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Where is Bill Donohue When You Need Him

I have just had a naughty thought. Earlier this morning, I posted about Father Robert Sirico's essay in which he represents the possibility that John Galt, the hero of Ayn Rand's "Atlas Shrugged," was really a Christ-figure. He considers him as a "God-Man." He compares Galt's suffering and death to that of the Savior. He notes that Galt traces a "Sign of the Dollar" over creation.
So, how is this different from "Piss Christ," the infamous work of art by Andres Serrano in which the artist took one of Catholicism's most sacred symbols, the crucifix, and submerged it in a bottle of urine? Is not the suggestion that Galt is a Christ-figure just as insulting in its way as "Piss Christ" is in its way? Is this not sacrilege? Should we wait for a press release from the Catholic League? Or does Donohue only throw aspersions on the indecencies of the left?

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