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Catholic School In Uproar When Artist Puts Up Painting Of Mary Holding George Floyd After His Death Instead of Jesus

Catholic School In Uproar When Artist Puts Up Painting Of Mary Holding George Floyd After His Death Instead of Jesus

In redoing Kelly Latimore’s painting, titled ‘Mama,’ evokes Michelangelo’s sculpture ‘La Pieta’, the artist substitutes Jesus with George Floyd.

A painting of George Floyd depicted as Jesus Christ displayed at a Catholic university is “heretical, blasphemous idolatry,” a student said.

Blayne Clegg, a junior at the Catholic University of America, said he was shocked when he saw the painting hanging outside the law school’s chapel a few weeks ago.


“There’s a fine line between recognizing the innate dignity and righteousness of human beings that are made in the image of God and embracing brazen, progressive politics,” Clegg told Fox News.

Kelly Latimore’s painting, titled “Mama,” shows a mother mourning her son and evokes Michelangelo’s sculpture “La Pieta,” according to the school. Michelangelo’s work depicts the virgin mother Mary holding Jesus Christ.

An identical painting also hangs in the campus ministry office, The Daily Signal first reported. 

Kelly Latimore’s “Mama” is displayed in The Catholic University of America’s Columbus School of Law. (Blayne Clegg)

Students’ reactions to the painting have been “universally negative,” Clegg told Fox News. “I haven’t found anybody who’s been able to give a serious theological justification for this kind of heretical, blasphemous idolatry.”

“Jesus has been depicted as many different races, but Jesus is always depicted as nothing but Jesus, the sinless son of Almighty God,” Clegg continued. “There has never, to my knowledge, been any serious, respected Catholic theologian or icon maker who has depicted Jesus Christ as another human being.”

When asked whether the painting is of Floyd or Jesus, Latimore has replied, “Yes.” Floyd called out for his mother in a viral video that showed him dying under a police officer’s knee.

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Notes from the Editor

The left has gone out of their way to turn Floyd into a saint, but then they did this with others that died at the hands of the police, when in reality these men were predators, criminals, drug addicts, were the opposite of what you would think of when you think of a saint.

But Floyd, he was a special one, a career criminal, stole and robbed his way through life, even held his gun to the belly of a pregnant woman he and his friends were robbing; this is not the actions of a saint.

Some say he changed; he went to Minneapolis to start a new leaf; that is a lie. He went there to find new people to prey on, fleeing where he lived because he was too well known. And this is someone you want to depict as Jesus?

I am sorry; when I think of George Floyd, I can’t help but think his death was tragic, but then so was his life. He did nothing but live it while preying on others. His death would not have happened if he was not trying to pass counterfeit money that day, if he had not resisted arrest if he had not only cared about himself.


When I think of George Floyd, I will not pay him any honor, sure not paint him as an artistic representation of Michelangelo’s sculpture ‘La Pieta,’ I think if you were going to depict George Floyd in such a moment, why not paint him as the Devil tempting Christ? It makes more sense and would be more in tune with how he lived his life.

Christianity teaches that Christ lived a perfect life, sacrificed himself for the sake of humanity. George Floyd did nothing of the sort to paint him as doing such a thing is dishonest.

The Democrats are so corrupt morally; they can’t understand this. Instead, they have glorified what is evil and made it good while attacking what is good, trying to make it evil.

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About The Author

Timothy Benton

Student of history, a journalist for the last 2 years. Specialize in Middle East History, more specifically modern history with the Israeli Palestinian conflict. Also, a political commentator has been a lifetime fan of politics.

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