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So much for being “a catalyst for forbidden dialogue in an otherwise conservative town.”

After only a few weeks of bringing provocative talk back to the dinner table, Sax restaurant and lounge is painting over its hilarious artistic parodies of politicians and religious figures. (A few of them pictured here for posterity’s sake.) Co-owner Errol Lawrence tells WaPo‘s Reliable Source: “It’s a business decision.”

Way to stick to your convictions, guys! I suppose you’ll be scaling back your substantial sparkling wine list now, too.

Might as well go ahead and change the name of the place to “Sux.”

Photos by Chris Shott