Catholic University Displays Painting Depicting George Floyd as Jesus Christ

Catholic University Displays Painting Depicting George Floyd as Jesus Christ


The Catholic University of America (CUA) in Washington, DC, has hung two copies of a painting of George Floyd in the role of Jesus Christ in the arms of the Virgin Mary, which some students are decrying as “blasphemous.”

The icon by Kelly Latimore, titled Mama, is exhibited outside the chapel at the Catholic University of America’s Columbus School of Law as well as in its campus ministry office.

Blayne Clegg, a junior at the university, said he was shocked when he spotted the painting hung on campus some weeks ago, calling the conflation of George Floyd with Jesus Christ “heretical, blasphemous idolatry,” Media Entertainment Arts WorldWide (MEAWW) reported Wednesday.

“There’s a fine line between recognizing the innate dignity and righteousness of human

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