Another installment of 'times when my fellow poofs give me the sh*ts.'
But we know the answer to Bolt's question below as to why the exhibition only had a Bible available for defacing, and not a copy of the Koran as well, despite the exhibitions stated aim of addressing the exclusion of gays and lesbians from Christianity AND Islam.
Our two terribly brave and transgressive aesthetes know that all they'll get from using a Bible is a whole lot of free publicity, while using the Koran will get them their throats cut.
Andrew BoltFriday, July 24, 2009 at 11:46am
It’s curious that the sacred text of only one of the two faiths behind the exhibition was available for defacing:
A publicly funded exhibition is encouraging people to deface the Bible in the name of art — and visitors have responded with abuse and obscenity. The show includes a video of a woman ripping pages from the Bible and stuffing them into her bra, knickers and mouth.The open Bible is a central part of Made in God’s Image, an exhibition at the Gallery of Modern Art (Goma) in Glasgow. By the book is a container of pens and a notice saying: “If you feel you have been excluded from the Bible, please write your way back into it.” ... The exhibition has been created by the artists Anthony Schrag and David Malone, in association with organisations representing gay Christians and Muslims.
So why did these brave gays not also offer a Koran for scribbling critiques? It’s not as if gays couldn’t have a bone to pick with the faith that inspires some regimes to do this to young men just like them:
So why no Koran?