Have you heard about Paul Fryer’s lame attempt at art to bring attention to the cause of the Western Lowland Gorilla? Not only lame…this is a slap in the face of all things significant. How does a crucified wax ape help the plight of Western Lowland Gorillas? How is this art? Even the apostle Peter was not willing to be crucified in the same way Jesus was when he faced his death and now this? If Peter didn’t deem himself to be worthy of the cross then how can anyone think putting an ape on the cross is a good idea? This doesn’t elevate chimps around the world…this denigrates Christ no matter how you slice it. The end effect is just more useless noise that we really don’t need and the promotion of scandal rather than making any real effort to make a difference for the gorillas he is trying to save.
See the L.A. Times article here (credit to them for the picture). [HT: Stephen Smuts, who has an excellent blog you should check out.]