Last month we reported that a crazy leftist “art” group had applied for a permit to display a very…um…creative statue on the National Mall, across from the Washington Monument in Washington D.C.
The statue, “R-evolution”, had originally been displayed at the debaucherous Burning Man festival that takes place in the Nevada desert each year and is rife with drugs, nudity, group sex, and weird art installations.
The statue depicts a 45 ft woman, standing in the “mountain” yoga pose. Fully nude.
Once word got out about the plan for the statue, Christians and decent people everywhere were outraged to think of the public indecency and idolatry that would be on display were the freaky artists to get their way.
For some reason, these art activists felt it would make some kind of statement about female empowerment to display a fully naked statue of a woman for all to freely ogle and objectify. Let’s call this “Slut March” logic. The artists, of course, have a more long-winded explanation for why the woman is naked.
They explain their intention of “The Bliss Project,” which is the name for a trio of statues of which “R-evolution” (the giant nude lady) is one part:
“They are intended to challenge the viewer to see past the sexual charge that has developed around the female body, which has been used for power and control, to the human being,” artist Marco Cochrane explains. “They are intended to de-objectify women and inspire men and women to take action to end violence against women, thus allowing both women and men to live fully and thrive.”
The Salt and Light Council has been urging Christians to contact the National Parks Service to protest the statue and to pray that “that deluded, demonic and idolatrous insanity is rid from our society.”
While the National Parks Service has not said as much, despite initially approving a proposal to allow the statue to stand on the Mall, they have now denied it.
Officially, the NPS deemed the statue an inappropriate use of the space, saying in a statement that the statue “introduces a visual element that would diminish the property’s significant historic features by altering the setting and historic character of the National Mall landscape.”
They also explained that the requested 91 days that the statue would be on display “is significantly in excess of the five-day time restriction set forth in the National Mall Turf Management Guidelines.”
Well, there you have it. This ridiculous plan to erect a massive, R-rated statue directly across from a monument meant to honor the nation’s first president, George Washington, was shut down because it was too, well, ridiculous.
This is the power of grassroots Christian activism! Stand up to and smash down the demonic idols that seek to undermine our values!