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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’



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


  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


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