PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – A Penn State Abington professor is outraged that a crucified frog appeared in a scholar artwork present on campus. Karen Bettez-Halnon, who spoke with Dom Giordano on Speak Radio 1210 WPHT believes the piece is sacrilegious and offensive.
She accused the varsity of violating the personal requirements by permitting the exhibit.
“Should you take a better take a look at the picture, the so-referred to as artwork, there’s a mound of ashes in entrance of the crucified Jesus. It doesn’t take a rocket social scientist to determine what this may be. There’s a burned ebook within the ashes. So, what does this say about instructional values at Penn State?”
Bettez-Halnon is looking on the varsity to reply a collection of questions she has concerning the show, hoping, finally, to drive its removing.
“Why doesn’t Penn State Abington take down that desecrated, crucified Christ Jesus in the event that they’re really involved about scholar security? Why did Penn State Abington fund and authorize this so-referred to as piece of artwork within the first place? Did they contemplate the general public outrage it might doubtless produce? Did the mentors of this artwork scholar think about the results the scholar may face? Why did the artwork program select to function, showcase, centralize this piece of unholy desecrating, so-referred to as, artwork?”
She additionally revealed that faculty officers tried to dissuade her from showing on the radio, however needed to push for solutions to her complaints.
“I acquired a name from a member of the administration urging me to think about not doing this interview and I considered it for some time, prayed about it and determined to proceed. The difficulty is concern over scholar’s security…The administration is worried about scholar security and, clearly, I might be as properly, however I feel it’s essential to ask some additional questions for public consideration a few public college.”
Bettez-Halnon additionally turned the thing of scrutiny in 2015 when she was arrested for disrupting a flight from Nicaragua to Miami after loudly protesting the US authorities’s remedy of Venezuela and lighting a cigarette on the aircraft.