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Michigan Town Moves Sculpture Residents Believe Depicts “A Gay Orgy”

blue-human-conditionA sculpture designed to symbolize seven people “relying on each other” has been moved from a courtyard at Adrian City Hall in Michigan this week after several residents and one angry preacher deemed it “disgusting” and an “abomination,” believing it resembled a gay orgy.

Mark Chatterley’s “Blue Human Condition” was only unveiled as part of the city’s public art program last week, but has already ben dubbed “The Orgy Statue” by local residents and papers. Though the seven figures in the sculpture are not anatomically correct or engaging in any type of sexual behavior, city officials moved it out of obvious public view because some savvy Michigan residents presumed it implied “genital contact.”

Local pastor Rick Strawcutter of Adrian’s The Church of Bent Oak uploaded a video to YouTube, proposing that the placement of the statue and the city commission voting in favor of an anti-discrimination ordinance were somehow connected. The sculpture, according to Strawcutter, was made to “enshrine perversion and abomination in a protected status.” City officials are apparently “leading Adrian to Sodom.”

Chatterley, along with the city officials that voted in favor of placing the statue, saw nothing sexual in it. The reaction shows “what people are really thinking about,” he told HuffPo.

The sculpture was moved to its new home in Yew Park on Tuesday, outside of the view of passersby. Chatterley noted that placing a tarp over the sculpture during relocation made it all the more erotic.

“I think they’re hiding the piece, to be honest,” he said.

Watch pastor Strawcutter’s response to the sexless sculpture below:

By:           Matthew Tharrett
On:           May 3, 2014
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  • 18 Comments
    • ingyaom
      ingyaom

      Looks pretty gay to me.

      May 3, 2014 at 2:08 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Will L
      Will L

      Hmmm I don’t see anything particularly sexual about this. At the same time, I don’t see seven people “relying on each other” either. This is simply a lousy piece of junk art. If it’s made of bronze maybe they can scrap the metal to recover some of their cost.

      May 3, 2014 at 2:14 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • LubbockGayMale
      LubbockGayMale

      All I can say, dirty is in the mind of the beholder, sir! And your mind is in the gutter if you think that statue has any kind of sexual intent! The Constitution does protect your insensitivity, stupidity and religious beliefs from being outlawed, yet you feel you can outlaw others beliefs and feelings. THERE IS NO GAY AGENDA, except we wish to be treated as equals.

      May 3, 2014 at 3:15 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • hyhybt
      hyhybt

      Nothing sexual about the statue, but I can certainly see how someone who was already worried over the subject would see it that way. Especially knowing a few people in the Adrian area.

      May 3, 2014 at 3:25 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • DickieJohnson
      DickieJohnson

      LMFAO – this whole holy-roller anti-gay pro-discrimination issue is getting even more farcical with time. I wish there were one big Nutcase Blog where all of them could comment. Maybe not; we might die laughing.

      May 3, 2014 at 4:29 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • AxelDC
      AxelDC

      Too bad the British sent all their convicts to Australia and all their prudes to America.

      May 3, 2014 at 4:39 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Billy Budd
      Billy Budd

      It is exactly like a Rorschach test. If you see an orgy take place, it means you have orgies on your mind. These religious bigots are the real perverts.

      May 3, 2014 at 6:20 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • sejjo
      sejjo

      So these anal-retentive preachers and regressive humanoids know what a gay orgy looks like? Hmmm.

      May 3, 2014 at 6:26 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Billy Budd
      Billy Budd

      I’ve participated in an orgy once (only once) and it was not like that. An orgy is much less orchestrated and occupies much more space.

      May 3, 2014 at 6:39 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • hephaestion
      hephaestion

      Good to see that all of America’s brainless goobers are not in the South.

      May 3, 2014 at 6:39 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • toberlin
      toberlin

      I take it…live close to the Mauerpark.People gonna love it here

      May 3, 2014 at 7:30 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • gayspud-1
      gayspud-1

      nothing gay about it.goes to show how prudish people can be.wake up its
      the 21st century not the 14th century

      May 3, 2014 at 8:00 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • hyhybt
      hyhybt

      @AxelDC: Georgia was originally an alternative to debtor’s prison, and if I remember correctly, Michigan largely came from later immigrants, Germany or Norway or some such place.

      May 3, 2014 at 8:13 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Mezaien
      Mezaien

      That is ART! some Christian, won`t and will never get it white Christian it. We got them in Netherlands, Germany, Sweden, and Belgium. Send the white Christian back to Europe.

      May 4, 2014 at 12:27 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Large Marge
      Large Marge

      Oh boo hoo Nancy Drew! Unbunch your panties and let the girls out because they could be looking faaaaabulous!

      May 4, 2014 at 2:27 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • crowebobby
      crowebobby

      Oh, please!!! Two look like they’re getting bj’s, and one not only looks like he’s giving head, but also sitting on a dick while he’s doing it. I guess the one on the far right could be considered a lookie-loo (however that’s written). I’m as gay as anyone in America, but let’s not blow too much smoke up each others asses.

      May 4, 2014 at 11:33 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • EGO
      EGO

      At first glance it may seem sexual but a closer look shows that it is not. Of course, Adrian is a small town and it takes awhile for education/information to get there. :>)

      May 4, 2014 at 12:45 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • PLAYS WELL WITH OTHERS
      PLAYS WELL WITH OTHERS

      Looks to me like a scene from room 3015 at the Hilton during the recent CPAC convention in DC……………………………..

      May 4, 2014 at 3:12 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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