Catholic University of America sparked outrage last week by sponsoring a painting that depicts career criminal George Floyd as Jesus Christ.
Black Lives rioters have used the 2020 police-involved death of Minnesota man George Floyd as an excuse to unleash terror across the country. And now the so-called Catholic organization is outrageously equating Floyd to Jesus.
Per Just the News:
The works were created by Kelly Latimore and a note hanging below the painting reads, “Following the violent death of George Floyd on May 25, 2020, Latimore created this Icon in June of that year. Thee image is evocative of the Pieta – The Mother of Sorrows. May Mary, the Mirror of Justice hear the cry of all who have known the sorrow of losing a loved one to violence and injustice. Amen.”
The paintings, which according to a Daily Signal report, hang in the university’s law school and its campus ministry office.
“The icon has no place at The Catholic University of America,” an unidentified junior said. “It is blasphemous and an offense to the Catholic faith, but it is not surprising at all that it was put there.”
NEW: Paintings depicting George Floyd as Jesus Christ hang in both The Catholic University of America’s campus ministry office and its law school, students say.
“It is just another symptom of the liberalization and secularization of our campus." https://t.co/EkJtP229tw
— Mary Margaret Olohan (@MaryMargOlohan) November 22, 2021
University officials claim that the painting depicts Jesus and Floyd and is entitled “Mama” — the word witnesses say that Floyd called out before he died. Still, it seems clear that Floyd IS Jesus in the painting, not “with Jesus.”
But the whole thing does not sit well with many. Blayne Clegg, a student and former president to the school’s College Republicans group, told the Daily Wire that the painting is simply not right.
“I think it goes without saying that George Floyd didn’t deserve to die, and I sincerely appreciate the efforts of millions of Catholic Americans, who engaged in good-faith advocacy to advance policies that will prevent the use of excessive force by law enforcement,” Clegg said, adding, “George Floyd is not Jesus Christ.”
Clegg is exactly right. George Floyd was a career criminal and he was not beatified by being killed in police custody. Indeed, he most likely expired because he was overdosing on drugs, not because police abused him.
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