Here is my litmus test...
...how many fatal riots erupted over the Piss Christ?
There was a metric f#ck-ton of liberal tree huggers lining up to defend that ass-bag and his right to artistic freedom, as well as his first amendment rights. Where is that same crowd now?
The US of A sponsored that fine piece of art work (via a national endowment for the arts grant) and offensive religious art seemed not only acceptable it was even bought and paid for by our tax money.
Now all of the sudden we can't express our artistic freedoms without being accused of being accessories to global strife? Why was it ok for the NEA to pay a grant for some ass face to produce art, but now we need to act mortified that anyone would offend someones religious sensibilities? Offensive Christian or Jewish art is ok but not when it comes to the religion of tolerance?
What would happen if that same artist took a picture called the "Piss Koran"?
Would the NEA give me a grant to produce some art?
I am certain I can offend someone on the taxpayers dime...
Like Bob Dylan said, "The times they are a-changin'"