This came from the Grif.Net weekend edition and was written by R.C. Kirkwood, editor of the Daily New Record in Harrisonburg, VA. "The latest outrage to leak from the cranium of an artist is a sculpture of the Blessed Virgin adorned with the head of a pig. It was cryptically called "Homo Scrofa", but the artistic genius was lost on offended Christians, who promptly knocked the ugly swine's orb off Mary's body. And therein is the controversy: Was this an appropriate reaction to calculated blasphemy? Now blasphemous art in now de rigueur . . . with "Virgin in a Condom", a canvas of the Virgin Mary adorned with elephant scat, while another shows Our Lady in a bikini. And don't forget the publicly subsidized "Piss Christ", which featured a crucifix in a jar of the artist's urine. None of the artist mean to offend Christians (they say) . . . but sadly, Civil Libertarians defend this trash. They gibble and gabber that 'offensive speech must be tolerated in a free society, that we can't censor unpopular ideas, writings or art.' Now, the answer to that question: A free society does not censor offensive speech, at least not officially. But whole groups cannot be expected to accept the artistic equivalent of an egg in the face. If you insult my mother, expect a punch in the nose. If your insult the Blessed Mother, expect two! Blasphemous art is an exclusive specialty of the artistic left. The lower-octane, intellectual left tenaciously defends it, wagging an admonitory finger and telling Christians to 'ponder the First Amendment' or 'turn the other cheek'. That wouldn't be so bad if just once, while we were turning, the civil libertarians warned these artists to stop offending. But they don't. It never stops. If such injurious art came from the 'right', these same folks would be howling for 'responsible conservatives' to do something. Thus Alec Baldwin appeared before Congress to defend taxpayer subsidies for "Piss Christ" and other horrific art. You wouldn't hear Charlton Heston defending art that trashed Jews, blacks, or Hindus. 'Homo Scrofa's' creator aimed to offend Christians. He got what he richly deserved."