Crucified Chicken Hurts Feelings of Believers

Country: Austria
Category: Social Hostility / Intolerance
Attack against: Faith
Area of case: Arts
Tags: Intolerance towards Religious Symbols

August 01, 2013: Christians in Austria were hurt by the depiction of a crucified chicken as a work of art by Deborah Sengl. The image was displayed in Wiener Neustadt in the late summer, ironically in a former church building.

While the artist claims is not criticims of the Christian faith but rather a deploration of animal suffering in food production, believers are hurt and very unhappy with the displaying of the image. The intention of the artist might be one or the other, they say, but the fact is that the image is hurtful to Christians.


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