Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Controversial Jesus portrait in Kentucky gets company from Snow White

By Associated Press
Hand-drawn portrait of Jesus by Connie J. Combs
KENTUCKY---Faced with a complaint over a hand-drawn portrait of Jesus that has hung on a county courthouse wall for decades, a judge executive has gotten other artists to fill the wall with original art depicting everyone from Snow White to MSNBC television host Rachel Maddow. Breathitt County Judge-Executive John Lester "J.L." Smith tells the Lexington Herald-Leader (http://bit.ly/1YeKai0) that he solicited other pictures to hang in order to reinforce that there is no religious intent behind keeping the picture of Jesus. The 1981 portrait by artist Connie J. Combs shows a man kneeling before Jesus. [link]