Chocolate Jesus cancelled

“My Sweet Lord,” Cosimo Cavallaro’s chocolate Jesus exhibit, has been cancelled. Michelle Malkin suggests “In the land of media dhimmitude, tolerance is a one-way street.” FOXNews is reporting that “Matt Semler, creative director of the Lab Gallery, resigned in protest.”

I suppose religious and Catholic groups will now claim some sort of victory (The Catholic League’s Bill Donahue was said to be “delighted with the outcome.”). What if I, as a Christian, wanted to see the exhibit? It might have been the most significant part of my Holy Week. Yes, it is just milk chocolate, not a divine 70% Lindt bar. But chocolate is a good thing, even to Catholics, right?

Apparently not. I’ll have to research some more of the details in regards to these complaints. Because I just don’t get it.

The gallery director reportedly referred to Donahue’s reaction as a “Catholic fatwa.”


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Paul Nielsen founded The Aesthetic Elevator late in 2005. He owns a piece of paper, located somewhere in his house (not on the wall), stating that he earned a B.F.A. from the University of Nebraska around about 2001. While there, he studied studied architecture, graphic design and ceramics, graduating with a degree in studio art. Paul presently serves as communications manager for a small non-profit doing their print design and marketing. He spends as much time sculpting in his studio as possible — which is not nearly enough. Visit his website at

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    Sweet Jesus!

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