Piss Christ! Associated Press censors library lest it provoke murderous Christianists
Piss Christ! Can we all say that in unison? Piss Christ!
Anyone shoot you in the face? Anyone threaten to murder you? Go on. Say it again. Louder. PISS CHRIST!
The Associated Press thinks nutters and victims of Christianophobia might be listening and driven to murder by hearing or seeing Piss Christ. To spare its clients the death threats and being murdered by Christianists, this bastion of free speech has removed Andres Serrano’s 1987 photograph Immersion (Piss Christ) from its image library.
Piss Christ (no exclamation mark) is a photograph of a small plastic crucifix submerged in a glass of the artist’s urine. It is not to be mistaken for Christ Piss, which is used to describe the wine served at my niece’s Holy Communion.
Why has the AP censored its archive now? Well, yesterday anti-cartoonists slaughtered 12 people at French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo.
Serrano and gallery owners have received death threats over the years. But now, you know, they might be acted upon. Such is the power of pen and ink and the Christianist militia.
As reactions to the murders in Paris go, this is about as pathetic as it gets.