
Does anyone have a picture of this?
I don’t and I’m not interested in seeing it either.
I am really starting to wonder if the “people” that work in this building practice satanic worship.
Details from the letter Donahue sent Hayes:
“...graphic of Jesus Christ extending his middle finger; the inscription, Even Jesus Hates You, appears below it. This graphic is currently being displayed in the window of the Center, in full view of adults and children;”
The picture is shown at about 1:30 in this video:
Guess I missed that description. No, I don’t want to see it either. And I would have asked for it to be removed too.
I would gladly tolerate all those signs if they would stop killing babies.
It's not your choice to make. God doesn't want us murdering babies, sins against the Sixth Commandment or sacrilegious signs of his Son, Our Lord, Jesus Christ, sins against the Second Commandment.
Some places just seem to cry out for a lightning strike or an meteorite or whatever.