Prepare Your Protesting Accordingly
You better watch out, you better not cry, better not pout, I'm telling you why: A statue of a crucified pregnant teenager is coming to town. Not any time soon mind you, but that is the plan of Danish artist Jens Galschi�t, who debuted the statute outside Copenhagen's Lutheran cathedral to commemorate World AIDS Day, which happens to be today. He tells the Associated Press he chose a pregnant teenager for his artwork "because they are the hardest hit by AIDS."
And though he's been greeted with little controversy in his native country -- Copenhagen officials allowed him to put the statue, which is called In the Name of God, outside the cathedral, and the clergy hasn't raised a ruckus -- he could get a whole different reception next year. That's when Galschi�t plans to plant replicas of the statue in Nairobi, Kenya, the Vatican and -- yup -- Dallas. Alas, the AP story doesn't explain why he chose Dallas. Bible Girl, maybe? Speaking of, she'll be posting later today. --Robert Wilonsky
Get the ICYMI: Today's Top Stories Newsletter
Catch up on the day's news and stay informed with our daily digest of the most popular news, music, food and arts stories in Dallas, delivered to your inbox Monday through Friday.