Extra Virgin Mary
I'm about five days late posting this, but better late than never. An advertisement for an "Extra Virgin Mary Statue"
slipped by the editors of the conservative Catholic magazine, America. The advertisement offered "a stunning ... statue of the Virgin Mary standing atop a serpent wearing a delicate veil of latex." The "delicate veil of latex" was a blue condom. America's editors didn't examine the accompanying photo closely enough to realize this. And so the ad ran in the December 5 edition. People who contacted the seller were told the ad was meant
"as an assault on Catholic faith and devotion." I don't know who the artist was who created the ad. Maybe it was Banksy.
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