How can liberal politicians remain a part of an institution that labels homosexuality an "intrinsic disorder," refuses to ordain women as priests and calls abortion a "moral evil," even in the case of rape or incest?
If Bill Donahue traveled a little more he'd know there are many countries where attempts to censor criticism of religion -- as the Catholic League attempts to do -- are rightly considered archaic and repulsive.
In making the decision to remove a controversial work of art from one of the Smithsonian's museums, Clough has shown that he cannot adequately uphold the mission and the legacy of this American institution.
As a Presidential Appointee in the 1980's to the National Council of the National Endowment for the Arts, it pains me enormously to see a replay of the Culture Wars that were played out so destructively in those years.
The path from David Wojnarowicz's struggle with AIDS to a Smithsonian museum announcing, ironically on World AIDS Day, that Wojnarowicz's artwork might spoil someone's Christmas, says a lot about American politics.
Conservatives are turning an exhibition at the Loveland Museum Gallery in Denver into a political action issue for the upcoming election. Most of those railing against it have never even seen the artwork.
If Catholics wish to celebrate Mother Teresa's life in a reverent way, let them donate the costs of this vulgar and faintly punitive birthday celebration to an agency that offers single, poor women housing and support while pregnant.