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July 25, 2009
Muslims help fund Scottish exhibit that encourages defacing of the Bible
The next time some Muslim group claims their religion is being mocked, point them in the direction of this story from Scotland. Note to John Murtha & Dick Durban: Muslims help fund exhibit that encourages defacing of the Bible
Art Show Encourages People to Deface the Bible, Write ObscenitiesA publicly funded exhibition is encouraging people to deface the Bible in the name of art - and visitors have responded with abuse and obscenity.The show includes a video of a woman ripping pages from the Bible and stuffing them into her bra, knickers and mouth.The open Bible is a central part of 'Made in God's Image,' an exhibition at the Gallery of Modern Art in Glasgow. By the book is a container of pens and a notice saying: "If you feel you have been excluded from the Bible, please write your way back into it."The exhibit, Untitled 2009, was proposed by the Metropolitan Community Church, which said that the idea was to reclaim the Bible as a sacred text. But to the horror of many Christians, including the community church, visitors have daubed its pages with comments such as "This is all sexist pish, so disregard it all." A contributor wrote on the first page of Genesis: "I am Bi, Female & Proud. I want no god who is disappointed in this."The Church of Scotland expressed concern, the Roman Catholic Church called the exhibit infantile, and a Christian lawyers' group said that the exhibition was symptomatic of a broken and lawless society.