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    Woman attacks disputed artwork

    By Monte Whaley
    The Denver Post

    Posted: 10/06/2010 05:28:28 PM MDT
    Updated: 10/07/2010 07:57:39 AM MDT



    Kathleen Folden of Kalispell, Mont., was heard shouting "How can you desecrate my Lord?"

    A woman armed with a crowbar entered the Loveland Museum/Gallery on Wednesday afternoon and destroyed a controversial exhibit that some said shows Jesus Christ engaged in a sex act.

    "The Misadventures of Romantic Cannibals," by Stanford University's Enrique Chagoya, has been the subject of a week's worth of protests by those who claim it is blasphemy.

    "It's sad and upsetting," Chagoya said Wednesday night by phone from California. "I've never had this kind of violent reaction to my art. Violence doesn't resolve anything."

    The suspect was identified by police as 56-year-old Kathleen Folden of Kalispell, Mont. She is in custody on a charge of criminal mischief, a Class 4 felony with a fine of up to $2,000.

    Police said the woman entered the museum about 4 p.m. and stood in front of the exhibit. Using a crowbar or similar tool, she broke the plexiglass protecting the image and tore up the artwork. She also cut herself in the process.

    Chagoya said the lithograph was one of 30 prints in a limited-edition run.

    Police said there were reports of gunfire at the museum, but it turned out the noise was due to the banging of the crowbar against the plexiglass.

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    Loveland City Councilman Daryle Klassen has called the artwork "smut" and initially wanted it removed. But on Wednesday, before the attack at the museum, he said the piece should stay but with a warning of its explicit nature.

    "If you go to a XXX-rated movie, at least they have the decency to put a sign out of the theater, letting you know this is what you will see," Klassen said Wednesday. "I'd like to see something like that, a warning, placed at the museum in this case. But so far, that has not happened."

    "The Misadventures of Romantic Cannibals" is a 7 1/2-inch-high, 90-inch-wide color lithograph print with a series of folded panels similar to an Aztec codex. The final panel shows what some say appears to be Jesus receiving oral sex.

    Chagoya indicated he produced the lithograph as a commentary on revelations of child abuse committed by priests in the Catholic Church.

    "My work is about critiquing institutions and politics," he said. "I wasn't trying to portray Christ; it's a collage of cutouts from different books."

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    This is big news out here. She did manage to destroy the offending panel. Oddly enough, the artist identified the work as "Mexican pornography" and as something unsuitable for minors but he apparently did this in Spanish. Kind of unhelpful in Loveland, CO.
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    She will be portrayed as a kook by the left, however, these same lefties don't have a problem when Muslims have fatwas against anyone mocking Mohammad. And I don't know this woman but it's obvious she's a devoted Christian. I also don't condone what she did but I can understand it. Sometimes people get to their limit. You know, the "that's all I can stands, I can stands no more". Christianity is being destroyed by the left so it's understandable that someone might get upset as a picture of the Virgin Mary made up of vaginas or elephant dung or in this case, Jesus being fellated.

    On a side note, where are the "let's show tolerance" people at?
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    Not cool.

    This is muzzie behavior. Unacceptable in our society. Fortunately this is an isolated incident as acts like this are rarely committed by Christians.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NJCardFan View Post
    She will be portrayed as a kook by the left, however, these same lefties don't have a problem when Muslims have fatwas against anyone mocking Mohammad. And I don't know this woman but it's obvious she's a devoted Christian. I also don't condone what she did but I can understand it. Sometimes people get to their limit. You know, the "that's all I can stands, I can stands no more". Christianity is being destroyed by the left so it's understandable that someone might get upset as a picture of the Virgin Mary made up of vaginas or elephant dung or in this case, Jesus being fellated.

    On a side note, where are the "let's show tolerance" people at?


    She is a kook, because she took a crowbar, smashed a plexiglass barrier, then ripped up someone else's property that she found offensive .

    That doesn't mean the person who created such a work, or those people who go to see it are any less kooky, though.
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    She is a kook, because she took a crowbar, smashed a plexiglass barrier, then ripped up someone else's property that she found offensive .
    No kidding. Now, I'm all for the people of Loveland booting out a council that thinks public money should support political porn in a free museum that is a popular field trip destination for the 10 year old crowd.
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    Violence doesn't resolve anything.
    Nothing she did was violent. Destructive, yes. Violent, no.


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    It's a property crime, and she will have to face the consequences, which includes a felony conviction and jail time.

    However, let's watch how this is reported. A few indicators of what I like to call the Dhimmi standard:

    • Will the media show the offending work? Remember that almost every American media outlet refrained from publishing the Mohammed cartoons.
    • Will MSM outlets cite her religion as the cause of her attack? It is, but let's remember that in the case of every act of domestic terrorism by a Muslim, the media has bent over backwards to disassociate the actions of the terrorists from their religious convictions.
    • Will MSM commentators make the case that this is the same as the controversy over the Mohammed cartoons? Will they note that in this case, no one was killed, no riot occurred and the sole act of destruction was against the offending artwork, rather than violence or threats of violence against the artist, or deaths of unrelated third parties? The left loves moral equivalence.
    • According to the article, the artwork showed Jesus receiving oral sex and was a commentary on the Catholic Church's tolerance of pedophiles. Will the media talking heads who compare this to the cartoon controversy point out that explicit Islamic doctrine not only encourages pedophilia, but considers those who marry children to be following the example of the prophet? That what is a scandal and aberation in Christianity is a standard and ideal in Islam?

    Can't wait to see Wei, Wilbur and Arroyo make all of these points...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Odysseus View Post
    However, let's watch how this is reported. A few indicators of what I like to call the Dhimmi standard:

    [*]Will the media show the offending work? Remember that almost every American media outlet refrained from publishing the Mohammed cartoons.
    I have seen them many times. I even posted on another political board the dot-to-dot on Draw Mohammed Day.

    [*]Will MSM outlets cite her religion as the cause of her attack? It is, but let's remember that in the case of every act of domestic terrorism by a Muslim, the media has bent over backwards to disassociate the actions of the terrorists from their religious convictions.
    Kind of hard not to mention it when they report what she said. So unless she attacked a velvet Elvis, her "Lord" would be the diety being represented in a way she does not like.

    As far as the second bit, you are seeing a different media than I. I am well aware of the religion of any terrorist. There are even the obligatory interviews of Muslims to get their required condemnation of the latest douchebag. I wonder if Christians will be interviewed to get a required condemnation (that did happen when the terrorist offed the abortion doctor in his church).

    [*]Will MSM commentators make the case that this is the same as the controversy over the Mohammed cartoons?
    Probably but that will be reaching if they do. She didn't threaten death or force anyone into hiding.

    Will they note that in this case, no one was killed, no riot occurred and the sole act of destruction was against the offending artwork, rather than violence or threats of violence against the artist, or deaths of unrelated third parties?
    Yea .... I guess you and I are on the same wavelength here.

    The left loves moral equivalence.
    But we are talking about the Media and they love a factish infotainment story.

    [*]According to the article, the artwork showed Jesus receiving oral sex and was a commentary on the Catholic Church's tolerance of pedophiles. Will the media talking heads who compare this to the cartoon controversy point out that explicit Islamic doctrine not only encourages pedophilia, but considers those who marry children to be following the example of the prophet? That what is a scandal and aberation in Christianity is a standard and ideal in Islam?
    You are raving again.

    Can't wait to see Wei, Wilbur and Arroyo make all of these points...
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    This looks like religious or politically driven vandalism to me.

    Several years ago, there was a guy in Dallas that would white wash liquor billboards in a black neighborhood. He felt booze was being peddled through that type of advertising disproportionately to blacks (you would not see it as much in Plano or something).

    Same type of thing as far as I'm concerned just for a different reason. Comparing it to the Mohammed cartoon fiasco is asinine.
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    No bombs??

    No blood??

    No body count??
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