Chocolate Jesus is back… it’s not the same as the original (which was eaten by mice), but this time, Jesus has chocolate-y friends:
The exhibit, at the Proposition Gallery in Manhattan, will be accompanied by a set of chocolate Catholic icons created by Cavallaro, a group that includes the Virgin Mary and saints Francis, Augustine, Michael, Jude, Anthony and Fermin.
The Catholic League isn’t protesting this time, either:
“We don’t approve of the piece at all, but it’s not something we’re going to protest,” said Kiera McCaffrey, the league’s director of communications. “This is much less an in-your-face assault on Christians, and it’s not happening during Holy Week.”
The league’s president, Bill Donohue, had called the sculpture “one of the worst assaults on Christian sensibilities ever.”
Apparently that’s only true during certain times of the year.