God’s penis rears its head again

Church goers in Warr Acres, Oaklahoma are outraged that their new crucifix appears to show Christ’s big fat erect penis poking out – balls ‘n’ all – from under his somewhat redundant loincloth.

In fact, the suspected stonker is supposed to be His distended abdomen, painted in the iconographic style of a San Damiano cross. But it seems that most of the members of St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church are unconvinced, and some have left the parish in dismay.

One visitor said,

I was horrified. I believe in freedom of expression. I believe in artistic freedom. I believe that a church is a holy place, and I certainly don’t want people telling anyone how to worship, but I was shocked, stunned, and if I hadn’t been prepared already, I think I would have just been ill.

I’m already very sensitive because of the pedophilia issue. This doesn’t make it any better

He is risen: The crucifix is about 10ft tall!

(Hat tip: Nobody’s Business)

UPDATE: (April 18) The Freethinker notes that the US media are censoring the image in their news reports:

Too funny!

One Response to “God’s penis rears its head again”

  1. Stonyground says:

    “Horrified”, “Shocked”, “Stunned”.

    Oh dear, these people must have lead very sheltered lives. Why are religious people so terrified of normal human sexuality?

    On the subject of the picture itself, was the artist having a laugh or was he just incompetent?

    In any case, if depictions of the crucifixion had been accurate I rather think that Christ would have been naked. Can you imagine the reaction of some Roman executioners if you said “Is it OK if I keep my underpants on?”.