Skip to comments.Newspaper's online image called 'blasphemous' [Catholics / Lady of Guadalupe]
Posted on 06/25/2013 11:41:40 AM PDT by Alex MurphyEdited on 06/25/2013 7:26:23 PM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]
SANTA FE, N.M. A newspapers recent online design, which depicts a woman who looks like Lady of Guadalupe in a bikini, has drawn controversy from Catholics across the state.
The cartoon woman in The Santa Fe Reporter's "Summer Guide 2013" issue is wearing a yellow bikini, along with a blue cloak that covers the top of her head and nothing else. Behind the woman, there are yellow sun rays. She is sipping from a margarita glass.
The cover design has angered Catholics because of the woman's uncanny resemblance to Our Lady of Guadalupe.
I think that's very offensive, said local Catholic David Rodke. "(The paper) seems to be posing her as the Virgin of Guadalupe. That's blasphemous!"
Alexa Schirtzinger, the editor of The Santa Fe Reporter, declined to do an interview. However, Shirtzinger posted a blog in response to the outrage over the image.
"The intent of our Summer Guide cover design was not to insult or denigrate any religion or ethnicity, but rather to incorporate an important part of Santa Fe's culture into an image that also unites other diverse cultures that flourish in our city, Schirtzinger wrote in the blog.
Resident Terence Lente said the picture may be in poor taste, but theres no reason to censor it.
I can see how this could offend many people, Lente said. It [snip] people off but at the same time. Its freedom of speech.
The Santa Fe Reporter distributes close to 20,0000 copies each week to Albuquerque, Santa Fe and parts of northern New Mexico.
The cartoon woman in The Santa Fe Reporter's "Summer Guide 2013" issue is wearing a yellow bikini, along with a blue cloak that covers the top of her head and nothing else. Behind the woman, there are yellow sun rays. She is sipping from a margarita glass. The cover design has angered Catholics because of the woman's uncanny resemblance to Our Lady of Guadalupe.
And the gay cowboy is an insult to all cowboys.
Did you design the cover?
With all due respect, seriously, I think that this fuss is over-reaching, really.
How do they know what Guadalupe Lady looks like in the first place?
To be fair, they should have had Mohammed in a Speedo.
I remember the first Dick I drew... think it was Nixon lol
When can we expect you to chop off heads and riot over this. . . oh. . .that’s right. . . never mind.
My understanding (based of the definition of blasphemy) is that this was not blasphemous unless Catholics want to admit she is a goddess/deity.Oh, hooey! When you insult the Mother of God, you ARE insulting Jesus Christ. That can't be that difficult to figure out.
Let’s test the bravery of these “artists”.
Do that with Mohammed, sukkahs.
Oh, a bit chicken, are we?
Of course, because youze are liberals.
Does it matter?
actually point #3 would not be accurate since the church’s teachings are “By his power as God, the Savior passed through the closed womb of the Virgin Mary as light passing through glass, as thought proceeding from intellect. He did no harm to the physical integrity of our Ladys virginal cloister, but rather consecrated it!”
I claim the similarity to be an intentional slight to the primary population of the area served by the publication. Hispanic Catholics hold the Virgin of Guadelupe in very high regard, Protestant views on the relevance of the Mother of Jesus notwithstanding.
And yet many of the people doing the complaining doubtless pull the Democrat lever at every election.
When you call her the Mother of God, you are making her God the Father’s equal. She is not the Mother of God. God has no Mother. He is the Alpha and Omega, the Creator of mothers and fathers. She was merely a vassal and birth giver.
I didn’t realize the ten commandments said “do not take the Lord’s name in vain...and now Mary’s.” I would love to see you use Scripture to show how insulting Mary equated to insulting the Lord Jesus Christ, but most likely you will just counterattack rather than use a reasonable effort.
Ironically, Mary is also called the Queen of Heaven, which is also the name given Asherah (the Mother of the Gods) and Hera/Juno (the Mother of Gods).
False gods never die. They just change faces.
A view not shared by Luther, Calvin, Zwingli, etc.
Medically, a woman can't conceive unless sperm migrates to the fallopian tube and fertilizes an egg. Do you reject that portion of Scripture that states that didn't happen?
Birds of a feather ...