The Oxford Handbook of the Sociology of Religion. To the most vociferous critics, the work was tantamount to blasphemy. From Washington DC, Republican senators condemned it as obscene. Diversity We express ourselves openly and with robust civility about all kinds of human difference. And it sounds like intimacy, as well. Freedom of speech is a double-edged sword, as Don Imus has learned. We defend the internet and other systems of communication against illegitimate encroachments by both public and private powers.
I am certain that many such internet sites are little more than some equivalent of black holes, sucking our mental energies into useless quagmires.
Andres Serrano's controversial Piss Christ goes on view in New York
InDonohue and the Catholic League led a successful attempt to remove from the National Portrait Gallery in Washington a film by the artist David Wojnarowicz, about Aids, that included an video clip of Jesus on the cross being eaten by ants. At this point vandals had the same rights to express themselves by destroying the Piss Christ, like its author. Icebergs We defend the internet and other systems of communication against illegitimate encroachments by both public and private powers. Yet the right of artists to publicly express themselves, visually or otherwise, must be protected, even at the risk of deeply offending audiences. Religion We respect the believer but not necessarily the content of the belief. Many dismissed the photograph as tasteless.