Artist Protests Brigham Young's 'Liberal' Bookstore

April 29, 2011

The artist Jon McNaughton has pulled his prints from the bookstore at Brigham Young University, saying that it was too "liberal" after it refused to continue displaying one of his works called "One Nation Under God," The Salt Lake Tribune reported. The painting features Jesus holding the U.S. Constitution, various presidential heroes to the artist, and a corner depicting people whom the artist sees as hurting the country: a Supreme Court justice, a politician, a Hollywood producer, a professor, a "liberal news reporter." The bookstore says it removed the painting because it was seen as political, not religious.

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