Condom Jesus banned from Deviantart.com
The Freethinker has an interesting story about Belgian artist Ben Heine getting banned from the ironically named DeviantArt.com, a website for artists. His crime – to post his picture of a crucified Jesus with a condom on his erect penis.
The piece was an angry reaction to the current pontiff’s idiotic pronouncements in Africa about condoms and AIDS.
DeviantArt allows huge collections of images with genitals everywhere but not a little drawing defying the Institution … I find this pitiful. It seems that political art doesn’t have its place on this “Big Brother” site. How does DA dare to call itself “Deviant” then?
To be fair, the rules at DA do explicitly forbid the display of “pornographic content”, which includes,
Male subjects may not be depicted with an erection.
However, it is not everyday that one sees a picture of a crucified saviour-figure, rampant and ensheathed. So here you go: