Thursday, January 13, 2005

On the Eve of Destruction

Wow... being a police officer is difficult. I wasn't aware that they had to have an appreciation of fine art as well. Let's hope that the Vatican art collection never goes on display in Pilot Point, Texas.

"DALLAS—The American Civil Liberties Union of Texas today announced that it has filed a lawsuit against the city of Pilot Point and its police department, charging that police officers violated an art gallery owner’s freedom of expression by coercing him to remove a mural depicting the biblical story of Eve.

“It is unconstitutional for government officials to censor a work of art because it might offend a small group of people,” said ACLU of Texas Executive Director Will Harrell. “It is also a misuse of resources to have our law enforcement officials act as art critics.”

National Coalition Against Censorship