On Friday, February 5, an art exhibit that includes a painting of a bullet ridden Pope Benedict XVI will open in Toronto, Canada.
According to press reports, the exhibit is called Persona Non Grata – The Veil of History and is intended to portray "the story of oppression, pain, suffering, persecution and death," according to a statement from the art gallery.
The Bezpala Brown Gallery said this exhibit expresses "anger directed at a pontiff and an institution that has abandoned its flock, choosing to focus on dogma while its subjects suffer and, in many instances, die from its archaic policies."
Persona Non Grata contains 30 paintings and four sculptures by the apostate Catholic Peter Alexander Por.
On the other hand, President Obama is shown nailed to a cross, with the gallery saying he is cast as "a victim, crucified in the wake of special and distorted interests."
In contrast, the painting of the Pope is riddled with bullet holes.
Just imagine if the art gallery had shown the leader of some other religious sect in the same manner – what a ruckus would follow.
But they seem to take special delight in ridiculing the Catholic Faith. This is not fair.
So please join this peaceful and prayerful protest campaign against by sending your message to The Bezpala Brown Gallery in Toronto right away.
More contact information of The Bezpala Brown Gallery:
Mr. Darrell Brown, president
Bezpala Brown Gallery
17 Church Street
Toronto, ON M5E 1M2
Phone (416) 907-6875
Lyudmila Bezpala-Brown, Gallery Director
Fariz Kovalchuk, Gallery Manager
Dubravko Naumov, Art Council Advisor
Eva Lewarne, Art Council Advisor