Pope Palpatine is pissed about an art exhibit in the UK that invited gay folks to “write their way back in” on a bible on display.
The exhibit, Untitled 2009, is part of the Made In God’s Image exhibition at the Gallery of Modern Art in Glasgow and was thought up by local artist Anthony Schrag. The intention was for gays and transsexuals who felt left out of religion to “write their way back in” to the holy book. But visitors offered pens by gallery staff had other ideas, and have scrawled a series of puerile and obscene remarks. One person wrote: “This is all sexist pish, so disregard it all,” while another wrote: “Mick Jagger and David Bowie belong in here,” and another described the book as “the biggest lie in human history”. Some remarks were simply offensive, with one person writing “—- the Bible”. The message “I am Bi, Female & Proud. I want no god who is disappointed in this,” was written on the first page of Genesis. The subsequent complaints have led to the organisers of the exhibit putting the holy book on show in a locked case and inviting visitors to write their comments on blank sheets of paper instead.
The Pope’s adviser called the exhibit “disgusting and offensive” and one that the artist “would not think of doing to the Koran.”