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04.06.12 Marina Galperina

This is Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia Kirill I. This is the holy man wearing a Breguet timepiece worth at least $30,000, matching his swanky gilded hat and the general opulence of the Russian Eastern Orthodox Church. It’s a bad look though, so when the church press service posted the photo, they tucked the offensive bling under […]

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03.08.12 Bucky Turco

After pressure from orthodox Jewish leaders in Brooklyn, a landlord in the heart of Williamsburg rejected a billboard critical of religion by an atheist group. When the outdoor advertising company came to install it, property owner Kenny Stier wouldn’t give them access reports The Brooklyn Paper. Instead, the billboard was placed near the BQE which […]

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03.02.12 Bucky Turco

An atheist organization is erecting a billboard that’s sure to invite controversy, press, and most likely, vandalism, if not outright destruction. Written in Hebrew and English, it’s from a group called American Atheists and will be placed in a predominantly orthodox Jewish section of Williamsburg for a month.There’s also another one in Arabic that’s going […]

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02.27.12 Bucky Turco

Anytime something happens in Christendom that doesn’t involve molesting little boys Catholics beg the Empire State Building to acknowledge it. However, as the management for the iconic landmark has said, repeatedly, they don’t honor “religious figures or requests by religions and religious organizations.” […]

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06.22.11 Marina Galperina

We know that the lady trucker who smashed Enrique Chagoya’s The Misadventures of Romantic Cannibals with a crowbar is a little loony… and not just because she proselytizes that Bill Gates is a perverted robot Antichrist. Yet, the artist felt like he had to appease extremists and apologize for all that tranny Jesus cunnilingus. He […]

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05.20.11 Bucky Turco

So there’s been a lot of discussions about Harold Camping and his insistence that the Rapture begins on May 21st, with the majority of people dismissing the preacher as a crazy ‘ol kook while refusing to say the same about the religion that concocted this end times theory in the first place. […]

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04.18.11 Marina Galperina

Yesterday at 11am, two Catholics “disguised” in sunglasses ran inside the museum of contemporary art in Avignon, France, assaulted the guards and attacked Andres Serrano’s Piss Christ with hammers, icepicks and spraypaint, destroying the 1987 photo of a plastic crucifix soaking in a glass of the artist’s urine. Thou shall not have watersports in the […]

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03.29.11 Marina Galperina

Indonesian artist Agan Harahap has Photoshoped his chiaroscuro face into some of Caravaggio’s most iconic Jesus scenes for project Happy Religion. There’s Christ grinning through his entombment… and he’s Asian! […]

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03.15.11 Marina Galperina

Here’re some randy artworks from the “Pornucopia” excess and porn-themed art show at the Allegra LaViola Gallery. Randy! Yet, it was the relatively tame nude pizza-face and happily-nippled skipping girl in the window display that caused vocal protesting from the adjacent Orthodox community, three visits from the police in the past two weeks and Yeshiva […]

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02.14.11 Marina Galperina

In response to the National Portrait Gallery censoring A Fire in My Belly, Chelsea’s PPOW Gallery rounds up NYC artist David Wojnarowicz’s other “transmutation of suffering into wisdom” and Catholic-themed works. There’s a heavy Alejandro Jodorowsky vibe to the show. […]

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