Letter: Apparently it’s OK to insult some faiths
January 27, 2015
To the Editor:
I just read Felicia Muftic's column online at http://www.skyhidailynews.com regarding the terrorist actions in France regarding Charlie Hebdo. My first reaction is what universe do Ms. Muftic and liberals live in?
She states, "One cannot make fun of faith" and "our politcial leaders get it right…" I assume that includes insulting those of faith since that is the title of her article. Huh? Have I missed something? Have I been in a coma for the last few decades? Maybe she and her left-leaning friends need to look around – right here in the United States.
There are many examples the left "tolerates" when it comes to insulting Christians. I will name just one and it is probably the most disgusting example of insulting those of faith the left allows to be displayed. It is called (Urine) Christ.
(Urine) Christ, the actual name is Pi– Christ, is a 1987 photograph by the American artist and photographer Andres Serrano. It depicts a small plastic crucifix submerged in a glass of the artist's urine. The piece was a winner of the Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art's "Awards in the Visual Arts" competition, which was sponsored in part by the National Endowment for the Arts, a United States government agency that offers support and funding for artistic projects, without controlling content.
In 2011 MSNBC's Rachel Maddow had no problem showing this on her show, but last week NBC would not allow the Charlie Hebdo cartoon for fear of insulting Muslims. For the last two years (urine) Christ has been on display at a gallery in New York. President Obama was asked to denounce the "art" right after he denounced the Anti-Islam film "Innocence of Muslims." He refused.
Yes, our own government, its leaders, and a government agency – the National Endowment of the Arts — "tolerates" insulting Chriatians but not Muslims. Our government even tolerates insulting Christians with awards. While Ms. Muftic says insulting groups of faith will have predictable results – I have yet to hear of a group of Christians running amok in New York killing dozens of people over this "art." Maybe she should get her "religions" straight.
Just where do Ms. Muftic and other liberals live? I don't know, but it certainly isn't in the United States of America.
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