OMG….and I mean that!
Members of a suburban Oklahoma City Catholic church are swelling in anger over a seemingly extremely Jesus!
Critics of the crucifix take issue with what appears to be a large penis covering Jesus’ abdominal area. Seeton said the portion of the crucifix in question is meant to be Jesus’ abdomen “showing distension” — not a penis. Seeton said, “I’ve had people who have vocally said that that’s what they see there. I’ve had people who have been just as vocal who said that’s not what they’re seeing there.” Janet Jaime, a local iconography artist who designed the crucifix, had no comment. “I think it was painted according to the certain specific rules of iconography and church art,” Seeton said of the crucifix. The crucifix is about 10 feet tall. It has been hanging above the altar since Feb. 21.
But you know the tumescent Jesus – that is, with a big old hard-on – was a recurring image in medieval iconography. It signified his earthly power. Clement Greenberg wrote a definitive essay on it.
This gives a whole new meaning to Jesus loves you