Spiderman hands are a ‘hate crime against the church’

Spiderman hands are a ‘hate crime against the church’ July 28, 2019
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A WOMAN is demanding that a 6ft sculpture, located near the Lincoln Children’s Zoo in Lincoln, Nebraska, be removed because it is ‘demonic’ and ‘anti-Christian’.

Ian Anthony Laing’s artwork, according to the unnamed woman, is representative of the Devil.

In an emailed complaint to Loncoln’s Mayor Leirion Gaylor Baird, the deranged woman said the pair of Spiderman hands are :

Anti-Christian, demonic, and completely inappropriate for showcase near a family attraction. It is a sculpture of two hands open, painted Red & Black, and formed into Devil Horns.

She also said the sculpture was  “ugly” and demanded it be moved because it’s:

A hate crime against the church.

City ombudsman Lin Quenzer explained  that the artwork is one of 50 sculptures citywide, as part of the “Serving Hands Lincoln” public art project benefiting Campus Life.

The non-profit’s Executive Director Matt Schulte said the statue:

Is most definitely not a devil-related sculpture. It clearly has a very playful child-like intent.

What makes the woman’s complaint look even more stupid it is is that Schulte’s Campus Life is a Christian ministry.

He said:

It absolutely surprised me. We are a Christian organization that has been impacting kids for a long time … clearly we would have never have put something out there that celebrated the devil.

Quenzer added the city will not be seeking to remove the sculpture, which will be available to purchase at auction, alongside similar sculptures in the public art series, October 25 at 7 pm at Pinnacle Bank Arena.

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  • WallofSleep

    “Anti-Christian, demonic, and completely inappropriate for showcase near a family attraction.”

    Another triggered snowflake in desperate need of a safe space.


  • The stupid really burns bure

  • rubaxter
  • Anri

    Well, even if it were a demonic hands sculpture, think or it as a strictly secular, empty-ritual, entirely non-religious kind of demonic hands sculpture.

    After all, Christians are trying to tell other people that things like crosses and the saying, “In God we trust,” aren’t religious in nature, and one’s no less believable than the other.

  • Cozmo the Magician

    Amazing how xtians all know what ‘the devil’ looks like. even though the descriptions do NOT come from the bible but instead artwork that came MUCH MUCH later. And was usually stolen from other mythos.

  • Zetopan

    How does she know what the devil* looks like? Does she have actual photographs? Her deity** could easily be covered in horns. The terminally irrational religionists are always afraid that someone somewhere may not believe what that specific religion is peddling.***

    *A pious fiction.
    **Another pious fiction.
    ***The ultimate “pig in a poke”.

  • Jennny

    Silly Anecdote. There’s a tourist attraction, a Model Village, near me which was cute but got very run down under a previous owner who was just plain rude too with tourists – I joined many in writing a bad review on Tripadvisor about being told off cos she ran over and reprimanded me for dropping the ice cream wrapper near my feet, I hadn’t. Anyway, new owner is pulling out all the stops to resurrect it and it’s looking good and he’s friendly….so on FB, a x-tian is complaining that, though her g/kids loved it, she was appalled the miniature bakery had a name over the door ‘Two Baps’…and a naughty picture….some people just need to get a life…and a sense of humour!

  • Glandu

    it’s indeed ugly.

    but if we had to destroy everything that is ugly, there would not be many artowrks remaining.

  • Vincent Valentine

    I wonder if these religious fanatics knew that Ronnie James Dio got the “Devil Horns” sign from his Italian Grandmother and even he said that she used it to prevent the “evil eye”. Someone, please, give these people a book other than the one they have that was written by sheep herders 2000 years ago.

  • fractal

    Fundys can’t even contemplate their “God” unless S/He has an outee instead of an innee.
    Dare to use a feminine pronoun, and they will start hyperventilating and squealing.

  • Freethinker
  • Tim Howley

    Ugly? Yes. Demonic? Give me a break!!

  • persephone

    If only it would burn the person who had it.

  • Sassafras

    Like this trash I have above my kitchen sink! I call it “Bold and Brash”. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/ed39b21cd2cb50d711bc639dcb45b1a392764f066bd1b44f5cfb2a6172262107.jpg