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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