Heaven forbid little children should be scared, and God forbid
that churchgoers should be offended! If there is one founding
principle of Western Civilization and the United States in particular, it’s that children must be protected and that the Godly need not be confused or offended by ideas contrary to their own.
At least, that’s what some good folks in Arizona believe. Now, they don’t have a problem with violence on TV, wars for corporate profit, everlasting torture by a loving God who asks folks to murder their offspring just to make a point, children masquerading as demons from Hell, or the strip joints around town, but they draw the line at fat people.
Bill Tonneson put a statue of a large-figured woman (?) in his front yard in Tempe, AZ., with the permission of the authorities but he forgot to ask his neighbors first, it seems. Good God-fearing folks that they are, they feel the need to speak out! The statue is “in full view of a pre-school and a church!” Oh…my…God. I think I’m going to be sick.
As the neighbors so rightly point out, the children might be scared to see Grandma without her knickers! Or worse, God’s Chosen People (no, not the Jews; these are different Chosen Ones) might have their eyes offended by the sight! And on the way to CHURCH, no less! The shame of it all!
“To have [the statue] on the side of the street in such open viewing space is a topic of concern.” Well, that pretty much says it all, doesn’t it? The statue’s owner feebly defends his outrageous actions saying, “I love it, I’m crazy about it.” No remorse!
He even tried to justify it by alleging that “the big-boned sculpture was supposed to resemble an ancient artwork known as the Venus of Willendorf.” Ha, fat chance! Besides, what to those prehistoric Austrians know anyway?
It appears the the tempest may be calmed, at least for the time being. Torrenson says his wife doesn’t like the statue’s placement and made him cover with a sheet. “Until I can work something out with my wife, we’re going to leave it covered”
A Higher Authority has spoken…
- Arizona man feuds with neighbors over statue of obese naked woman
- Uh Oh, Granny’s Got Her Knickers Down!