I am writing in disappointment concerning Page 29 of the July 10 City Paper. For the article titled “Comics Tragedy” by Jake Tapper, Frank Cho drew an accompanying cartoon that was a depiction of the crucifixion made up of cartoon characters.
This was offensive to me, and it hit me right when I turned to that page. The crucifixion is one of the most sacred events of Christianity. To use this in the light that it was used is completely uncalled-for and unnecessary. For Christians like myself, this scene is something that is not joked about, but is at the center of meaning of human life and our beliefs of the mysteries of life. There is far too much liberty taken with the beliefs of Christians in this country. The use was offensive.
I wonder, if it had been decided to use the Crescent and Star of Islam or the Star of David of Judaism in this same way, would they have been spared and those cartoons not gone to print?
I enjoy keeping in touch with the music and cultural events of the area in the City Paper, and I hope that you keep up the good work. Thank you.
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