SUNDAY
February 25, 2001
volume 12, no. 56

Thereís No Free Speech at the Brooklyn Museum



    BROOKLYN, NY - Feb. 24, 2001 (NewsMax.com) - If a so-called artist portrays Jesus Christ as a nude black woman, thatís merely a case of free speech, argues Brooklyn Museum director Arnold L. Lehman. But when another artist displays a painting showing Lehman planting a wet one on a pigís behind, thatís grounds for arresting the man.

    Thatís what happened when Scott LoBaido showed up at the museum with a 3-foot painting of a dead hog on its back with a knife in its belly and a man's lips pressed against its curly tail, according to the New York Post.

    Despite LoBaidoís claim he was merely "expressing" himself, he was arrested and charged with creating "a public nuisance."

    Speaking of New York Mayor Rudolph Giuliani, who has castigated the museum for displaying the blasphemous "Yo Mama's Last Supper," LoBaido shouted, "Giuliani's the bad guy, right," as his painting was taken away. "But this freak here who runs the museum says I can't bring my art work in here."

    It wasnít the first time LoBaido has protested sacrilegious art displayed at the Brooklyn Museum. Sixteen months ago he was arrested after he expressed himself by hurling horse manure at the building, which had displayed a controversial portrait of the Virgin Mary covered with elephant dung.


February 25, 2001
volume 12, no. 56
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