The Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles

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1997 – Last fall the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles exhibited a statue of Our Lady of Grace with a drain pipe through her womb and standing on a grate under which were human limbs in offensive positions. Promotional literature on the exhibit stated that “Robert Gober’s sterile Virgin Mary stands in stark contrast to the one who has been called the ‘aqueduct along which divine grace flows to the earth.’”

On learning of this blasphemy, The American TFP launched a nationwide campaign, contacting thousands of friends, supporters, and acquaintances and urging them to write or call in protest and offer prayers in reparation. More than a thousand people gathered for the TFP organized protest in front of the museum on December 7.

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