Catholic University Hangs Pictures Depicting George Floyd As Jesus

Nov 23rd

For a year now, conservatives have been critical of the Left and their attempts to make a saint out of George Floyd.

Well, The Catholic University of Washington, DC has taken that sainthood a step further.

According to the Daily Signal, there are two paintings of George Floyd as Jesus hanging in the hallways at Catholic University: one in the law school and one in the campus ministry office.

Seriously.

From the Daily Signal:

Paintings depicting George Floyd as Jesus Christ hang in both The Catholic University of America's campus ministry office and its law school, The Daily Signal has learned.

Catholic University appeared to shrug off responsibility for the painting Monday, telling The Daily Signal that artist Kelly Latimore's painting "Mama" depicts "the Virgin Mary supporting the body of the dead Christ"—although the artist has indicated repeatedly that his painting depicts both Floyd and Jesus.

"You can identify Jesus by the marks in the halo," said Karna Lozoya, vice president for university communications. Lozoya would not further address the matter with The Daily Signal.

So an artist claims that the painting is of Jesus AND George Floyd in the same person, but the University is just sticking with the line that it's just Jesus and they don't know what you're talking about.

Let's see what exactly the religious icon is really about, according to the plaque under the painting.

"Following the violent death of George Floyd on May 25 2020, Latimore created this icon in June of that year. The image is evocative of The Pieta - The Mother of Sorrows. May Mary, the Mirror of Justice, hear the cry of all who have known the sorrow of losing a loved one to violence and injustice. Amen."

Sooooo, this sounds a lot like a tribute to George Floyd that's blasphemously equating him to Christ.

"Mama" hangs right outside the Mary, Mirror of Justice Chapel in Catholic University's Columbus School of Law and emulates the renowned "Pieta," a statue carved by Italian sculptor Michelangelo Buonarroti in 1499 depicting Jesus Christ's mother, Mary, holding him in her arms after his crucifixion.

Latimore, who lives and works in St. Louis, Missouri, said in an April interview that his painting was commissioned by his partner "as a way to mourn George Floyd."

A spokesperson for Latimore told The Daily Signal on Monday that the artist was in his studio and unavailable for comment.

"‘Mama' is done as a pieta," said the spokesperson, who refrained from specifically stating that the painting depicts Floyd. "A mother with her son of color who was unjustly murdered by the state."

Yeah, this isn't ridiculous, woke nonsense at all. It's just a normal Catholic painting.

Latimore said he has received death threats and "spiritual denunciations" over the painting about once or twice a week. Many of these threats come from Eastern Orthodox individuals in Russia or Ukraine, the artist said.

"The common question that people asked was, ‘Is it George Floyd or Jesus?' The fact they're asking that question is part of the problem," he told the publication. "My answer was yes."

Latimore called this a "nonanswer" and said it "frustrated the hell out of a lot of people."

Latimore saying this is a painting of BOTH Jesus and Floyd in the same person is far from a "nonanswer" as the artist claims. It tells us literally all we need to know about the painting.

And still, Catholic University refuses to admit that they have done anything wrong. They claim ignorance, despite knowing the explicit purpose of the paintings.

Wokeness and the idolatrous call to "diversity, equity, and inclusion" is a poison.


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