Starnes: What the hell? Artist crucifies Jesus on dartboard

The art exhibit inside a campus library at Rutgers University was sickening – Jesus crucified on a dartboard. “It is surprising that a state university would allow this,” Rutgers alum Natalie Caruso wrote on her Facebook page on April 20. “I asked them to take it down because I found it disrespectful and they refused. How is this acceptable?” I reckon in this age of political correctness, university are required to provide “safe spaces” for student artists to commit sacrilege. At Rutgers, that “safe space” just so happened to be inside the Art Library – in a prominent position near the circulation desk, reported. Why, some youngsters even believe that nailing Jesus to a cross with darts – is funny – a Comedy Central chuckle-fest. “It’s hilarious,” wrote one student on Facebook. “We don’t have to cater to the wills of the Church or any denomination of Christianity or religion.” However, university officials felt otherwise and two days later they had the exhibit removed – not because it was sacrilegious – but because it violated library policy. Here’s the statement I received from Rutgers: “The artwork in question was removed from the exhibit because it did not meet Rutgers University Libraries policy, which requires art exhibitions and their pieces to be based on university events, curricular offerings, and topics of interest to the university community. The process that the Libraries use to determine how artwork is selected for inclusion in an exhibit takes into consideration freedom of expression as well as the criteria listed above. We have concluded that the policy and process the Libraries use to select artwork for exhibitions was not followed.” I’ve often wondered why the artistic class seems compelled to denigrate and desecrate the Sacred. Remember the exhibit that featured the Mother Mary smeared in elephant dung? Or what about the crucifix submerged in a bottle of urine? And yet, the God of the Islamic Radicals is off limits. It’s as if there is some sort of unwritten rule – thou shalt not profane the prophet. I suspect the fear of a fatwa plays a significant role in their editorial process. And I can understand that. Nobody wants to be blown to smithereens – event an idealistic, starving artist. But I have another theory. Maybe, just maybe American artists give the God of the Islamic Radicals a pass out of mutual respect. The enemy of my enemy… One wages jihad with a sword. The other wages jihad with a paint brush. Todd Starnes is host of Fox News & Commentary, heard on hundreds of radio stations. His latest book is “God Less America: Real Stories From the Front Lines of the Attack on Traditional Values.” Follow Todd on Twitter@ToddStarnes and find him on Facebook

Culture warrior Todd Starnes definitely is on to something here..  But, yeah..  The duplicity and hypocrisy of the liberal elite, and those who call themselves “artists,” that think it’s art to put a crucifix in a bottle of urine is breathtaking.  They would NEVER do that to a photo of the prophet Muhammad regardless of some fear of a fatwa.  The reason?  Because bigotry against Christians is the only form of acceptable, politically correct, bigotry out there these days.  The liberal elite in HollyWEIRD, the dominantly liberal mainstream media, and in (mostly Democrat) political circles poke fun at and even deride Christians here all day long.  So, this is hardly surprising in this age of political correctness gone wild.

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