Thursday, April 11, 2013

"Eggs Benedict"

I love art.  Art is one of the ways to best express ourselves intellectually and emotionally.  However, some things that are presented as art are not.  They are depictions of ignorance, hatred and narrow mindedness.

Niki Johnson, 25 created a display of Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI using 17,000 condoms.  Johnson claims the display came about after hearing Pope Benedict XVI's message regarding condom use in Africa.  The Pope Emeritus received a lot of criticism for his remarks on condoms and how they are not helping bring down HIV infection.

He was indeed right!  There is so much promotion of condoms throughout the world and yet HIV is still rising, especially among the LGBT community.  The media ignores this for obvious reasons.

Johnson's display is not art, it is garbage.  It is offensive and shows the ignorance this person has regarding the issue.  Instead of wasting time constructing this offensive thing, Johnson should dedicate time in studying the facts and seeing why Pope Emeritus said what he said.  Condoms are not doing anything to prevent or slow down HIV.  Condoms create an atmosphere of promiscuity and lasciviousness.  Persons cease being persons and become sex objects.

I urge all my brothers and sisters in the Catholic Church as well as my friends of other faiths to protest this artist and this disturbing work.


Source:

http://www.nydailynews.com/entertainment/music-arts/milwaukee-artist-debuts-pope-benedict-condom-portrait-article-1.1296818

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