Why not? What would they have to fear from the enlightened and tolerant adherents of the Religion of Peace? “Gallery”s invitation to deface the Bible brings obscene response,” by Mike Wade for The Times, July 23 (thanks to ZP):
A publicly funded exhibition is encouraging people to deface the Bible in the name of art “” and visitors have responded with abuse and obscenity.
The show includes a video of a woman ripping pages from the Bible and stuffing them into her bra, knickers and mouth.
The open Bible is a central part of Made in God’s Image, an exhibition at the Gallery of Modern Art (Goma) in Glasgow. By the book is a container of pens and a notice saying: “If you feel you have been excluded from the Bible, please write your way back into it.”
The exhibit, Untitled 2009, was proposed by the Metropolitan Community Church, which said that the idea was to reclaim the Bible as a sacred text. But to the horror of many Christians, including the community church, visitors have daubed its pages with comments such as “This is all sexist pish, so disregard it all.” A contributor wrote on the first page of Genesis: “I am Bi, Female & Proud. I want no god who is disappointed in this.”
The Church of Scotland expressed concern, the Roman Catholic Church called the exhibit infantile, and a Christian lawyers” group said that the exhibition was symptomatic of a broken and lawless society.
The exhibition has been created by the artists Anthony Schrag and David Malone, in association with organisations representing gay Christians and Muslims. Mr Schrag, the gallery”s artist in residence, said that he did not believe in God, but that his research for the Â£7,000 show had underlined his respect for people of faith….
A spokesman for the Catholic Church said: “One wonders whether the organisers would have been quite as willing to have the Koran defaced.”…
But of course they weren’t. They didn’t offer a Qur’an for defacing. And so their entire absurd exhibit demonstrates anew that Leftists don’t believe their own rhetoric about Christianity and Islam being equally likely to incite believers to violence.