A Glasgow art exhibition has been under attack after inviting visitors to write on the Bible. Part of â€œMade in Godâ€™s Imageâ€ at the Gallery of Modern Art, the book of scripture installation includes a container of pens alongside a sign telling visitors, â€œIf you feel you have been excluded from the Bible, please write your way back into it.â€ Although intended as a way for marginalized communities to reclaim the holy text, adding their names to the margins of the book, â€œits pages have been scrawled with comments including “‘F*** the Bible’ and ‘I am Bi, Female & Proud. I want no god who is disappointed in this’.â€
Public protest recently led the gallery to put the Bible behind glass, offering visitors sheets of paper to write on instead. In addition to condemning the piece as â€œdisgusting and offensive,â€ Pope Benedict XVI suggested that the Koran wouldn’t have been treated this way, apparently unaware that the local Christian ministry behind the piece wasn’t just encouraging people to write on the Bible for shock value.
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