My Semi-Sweet Lord, Or, Do You Remember That Time the M&Ms Melted In Your Mouth, Not In Your Hands? That's When I Softened Them Up for You…


Is there anything more tedious than a rant by Bill Donohue about how anti-Catholicism is the new anti-Semitism (except for all the, you know, extermination camps and stuff like that)? As readers of Reason know all too well, Big Bill is the head of the Catholic League and a staunch defender of real and imagined slights to the Church of Rome.

What's got his cassack and surplice in a twist these days? The AP reports:

A planned Holy Week exhibition of a nude, anatomically correct chocolate sculpture of Jesus Christ was canceled Friday amid a choir of complaining Catholics that included Cardinal Edward Egan.

The "My Sweet Lord" display was shut down by the hotel that houses the Lab Gallery in midtown Manhattan, said Matt Semler, the gallery's creative director. Semler said he submitted his resignation after officials at the Roger Smith Hotel shut down the show.

Donohue denounced the suspended exhibit as ""one of the worst assaults on Christian sensibilities ever."

Which leads back to the question at the start of this post: What's more tedious than a Bill Donohue good-times rant? I'd say objets d'art whose only possible function is to piss off the likes of Bill Donohue.

In other bizarre art installation news: The Art Institute of Chicago boasts a statue of Sen. Barack Obama as Jesus Christ. More here.

And arguably stranger–and more sacreligious too–is the sculpture of Anna Nicole Smith made out of sugary snack substance Peeps.

Update: For a Full Monty version of the Chocolate Jesus, go here.

More Update: Saints preserve us, but Michelle Malking sensibly asks the question, "How Would the MSM Cover 'Chocolate Mohammed' at Ramadan?" I'm guessing with a tangy raspberry sauce.