Smithsonian Removes Video After Catholics Complain

November 30, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: National Public Radio

Wire Service: AP

The Smithsonian's National Portrait Gallery quickly removed a video Tuesday that was part of an exhibit after complaints from a Catholic group that the images were sacrilegious.


Catholic League President Bill Donohue said the video by artist David Wojnarowicz depicting ants crawling on a crucifix was "hate speech" and designed to insult Christians.