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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:

http://youtu.be/tc8Fx4ryZfQ