I Stumbled apon this interesting article:
It got me to thinking about the 'What do you consider not to be art?' discussion (Piss Christ) and how a few of us are 'pushed' away from what we would really like to create because of the culture that we live in.
I can see how some art can be offensive and there are lines which should not be crossed but why are people so threatened by this kind of art if they are secure in their beliefs?
Cruz' work has been labelled NOT ART.
"During the hearing, CCP officials said that they had also been shocked by Cruz’ use of imagery that could be interpreted as sacrilegious and disrespectful of Jesus Christ.
CCP president Raul Sunico said that "as a Catholic," he was offended by the work, which included a picture of Jesus with a wooden ashtray shaped like a penis stuck to it."
I think that it's a shame that his exhibition was closed down and that CCP board members have been asked to resign for allowing this exhibition to open.
If you find it so offensive and blasphemous, then don't look at it and let others decide for themselves what they think of it. The worst that will happen is that they will actually like it!