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Catholic University Hangs Painting Depicting George Floyd as Jesus Christ

Kelly Latimore’s painting, titled ‘Mama,’ evokes Michelangelo’s sculpture ‘La Pieta’

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The Catholic University of America has a new painting causing an uproar. The artwork depicts George Floyd as Jesus Christ. One student described the display as “heretical, blasphemous idolatry.”

“There’s a fine line between recognizing the innate dignity and righteousness of human beings that are made in the image of God and embracing brazen, progressive politics” student Blayne Clegg told Fox News.

The school said the painting was done by Kelly Latimore and is titled “Mama” which shows a mother mourning her son. It evokes Michelangelo’s sculpture “La Pieta” according to the school. Michelangelo’s work, however, depicts the virgin mother Mary holding Jesus Christ.

Two of the paintings hang in the campus. One in the law school and one in the campus ministry office. The artist has indicated his painting represents Jesus and George Floyd. Karna Lozoya, vice president for university communications told The Daily Signal “you can identify Jesus by the marks in the halo.”

Following The Daily Signal’s report on the paintings, the Catholic University chapter of Young Americans for Freedom started a petition to remove the paintings. One student who asked to remain anonymous out of fear of retribution from the university’s administration stated “there are many students, faculty, and staff who are concerned about this, but there is nothing we can do.”

“The icon has no place at The Catholic University of America; it is blasphemous and an offense to the Catholic faith, but it is not surprising at all that it was put there. It is just another symptom of the liberalization and secularization of our campus” the student added, who lamented, “If we sound the alarm, we will be labeled racists.”

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  1. willyb

    November 24, 2021 at 9:20 am

    Makes sense. Replace the Son of God with a son of SATAN. Career violent criminal likened to Jesus Christ? Note to students: There are other universities.

  2. Rev. Leonard

    November 24, 2021 at 3:46 pm

    It just shows how much into blasphemy these people are. As George Floyd was as a common criminal and drug addict as there is, and yet they try to portray him as a man like unto Jesus, whom didn’t sin while he was on earth.

  3. Feets

    November 24, 2021 at 8:07 pm

    I am not a Cathlolic , how ever I am a Christian. This is blasphemous at its best. This picture not only should be taken down but also destroy. The artists should have a 1 way ticket to hell and the office personal that authorized it at the University should be fired.

  4. Jonathan Phillips

    November 25, 2021 at 4:51 pm

    Demonic, heretical, absolute mortal sin. Whoever did this needs to be expelled & excommunicated.

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Parade Tragedy Suspect’s Social Media Posts Show BLM Support

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The man who allegedly drove a red SUV through a Christmas parade in Wisconsin on Sunday evening had numerous posts on social media expressing support for Black Lives Matter and “black nationalist rhetoric” along with disdain for Republican politicians and conservative media.

The suspect is currently in police custody after the incident resulted in the deaths of at least five people and injuries to more than 40 others.

“A lone subject intentionally drove his maroon SUV through barricades into a crowd of people that was celebrating the Waukesha Christmas Parade which resulted in killing five individuals and injuring 48 additional individuals,” Thompson said at a press conference. “I just received information that two of the 48 are children and they’re in critical condition.”

According to the online news outlet Heavy, the suspect “posted anti-police rhetoric” and “black nationalist rhetoric” on social media. He also “posted a photoshopped fake image of former Republican Governor Scott Walker as a Nazi.”

One Twitter user posted some of the suspect’s now-deleted Facebook posts, which showed extreme support for BLM.

The suspect’s support for BLM is particularly notable because the incident occurred in Waukesha, Wisconsin, which is just an hour drive away from Kenosha, Wisconsin, where Kyle Rittenhouse was acquitted on all charges – just two days before the parade attack – for shootings that killed two men and injured a third during last year’s BLM riots.

The suspect additionally has a long criminal history, having “been charged with or convicted on an array of charges over the past 22 years, including battery, domestic violence, cocaine possession and resisting arrest in several jurisdictions in Wisconsin,” The New York Times reported. “He has served at least two jail sentences and spent years on probation and in court-mandated work-release and anger management programs.”

The suspect had been released from jail on Friday – the same day Rittenhouse was acquitted – after posting bail that had been set at $1,000 for three misdemeanor and two felony charges, including felony bail jumping.

The Milwaukee County District Attorney John Chisholm’s office described the $1,000 bail as “inappropriately low” in a statement on Monday.

The statement said, “On November 5, 2021, the Milwaukee County District Attorney’s office issued against [the suspect] charges of Second Degree Recklessly Endangering Safety, Felony Bail Jumping, Battery, Obstructing an Officer and Disorderly Conduct … The most recent case against [the suspect] was appropriately charged. The state made a cash bail request in this case of $1,000, which was set by the court. The defendant posted $1,000 cash bail on November 11, resulting in his release from custody.”

“The State’s bail recommendation in this case was inappropriately low in light of the nature of the recent charges and the pending charges against [the suspect],” the statement added. “The bail recommendation in this case is not consistent with the approach of the Milwaukee County District Attorney’s Office toward matters involving violent crime, nor was it consistent with the risk assessment of the defendant prior to setting of bail.”

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LeBron James ‘Bloodies Detroit Pistons Isaiah Stewart With Hit to Face’, Both Rejected from Game (VIDEO)

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On Sunday, LeBron James was ejected from the Los Angeles Lakers game against the Pistons for hitting Detroit’s Isaiah Stewart in the face. Lakers won 121-116, and the scuffle occurred when fighting for a rebound position.

“The hit led to a stoppage in action while Stewart, with blood streaming down his face, had to be held back multiple times by Detroit personnel as he tried to confront James. The incident occurred with 9:18 remaining in the third quarter and the Lakers trailing 79-67” reports ESPN.

It was only the second times for James to be ejected during his 19-year career. The first came on Nov. 28, 2017, when James’ Cleveland Cavaliers hosted the Miami Heat.
“Everyone in the league knows LeBron’s not a dirty guy,” Lakers big man Anthony Davis said. “In fact, when he knew he hit him, as soon as he did it, he looked back at him like, ‘Oh, my bad. I didn’t try to do it.'”

ESPN reports “Stewart was initially whistled for a loose ball foul on the play. Following an official review, James was assessed a flagrant foul 2 and ejected, Stewart was assessed two technical fouls and ejected and Lakers guard Russell Westbrook was called for a technical foul.”

“Stewart attempted to bull-rush the Lakers’ scrum at least three times before retreating through a tunnel behind the Pistons’ bench. Detroit guard Cory Joseph positioned himself near the Lakers’ bench to stop Stewart should he have emerged from an adjacent tunnel that would have led him back by the Lakers’ group.”

Crew chief Scott Foster said Westbrook was deemed to be “an escalator and not a peacemaker” and that Stewart was assessed two technical fouls for “multiple unsportsmanlike acts during the altercation.” Foster explained that James’ penalty stemmed from “unnecessary and excessive contact above the shoulder.”

“[James] had an elbow [from Stewart] to the rib cage, which was a foul and he was trying to shed the contact…And had incidental contact that was obviously enough for a flagrant 2” said Lakers coach Frank Vogel.

Stewart and James did not speak to reporters after the game. “It was a tough play with Isaiah,” Pistons coach Dwane Casey said. “His eye got cracked all the way open, and he was upset for a reason. So, I don’t think James is a dirty player, but again, it got them going.”

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