About a month ago, there was an article on CNN where an artist, Sebastian Errazuriz, decided to make a statement by mocking the Eucharist. He snuck some wine into Mass so that when the priest did the consecration, he would have some transformed wine, ie the Blood of Christ, that he could subsequently freeze into popsicles. As if this were not offensive enough, he then served the popsicles at one of his showings. He did this as an artistic statement about what he perceived as fanaticism and violence in Catholicism.
Luckily, this former Catholic had about as much understanding of the faith of your usual lukewarm Catholic. A priest cannot accidentally consecrate wine that he was not aware of, so no real damage was done, except for the fact.that yet another slam had been made publicly against our beloved Church. Imagine the uproar if an artist burned an effigy of Muhammad or if a mock burning of a gay marriage certificate were done at city hall. There would have been severe and immediate consequences. In fact, even my writing the previous statement, taken out of context, could have my name registered on a government sanctioned homophobia website in some parts of the world.
Once Again, I ask you all…. Where is the outrage?!?