hahaha, this is rich! jesus (may existence be upon him!) in ummm... a
certain stage of excitement, and frolicking with male pals, shall we say?
will we now see incensed mohammedans (after all, jesus is one of their
prophets too) attacking american consulates?
maybe this is where mohammed got his idea of the 72 girl virgins plus 28
winsome boys, should your fancies be in the ac/dc direction.
btw, 'asato ma satgamaya' and 'maya' apply nicely to jesus. from
nonexistence to existence, truth by repeated illusion :-)
incidentally, i have heard that hanged men sometimes ejaculate at the
moment of death.
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Subject: Fwd: Tit for Tat - Jesus cartoons!
Date: Thu, 27 Apr 2006 22:34:44 EDT
*BRAVE NEW SCHOOLS
*'Jesus with erection' ignites outrage
Student newspaper publishes drawings in response to Muhammad 'toons
Posted: April 26, 2006
5:00 p.m. Eastern,© 2006 WorldNetDaily.com
Cover of the Insurgent (image altered for propriety).
A Catholic activist organization has written to Oregon's governor and
state lawmakers to protest a University of Oregon student newspaper for
having published cartoons showing Jesus Christ naked and with an erection.
In its March edition, the Insurgent , an "alternative" student paper on
the Eugene, Ore., campus printed 12 hand-drawn cartoons of Jesus as a
response to rival paper the Commentator having published the
controversial cartoons of Muhammad originally published in Europe that
sparked Muslim riots worldwide. The Insurgent claimed it published the
drawings to "provoke dialogue."
William Donohue, president of the Catholic League, said the university's
president, Dave Frohnmayer, had been unresponsive to complaints about
the drawings, so he had written to the governor, every state legislators
and the chancellor of the Oregon University System, among others.
Drawing featured inside paper spanning two pages (image altered for
"The March edition of the Insurgent ... was one of the most obscene
assaults on Christianity I have ever seen," Donohue said in a statement.
"To make sure that the persons I wrote to understand how vile this
attack was, I sent a photocopy of the two most offensive graphics: one
was a depiction of a naked Jesus on the cross with an erection; the
other, titled 'Resurrection,' showed a naked Jesus kissing another naked
man, both sporting erections."
Donohue also says there were other depictions of Jesus on the cross that
were "so gratuitously offensive that only the most depraved would defend
them." He also noted the paper published two commentaries attacking
"That all of this appeared in a student newspaper, during Lent, on the
campus of a state institution, makes one wonder what is going on at the
University of Oregon," added Donohue.
While not describing the more sexual drawings, the main student
newspaper at the university, the Oregon Daily Emerald, also criticized
"The Insurgent editorial indicates a desire to show Americans why the
original cartoons were so offensive to the Muslim world," wrote the
editor of the Emerald. "According to the editorial, 'What is "not a big
deal" in the US (sic) is apparently a humongous big deal to others. Why
should we assume it would not be?'
"However, printing home-grown cartoons depicting Jesus on a cross/pogo
stick or Jesus on a cross/hangliding apparatus are not inflammatory in
the same manner as the anti-Islam cartoons, and therefore fail to
produce the intended empathy from Christians to Muslims."
Added the paper: "Unlike the Danish cartoons, the Insurgent drawings
seem intended to simply incite controversy for controversy's sake rather
than making specific social commentaries."
A spokesman for Frohnmayer contacted WorldNetDaily after press time to
say that the university president had posted a statement regarding the
controversy surrounding the cartoons:
"I share your concern about the offensive nature of the content
contained within the publication.
"I understand why it may seem as if the University should have prevented
publication or should take some action against those responsible for the
publication. The Student Insurgent is not owned, controlled or published
by the University of Oregon and is funded with student fees. Therefore,
the University cannot exercise editorial control over its content.
"The best response to offensive speech often is more speech. ... I am
strongly opposed to speech that makes individuals feel that they or
their beliefs are unwelcome or belittled, and I can assure you I will
use all permissible means to respond to publications such as the recent