I hate to kick the important issue of sexual assault awareness out of the top slot, but something else is bugging me today, too.
It seems like even the main stream news had jumped onto this story about a chocolate crucifix that was supposed to go on display at a New York art gallery in time for Easter. The gallery has caved to pressure from Roman Catholic zeolots and cancelled the exhibit. The gallery’s artistic director, Matthew Semler, who has some chutzpah and integrity, has resigned in protest.
For the whole story, see this ABC News story.
For more about the artist, check out his website.
In addition, the UNN Rights Council has adopted a resolution against “religious defamation”. What does that mean? It means, that a bunch of Muslims are still upset about the cartoons of Mohammed that were published in Danish newspapers months and months ago. And because they were offended by them, they want to censor the rest of the world. The resolution was opposed by European and a number of other non-Muslim countries who said the resolution is incompatible with fundamental rights such as the freedoms of speech and thought.
For more info, check out the story on NoGodBlog.com.
I don’t know about you, but I think it’s high time for us all to start speaking out more and more against fundamentalism and the religious dogma that leads to hate and bigotry. We can’t let these people continue to bully the rest of the world just because we don’t believe in their holy books or invisible gods. We can’t let them spread censorship in the name of god. We can’t let them continue to make it unacceptable to criticize the acts of religious organizations or individuals while they hide behind god’s skirt.