Archive for October 12th, 2010

The the tax-funded Loveland Museum Gallery in Loveland, Colorado, is displaying “The Misadventures of the Romantic Cannibals,” a lithograph of a multipanel piece that includes an image of Jesus receiving oral sex from a man.

Enrique Chagoya’s 2003 piece depicts cultural and religious icons placed in “contradictory, unexpected, and sometimes controversial contexts.” Chagoya, a professor at Stanford University, sees his piece as a statement on the problems with religious institutions, including the sex-abuse scandal in the Roman Catholic Church.

“My intention is to critique religious institutions, since they affect everybody’s lives … I address the role of the Catholic Church … imposing its credo on Native American cultures all over the Americas. I also critique the Church’s position against same-sex marriage while allowing pedophiles to exist within its ranks for decades and keeping it quiet.”—Enrique Chagoya

A few dozen protesters gathered outside the museum voicing their objections to Chagoya’s piece, but there wasn’t enough outrage generated to get the issue on the city council’s agenda. Now, if Chagoya had named the guy performing the oral sex Muhammad, Mullah Obama, his little Afghan General, Hitlerly Clinton, and the hounds at Fox News would have brayed incessantly until the abomination of desecration was removed. The FBI would’ve dropped by the museum and Chagoya would now be in hiding under an assumed name.

In these United States, respect for religion extends only to those who violently demand it. But that’s better left unsaid in this “greatest nation on God’s green earth.”  

I.M. Kane


For more on the story, see Art Exhibit Depicting Jesus in a Sex Act Sparks Outrage in Colorado by Diane Macedo.


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Christine O’Donnell finally takes off the gloves against the Delaware Marxist Democrat running for Joe Biden’s U.S. Senate seat. Her new ad taps into the Halloween theme and pushes Mike Huckabee’s belief that Americans are more afraid of the IRS than Al Qaeda.

As New Castle County Executive, Chris Coons raised taxes. To redistribute even more of the wealth, he petitioned the Delaware state legislature for greater authority to tax items that hadn’t been taxed before. See his tax schemes at www.coonsthetaxman.com.

The ad is worth a minute, so check it out!

I.M. Kane

Chris Coons the Taxman 1:04 Video

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It’s a fact that gay teenagers are about thirty percent more likely than straight teenagers to take their own lives. It’s a fact that the vast majority of Christians believe that being gay is a profound moral failing, a foul aberration, a repelling, unnatural offense against God that fully warrants as punishment an eternity spent in hell. Asserting that those two facts have no relationship cannot possibly be anything but intellectually dishonest.”—John Shore, contributor to the Huffington Post

To an uncritical reader governed by emotion, Shore’s claim may have merit, but for those who think things through, he’s being intellectually dishonest. Shore is right to assert that homosexuals are committing suicide in increasing numbers, but is Christianity to blame for homosexuals committing suicides?

If that’s the case, shouldn’t Christianity be blamed for all suicides because it condemns people who engage in sex outside of marriage, adultery, idol worship, thievery, drunkenness, swindles, and other unrighteous behaviors from entering the kingdom of God. (See, 1 Corinthians 6: 9,10)

Shore also gives religion way too much credit for influencing teenager behaviors in implying that Christianity’s condemnation of people who engage in homosexual acts causes peer bullying of homosexual teens.

And it could just as easily be argued that said bullying resulted from a failure to follow Christianity. “Do unto others” is clearly not at work in any bullying situation. Mean kids do mean things everyday, and they aren’t informed by Christianity.— Krista West

Like all leftists, Shore scape-goats Christians because they’re a benign target. He knows they won’t sever his head to the shouts of “Allahu Akbar” for engaging in his debased lifestyle, but many followers of the religion of peace certainly would.

The reality Shore avoids is that the homosexual lifestyle is anything but gay. The psychological problems experienced by homosexual teens result from the behavior itself, not from some alleged Christian stigma.

Society’s mores are no longer determined by Christian teachings. America’s businesses and social institutions protect, promote, and support the homosexual lifestyle. Only a small minority ever speaks against its depravity anymore, and when they do, they are immediately castigated and labeled homophobic oppressors.

Rather than pen such an ill-conceived argument, Shore should’ve blown it out his backside so its foul stench would reach the nostrils of the truly intolerant who practice Islam, for there is where it richly belongs.

I.M. Kane

For more on the story, see Blogger Blames Christians For Gay Suicides by Krista West.

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Restaurants and lunchtime hangouts could be the targets for jihadists looking to murder federal government workers in the nation’s capitol. An Islamist terrorist group tied to the Ft. Hood murders and the Christmas Day underwear bomber is urging home-grown American jihadists to shoot into crowded restaurants in Washington, DC, to kill government workers.

“A random hit at a crowded restaurant in Washington, D.C., at lunch hour might end up knocking out a few government employees. Targeting such employees is paramount and the location would also give the operation additional media attention.”—Yahya Ibrahim writes in the 74-page jihadi how-to magazine Inspire, a propaganda rag by Osama Bin Laden’s Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) in Yemen.

In its “Tips for our brothers in the U.S.” section, AQAP advises the would-be murders for Islam to use everything from pickup trucks to improvised pressure-cooker bombs.

The trucks can be fashioned into “the ultimate mowing machine,” with steel blades welded to the grill to “mow down the enemies of Allah” by running down Americans on crowded sidewalks “to achieve maximum carnage” in a “martyrdom operation.”—James Gordon Meek

Major Nidal Hasan, awaiting trial for the Fort Hood, Texas, murders, was reportedly in contact with and inspired by U.S.-born AQAP cleric Anwar al-Awlaki.

A bit of racial profiling to go along with those fries may be in order for the District’s lunch crowd.

Just sayin’!

I.M. Kane

For more on this story, see Terror threat to restaurants as Al Qaeda calls for attacks on government workers in D.C. by James Gordon Meek.

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ObamaCare is “one big” reason for the sale of three Catholic hospitals in Northeastern Pennsylvania. When Mercy Health Partners CEO Kevin Cook suddenly announced the sale of the three hospitals on Scranton’s WNEP TV, he cited ObamaCare as a mitigating factor in the sale:

“Health care reform is absolutely playing a role. Was it the precipitating factor in this decision? No, but was it a factor in our planning over the next five years? Absolutely.”— Kevin Cook, CEO Mercy Health Partners

However, 48 hours after WNEP broadcast the story, Sr. Carol Keehan, president and chief executive officer of the Catholic Health Association (CHA), intervened and Cook walked back his story, pointing his accusatory finger away from ObamaCare.

Keehan is a powerful DC social-justice lobbyist with high-powered elite friends, and is one nun who welds considerable clout with the Catholic Bishops and Catholic hospitals around America. The skinny has it that she helped convince Bart Stupak (D-MI) to break his anti-abortion pledge and agree to support ObamaCare.

The sale of the Catholic hospitals has added to ObamaCare’s “trail of destruction.” The Scranton-area hospitals are a clear harbinger for future hospital closings in areas with high elderly populations. Because of ObamaCare cuts in Medicare reimbursement, hospitals in areas with significant elderly populations won’t be able to make enough money to pay accumulating debts due to their capital investments. The decreased income due to low Medicare reimbursements will force them either to sell or to close.

Located in Democrat congressmen Paul Kanjorski’s 11th District and Chris Carney’s adjacent 10th District, the three Catholic hospitals did not perform abortions, but under the new owners abortion procedures will be offered. Both incumbents along with Joe Sestak, the Democrats’ nominee for Arlen Specter’s U.S. Senate seat, voted to pass ObamaCare without having read the bill.

(H-T Ladd)

I.M. Kane

For more on this breaking story, see The President’s Nun: Obamacare Scranton Scandal Explodes by Jeffrey Lord.

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