Pushing the envelope – on purpose.

It’s another federally subsidized art case deconstructed by Robert Knight in The radical art of deliberate offense.

The latest Alinsky-like assault involves a perennial tactic: putting sacrilegious or indecent imagery on display at taxpayer expense and then screaming “censorship” when people predictably object.

It seems to be a pattern of folks who parade their sexuality and then denigrate Christ. Perhaps this is a means to taint the source of the idea that their sexuality is morally wrong?

The irony is that the left constantly censors anyone who disagrees with them on their version of what’s sacred. They imbue with holiness the causes of sexual immorality, abortion, blasphemy, racial preferences, illegal immigration, extreme environmentalism and anything else that advances social disintegration. But they would howl if a museum featured an exhibit exposing the lies of the “global warming” crowd or ran a film showing how people can overcome sexual temptation.

They get away with it because the mainstream media are largely blind to moral distinctions.

Psalm 12:8 nails it: “The wicked prowl on every side, when vileness is exalted among the sons of men.”

As an alternative, art lovers might want to consider advice from the apostle Paul:

“Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report, if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.” (Philippians 4:8)

The problem with pushing the line is that tolerance only goes so far and the reaction will often show a frustrated and broken patience. All social behavior standards depend upon voluntary compliance and the tactics being used break that social compact. That is a repressed violent revolution that is dangerous.

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