Protest fliers are now available for those who want to make their voices heard about the Brooklyn Museum of Art’s current exhibits which many Catholic consider blasphemous. The American TFP and its affiliate campaign America Needs Fatima announced the fliers are the latest development in its peaceful protest against the blasphemy.
According to press reports, two blasphemous portrayals of Jesus Christ are now on display at the museum – a photo of a nude woman standing in Jesus’ place at the Last Supper and another of a topless woman on a cross. (Daily News Express, 2/15/01; Reuters, 2/15/01).
The TFP already announced an April 21 rally of peaceful protest and reparation in front of the museum and urged its supporters to send emails of protest to the museum and emails of encouragement to Mayor Rudolph Giuliani.
“Many of those outside New York want to participate in this protest. These cards are the ideal medium,” says campaign director Robert E. Ritchie. “With nearly a half million Stop Blasphemy fliers out there, we expect the museum will receive a flood of cards and the mayor can anticipate an outpouring of support for his efforts to stop blasphemies that use public money.”
Thousands of Catholics sent and distributed similar cards against the play Corpus Christi and the movie Dogma. Mr. Ritchie says thousands of volunteers have committed themselves to passing out the fliers nationwide.
The exhibit has recently come under attack by Edward Cardinal Egan who urged Catholics to stand for “what is right and decent.”(Daily News, 3/5/2001)