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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.

    • Debbie

      December 17, 2021 at 11:10 am

      DITTO

  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.

  5. Paul Sharpstein

    December 2, 2021 at 10:28 am

    Injustices have existed since the beginning of mankind. What happened to George Floyd was unfortunate and those responsible should be held accountable. However, to “elevate” the the life of a common criminal as an exemplary role model is nothing more than another example of a decaying society under the guise of a “progressive” agenda .

    • Debbie

      December 17, 2021 at 11:11 am

      DITTO

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National Gas Prices Could Hit $6.20 Per Gallon By August

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National gas prices could surge to well over $6 per gallon by the end of the summer, according to analysts at JPMorgan.

Natasha Kaneva, head of global oil and commodities research at JPMorgan, wrote in a research document that the United States was going to face a “cruel summer” as gas prices are expected to dwarf their already record highs.

“With expectations of strong driving demand — traditionally, the U.S. summer driving season starts on Memorial Day, which lands this year on May 30, and lasts until Labor Day in early September — U.S. retail price could surge another 37% by August to a $6.20/gallon national average,” she wrote.

“Typically, refiners produce more gasoline ahead of the summer road-trip season, building up inventories,” the analysts said. However, over the last month, “gasoline inventories have fallen counter seasonally and today sit at the lowest seasonal levels since 2019.”

The report comes the same week that the United States set a new record for gas prices with the average cost per gallon rising over $4 per gallon in all 50 states for the first time ever, according to a report from the American Automobile Association (AAA).

“The high cost of oil, the key ingredient in gasoline, is driving these high pump prices for consumers,” said AAA spokesperson Andrew Gross. “Even the annual seasonal demand dip for gasoline during the lull between spring break and Memorial Day, which would normally help lower prices, is having no effect this year.”

As explained in the report, “total domestic gasoline stocks decreased by 3.6 million bbl to 225 million bbl last week. Gasoline demand also decreased slightly from 8.86 million b/d to 8.7 million b/d. Typically, lower demand would put downward pressure on pump prices. However, crude prices remain volatile, and as they surge, pump prices follow suit. Pump prices will likely face upward pressure as oil prices stay above $105 per barrel.”

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Pro-Abortion Extremists Threaten To Burn Down Supreme Court, Murder Justices, DHS Memo Reveals

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Pro-abortion extremists are reportedly threatening to burn down the Supreme Court building and murder justices and their clerks following the leak of a draft of the Supreme Court’s majority opinion intending to overturn Roe v. Wade.

According to a May 13 Department of Homeland Security (DHS) memo obtained by Axios, the “U.S. government is bracing for a potential surge in political violence once the Supreme Court hands down the ruling that’s expected to overturn Roe v. Wade… Law enforcement agencies are investigating social-media threats to burn down or storm the Supreme Court building and murder justices and their clerks, as well as attacks targeting places of worship and abortion clinics.”

The memo says the threats “are likely to persist and may increase leading up to and following the issuing of the Court’s official ruling.”

However, the memo notes that the “mere advocacy of political or social positions, political activism, use of strong rhetoric, or generalized philosophic embrace of violent tactics does not constitute domestic violent extremism or illegal activity and is constitutionally protected.”

A DHS spokesperson told Axios that the department “is committed to protecting Americans’ freedom of speech and other civil rights and civil liberties, including the right to peacefully protest.”

“[The] DHS is also committed to working with our partners across every level of government and the private sector to share timely information and intelligence, prevent all forms of violence, and to support law enforcement efforts to keep our communities safe,” the spokesperson added.

Earlier this month, a draft of a Supreme Court’s majority opinion that would overturn Roe v. Wade was leaked to Politico.

In the draft, Justice Samuel Alito writes that “Roe and Casey must be overruled. The Constitution makes no reference to abortion, and no such right is implicitly protected by any constitutional provision, including the one on which the defenders of Roe and Casey now chiefly rely—the Due Process Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment.”

Roe was egregiously wrong from the start,” Alito added. “Its reasoning was exceptionally weak, and the decision has had damaging consequences. And far from bringing about a national settlement of the abortion issue, Roe and Casey have enflamed debate and de

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