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US: Art sculpture moved, because town thinks it’s a gay orgy

  • Christopher in Canada

    3D Tom of Finland meets Pompeii after the blast.

  • That There Other David

    Homophobes see gay sex wherever they look.

    • Joeoz

      Yes, they only see it… because they never get it!

  • Bikerman

    I love that name – Rick Strawcutter.

  • gutaitas

    These nutcases think of gay sex more often than gay people :/

    • Psychologist

      Yes, indeed they do … I wonder why ? :)

      • Steven Gregory

        Hi Psy,
        Protesting too much has a sneaky way of revealing people.

        • Psychologist

          Indeed it does Steven ! I see this so regularly in therapy. People who protest too much about what OTHERS do, is more often because of a similar issue within THEMSELVES !
          That’s the basis for homophobia. Which, like ALL PHOBIAS, is a psychological disorder.

  • james

    if it they had breasts it would be considered art by the same people

    • Joeoz

      Exactly…! I know that I’m probably going off topic here…?
      Many years ago, I was at a small art gallery run by two gay
      guys. They showed me a portfolio of male nudes, which were
      drawn around 1890. A few days before a straight couple saw
      the nudes and the wife wanted to buy the whole portfolio…
      The husband said to his wife… no we can’t buy them, what
      would people think of me if we had those around the house?
      A wonderful double standard… I’m sure the husband wouldn’t
      feel uncomfortable if they had been female nudes!

  • Junior51MI

    Knowing that town, it really does surprise me at the response to this statue. Especially after it was explained by the artist. This is truly a sad thing.

  • http://www.bloketoys.co.uk/ BlokeToys.co.uk

    What a surprise, religious and poorly educated Luddites see the human form in a different position and immediately abandon all thought of art and meaning and scream “ABOMINATION!”

    These are the kinds of ignorant fools who would be burning books in the street if their religious leaders asked them to.

  • J.

    If only penises could be attached and the sculpture moved to the front of the nearby church, though which church – there’s probably loads.

  • Bonnie Raymond

    “I believe it is very unfair and unkind to infer that those of us
    that do so have ‘dirty minds’ and are ‘sexually repressed prudes’.”
    Unfair? Unkind? Nevertheless, true.

    • Steven Gregory

      The shoe is a perfect fit!!

  • ragged clown

    Oh, what a load of liberal bigots we have here! *Of course* it’s a rather yummy gay orgy. That’s how I see it. But I can quite understand straight folk not wanting it inflicted on them. After all, I wouldn’t like having a straight orgy stuck in my face – yuck, no thanks. It’s not as though they’ve called for it to be banned, is it? It’s been moved somewhere else where anyone who wants to see it can, but those who don’t, don’t have to.

    • Jesus_Mohammed

      Do you really “see it” as a “rather yummy gay orgy”?

      If so, then you too are seeing the world through a sex-obsessed lens.

      • ragged clown

        You say that like it’s a bad thing.

  • Steven Gregory

    The pastor this it’s unfair to refer to people who see an orgy in the sculpture as “sexually repressed prudes” with “dirty minds,” when they’re acting like sexually repressed prudes with dirty minds.

    If the shoe fits, kick yourself with it.

    I read the bible and I saw a gay man with mesmerizing eyes, pretty hair, fabulous robes, AND TWELVE BOYFRIENDS. Christians have called me a sodomite and a reprobate, and I didn’t object.

  • Shellie

    Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha *pause to catch my breath* Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha

  • Jock S.Trap

    This makes me laugh because it comes from those ‘squeaky clean’ christians/Religious folk who clearly have nothing else on their mind but gay sex.

    What does that say, really?

    • Joeoz

      It says… if you aren’t getting it, you’re thinking about it!

  • Cal

    It is TOTALLY a Gay orgy. LOL. The artist is either very naive or very mischievous.

    • Jesus_Mohammed

      I don’t see it as a gay orgy at all, Cal. You have interpreted it as that.

      Ask yourself, would a child interpret it as “a gay orgy”?

      • Cal

        Not sure whether that is the best yardstick. A child may see two people making love and think they are fighting. 30 St Mary Axe is not actually a gherkin. Nor is the London Mayoral Office actually a headlamp. Art is open to personal interpretation and many public sculptures invite ridicule. “Unity” is quite nice. Nothing obscene about it. It’s not actually a Gay orgy but it does put me in mind of one. The image below is called Black Sun. I don’t suppose it looks like a donut to anyone?

        • Cal

          Vagina?

    • David H

      I’m really not seeing it. I’ll be honest, the figures on the left hand side could be perceived as having oral sex (although the seated figure to me looks more like a female – so hardly gay sex).

      And, at the risk of being crude, the two figures on the right are so far apart, if they’re engaged in an orgy, they’re significantly better endowed than I am.

  • Jesus_Mohammed

    Any person who looks at that sculpture and decides it depicts a gay orgy has a serious problem, namely they’re seeing the entire world through a lens of homophobia!

  • Chris in LA

    These people are ignorant buffoons. Most of the USA is way outside the real world. Just because the country is wealthy and is part of the civilized West, it does not follow that all parts of it are equal. Most of the USA is as socially and politically backward as the most remote parts of Asia and Africa. Very sad, but true.

  • Beowulf52

    WOW! Some people’s stupidity is beyond belief, and even if they don’t have “dirty minds (they do, we all do, if we’re honest) so if you are offended by a piece of art, don’t look at it- sheesh!

  • Beowulf52

    Uff, what am I thinking, it’s Michigan!

  • Dermot Mac Flannchaidh

    What happened to “judge not lest ye be judged”?

  • Bent Pin

    “Town” thinks it’s a gay orgy? Have they ACTUALLY asked the opinion of EVERY citizen or is it just the pastor and his sexually repressed, prudish congregation?

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