Catholic School Forced To Cover Up ‘Suggestive’ Statue Of Saint With Child

A Catholic school in Australia has been forced to cover up an embarrassing new statue of a saint giving a child bread.

The monument of Saint Martin de Porres was erected outside Blackfriars Priory School in Adelaide last week and gained a lot of attention after the image went viral on social media.

School bosses said it should be covered up and altered after the loaf of bread held by the saint was deemed suggestive and potentially embarrassing.

 

 The Independent reports Black curtains now surround the statue of St Martin de Porres, of Spain, ahead of its planned alteration by a local sculptor.

Blackfriars principal Simon Cobiac said: “The sculpture is a famous depiction of the tireless work of St Martin de Porres, a Dominican brother, for the poor and downtrodden of the 16th century.

“The two-dimensional concept plans for the statue were viewed and approved by the executive team in May but upon arrival the three-dimensional statue was deemed by the executive to be potentially suggestive.

“As a consequence, the statue was immediately covered and a local sculptor has been commissioned to re-design it.”‘

  • Servant of the Creator

    Priests should probably be able to Mary. Jesus was probably married to Mary Magdalene as most rabbis of the time were. With regard to this statute, it appears that considering the scandal revealing political environment many are sensitive some may have jumped to a conclusion.

    • oneborneveryday

      You idiot….what a stupid thing to say……. Jesus is the Son of God…… he has no purpose in marrying ….. his purpose was to pay the price for your sins so as you don’t have to go to hell…. but you are clearly on the way to hell… good luck with that

      • Servant of the Creator

        Yes, Jesus was the Son of God and he did pay the ultimate price for our sins, but he also was a flesh and blood human. Otherwise he would not have been able to bleed and die as a human. As the Son of God, do you think maybe that all of his days he was an unmarried human devoid of actual human emotion and feeling? Possibly, God sent his Son to feel and be exactly as humans live, to know their hopes, dreams, as well as their pain and despair. Also, that seems like a pretty high penance to pay, an eternity in hell, only because I wanted Jesus to be married, happy, and have a family which is what most humans actually want for themselves and seem to be the real source of happiness on this planet. If this is a sin, then I hope that God and Jesus forgive me.

        • stormy

          Dear servant, we don’t know for sure if he was married or not but he certainly was not devoid of emotion. His real name was Yahusha. He defended animals, and loving all, taught Mary M, his mother Mary, Martha and Salome along with the men [which was cut out of the story when they wrote the bible]. He was a Nasorean / Essene. He did not come to die for our sins, he was murdered because he dared to challenge the priests and rulers with the truth. Taking the blood of an innocent human or animal is killing and against the good Heavenly Father’s commands. He came to show us the Way and be an example, in the manner of “Do only unto others as you would want done to you”. The Gospel of the Holy Twelve and the Essene Book of Peace will tell you more. Peace and Love will prevail.

          • Servant of the Creator

            Much of this I knew. Jesus said take this bread for this is my body and take this wine for this is my blood. I always took this that Jesus was replacing the Phonecian human sacrifices to Baal with his own metaphorical sacrifice of himself. He certainly believed at the last supper and in the garden of Gethsemane he was likely to be condemned. Some believe Jesus survived the crucifixion and went back to India where he eventually died and was buried at Rosa Bal and where most of his early teaching was believed to have begun:

            http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/programmes/from_our_own_correspondent/8587838.stm

            I believe he died for our sins or intended to if God spared him from the cross.

      • disqus_WkaLIpA6NE

        One cannot be a rabbi (He was called Rabboni) without being married. Also, Jesus provided the wine at a wedding… That is the bridegrooms job. Hate to break it to you, but, Jesus was indeed married to a red headed Mary.

  • Servant of the Creator

    Metatron: let even he who is without sin nor he with sin cast the first stone.

  • Slim

    I love how many people smoke crack. Losers will always be losers and people who don’t think they have a soul. When your crying in the after life remember you put your self there and there is no changing your mind when your dead.

  • Servant of the Creator

    Metatron: help humans to be more gracious and understanding of one another, help them on their journey through life, guide them in real health and well-being, mental, psychological, and physical, promote human happiness, ameliorate the discord, peace on earth, good will toward men, women, and children.

  • Obamalaise

    So now, just what are those two doing under that blanket?

  • Jennifer Takacs

    Not one single dick joke, just religious back and forth debating. Yawn.