Woman with crowbar destroys blasphemous 'art'
Catholic World News - October 08, 2010
A Montana woman faces criminal charges after she used a crowbar to destroy a blasphemous exhibit at a gallery in Colorado.
Kathleen Folden was arrested after she smashed an exhibit that depicted Jesus in a lewd act. The exhibit, by artist Enrique Chagoya of Stanford University, had caused outrage among Christians.
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Posted by: wolfdavef3415 -
Oct. 10, 2010 10:09 PM ET USA
Only in America can a depiction of Jesus engaging in lewd conduct be displayed in a museum, but a Quran burning become an incident condemned internationally. Why is one offensive enough to involve the President of the US, but not the other? Is this giving favor to one religion over another? America must make up its mind.
Posted by: Obregon -
Oct. 10, 2010 12:42 AM ET USA
I don't like the use of violence either but can understand her anger. Enough is enough, as one writer stated, if this kind of "art" had depicted Mohammad, there would have been more than a crowbar to talk about. Where do I send a contribution to get her out of jail?
Posted by: libbybevan7492 -
Oct. 09, 2010 6:14 AM ET USA
God bless her.It's true that we should avoid giving scandal, but surely the lady's duty to Our Lord is more important in a case of such serious blasphemy?
Posted by: semperficatholic -
Oct. 08, 2010 8:52 PM ET USA
rpp, I wonder if Jesus thought about the property damage when he took out the bullwhip in the Temple? I wonder if He cared who thought He was nuts. We are supposed to imitate Christ in all ways, even to the tune of taking out the bullwhip, only in this case it was a crowbar.
Posted by: Minnesota Mary -
Oct. 08, 2010 8:12 PM ET USA
She's my kind of woman! May God bless and keep her for her faithfulness and courage.
Posted by: rpp -
Oct. 08, 2010 4:39 PM ET USA
We should be better than this. I strongly object to these blasphemous depictions, but violence and property damage is hard to justify. It also plays into the hands of those who claims that religious people are all "nuts".
Posted by: Justin8110 -
Oct. 08, 2010 4:18 PM ET USA
We ought to start a fund to help get her out of jail. She did the right thing. Blasphemy is worse than murder.
Posted by: -
Oct. 08, 2010 1:59 PM ET USA
Let me guess how this story would have played out if Chagoya had depicted Mohammed in a lewd act, rather than Jesus. He would have been the one arrested, not folden.